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November 1, 2012
W.Va. 9 was closed near Blue Ridge Elementary School in Jefferson County for several hours Thursday after a cement truck overturned, according to the West Virginia Department of Transportation. The crash site was east of the Shenandoah River bridge, about a mile from the Virginia state line. The road reopened at about 2 p.m.
June 24, 2011
The inaugural WV Rumble in the Valley got under way Thursday south of Martinsburg. The event, which features motorcycles, food and music, continues through Sunday at the rally site off Novak Road, off Exit 8 of Interstate 81. For more information, visit .
June 1, 2011
Three people have been taken to the hospital in Berkeley County after a two-vehicle accident on Middleway Pike (W. Va. 51) at its intersection with Scotch Pine Drive, a supervisor for the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department is reporting. There were three ambulances on the scene, in addition to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department. The Sheriff's Department was still on the scene at 7:35 a.m. Police were dispatched to the scene at 6:36 a.m.
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | | May 8, 2012
Voters in Berkeley and Jefferson counties have no shortage of contested races to decide in Tuesday's primary election. In addition to voting in presidential, U.S. House and U.S. Senate races, there also are primary contests for governor, secretary of agriculture, state treasurer and Supreme Court.   There are four contested races for seats in the state House of Delegates, two each in Berkeley County and one in Jefferson County. Del. Tiffany Lawrence, D-Jefferson, of Charles Town, W.Va., is opposed by Richard “Rick” Shuman II, also of Charles Town, in her bid for a third, two-year term.
May 31, 2012
Three Kearneysville, W.Va., men have been charged with breaking in to a home Wednesday on Runnymeade Road in Berkeley County, the Berkeley County (W.Va.) Sheriff's Office said. Andrew M. Moore, 20, of 405 Egypt Road; and Justin M. Light, 19, and Dustin D. Cluster, 19, both of 3521 Charlestown Road, were charged with one count each of burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary, according to a sheriff's office news release. Deputies said they were called to a house at 121 Runnymeade Road for a report of a burglar alarm.
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | | October 13, 2012
Ten years after construction was halted by lawsuits, the new four-lane route for W.Va. 9 from U.S. 340 near Charles Town to the Virginia state line is slated to open Nov. 1. J. Lee Thorne, District 5 engineer/manager for the West Virginia Division of Highways, said last week that contractors had been working to finish the project by Tuesday, but officials determined more time was needed to finish the segment. The project included construction of a four-lane bridge about 1,650 feet long that crosses over the Shenandoah River about 200 feet above the water.
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | May 18, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. --A grand jury convened this week for the beginning of the May term of circuit court in Berkeley County indicted 32 people Tuesday, including two men charged with causing the death of two motorists, according to Prosecuting Attorney Pamela J. Games-Neely's office. Jeffrey Wayne McKinney, 37, of 126 Ramblin Rose Lane, Martinsburg, was indicted on one count of DUI causing death and failure to yield in a March 18 accident. Mary Frances Punt, 57, of Hagerstown, died at the scene of the collision at the intersection of U.S. 11 and Berkeley Station Road, police have said.
December 11, 2012
The southbound lanes of Interstate 81 near the Marlowe and Falling Waters exit were closed for more than an hour Monday night after a tractor-trailer crash. A Berkeley County 911 supervisor said at 10:30 p.m. she was sure traffic was backed up into Maryland and she said the 911 center was getting complaints from motorists caught up in the gridlock. Only the trailer section of the rig overturned, blocking both southbound lanes shortly before 9:30 p.m., the supervisor said. A state police spokesman said he thinks the crash might have been caused by two trucks that had traveled too closely together on the interstate.
May 25, 2012
The West Virginia University Berkeley County Extension Office is offering the Dining with Diabetes Program at 6 p.m. Wednesdays, June 6, 13, 20 and 27 at the Bedington Ruritan Building, 3947 Williamsport Pike, Martinsburg. A follow-up meeting will be schedule for September. This 2-1/2 hour class is open to anyone with diabetes or pre-diabetes, or their family members. The classes are free but space is limited and registration is required. Participants must attend all class sessions.  Up-to-date information is shared about nutrition, meal planning, exercise and understanding common diabetes-related medical tests.
December 12, 2012
West Virginia University Hospitals-East's City Hospital Foundation recently donated $10,000 to HealthNet VIII to purchase a GlideScope for the Martinsburg-based air ambulance helicopter, according to a news release. The GlideScope is a device used by flight nurses and paramedics to insert breathing tubes in patients who have suffered severe trauma or to treat patients who have a difficult airway and are not breathing on their own. This video scope has a high-resolution digital camera that is connected to a high-resolution LCD monitor, which assists the flight staff in establishing an airway.
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