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by CANDICE BOSELY | December 30, 2002
martinsburg@herald-mail.com INWOOD - On the other side of Cynthia Smailes-Rybak's back yard, cars, pickup trucks and tractor-trailers rumble by, visible and audible as they make their way up and down Interstate 81. It's the road Smailes-Rybak's daughter, Amanda Smailes, could have taken Nov. 24, 1996. But Smailes didn't like the high speed required on the interstate, and chose instead after ending her shift at Wal-Mart to drive home on U.S. 11, a two-lane road that parallels the interstate.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | February 3, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com David Eugene Munday was sentenced Monday to serve life in prison for shooting a West Virginia State Police trooper in the head more than a year ago, and will serve additional time in prison for related charges. Before Circuit Court Judge David Sanders announced the sentence, Trooper R.J. "Bobby" Elswick, the trooper who was wounded, spoke, as did Elswick's wife, father and a friend, Sgt. Eric Burnett. Terri Elswick responded to a comment made in court by Robert Barrat, one of Munday's defense attorneys, that the case had been blown out of proportion because a state trooper was involved.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | October 15, 2006
Ted Anderson spent the night of Oct. 15, 1986, crammed into a room with seven other cops in an out-of-the-way Virginia hotel. One officer spent the night in a bathtub and several lay on the floor. Anderson didn't sleep at all. Early the next morning, a Thursday, a caravan of about 100 police vehicles - including Anderson's - made its way up Interstate 81 into Martinsburg, where the largest drug bust in the town's history took place as most of the dealers were still sleeping.
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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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October 31, 2004
WILLIAMSPORT - Two rescue boats combed the Potomac River near here Friday night after West Virginia State Police said a man they were chasing jumped into the water, Washington County emergency workers said. The man, last seen in the Sportsmen's Paradise area on the West Virginia side of the river, had not been found by Saturday afternoon, a Washington County 911 dispatcher said. The call came in at 7 p.m. Friday, a 911 dispatcher said. A trooper at the West Virginia State Police barracks in Martinsburg said Saturday he could not release any information.
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October 23, 2012
The West Virginia State Police are investigating a reported robbery at the Hedgesville, W.Va. Dollar General store, according to police and a Berkeley County 911 Central Dispatch supervisor.
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November 30, 1999
Four teenage girls were drinking alcohol before they stole a pickup truck and crashed it on Mission Road early Sunday, leaving one girl dead and seriously injuring her sister, West Virginia State Police Trooper Joseph Bush said Monday. Read the full story in Tuesday's Herald-Mail newspapers.
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November 30, 1999
Police who responded to a shooting on the Blue Ridge Mountain early Sunday found a car engulfed in flames and a man bleeding from the head and the neck, according to West Virginia State Police. Read the full story in Monday's Herald-Mail newspapers.
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April 19, 2011
The ROCS convenience store in the 1600 block of West King Street outside Martinsburg was robbed at about 2:15 a.m. Tuesday, a Berkeley County Emergency Services supervisor said. The supervisor said West Virginia State Police was handling the investigation. State police said Tuesday morning that further details were unavailable.
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January 8, 2006
INWOOD, W.Va. - West Virginia State Police said an armed robbery occurred at the Hot Spot Cafe in Inwood on Saturday about 12:10 a.m. Trooper J.S. Chumley said no one was injured in the incident and the robber or robbers remain at large. No further information about the incident was available.
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