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A Stephens City man and an Edinburg woman charged with meth-making and child endangerment
These incidents occurred back in 2016. According to police, Knicely and Powers were found making meth in Knicley's home where two children under the age of 15 were present. Three months later, they were caught making meth in a room at the Echo Village Budget Motel. Both individuals were charged with
Frederick police aim to reduce spice overdoses with new policy
David Brooks remembers seeing a man taking four steps forward and four steps back, over and over, in front of his substance-abuse center the day it opened in downtown Frederick.
Drug OD deaths continue to decline
There have been 18 drug overdose deaths in the first quarter this year, compared to 35 deaths for the same period in 2017, according to Berkeley County Recovery Resource Center Director Kevin Knowles, who provided updated statistics to the Berkeley County Council.
Two sentenced for making methamphetamine
WINCHESTER —— A Stephens City man and an Edinburg woman were sentenced Friday in Frederick County Circuit Court for making methamphetamine at a Frederick County motel and an Edinburg home in 2016.Bridget Lynn Knicely was sentenced to 28 years with all but the approximately 18 months she has served s
26th annual African American Heritage Festival celebrates history and talent
"I like seeing the unity. I like seeing everybody coming together in peace," said Teresa Rutherford, Chairperson of the festival. "We've never had any problems. It's a place where people can come and reconnect. You can let your kids run free and have fun and not worry about it."
Martinsburg sets dates for city’s urban deer hunt
Hunters can harvest 7 deer in total, which would not count toward license limits, but only two could be antlered.
Rockwool to hold open houses to address Ranson residents' concerns
This artist's rendering shows the Rockwool stone-wool insulation plant proposed on Charles Town Road in Ranson, W.Va. The Danish-based company broke ground on the facility June 26, and plans to hold four open-house meetings this week to address residents' concerns about the project.Submitted renderi
1.7 magnitude earthquake hits Loudoun County area, USGS says
LEESBURG, Va. (ABC7) —A 1.7 magnitude earthquake struck the Loudoun County area early Friday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.The small earthquake reportedly hit the Lansdowne area a little after midnight. There were no reports of injuries or damage."We hear some residents felt a sli
3rd MS-13 member sentenced for 2016 Murder
On November 4, 2016, deputies responded to Ashburn Meadows Apartments for reports of a stabbing. Upon arrival, they found a 19-year old man bleeding from his neck, back, and leg, and 22-year-old Guillermo Piedra-Espinoza dead at the scene. The suspects were identified as members of MS-13. Piedra-Esp
Frederick man arrested twice in same day for assault
Nicholas Ryan Christopher Combs, 29, of the 900 block of Seminole Road, became violent and made statements about harming himself after he was taken into custody after an assault Thursday morning, prompting the officer to drive him to Frederick Memorial Hospital for an evaluation. Police can use emer
Martinsburg woman charged with felony DUI in four-vehicle crash
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Martinsburg woman has been charged with driving under the influence causing serious bodily injury and related traffic offenses in connection with a four-vehicle crash on Interstate 81 in April.Chelsey D. Light, 23, of Aztec Drive also was charged with reckless driving and fail
Church deacon arrested on charges of sexually abusing teen in Loudoun County in 2003
LEESBURG, Va.- Fifteen years after their investigation into a child sexual abuse case started, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office announced a popular church deacon has been arrested.
In Virginia town, African-American elders hold mixed views on confederate statue
LEESBURG, Virginia — Gertrude Evans, 70, was born into the Jim Crow South and lived through the rocky integration of Leesburg when firemen filled a swimming pool with cement and garbage rather than permit its integration.
Food Lion not returning to Winchester, Frederick
WINCHESTER — Food Lion grocery stores aren’t coming back to the Winchester-Frederick County area, a representative for the North Carolina-based supermarket chain has confirmed.Emma Inman, a company spokeswoman, wrote in an email on Wednesday that Food Lion has “no plans” to return to the community “
Traffic stop, search leads to drug charges in Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Two Martinsburg residents were charged Monday after police seized more than $1,500 in marijuana and heroin and about $6,000 in bath salts as a result of a traffic stop and related search of a city home, the city police department said.Ariel Dawn Decheubel, 26, and James Kenneth
Martinsburg man charged with check fraud
Brian Alexander Taulton, 50, of West Burke Street, Martinsburg, was arraigned Tuesday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on six felony charges of fraudulent schemes, six counts of conspiracy, six counts of forgery, five counts of uttering, five counts of grand larceny, one count of attempted utteri
Traffic stop ends in arrest in Wheeling
Shortly after 1 p.m., Tuesday, an officer patrolling the East Wheeling area stopped a driver in the 1200 block of Eoff Street.
First phase of body worn camera program implemented
A federal grant from the Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance allowed the department to purchase 16 Axon body cameras. Axon conducted a two-day training where 16 department members were extensively trained. Officers say they are welcoming the body-worn cameras, as they provide crit
Martinsburg PD shuts down drug house
On Saturday, Martinsburg City Police Patrolman R. Holloway initiated a traffic stop on a white colored Mercury after observing the vehicle with a expired registration date of Aug. 1, according to a criminal complaint filed in Berkeley County Magistrate Court.
Three face drug charges after vehicle pursuit in Jefferson County
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Three people were charged Friday with drug-related counts and other offenses after a vehicle pursuit, the Charles Town Police Department said Monday.Dustin G. Johnson, 27, the driver of the vehicle, was charged with driving suspended, driving revoked for driving under the influ