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 11, 2012
A Jefferson County woman and her two children were taken to area hospitals Monday evening for non-life threatening injuries after the vehicle she was driving clipped a utility pole and flipped twice, police said. Tammy Brode and her 13-year-old son were taken to Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va., after the crash on Ridge Road and her 11-year-old son was taken to Winchester (Va.) Medical Center, West Virginia State Police Sgt. E.D. Anderson said. The youngest boy was partially ejected from the Dodge Caravan his mother was driving as a result of the crash.
February 24, 2012
A man was shot in the arm by his girlfriend after a domestic dispute early Friday just outside Hedgesville, W.Va., according to West Virginia State Police. Timothy Butts, 32, came home drunk at 56 Lemen Court and began arguing with his girlfriend, Kimberly Jean Painter, 31, prior to the shooting, which happened about 1:40 a.m., police said in a news release. Butts grabbed Painter by the throat, choked her and threatened to wake up her son and “make him watch as he cut her throat and let her bleed out,” police said.
February 7, 2012
Dr. Alissa Harris cooked up an idea, sparked by a dream, to bring locally grown foods to the needy in parts of Jefferson County, W.Va. She turned that idea into a reality when she and a group of friends started the SouperNatural Kitchen and hosted their first SouperTuesday dinner in January at the Bolivar (W.Va.) Community Center. Harris said approximately 30 tickets were sold for the inaugural event. Harris, a chiropractor, analyzes and keeps journals about her nighttime visions, said she had a dream in November in which she was pushing a cart.
August 25, 2009
Virginia "Ginny" Kief, who says she's "73 and holding!," of Martinsburg, W.Va., was congratulated Monday on 33 years of service at the West Virginia Division of Tourism's Interstate 81 welcome center south of Inwood, W.Va. Kief is retiring on Aug. 30. Berkeley County Commissioner Anthony J. "Tony" Petrucci and Martinsburg City Councilman Richard Yauger read congratulatory resolutions and Division of Tourism Commissioner Betty Carver presented remarks on behalf of Gov. Joe Manchin.
February 26, 2013
A Shepherdstown, W.Va., man who pleaded guilty last year to taking part in the 2010 armed robbery of Beck's Kennels in Berkeley County was placed on probation for five years Tuesday at his sentencing hearing in Berkeley County Circuit Court. Ian Michael Derr, 23, who pleaded guilty in February 2012 to first-degree robbery and felony burglary, successfully completed a rehabilitative education-based program at the Anthony Correctional Center for...
December 14, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The Martinsburg Police Department responded Friday to a breaking and entering at the Church of the Bible Covenant on Sheridan Avenue, according to a police department press release. The church "sustained property damage," and audio equipment was stolen, police said. It was not mentioned when the incident occurred. Anyone with information about the incident may call the Martinsburg Police Department at 304-264-2100 or Berkeley County Crime Solvers at 304-267-4999.
August 21, 2005
HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. A man drowned in Sleepy Creek Lake near Hedgesville Saturday afternoon after he had trouble while swimming, emergency officials said. The call was received at 4:55 p.m., a 911 dispatcher said. The drowning happened near the lake's dam. An adult male was swimming and went under the water. He resurfaced and yelled for help, then went under the water again, Berkeley County Medical Examiner David Brining said. The man was pulled out of the water by other people at the lake, but pronounced dead at the scene.
December 7, 2012
A Virginia woman has been identified as the victim in a Nov. 20 fatal crash on Interstate 81, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office. Jennifer Dianne Bridgan, 41, of Stephens City, Va., was identified as the person killed in the crash involving the sport utility vehicle she was driving and a tractor-trailer near Inwood, W.Va., the Sheriff's Office said. The accident occurred at about 2 a.m. when the 2005 Ford Explorer driven by Bridgan collided with the northbound tractor-trailer.