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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | August 4, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - A man who is legally blind, his girlfriend and his son were not injured Friday morning after being awakened during a home invasion-style burglary in a Berkeley County mobile home park, West Virginia State Police said. Two males kicked in the front door of the home off Regiment Lane in the Rocky Glen Mobile Home Park just before the county's emergency dispatch center received a call for help at 7:25 a.m., State Police Trooper J.D. Schuessler said. Once inside, one of the suspects confronted the boy in his bedroom and held a gun to the back of his head before the boy's father intervened and pushed the suspect toward the door, Schuessler said.
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By AMY WALLAUER | March 24, 1998
Catlett murder trial postponed MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The first-degree murder trial of a Hedgesville, W.Va., man, scheduled to begin today, has been postponed so his attorney can rebut evidence that he is lucid enough to accept responsibility for Andrew Mason's death. Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely said Public Defender Jerry Dambro wanted time to review opinions of prosecution witnesses, a psychiatrist and a psychologist, who believe Banner Catlett is criminally liable.
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November 27, 1996
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - An Inwood man whose car ran off Interstate 81 and hit a tree early Tuesday morning died later that day from his injuries at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center, West Virginia State Police said Wednesday. John T. Stoebe, 48, of Roane Court, was northbound on I-81 near the 11-mile marker at about 2:30 a.m. when his 1995 Buick ran off the left side of the highway and struck a tree, police said. He was alone in the vehicle, police said.
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August 30, 2010
A Harpers Ferry, W.Va., man died after being injured in a single-vehicle accident Saturday night at Halltown Road and U.S. 340, West Virginia State Police said. Walter Kuhn Jr., 65, of Harpers Ferry, was taken to Jefferson Memorial Hospital after his Ford Taurus station wagon struck a tree stump at about 10:45 p.m. in the area of Cary Lu Circle, according to a state police press release. Kuhn was pronounced dead at the hospital, troopers said.
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April 6, 2008
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- A 47-year-old Silver Springs, Md., man was killed in a traffic accident Saturday evening on U.S. 522 at U.S. Silica, West Virginia State Police said in a news release. Brian Cecil Shaffer lost control of his 1994 Nissan Altima and went up an embankment at about 6:13 p.m., police said. The vehicle rolled several times before stopping in the southbound lane of the road, police said. Shaffer was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said speed might have been a factor in the accident.
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May 6, 2011
A car traveling southbound on Interstate 81 hit a jersey wall and rolled across the highway near Exit 23 (U.S. 11, Marlowe/Falling Waters), according to West Virginia State Police. The driver was taken to Martinsburg City Hospital, police said. Trooper Kennedy of the state police says he received the accident call around 8:13 a.m. and arrived on the scene at 8:18. The car was towed away and the scene was cleared at 9 a.m. — Caleb Calhoun
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | March 22, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 65-year-old man found dead Thursday in a ditch behind town houses in southern Berkeley County appeared to have died of natural causes, according to a West Virginia State Police press release. Philip Keller of Stadium Circle was found near his Inwood, W.Va., home and might been working on his lawn, State Police Sgt. G.S. Petsko said. First Sgt. E.D. Burnett said two troopers responded to a residential development off Stadium Circle at 3:22 p.m., and Berkeley County Medical Examiner Donald Shirley pronounced the man's dead about an hour later.
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June 11, 2000
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - A Bunker Hill, W.Va., man was killed Saturday night when his car hit a tree, according to West Virginia State Police. Roger Lee Bowers, 27, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on W.Va. 45 across from the Glenwood Forest West subdivision, state police said. Bowers was driving a 1990 Pontiac Grand Prix west at 7:20 p.m. when the car ran off the north edge of the road, hit a guardrail and continued sideways until the passenger side hit the tree, police said.
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April 21, 2006
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - A 76-year-old Berkeley Springs woman died Tuesday morning after she was struck by a car on U.S. 522, West Virginia State Police said. Effie Maye Divelbliss was in the northbound lane about 5:54 a.m. when she was struck by a 1992 Pontiac Sunbird driven by Beverly Hovermale, 33, of Berkeley Springs, police said. Divelbliss was struck near Tabor Road. It is unknown why Divelbliss was in the northbound lane, police said. No charges will be filed in the accident, police said.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | March 21, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 65-year-old man found dead Thursday in a ditch behind town houses in southern Berkeley County appeared to have died of natural causes, according to a West Virginia State Police press release. Philip Keller of Stadium Circle was found near his Inwood, W.Va., home and might been working on his lawn, State Police Sgt. G.S. Petsko said. First Sgt. E.D. Burnett said two troopers responded to a residential development off Stadium Circle at 3:22 p.m., and Berkeley County Medical Examiner Donald Shirley pronounced the man's dead about an hour later.
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