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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
Second man charged in May 7 gunfight in Hagerstown
Hagerstown police have arrested a second man in a May 7 shootout on Jonathan Street in which one of the suspects was shot in the leg.James Fitzgerald Brunson, 46, of Ridge Avenue in Hagerstown, was taken into custody on Monday night. He was being held without bond on charges including first- and sec
Two Hagerstown men arrested, charged in shootout
Police say on May 7th, 26-year-old Jules Parrott was shot after an altercation he had with 46-year-old James Fitzgerald Brunson. During the investigation, police found Parrott and Brunson had an exchange of gunfire.
Martinsburg class president urges fellow graduates to 'move the world forward'
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — "With the guidance and commitment of whatever God you praise, let us all remember that right now, the adventures, knowledge, heights and possibilities are infinite. In this moment, you are infinite."Kaden Stenger delved into the philosophical, numbers and beyond in his speech Tu
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
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
‘Our best selves’: Martinsburg graduates encouraged to ‘strive for excellence’
While high school graduation ceremonies typically serves as a platform to acknowledge those who have shaped you, to offer a call to cherish a lifetime of memories and to point to the future of adulthood, the lessons imparted by the Martinsburg High School graduating Class of 2018 may have gone off t
Plea in sexual abuse case results in 10-year sentence for Hagerstown man
A 61-year-old Hagerstown man who spent nearly two years in the Washington County Detention Center awaiting trial on sexual molestation charges entered a plea agreement Tuesday and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.Lester Anthony Ferguson Sr., formerly of Walnut Towers, pleaded guilty to a second-d
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
West End Liberty gas station in Hagerstown robbed for third time in a month
The armed robbery Sunday night of West End Liberty, formerly known as Wayne's Country Store, was the third such crime at the Hagerstown gas station and convenience store in a month.The store is at 1020 W. Washington St., on the corner of Nottingham Road, and has been the target of robberies or attem
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.
Hagerstown: Brito leaving to be police chief in Rockville
Hagerstown Police Chief Victor Brito will leave his city post to become the police chief in Rockville, Md., according to a news release from the city.Brito's resignation from Hagerstown will become effective June 15, the release said.
Boonsboro man held in hammer attack
A Boonsboro man accused of attacking a man with the claw end of a hammer and demanding the keys to his vehicle was ordered on Monday to remain held without bond.Anthony Wayne Clipp, 26, of Lakin Avenue, is charged with attempted armed carjacking, first- and second-degree assault and reckless endange
Hagerstown man accused in shooting gets 28-year sentence
Assistant State's Attorney Christopher McCormack said the victim was afraid to testify and was recently relocated to another state. In the past few weeks, McCormack said, the man was stabbed and treated at a hospital, but would not cooperate with police.
Charges dismissed against one of three arrested in Martinsburg traffic stop
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Drug distribution charges were dismissed against one of three Martinsburg residents charged after police seized crack cocaine and cash during a February 2017 traffic stop.Chief U.S. Judge Gina M. Groh dismissed the case against Demonte Keith Jones on Wednesday upon a motion by t
Individuals indicted in Berkeley County
Following the alleged shooting, Newill left the scene and was captured days later asleep in his car in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Winchester, Virginia.
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.
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.
Roads Closed in Washington County Due to
Severe flooding damaged area roadwaysHagerstown, Md. (DG) – A State of Emergency has been declared for Washington County after severe flooding affected the region.County officials encourage motorists to advoid the following roadways:Road Closed (Closed to all thru traffic, local traffic only):Keep T
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.