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By BRYN MICKLE | July 18, 1999
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A weekend tradition came to a tragic end Saturday for a Harpers Ferry woman who had a passion for yard sales. [cont. from news page ] Tilda V. Spinks, 41, was killed while trying to cross W.Va. 9 in Charles Town to visit a yard sale near East Pine Drive, police said. "She loved yard sales. Every Saturday she would go and look at what other people wanted to sell," said L.J. Brown, a relative of Spinks. The fatal accident happened shortly after 8 a.m. when Spinks and her husband stopped on the side of W.Va.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | August 7, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - A West Virginia State Police trooper on Friday forwarded a juvenile petition to the Morgan County Prosecutor's office charging a Berkeley Springs teenager with negligent homicide in connection with a fatal accident a week ago. Cpl. Max Kingery, who investigated the accident, said the driver is 17 years old. The teenager is charged with causing a single-car crash that killed a...
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February 26, 1998
By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer A Hagerstown man who remained free for a year after the vehicle he was driving struck and killed a pedestrian in a hit-and-run accident near South Hagerstown High School was sentenced Thursday to one year in jail. Harry Philip Maus Jr., 32, of 945 Rose Hill Ave., also was fined $500 for reckless driving. He had pleaded guilty to one count of hit and run and one count of reckless driving. The penalties were the maximum for each offense.
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by MATTHEW UMSTEAD | August 24, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 54-year-old Elkhart, Texas, man was charged with negligent homicide, illegal passing and reckless driving after a two-vehicle accident early Wednesday on Interstate 81 in Berkeley County left a man dead, court records show. Earl Elton Smedley, 31, of Stephens City, Va., was pronounced dead at the scene about one mile north of the Virginia state line. Smedley was thrown from the Jeep Wrangler he was driving north on I-81, according to West Virginia State Police Trooper C.A. Ellwanger.
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by MATTHEW UMSTEAD | January 20, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - Since his 16-year-old son's death in a vehicle accident last summer, John P. McClurg has been forced to fend off a few challenges in his own life in his struggle to overcome the tragedy. About a month after Brian Allen McClurg was killed on Aug. 9, 2006, his son's birthday, McClurg said he was diagnosed with cancer. On New Year's Eve, he had a stroke and lost his ability to speak for a while, but now feels fully recovered. "There's just been so much going on," said McClurg, who still hopes to establish a scholarship in memory of his son and his love for music.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | November 30, 1999
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. ? Since his 16-year-old son's death in a vehicle accident last summer, John P. McClurg has been forced to fend off a few challenges in his own life in his struggle to overcome the tragedy. About a month after Brian Allen McClurg was killed on Aug. 9, 2006, his son's birthday, McClurg said he was diagnosed with cancer. On New Year's Eve, he had a stroke and lost his ability to speak for a while, but now feels fully recovered. "There's just been so much going on," said McClurg, who still hopes to establish a scholarship in memory of his son and his love for music.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | April 10, 2012
A Washington County Circuit Court judge Tuesday sentenced a Hagerstown man to 30 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2011 death of a Pennsylvania motorcyclist. Robert Daniel Hilliard, 26, of 1010 Bramly Court also pleaded guilty before Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. to leaving the scene of an accident and driving while impaired by drugs, or alcohol and drugs in the Oct. 6 accident that killed 45-year-old Richard Burchfield II of Oil City, Pa. Long gave Hilliard three years in state prison on the manslaughter charge, suspending six months of the sentence, according to court records.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | January 22, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com Because of a procedural error, a Martinsburg man charged with causing a W.Va. 9 wreck that killed three people will face misdemeanor, not felony, charges, Berkeley County Prosecutor Pamela Games-Neely said in court Wednesday. Brian W. Strobridge, 39, of Thatcher Road, initially was charged with three felony counts of driving under the influence causing death after a urine sample that he provided immediately after the July 2002 wreck tested positive for cocaine.
OPINION
November 2, 2011
“The majority of people at the Occupy Wall Street protests are bums who just want something for nothing. We've always had some people like that in our country, but with the poor moral values they learned from their parents, now this generation is not even ashamed to demand that someone else owes them a living.” - North End “Thanks to the Hagerstown City Council ... at least 12 Washington County employees will lose their jobs ......
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | November 30, 1999
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. ? When his eyesight began to deteriorate as a young man, Robert Penn's sense of smell and touch took control in the kitchens he worked in over the years. "Anything he (cooked) was good," Dewey Way recalled outside of his stepfather's home near Martinsburg, where Penn was struck by a vehicle while shoveling snow Wednesday afternoon. Penn, 69, of 144 Princeton St., later died. Penn began working in food service management at the former Burger Chef restaurant in downtown Martinsburg, Way said.
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