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by DAVE McMILLION | March 18, 2003
charlestown@herald-mail.com Under a plea agreement in which she agreed to be a witness for the state, an Inwood, W.Va., woman pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder in Berkeley County Circuit Court in the 1999 beating death of Vatressa Miller. Casey Holt, 28, will serve 13 years in prison for the charge. That sentence is to run concurrently with a 13-year sentence Holt received after pleading guilty in U.S. District Court to charges of being an accessory after the fact to the killing of Miller and not disclosing knowledge of the killing, said Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely.
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July 25, 2007
JUNE 17, 1922-JULY 22, 2007 Dr. Talmadge Wesley Alexander "Tom" Farmer, 85, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Sunday, July 22, 2007, at Julia Manor Health Care in Hagerstown. Born June 17, 1922, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late James Franklin and Betha Edmonia (Lamp) Farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jenevieve M. (Green) Farmer. She died June 6, 2000. He was a graduate of Martinsburg High School and Potomac State College of West Virginia.
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By DAVE McMILLION, Charles Town | May 27, 1999
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A local conservancy group on Thursday filed a petition in Jefferson County Circuit Court to try and overturn county approval of a 203-home development near Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. [cont. from news page ] The petition was filed over Murphy's Landing, a subdivision proposed for the School House Ridge area, where Confederate General Stonewall Jackson oversaw the capture of 12,500 Union troops in 1862. The Harpers Ferry Conservancy, which is opposed to the subdivision, said homes will be built on the site of the conflict's main area of maneuvers.
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September 14, 2000
Death upgraded to homicide in West Virginia By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The death of a Harpers Ferry, W.Va., man after he was found along Hickory Lane in the West Ridge Hills subdivision over the weekend was being investigated as a homicide, a West Virginia State Police spokesman said Thursday. Although state police have not officially labeled Michael Anthony McCroskey's death as a homicide, they will investigate it as one unless they determine he died from some other cause, said Sgt. D.A. Gunnoe.
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July 23, 1999
GREAT CACAPON, W.Va. - A vacation home burned to the ground Thursday night before the Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Co. could make the 10-mile trip up the mountain, said Fire Chief Tom "Tucker" Stinebaugh. No one was hurt. The fire department got the call just before 9 p.m. By the time they got to the Valley High Timber Farms subdivision about 20 minutes later, the one-and-a-half story house was gone, Stinebaugh said. "We just put out the ashes," he said. The subdivision is west of Great Cacapon off W.Va.
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January 23, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Jefferson County man was in jail Friday on one count of burglary, which police say stemmed from a Christmas Eve incident in the Patrick Henry subdivision near Charles Town, W.Va., according to West Virginia State Police. Kenneth Lee Hart, a resident of the subdivision, was arraigned Thursday by Magistrate Mary Paul Rissler, who set a $50,000 bond. Police said the victim discovered Hart in her home along Lee Way when she was about to take a shower and that he fled when she screamed, according to a news release by First Sgt. E.D. Burnett.
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December 16, 1997
Man's death under investigation MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - West Virginia State Police are investigating the death of a Martinsburg man found floating Monday afternoon in a pond at a mobile home park. Kenyah Mardell Robinson, 21, a resident of the Country Kove apartments on U.S. 11 south of Martinsburg, was found at about 2:30 p.m. at the Rural Crest Estates subdivision on Fairfax Avenue in Berkeley County, West Virginia State Police said. State Trooper R.C. Copson said the body was found by a resident of the subdivision.
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July 6, 2005
The developers of the Huntfield subdivision want to get out of paying school impact fees on homes they are building for older residents. Developers in Jefferson County pay an impact fee of $7,279 for every single-family home constructed. The money goes to Jefferson County Schools to help offset the cost of new school facilities required because of population growth. The Charles Town City Council decided to send the issue to the Jefferson County Commission to decide.
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June 10, 2000
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - One person was killed Saturday evening in a collision on W.Va. 45 at the entrance to the Glenwood Forest subdivision near Martinsburg, said a dispatcher at the West Virginia State Police headquarters in Martinsburg. West Virginia State Police responded to the scene at about 7:30 p.m., the dispatcher said. No other information was available by 10 p.m. Saturday.
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by DAVE McMILLION | September 13, 2002
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Developers of the Locust Hill subdivision will put a new surface on deteriorating Oakmont Road following citizen complaints about the condition of the road, a county official said last week. Developers of the subdivision told the Jefferson County Commission last week they will put down a 31/2-inch temporary pavement on the road to improve travel on the street. The new road base will take about 60 days to put down, the developers said. A 7,000-foot section of Oakmont Road has been deteriorating because of a large amount of housing construction in the subdivision, county officials said.
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