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July 15, 2013
An 83-year-old Williamsport man who had been reported missing since Monday morning was found Monday evening along Interstate 79 in Braxton County, W.Va., emergency services officials said. Robert Ray Hull was fine after he ran out of gas and was found along southbound I-79, outside Servia, W.Va., according to a Braxton County 911 dispatcher. Servia is about 50 miles northeast of Charleston, W.Va. The Washington County Sheriff's Office got a report at 7:20 p.m. Monday night that the Braxton County Sheriff's Department had found Hull, police said.
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NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | July 15, 2013
A Bunker Hill, W.Va., woman accused of selling a lethal dose of heroin to a man who died at her home in March 2012 was sentenced Monday on grand larceny and uttering convictions in an unrelated case. Autumn T. Blaine, 38, entered an Alford plea Monday in Berkeley County Circuit Court to one count of uttering and one count of grand larceny. A one-year jail sentence for each conviction was ordered to be served concurrently by 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Gray Silver III. By entering an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit guilt but acknowledges there is sufficient evidence to gain a conviction.
NEWS
July 15, 2013
The War Memorial Hospital Development Committee held its inaugural President's Dinner on June 14 at Cacapon Resort State Park near Berkeley Springs. Corporate, leadership and individual donors, along with 19 special guests, were recognized at the event. Guests honored were Bob Banks, Janie Swaim (in honor of Gladys Butts), Glen Stotler, Dr. Edward Quarantillo, Charles S. Trump IV (in honor of Charles S. Trump II), Bill Locke, Dr. Mira McLeod-Birschbach, Warren Widmyer (in honor of Ralph Widmyer)
LIFESTYLE
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | July 13, 2013
It was seeing Michael Jackson perform the moonwalk that changed everything for a young Baltimore boy. “It was something about that moment that was kind of magical,” said SisQo during a telephone interview from his Maryland home. He had just gotten back from performing in Kuwait and Dubai.  Raised in Baltimore, SisQo was 4 years old when he saw Jackson perform the dance move during the 1983 “Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever” television special.  “The way I felt when I saw him do that, I knew that's what I wanted to do, make somebody have that same feeling,” he said.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | July 12, 2013
The West Virginia State Police seized property estimated to be worth about $200,000 Thursday from a former state Division of Highways worker accused of stealing from the agency, according to court records. William Robert Smallwood, 55, of 135 Myers Bridge Road, Martinsburg, was arraigned Friday morning by Berkeley County Magistrate JoAnn Overington on one felony count of obtaining property by false pretenses. Smallwood, who worked as a storekeeper for the highway division's District 5 operations in Berkeley County, is no longer employed with the agency, West Virginia Department of Transportation spokesman Brent Walker said Friday.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAND | matthewu@herald-mail.com | July 12, 2013
A developer has agreed to pay a $32,920 penalty to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection for multiple violations at project sites in Berkeley and Jefferson Counties, according to a public notice released Friday. The penalty is part of a proposed settlement of an administrative consent order between the state agency and Dan Ryan Builders, Inc., of Frederick, Md., to resolve violations of the state Water Pollution Control Act, the notice said. The terms of a final settlement in the case, which involved projects in the area of Charles Town, Kearneysville, Martinsburg and Inwood, W.Va., are subject to public comments through Aug. 15, the notice said.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | July 11, 2013
Most of the 50 area residents, legislators and local officials attending a public meeting Thursday on West Virginia's transportation infrastructure problems expressed opposition to new road taxes for maintenance and construction of highway and bridge systems. The survey was done electronically with all audience members handed a remote device through which they posted their answers to four multiple-choice questions on 14 related topics. Questions with anything to do with raising taxes received negative responses.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | July 9, 2013
The Berkeley County Roundhouse Authority could be looking for another tenant if the West Virginia National Guard is unable to find funding to continue leasing space at the historic Baltimore & Ohio Railroad shops in Martinsburg. Laura Gassler, acting chairwoman of the roundhouse authority's board, said Tuesday she was formally notified last month that federal budget cuts have forced the National Guard to try to find alternative funding. “The guard is fully committed to staying there.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD and DAN DEARTH | matthewu@herald-mail.com and dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | July 9, 2013
A technical problem that prevented Sprint cellphone customers from reaching emergency dispatchers on Monday in Berkeley and Jefferson counties in West Virginia when dialing 911 has been resolved, officials said Tuesday. A spokesman for the Jefferson County Emergency Communications Center and a Berkeley County Central Dispatch supervisor said they no longer had the “one-way” audio problem. Washington County Emergency Services also received a number of disrupted calls from Sprint customers, an official said.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | July 5, 2013
Two men and a 17-year-old boy died Friday after the pickup truck they were riding in crashed into a tree west of Hedgesville, Berkeley County Sheriff Kenneth Lemaster said. A woman and her two young boys, who also were riding in the truck, were taken to hospitals after the crash, which occurred at about 5:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of Conservation Drive, deputies said. The crash site is more than two miles from W.Va. 9 off Camp Frame Road. The names of the deceased, who were pronounced dead at the scene, were not immediately released pending notification of family members.
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