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WILLIAMSPORT, MD — An accident involving a tractor trailer on northbound I-81 just over the Maryland border Friday morning has claimed a life. Scanner traffic following the emergency response in Washington County, MD indicated the truck was discovered wrecked just after 1:30 Friday morning with the engine cold and no sign of the driver. A […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: January 28, 2022, 4:18 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Berkeley County Sheriff Harmon says his deputies stopped a multi-state crime spree this week. Harmon says In the early morning hours on Thursday, January 27th 2022, Deputies received an alarm call to a commercial business in the county. They saw “obvious damage and signs of forced entry into the business,” according to […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: January 28, 2022, 3:58 pm
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — A man is under arrest after numerous complaints someone was exposing himself to residents in Charles Town Tuesday. Charles Town Police say they got a complaint Tuesday evening just after 5:30, and then four other times within about an hour regarding a man who was in the subdivisions of Norborne Glebe […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: January 27, 2022, 11:58 am
MARTINSBURG, WVa. — The US Attorney’s office on Monday reported a Jefferson County woman has admitted to a drug charge in federal court. 43-year-old Crystal Farmer pleaded guilty Monday to one count of “Unlawful Use of Communication Device.” Farmer admitted to using a phone to distribute drugs in June 2021 in Jefferson County and elsewhere. […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: January 27, 2022, 11:44 am
CLEAR BROOK, VA — An Inwood woman died after a head-on crash Monday near Clearbrook. Now, the other driver faces charges. Frederick County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Warren W. Gosnell tells The Winchester Star 64 year old James Peyton Poland of Clearbrook admitted to speeding and had suspected drug paraphernalia in his pickup truck. He’s […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: January 27, 2022, 11:42 am
MARTINSBURG, WVa. — The US Attorney’s Office says a Harpers Ferry man has admitted to a drug charge in federal court. On Tuesday, 57 year-old Michael Lynch, of Harpers Ferry, pleaded guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Cocaine Base and Cocaine Hydrochloride.” Lynch admitted working with […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: January 27, 2022, 11:40 am
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Folks driving along Route 11 near Inwood may be wondering what all the earth moving is about. The area that used to be a large family farm will now be part of a Tabler Station Logistics Park. An article in the publication  Rebusiness Online  says Hines, along with an investor advised by […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: January 26, 2022, 4:17 pm
BURLINGTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Highways is advising motorists that Hammonds Mill Road (WV 901) will be closed to through traffic just west of Little Georgetown Road (CR 2) from 7am to 3pm on Thursday, January 27, 2022. The closure is necessary for Potomac Edison to make emergency repairs at the substation […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: January 26, 2022, 4:10 pm
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — A bomb threat was called in to the Sheetz located at 51 Flowing Springs Rd in Charles Town Tuesday evening. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reports a person of interest has been identified, but they’re asking for the public’s help if anyone information that may aid in the investigation. Contact the […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: January 26, 2022, 4:09 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia State Police has 40 vacancies and Col. Jan Cahill, West Virginia State Police (WVSP) Superintendent believes a larger number may be on the way as recruiting and retention have slowed. Cahill appeared in front of the state House Finance committee last week with a budget presentation on the $96.6 […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: January 24, 2022, 12:21 pm