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February 6, 2009
Fire in Blue Ridge Summit starts while son is cleaning wood stove BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - Firefighters contained a Thursday morning fire to the back of a two-story house at 12890 Old Pen Mar Road. The homeowner's son was cleaning out a wood stove with a wet/dry vacuum, which started to spew fire when he stepped away, a Blue Ridge Fire & Rescue Squad spokesman said. Firefighters were called at 9:53 a.m. and knocked down the fire in an hour. Martinsburg woman pleads in child neglect case MARTINSBURG, W.Va.
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | May 24, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Virginia man was arrested Thursday night and faces child neglect and drug charges after an 8-year-old boy was found crying because he apparently couldn't find his father at a Martinsburg motel, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Irvin Jayoine Lee Baker, 28, of Herndon, Va., was charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (marijuana and crack cocaine) and child neglect, according to court records.
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | | January 1, 2012
A 3-year-old Martinsburg-area boy who died Saturday succumbed to injuries that police allege were caused by his father. Found with head trauma and scarring all over his body, the child died at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., West Virginia State Police said. James N. Mauldin, 20, was charged with felony counts of child abuse and child neglect, and a misdemeanor count of providing false information regarding his son's injuries, according to West Virginia State Police and jail records.
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | June 23, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A Bunker Hill, W.Va., man indicted last fall in the March 2008 death of a 27-year-old woman in an alcohol-related accident is scheduled to be tried next month in circuit court after rejecting a plea offer from the Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney's office. In a brief pretrial hearing Monday, Ricky Luther Corbin, 25, indicated he was told of the plea offer by his attorney, but that wanted to go to trial, which is scheduled to begin July 28. Police said Corbin on March 9, 2008, wrecked a red Dodge Durango carrying four passengers in the 1500 block of Hatchery Road.
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | July 27, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A Berkeley County man indicted in the March 2008 death of a 27-year-old woman in an alcohol-related accident admitted in circuit court on Monday that he caused her death and injured three others in the vehicle he was driving. Ricky Luther Corbin, 25, of Bunker Hill, W.Va., entered guilty pleas to one felony count of DUI causing death and three misdemeanor counts of DUI causing injury as part of a binding plea deal agreed upon the day before the case was scheduled to go to trial.
January 19, 2001
W.Va. woman pleads in children's deaths By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W. Va. - Sara Louise Howard Friday pleaded no contest to three counts of child neglect causing death in the Nov. 13, 1999, fire at 211 E. Liberty St. that killed her three young children. Berkeley County prosecutors dropped three charges of murder, three charges of felony murder, one count of arson and one count of child neglect in return for her plea on the other charges.
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | | April 3, 2013
A circuit judge said Wednesday he needed more information before sentencing a woman who pleaded no contest in September 2012 to child neglect resulting in the death of her 2-month-old son, Jaxon. Twenty-third Judicial Circuit Judge Gray Silver III said he heard some things in Wednesday's sentencing hearing for Jessica Skupnick, 24, that prompted him to recess the proceeding until April 9 so the court could obtain the unspecified information. Wednesday's hearing lasted more than two hours and included testimony by Skupnick, who faces a maximum of three to 15 years in prison, and her paternal grandmother.
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | February 26, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A grand jury seated in Martinsburg last week named the following people in indictments to begin the February term of circuit court in Berkeley County. Arraignments are scheduled to begin on Friday. Those indicted include: o Davaun A. Ambush, 19, of 36 Mable Lane in Martinsburg, W.Va., on counts of first-degree robbery and conspiracy in September 2008. o Steven M. Askin, 60, of 412 S. Raleigh St., Apt. 2B, in Martinsburg, on 11 counts of the practice of law without a license within a year of the finding of the indictment decided Thursday.
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