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Man to serve 1-5 more years in prison for drugs in jail
MARTINSBURG — A Kearneysville man currently serving a 20-year sentence for a first-degree robbery conviction in Jefferson County will serve an additional one to five years after admitting to possessing drugs while in jail.
Charles Town man charged with negligent homicide in October crash
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Charles Town, W.Va., man has been charged with negligent homicide in connection with a two-vehicle crash in October that resulted in the death of a motorcyclist from Hagerstown.
Man charged in motorcycle accident death
MARTINSBURG — A Charles Town man was charged with negligent homicide stemming from an Oct. 4 accident that resulted in the death of the driver of the motorcycle involved. Anthony J. Delsignore, 33, of Palomino Court, was arraigned Tuesday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on the misdemeanor charge
Martinsburg woman sentenced to the Anthony Center in stabbing case
MARTINSBURG — A 21-year-old Martinsburg woman was sentenced Monday to the Anthony Correctional Center after admitting to stabbing her then-boyfriend while under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
Tractor trailer accident on I-81 NB in Berkeley County causing traffic to back up for hours
BERKELEY COUNTY, W. Va. - Drivers traveling on Interstate 81 northbound in Berkeley County can expect traffic delays due to a tractor trailer accident early Wednesday morning. According to Berkeley County Central Dispatch, the accident happened at exit 8 near Tabler Station Road.
Donate Life West Virginia recognizes WVU Medicine hospitals
MARTINSBURG – Donate Life West Virginia recently honored hospitals and health systems throughout the state that have gone above and beyond to build a culture of donation within their facilities.
Confederate plaque removed from West Virginia courthouse
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - A plaque honoring Confederate soldiers has been removed from a West Virginia courthouse. The Journal reports the Jefferson County Commission voted 3-2 last week to remove the plaque and it has been taken down.
5 witnesses testify in robbery, sex assault case
MARTINSBURG — Five witnesses took the stand Tuesday in a Berkeley County Jury trial alleging a Martinsburg man robbed, strangled and sexually assaulted a local woman. A 12-person jury will decide whether Gregory Allen Smith, Jr., 29, is guilty or not guilty of the felony charges of second-degree sex
Baltimore company apparent low bidder in Martinsburg signage project
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The city of Martinsburg's move to rebid a project to install gateway and way-finding signs to attractions and parking appears to have produced more favorable results.
Confederate plaque removed from courthouse
MARTINSBURG — A plaque on the side of the Jefferson County Courthouse honoring local Confederate soldiers has been removed. After a 3-2 vote at last Thursday’s commission meeting, the Jefferson County Commission voted on an agenda item consisting of options for “tearing down and relocating the court
Baltimore, Maryland, man admits to distributing heroin in Berkeley County
MARTINSBURG — A Baltimore, Maryland, man admitted Friday in federal court to distributing heroin in Berkeley County, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell said. Samuel Hogans, 39, also known as Richard Hogans and "Lex," pleaded guilty to one felony count of aiding and abetting the distribution of heroin.
Trial continued in alleged sexual abuse case
MARTINSBURG — A sexual abuse trial that was to begin today has once again been rescheduled. Wilson C. Harmison III, 42, of Nozzle Drive, Falling Waters, was rescheduled to appear in Berkeley County Circuit Court on Jan. 16.
Martinsburg to decide on police computer system upgrade
MARTINSBURG — City officials will decide whether to draft an agreement with Berkeley County as part of a plan to upgrade Martinsburg Police Department’s outdated computer-aided dispatch system, officials said.
Train crash in West Virginia
JEFFERSON COUNTY, W.Va. - Amtrak's daily commuter line from Washington D.C. to Martinsburg, West Virginia crashed into a dump truck around 5:50 p.m. on December 10. The incident occurred near Luther Jones Road and Charles Town Road in Jefferson County, West Virginia. A bus service to Martinsburg is
Capias issued for man accused of DUI death
MARTINSBURG — A capias has been issued for a Bunker Hill man facing multiple driving under the influence charges, including DUI causing the death of another individual. Matthew T. Ostendorf, 32, was to appear in Berkeley County Circuit Court Monday for a plea hearing on previous DUI charges against
Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport approves marketing agreement with south Fla. firms
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Two south Florida-based companies have teamed to obtain exclusive rights to market about 23 acres of land at Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport as part of an effort to bring an air-cargo terminal complex to Shepherd Field.
W.Va. National Guard members creating special bonds with area students, teachers
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — State residents already count on West Virginia Air and Army National Guard members to be ready to help in a natural disaster or emergency. But now, they are reaching out in a new way, and thousands of youngsters are benefiting each week from their visits to area schools as part
Jefferson County Magistrate Bill Senseny to retire after 18 years
MARTINSBURG — After serving 18 years on the bench in Jefferson County, Charles Town native William “Bill” Senseney will retire from his position as magistrate. Senseney, 69, who was re-elected as one of the county’s three magistrates in 2016, also served as the Jefferson County Sheriff for eights ye
Bobcat trappers needed for home range study
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is asking bobcat trappers to assist with a new study in Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph and Tucker counties.
Former Mineral County sewage plant operator indicted by federal grand jury
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Hampshire County man was indicted last week by a federal grand jury for violating permits and discharging untreated sewage from his sewage treatment plant in Mineral County, according to U.S. Attorney Bill Powell.