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Berkeley County Sheriff's Office is investigating an apartment drive-by shooting

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that occurred Tuesday night in Martinsburg. Police say shortly before 11 p.m. deputies responded to the 100 block of Plaza Court. Deputies discovered two homes had been hit with gunfire in an apartment drive-by sho


Martinsburg VA Medical Center DAISY Recipient

MARTINSBURG — Diane Shipe-Clopton, a licensed practical nurse with the Martinsburg VA Medical Center, working in the Community Living Center A (The Lighthouse) is the latest recipient of the DAISY Foundation Extraordinary Nurse Award.


Storm brings daytime snow, nighttime ice

MARTINSBURG — As people shoveled and plowed and otherwise struggled their way out of the snow on Wednesday, they at least had the consolation that by mid-day most of the snow had fallen.


West Virginia teachers end strike after opposed charter school bill was killed

Public school teachers in West Virginia returned to school Thursday after an education bill they opposed was effectively killed in the state House. Teachers in 54 of the state’s 55 counties walked out Tuesday over SB 451, which would have used public funding to introduce charter schools to the state


2 West Virginia women plead guilty to drug charges in U.S. District Court

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. - Two West Virginia women pleaded guilty to drug charges in U.S. District Court, the U.S Attorney's Office announced on Wednesday. Carissa Moore, 27, of Morgantown admitted to her role in a drug distribution operation, attorneys announced. Moore pleaded guilty to one count of unlaw


Martinsburg property cited for drug-house ordinance violations for third time

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The owners of a Martinsburg rental property have been cited for violating the city's drug-house ordinance for the third time in less than two years, the Martinsburg Police Department said in a news release Wednesday.


New preliminary hearings scheduled in murder, embezzlement cases

MARTINSBURG — Preliminary hearings have been rescheduled for March in Berkeley County Magistrate Court in unrelated alleged murder and embezzlement cases. Alvin D. Gilbert, 27, of Martinsburg, is accused of shooting and killing Corey Barkhamer, 26, during an alleged attempted home invasion on Feb. 7


Martinsburg man sentenced to prison for burglary

MARTINSBURG — A Martinsburg man, who pleaded no contest to one felony count of burglary, was sentenced Tuesday to serve one to 10 years in prison in addition to a previous sentence handed down in Federal Court.


Bridal Expo offers relaxing atmosphere, professionals in one place

MARTINSBURG — From 1-4 p.m. on Feb. 24, The Journal will once again host the Ultimate Wedding Expo, this year at a new location, the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg. The Journal has been sponsoring the event for almost 21 years.


Police department shuts down drug house

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Martinsburg Police Department has investigated and shut down an apartment following the latest case under the city's drug house ordinance. According to police, an investigation revealed a heroin distribution operation in an apartment at 311 West King Street. Police arrested


Police: 14-year-old injured in drive-by shooting Tuesday night

MARTINSBURG — The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office is investigating an alleged drive-by shooting that occurred Tuesday night, injuring a 14-year-old. Berkeley County Sheriff Curtis Keller said Wednesday afternoon that the juvenile was transported by Berkeley County Emergency Services to Berkeley Med


West Virginia lawmakers introduce Medicaid work requirements bill

CHARLESTON – A West Virginia committee introduced and passed a bill Wednesday in an attempt to require that low-income people who receive Medicaid funding are working or volunteering.


Roundup: Martinsburg's Walker to speak in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. — Martinsburg football coach David Walker will speak for a second straight year at the USA Football 2019 National Conference this weekend in Orlando, Florida. His Bulldogs are coming off a season in which they won their third straight state championship and put together a state-record


West Virginia man allegedly sets fire to ex-girlfriend's garage

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTRF) - A West Virginia man was arrested after authorities say he set fire to a garage owned by his ex-girlfriend. Investigators with the West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office allege that Randy Allen Bartram, 41 of Smithville, damaged a two car garage in January, police say.


Drug treatment facility cost estimate rises to $3.6 million

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A 48-bed, long-term residential drug-treatment facility that is being planned for a building once used by the U.S. Coast Guard and the IRS is now projected to cost $3.6 million, about 20 percent higher than budgeted.


Raffle for feline friends of Pat’s Little Angels underway

MARTINSBURG — A basket raffle is taking place through March 10 to help find forever homes for friends of the feline variety. Pat’s Little Angels is having a fundraiser to offset costs of medical expenses of rescued cats, food and housing, spaying or neutering, and shots.


Travel treacherous after morning snowfall

MARTINSBURG — As people shoveled and plowed and otherwise struggled their way out of the snow on Wednesday, they at least had the consolation that by mid-day very little additional snow was expected.


W.Va. lawmakers give final OK to bill allowing Sunday liquor sales

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The West Virginia House of Delegates voted 86-12 to pass legislation Tuesday night that would allow Sunday retail sales of liquor in in the state, excluding Christmas Day and Easter Sunday.


West Virginia, Schools and First Ammendment

West Virgina is receiving national attention for the current issues surrounding the legislature and educators. While it appears that students will be heading back to school shortly, it seems an opportune time to remember another time when West Virgina was in the national spotlight.


Snow/ice storm strikes Eastern Panhandle; warm up this weekend could lead to flooding

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — It was a quick but heavy storm that left several inches of snow across the Eastern Panhandle. MetroNews affiliate WEPM measured a little over 7 inches of snow in front of their Martinsburg studios Wednesday afternoon. While crews continued to dig out, periods of freezing rain co