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NEWS
April 3, 2013
One person was killed early Easter Sunday in  a single-vehicle accident at the intersection of Apple Harvest Drive and State Circle in Martinsburg, according to a news release issued  Wednesday night by the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department. The driver was taken to City Hospital, where he later died of his injuries, according to the release issued by Deputy C. Pearson, who, along with other deputies, responded to the call at 3:03 a.m. The white Volvo four-door sedan was traveling west on Apple Harvest Drive when its driver lost control of the vehicle, which left the roadway and rolled, deputies said.
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NEWS
July 27, 2012
A Martinsburg man is accused of threatening to blow up the city offices of a state agency Friday afternoon “like what happened in Colorado,” according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. James Edward Madigan, of 4 Bird St., is charged with making terrorist threats and was being held in Eastern Regional Jail on a $20,000 cash-only bond Friday night, according to court records. Police allege Madigan said he was going to blow up the Department of Health and Human Resources building off Mid-Atlantic Parkway while he was in the lobby, according to a complaint filed by West Virginia State Police Trooper P.L. North.
NEWS
May 14, 2013
Authorities are investigating incidents at two cemeteries in Martinsburg, where approximately 50 to 60 crypts have been tampered with, according to a news release from the West Virginia State Police. According to the release, Trooper 1st Class R.D. Eshbaugh on Tuesday responded to the Pleasant View Cemetery on Charles Town Road, where a caretaker at the facility noted damage to the mausoleum buildings on the south side of the property. Further investigation revealed approximately 50 crypts between two buildings had been tampered with, according to the release.
NEWS
November 23, 2011
Thirteen people were sentenced recently in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg by Chief Judge John Preston Bailey. U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced that: • Tiffany Nicole Jones, 33, of Martinsburg, was sentenced Oct. 17 to 5 years in prison to be followed by four years of supervised release. Jones was convicted in April on one count of an Indictment charging her with the distribution of 13.5 grams of crack cocaine on April 10, 2008, in Martinsburg. • Rashid Dayshawn Robinson, aka “Day Day,” 33, of Martinsburg, was sentenced Oct. 18 to 12 years and 7 months in prison to be followed by four years of supervised release.
NEWS
October 4, 2012
A Berkeley County man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a church parking lot last month, according to Berkeley Court Magistrate Court documents. Christopher Michael Jensen, 21, of 357 Cheswick Drive, Martinsburg, was arraigned Wednesday on one count of second-degree sexual assault and one count of first-degree sexual abuse, according to court documents. West Virginia State Police Cpl. F.H. Edwards said the victim had two round black and blue marks on both of her arms near her biceps as well as similar marks on her legs near her thighs when he interviewed her on Oct. 1, according to court documents.
NEWS
July 31, 2012
West Virginia University Hospitals-East's City Hospital officials celebrated the opening of a new interventional radiology suite Monday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony co-hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of Martinsburg and Berkeley County. The $2 million expansion of the interventional radiology department and installation of a new state-of-the-art Philips digital imaging system are expected to enhance City Hospital's interventional radiology service. Patients will benefit from the speed and superior image accuracy of the digital system, which helps make interventional radiology procedures faster and reduces exposure to radiation.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | May 28, 2013
A $500,000 earmark for construction of the Raleigh Street extension in Martinsburg was one of the last such appropriations secured by Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, she said while touring the 1.2-mile road project Tuesday. “It's a new world now and I'm fine with that,” said Capito of the demise of earmarks, which lawmakers once added to bills to benefit a specific home-state project or interest. When the appropriation was announced in 2007 by Capito's office, the estimated cost to extend North Raleigh Street to Edwin Miller Boulevard was about $32 million.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | April 26, 2013
Forty men and women from 20 countries raised their right hands Friday morning in the federal courthouse in Martinsburg and pledged their allegiance to the United States of America. They were sworn in by U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh in a second-floor courtroom. Groh told the new citizens of her own family history, of her grandfather, Amadeo Minichilli, who arrived in this country in 1920 with $40 in his pocket. He was naturalized and called this country home, she said. “My grandfather taught us to exercise our rights and to protect the rights of others,” Groh said.
NEWS
August 29, 2012
Police seized marijuana and suboxone from a Hagerstown man early Wednesday near Martinsburg and charged him with two counts of possession with intent to deliver the drugs, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Decarlos Anthoni Smith, 21, of 464 McDowell Ave., was being held in Eastern Regional Jail Wednesday night on a $50,000 bond set by Berkeley County Magistrate Joan V. Bragg, according to court and jail records. In his complaint, Berkeley County Sheriff's Department Deputy C.S. Merson said Smith was found in the vicinity of the first block of Boarman Place.
NEWS
February 27, 2012
Moose Lodge 120 in Martinsburg, W.Va., will be holding a summer horseshoes league. Any member of any Moose lodge is eligible. There will be a meeting Thursday, March 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the lodge at 201 Woodbury Ave. in Martinsburg. Anyone interested in participating in the league should attend. For more information, call David Slevins at 304-676-3105.
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