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Home-detention escapee found in W.Va.
Blackburn cut his ankle-monitoring bracelet on May 21, and his last known location after the incident was in River Bottom Park in Williamsport at 4:30 p.m., police said.
Amazon ready to begin hiring for 600 positions at Clear Brook
CLEAR BROOK— Amazon will start interviewing next week to fill more than 600 full-time positions at its new e-commerce distribution center here, the company has announced.Amazon, a global internet retailer, will host hiring events at the Clarion Inn & Conference Center at 711 Millwood Ave. in Winches
Martinsburg parking, traffic restricted for demolition work
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Demolition of the former American Legion building that began this week in downtown Martinsburg will make way for the city's new police station and municipal facility behind City Hall.The project at 125 W. Race St., which is expected to continue through December 2019, has require
Police: Man stabbed dog at Greenbrier State Park
BOONSBORO — A man stabbed a dog at Greenbrier State Park, leaving a wound that required two staples to close, officials reported.Police were called to the park shortly after 3:30 p.m. Monday, according to Candy Thomson, chief public information officer for the Maryland Natural Resources Police."Base
Inwood Bypass detours to begin next week
INWOOD, W.Va. — Drivers of large trucks should use alternate routes to U.S. 11 near Gerrardstown Road, or W.Va. 51, when a detour for the Inwood Bypass project begins next week, the West Virginia Division of Highways said.The work, which is scheduled to begin Wednesday night and expected to last abo
Berkeley County grand jury indicts 92
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The following individuals were indicted last week by a grand jury seated for the May term of Berkeley County (W.Va.) Circuit Court, according to the offices of Circuit Clerk Virginia M. Sine and Prosecuting Attorney Catie Wilkes Delligatti.An indictment merely indicates that a d
Greenbrier Lake level lowered because of dam problem
"There's no imminent danger presented by the current condition," said John Roche, a geotechnical engineer with the Maryland Department of the Environment's dam safety division.
Purcellville calls 7 a.m. Saturday meeting for update on investigations
Purcellville Town Council has called a special meeting for 7 a.m. this Saturday – Memorial Day weekend – to discuss the ongoing investigations into personnel and mismanagement that led tothe firing of Interim Town Manager Alex Vanegas.Council is expected to enter a closed session during the meeting
Va. hardware store at center of Boy Scout controversy fires employee accused of making anti-gay slur
A historic hardware store in Purcellville, Virginia, announced Tuesday morning it has fired an employee accused of using an anti-gay slur while kicking out a teenage Boy Scout seeking donations for a service project.
Martinsburg woman sentenced to 35 years in fatal shooting
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Martinsburg woman charged in the fatal January 2017 shooting and robbery of a city man was sentenced Monday in Berkeley County (W.Va.) Circuit Court to 35 years in prison.Destiny A. Baker, 20, pleaded guilty in March to first-degree robbery stemming from the slaying of Ramon W
Bunker Hill man indicted in city man’s killing
The suspect accused of fatally shooting a Winchester man on Oct. 6 in Bunker Hill, W.Va., over allegations the man made sexual advances toward the shooter’s girlfriend has been indicted on second-degree murder charges by a Berkeley County, W.Va., grand jury.Joshua Clyde Newill had been charged with
Williamsport woman charged with putting child porn on Facebook
A Williamsport woman charged with distribution of child pornography is accused of uploading explicit images from a minor's cellphone onto the internet.Ashley Nicole Grove, 28, was charged this week by summons for an incident first reported by the victim on Jan. 2, according to the charging document
First tropical storm of the season could hit Southeast this weekend
Rain has been falling across America, with Arlington, Virginia catching 1-2 inches in about an hour.
MPD shuts down two more under drug house ordinance
Samantha Huffman, 29, was arrested Saturday at 504 West Race St., according to a press release from the department. Huffman was charged with manufacturing a schedule one drug after officers allegedly recovered methamphetamine, a digital scale and packaging material for sale and distribution.
VDOT: Low-water bridge will get gates
WINCHESTER — This summer, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) plans to erect gates near the bridge on Old Charles Town Road (Route 761) to keep people from trying to cross it when the Opequon Creek is flooding.The one-lane, low-water bridge, which crosses the Opequon at the Frederick Co
Grand jury indicts 99 in Berkeley County
Trevon Anthony Barron, 25, of Kearneysville was charged with arson in the second degree, two counts of grand larceny of checks, and 17 counts of petit larceny of checks, the release said.
Man robs Charles Town bank
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Police are seeking the public's help in solving a bank robbery in Charles Town, W.Va.
The Eastern Panhandle’s in deep water
MARTINSBURG — Due to the continued and substantial rainfall, several roads in Jefferson County will remain closed and flooding will continue in the area, according to officials.
Road closures for the week of May 21
•Worman's Mill Roadwill have lane closings between Shearwater Lane and State Farm Road between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. through Friday, May 25, for the installation of a conduit.
Wagon trains roll through Washington County, re-enact 1797 development of the National Pike
BOONSBORO, Md. - As part of the Washington County National Pike Festival, people made their way to Shafer Park in Boonsbooro to see horseback riders come in from Clear Spring and re-enact a much simpler time.