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NEWS
July 11, 2011
The 1800 block of Dry Run Road in Martinsburg was closed to traffic while rescue workers responded to a two-vehicle accident that occurred at about 8 a.m. Monday, a Berkeley County Emergency Services supervisor said. The accident happened in the area of City Hospital. Further details were not immediately available.
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NEWS
December 13, 2012
If anyone has an old cellphone they would like to donate to a serviceman or servicewoman, they can do so by dropping it off at the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. The cellphones can be dropped off at the Canteen Retail Store at the VA Medical Center, 510 Butler Ave., Martinsburg. The phones will be collected through the end of December. For more information, call 304-263-0811, ext. 3251.
NEWS
December 23, 2012
Two men are facing charges following a Friday night incident in which a bleeding man was reported to be running down a city street being chased by masked men carrying sticks or baseball bats. Philip Edward Hill, 34, of Virginia Avenue in Martinsburg, and Michael A. Scullen, 28, of Files Cross Road in Martinsburg, each were charged with burglary and malicious wounding. Both are felonies. Martinsburg police said they responded to a call at 11:16 p.m. of a bleeding man running south in the 200 block of North Raleigh Street.
NEWS
January 20, 2012
A 10-inch water main broke Friday afternoon at the City of Martinsburg's water treatment plant, causing a loss of water pressure in various areas of the city, city officials said. The city is expected to repair the broken 10-inch line within two to four hours, City Recorder Gena Long said. Long said she was informed of the break at 4:15 p.m., but did not know what caused it. Long said residents have reported a loss of water pressure, but could not say how many customers were impacted.
NEWS
March 22, 2011
The Martinsburg Police Department has released the name of a man who died when he was struck by a vehicle Sunday night in the 1000 block of Foxcroft Avenue. Charles E. Pannuty, 45, of Martinsburg, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a police department press release. The incident happened at about 9 p.m. Sunday, when Pannuty attempted to cross the northbound lane of Foxcroft Avenue and was struck by a 2008 Ford Explorer, police said. The name of the driver of the Explorer was not released.
NEWS
May 13, 2012
Four Eastern Panhandle residents were sentenced May 8 in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg by Judge John Preston Bailey, according to U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II. • Larnell Torrence Minor, 35, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., was sentenced to five years and nine months in prison to be followed by 35 years of supervised release. Minor was convicted on Jan. 25 of failure to register as a sex offender as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA)
NEWS
June 21, 2013
A convicted sex offender wanted in Florida for violating the conditions of his release was arrested Tuesday in Martinsburg, W.Va., according to the Mountain State Fugitive Task Force. Robert Connolly, 63, who was living in an apartment on West Main Street in Martinsburg, was taken into custody early Tuesday by U.S. marshals and West Virginia State Police while he was operating his vehicle on College Street, a task force news release said. Authorities said Connolly was arrested without incident.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | May 2, 2012
An artist charged with littering after he placed a toilet on the pedestal in Martinsburg's town square on April 18 has retained an attorney to apparently fight the citation. David Heatwole, 42, of Martinsburg, faces a maximum fine of $500 for violating the city ordinance titled “Littering and Deposit of Garbage, Rubbish, Junk, Etc,” according to city code. Attorney Stephen Skinner said he requested a hearing regarding the citation in a municipal court appearance Wednesday.
NEWS
January 30, 2012
A 52-year-old Martinsburg man faces a maximum sentence of 15 years to life in prison after he pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II announced Monday. Kevin Hairston pleaded guilty to the felony charge on Thursday, joining at least three prior felony convictions for crimes, including voluntary manslaughter and aggravated robbery, according to a news release from Ihlenfeld. The most recent conviction stems from Hairston's possession of a P-32 caliber semi-automatic pistol and three rounds of ammunition on Nov. 1, 2011, according to the release.
NEWS
February 11, 2013
A Martinsburg woman was killed Sunday evening in a single-vehicle crash on W.Va. 9 east of Martinsburg, West Virginia State Police said in a news release. Elizabeth Ann Putman, 56, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which was reported at 7:07 p.m., police said. Putman was the front-seat passenger in a Kia Sportage driven by Andrea Irene Hawkins, 20, which was traveling eastbound on W.Va. 9 near Opequon Lane, police said. The vehicle veered to the right and went off the south side of the roadway, struck a guardrail and came to rest on the shoulder of the road, the release said.
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