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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 | 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 MATTHEW UMSTEAD | July 6, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. -- West Virginia State Police arrested 17 people in the Eastern Panhandle over the holiday weekend for driving under the influence, nine at a sobriety checkpoint staged along U.S. 11 south of Martinsburg, 1st Sgt. E.D. Burnett announced Monday. The arrests in Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties were part of the agency's participation in Operation CARE (Combined Accident Reduction Effort), a multijurisdiction patrol and enforcement program. In addition to the arrests, state police investigated seven accidents, issued 70 speeding and nine seat belt citations, and gave out 15 seat belt warnings from 12:01 a.m. Friday through midnight Sunday, Burnett said.
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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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June 9, 2012
A Berkeley Springs, W.Va., man was killed Saturday afternoon when his car struck a truck tractor head-on on the U.S. 522 bridge over the Potomac River, closing the span for hours, Maryland State Police said. David Wayne Mccumbee, 52, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a state police news release. Mccumbee, driving a 1988 Toyota Corolla, was coming from West Virginia, going north on the bridge. Police said his car crossed the center line and hit a 2012 Freightliner truck tractor pulling a full-sized box trailer.
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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.
NEWS
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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