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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.
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.
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.
By MEG H. PARTINGTON | | 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.
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.
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.
September 25, 2000
Fire damages W.Va. house MARTINSBURG, W. Va. About $30,000 damage was done to a home on Apple Way in Inwood Monday night, said Deputy Chief Rick Petry of the South Berkeley Volunteer Fire Department. Firefighters were called to the scene about 6 p.m., Petry said. He did not have an exact street address or name of the owner. "I'd say about 50 percent of the house was (on fire), pretty much the whole right side, when we got there," Petry said. It took the firefighters about 20 minutes to put out the blaze.
By Candice Bosely | 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.
April 26, 2012
The homicide of a 27-year-old man and shooting of a 26-year-old woman Wednesday morning at an apartment complex in Ranson, W.Va., remain under investigation, police said Thursday. Dontrell Tyree Curry of Ranson was found shot in the head by police at a second-floor apartment in Apple Tree Gardens Apartments in the 800 block of North Mildred Street shortly after authorities received a report of shots fired at 5 a.m. Rachel Cooke, 26, who resides at the apartment, was shot in the arm. Two of her children who were home at the time of the shooting were not harmed, police had said.
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