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Martinsburg restaurant owner uses daughter's experience to help others

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Eating healthy always has been a priority for Mugs & Muffins Farm-to-Table Kitchen and Espresso Bar co-owner Heather Karopchinsky and her family. But that became even more important after her 7-year-old daughter, Olivia, was diagnosed with Lyme disease last summer.


W.Va. Division of Highways plans two resurfacing projects

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Two road-resurfacing projects are planned in the coming weeks in Berkeley County, W.Va., the West Virginia Division of Highways announced Monday. • Resurfacing of W.Va. 45, also known as Apple Harvest Drive, near U.S. 11, New York Avenue and the entrance to the Lowe's home-impro


Berkeley County used tire collection event set for Saturday

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Eastern Panhandle residents may dispose of as many as 10 tires free of charge Saturday as part of a used-tire collection event at the South Berkeley Recycling Center.


DC 5th grader among Americans killed in Sri Lanka bombings

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (FOX 5 DC) - A student from a DC school has been identified as one of the victims killed in the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, according to school officials.


Inwood man leads police officers on two high-speed pursuits before crash

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — An Inwood, W.Va., man is accused of leading a Berkeley County (W.Va.) Sheriff's Department deputy and a West Virginia State Police trooper in separate high-speed pursuits early Saturday while traveling at speeds greater than 100 mph.


40 charged by Jefferson County grand jury

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — A man was charged last week by a grand jury seated last week in Jefferson County, W.Va., with driving under the influence involving death and and leaving the scene of an accident involving death in connection with a reported hit-and-run incident on U.S. 340 in January.


Distribution center in Berkeley County, W.Va., sells for $37M

INWOOD, W.Va. — An investment company paid more than $37 million for a distribution center in Berkeley County, W.Va. The facility at 4925 Tabler Station Road is leased to Orgill, the world's largest independent hardware distributor, according to a news release from the buyer, W. P. Carey Inc. The pr


Grandma's Diner ranked most iconic in all of West Virginia

CHARLES TOWN, W. Va. - MSN just ranked a small family owned diner in downtown Charles Town the most iconic diner in all of West Virginia. Grandma's Diner was built by an African-American landowner named Russell Roper in the mid-1960s and leased the restaurant to a local hometown favorite that many r


Stuff for Teens for April 23

MARTINSBURG — The Berkeley Arts Council announces “Young Emerging Artists,” a juried art exhibit to showcase the creativity of the young artists in the region. The exhibit is open to students tenth grade through senior year of college, including public and private high school, community college, and


Hedgesville overcomes slow start to top Cardinals

HEDGESVILLE — The Hedgesville softball got off to a slow start against Spring Mills on Monday, but once the Eagle bats got going, there was no stopping them. Hedgesville capitalized on a tough offense and strong pitching Miranda Payne to earn an 8-0 win in five innings.


Name released of woman killed in West Virginia crash

WAYNE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ)- Investigators released the name of a woman killed in a multiple vehicle crash in the Stepptown community of Wayne County on U.S. 52 Saturday. State police say a vehicle driven by Jennifer Clark drove into an oncoming lane and struck another vehicle traveling on U.S. 52 la


Woman who stole more than $1K at Carlisle Barracks hit with new embezzlement charge in West Virginia

A woman who pleaded guilty last year to stealing $1,053 from the Root Hall Café at Carlisle Barracks is now accused of embezzling even more money from a homeowner’s association where she was the treasurer.


Vitalent provides opportunities to keep donated blood in West Virginia

MARTINSBURG, W. Va. - WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center launched a new partnership with Vitalent Monday morning. Vitalent is one of the nation's oldest and largest non-profit community blood service providers, and the new partnership allows blood that's donated from Eastern Panhandle residents to


Woman charged with assault at hospital

A woman patient was charged with assaulting a Washington County Sheriff's Office deputy and others at Meritus Medical Center during an incident Friday night. Willecia Shenane Mickens, 35, of Broadway in Hagerstown was charged with first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, one count


Disappearing beauty: Local artist captures history, abandoned homes

CHARLES TOWN — Local, self-taught artist Bonnie Zampino is fascinated by relics, objects and homes from the past. Her fascination blossomed into an art form, and for the first time, she shared her work with the local community at the 4 State Real Estate office in Charles Town.


2 Men Claim to be from Detroit after Purse Snatching at West Virginia Walmart

BARBOURSVILLE, W.VA. – Three people were arrested on Sunday April 21st, 2019, after a purse snatching incident at a Walmart in Barboursville. Two men allegedly stole a purse from a woman outside of Walmart. A Cabell County Sheriff’s deputy who was in the vicinity at the time tried to stop them. He c


West Virginia grand jury indicts Strasburg man

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Over two days, 40 individuals were indicted by the April term of the Jefferson County grand jury, including a man charged with a fatal hit-and-run in February, according to the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.


Hagerstown man convicted in 2018 holdup

A Hagerstown man could face a lengthy prison sentence after a jury convicted him last week of armed robbery, assault and weapons charges in a 2018 holdup. Justin Jomal Searles, 28, formerly of West Washington Street, was convicted of all 18 counts against him in the May 23, 2018, incident, which hap


One person dead in early-morning apartment fire

CENTREVILLE, Va. - One person is dead following a two-alarm apartment fire in Centreville, Va., according to Fairfax County dispatchers. The initial call for the report of the fire came in at approximately 12:48 a.m., Monday. The location is the 1300 block of Bent Tree Circle.


Martinsburg woman, two others involved in crash on Interstate 81

MARTINSBURG – A Martinsburg woman was taken to the hospital after being involved in a three-car accident on Interstate 81 in Washington County early Saturday. Kimberly Lakes, 48, of Martinsburg, was involved in the crash, which occurred at 5:35 a.m. in the southbound lanes at the 1-mile marker, acco