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MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — As water quality requirements ratchet up, the City of Martinsburg might consider creating a separate Storm Water District to handle the cost. City Manager Mark Baldwin said that’s one of the avenues being looked at by the city, which like Berkeley County is beholden to follow Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System or […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: November 20, 2019, 6:17 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — U.S. Attorney Bill Powell is applauding recent work by the Martinsburg Police Department. “Job number one for law enforcement is the protection of our citizens. Martinsburg has made great strides in this regard,” Powell said. “Violence and other crimes often go hand in hand with drug operations.” The Martinsburg Drug House Ordinance […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: November 20, 2019, 5:28 pm
SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. — A man was arrested Tuesday in Jefferson County following a double murder in Mineral County. Deputies with the Mineral County Sheriff’s Department along with members of the Potomac Highlands Narcotics and Violent Crimes Task Force and the Jefferson County Special Response Team took Jimmey Lee Lambert into custody at a home in Shenandoah Junction. […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: November 20, 2019, 5:09 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Martinsburg Mayor George Karos has confirmed he will not seek re-election in 2020. In an official press release, Mayor Karos said he has received encouragement from local citizens and businesses to seek a sixth term. “After considerable thought, I have made the decision not to seek a sixth term in the upcoming […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: November 20, 2019, 4:32 pm
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — The Shepherd Rams Football Team is entering DII postseason play. That means added travel expenses for students, families and the school’s marching band. The Shepherd University Foundation has announced the “Band on the Run” Campaign to raise money for the Shepherd Ram Band to travel to playoff games. The money raised will allow the […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: November 19, 2019, 6:54 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A man has been missing since November 10 and authorities are asking for the public’s help locating him. Gregory Allen Painter Jr, 37, was last seen wearing a brown Columbia jacket, gray sweatpants, a Cleveland Indians hat and Nike shoes. Painter was driving a red 2017 Ford Fiesta with West Virginia tag […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: November 19, 2019, 1:34 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Three defendants accused of failing to report abuse at a Berkeley County elementary school will now have 30 days to seek different legal counsel. Christina Lester, June Yurish and Kristin Douty could face up to 90 days in prison on the misdemeanor criminal charge. Up until Monday, they had all been represented […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: November 18, 2019, 4:15 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Three former Berkeley Heights Elementary School employees are scheduled to appear in a Berkeley County courtroom on Monday. Christina Victoria Lester, June Elizabeth Yurish and Kristin Lynn Douty have each been charged with a misdemeanor count of failure to report suspected abuse and neglect. Each individual allegedly conducted verbal and physical abused in […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: November 18, 2019, 12:13 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Police Chief Maury Richards says the city’s three-year-old drug house ordinance has worked “beyond our wildest dreams.” Richards is releasing some numbers this week that look beyond the 59 residential properties that have been shutdown under the provisions of the ordinance. During an appearance on MetroNews “Talkline” Friday, Richards said overall crime on […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: November 15, 2019, 10:04 pm
View a photo gallery of Mountaineer Recovery Center here. KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. — A 48 bed inpatient recovery center that aims to be the regional leader for helping people with substance use disorders opens Monday in the Eastern Panhandle. The formerly empty building at 3094 Charles Town Road sits off of Route 9 near the Martinsburg VA Medical Center. […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: November 15, 2019, 9:54 pm