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.
July 20, 2011
Shepherd University will sponsor an open meeting for the community to hear a presentation about the pedestrian underpass planned for W.Va. 480 on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Hall. Engineering designers for Alpha Associates will present the project design and anticipated timeline. University personnel will be available to answer questions about the project. The pedestrian underpass is slated to be constructed at the intersection of W.Va. 480 and West Campus Drive.
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.
August 1, 2008
Boaters pull a water-skier down the Potomac River on Thursday evening near Falling Waters, W.Va.
December 18, 2012
A Kearneysville, W.Va., woman died Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 81 near the Tabler Station Road exit south of Martinsburg, West Virginia State Police said. Danika Guier, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene from apparent injuries she sustained in the crash, which was reported at 1:57 p.m., police said in a news release. The other two motorists involved in the incident, Ashley French, 28, of Martinsburg, and Ann Prince, 47, of Mays Landing, N.J., were not medically transported, police said.
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 www.wvrumbleinthevalley.com .
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.
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.
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.