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New dates set for man in attempted murder, fraud cases

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 03:43

New trial dates were tentatively set again Monday in Berkeley County Circuit Court in a Martinsburg man's cases involving attempted murder by stabbing, attempted murder by shooting and credit card fraud. Christopher Wade Rebish, 29, of Aztec Drive, was indicted by a Berkeley County grand jury on five counts of attempted murder, 21 counts of wanton endangerment, three counts of malicious assault and single counts of burglary, first degree robbery and fleeing from a law enforcement officer with reckless indifference.

'A fight we've got to win': Manchin says opioid addiction threat to West Virginia economy

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 03:43

Journal photo by Ron Agnir W.Va. Senator Joe Manchin chats with Megan Byrd, Recovery Resource-Peer Recovery Co-Ordinator, and Angie Gray, Nurse Director Berkeley County Health Department, at the Substance Abuse Prevention Awareness Launch at the Berkeley County Recovery Resource Center Monday afternoon in Martinsburg.

Crime Report

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 03:43

Mary Leigh Andrews, 38, of Roger Court, Ranson, was arraigned Monday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on the misdemeanor charge of possession of heroin. Boni Facio Aramburo, 33, of Brentwood Street, Martinsburg, was arraigned Monday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on the misdemeanor charge of driving while revoked for DUI.

Crime Report March 24

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 10:51

Robert Shane Petrie, 39, of Saint Andrews Drive, Hedgesville, was arraigned Thursday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on the misdemeanor charge of leaving the scene of an accident with injury. Roy Edward Williamson Jr., 39, of an unknown address, was arraigned Feb. 21 in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on the felony charges of grand larceny and breaking and entering.

Home Show covering improvements, more continues

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 06:00

Burton Alfred builds a stone patio display for Elliott Lawn Care Services at the Home Show in the Berkeley Plaza Friday afternoon in Martinsburg. MARTINSBURG-The annual Eastern Panhandle Home Show at Berkeley Plaza continues today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring over 150 home improvement and financing exhibits.

Spotlight on youth advocate program

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 01:40

This week, we would like to spotlight National Youth Advocate Program and the great works they are doing in our community. The National Youth Advocate program has been proudly serving the Mid-Ohio Valley since licensed in 1983.

Convicted felon faces new charge of possessing over 1K rounds of ammo

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 05:09

A Martinsburg man indicted Tuesday in federal court for allegedly possessing more than 1,100 rounds of ammunition as a convicted felon appeared in front of a federal magistrate judge Friday, United States Attorney Bill Powell said. Gary Owen Jones, 46, of Paynes Ford Road, Martinsburg, was indicted on one count of unlawful possession of ammunition after allegedly possessing the ammunition in February in Berkeley County.

Scout's honor

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 02:53

Powell with a ceremonial Boy Scout walking stick for being awarded the Distinguished Citizen honor at the 23rd annual Boy Scouts of America award dinner on Thursday in Martinsburg.

Court denies man's appeal in sentencing for armed robberies

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 22:14

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals affirmed Berkeley County Circuit Court's order sentencing a Martinsburg man to 15 to 54 years in prison for a string of armed robberies. Thomas O'Brien Ferguson, 58, was arrested on Dec. 30, 2015, in connection with three robberies in the Foxcroft Avenue commercial section of Martinsburg just before Christmas 2015.

Greeting Gee

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 05:30

Lucille Mongada and Aria Gingold enjoy showing off their Mountaineer gear as West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee answers questions Thursday at the Purple Iris in Martinsburg about the WVU system for parents, alumni and prospective students.

Erie Insurance Company, Defendant Below, Petitioner, v. Ricky A. Dolly, Plaintiff Below, Respondent.

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 22:23

Ancil G. Ramey, Esq., Hannah C. Ramey, Esq., Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC, Huntington, West Virginia, Eric J. Hulett, Esq., Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC, Martinsburg, West Virginia, Counsel for Petitioner Jonathan G. Brill, Esq., Jonathan G. Brill, PLLC, Romney, West Virginia, Counsel for Respondent Erie Insurance Property and Casualty Company appeals two orders of the Circuit Court of Hampshire County entered in a civil action instituted by Ricky A. Dolly, Erie's insured.

Boy Scouts to honor Bill Powell: Recently appointed U.S. attorney to...

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 17:29

J. Powell, the newly appointed U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, will be recognized as the 2018 Distinguished Citizen by the Potomac District, Shenandoah Council, Boy Scouts of America. A dinner in his honor celebrating his and scouting's value to the community will be held at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg today at 6:30 p.m. An Eagle Scout and longtime adult volunteer with the local program, Powell was nominated to be the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia last year and took the oath of office in December.

Justice touts nation-leading construction upswing in WV

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 15:12

Appearing on stage at the West Virginia Construction and Design Expo, Gov. Jim Justice touted the state's growth in construction activity. The statistics the governor cited came by way of the Associated General Contractors of America through the U.S. Department of Labor.

Officials warn to stay off roads as snow continues

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 05:45

Vehicles spin out and get stuck at the bottom of two hills at Kelly Island Road Tuesday morning in Martinsburg. MARTINSBURG-Officials continue to advise residents in Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties to stay off the roads if possible as snow continues to blanket the area into today.

Winter weather advisory slated through Wednesday

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 01:15

MARTINSBURG-Heavy snow continues to blanket much of the Eastern Panhandle, where up to 14 inches was expected through this evening, according to forecasts. The National Weather Service issued a forecast of heavy snow for the region, with accumulations between 8 and 14 inches.

Martinsburg man indicted for possession of more than 1,100 rounds of ammunition

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 20:17

Gary Owen Jones, of Martinsburg, was indicted Tuesday for allegedly possessing more than 1,100 rounds of ammunition as a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell said. Jones, 46, was indicted on one count of unlawful possession of ammunition.

Saying thanks

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 09:33

Mill Creek Intermediate School teachers Joanna Dugan, Mike Mackey and Jennifer Jones put red flags in the ground near the front of the school in the shape of a heart as a gesture of thanks to the Inwood/Bunker Hill Community for the support over the past couple of weeks.

Crime Report

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 04:48

Albert Mickens, 58, of Centre Street, Martinsburg, was arraigned Sunday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on the misdemeanor charges of false reporting of an emergemcy and assault on an officer. Chad Andrew Johnson, 23, of Vintage Court, Martinsburg, was arraigned Friday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on the felony charge of possession with the intent to deliver heroin.

Berkeley County man's trial to begin Tuesday in toddler death

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 14:33

The trial of a Hedgesville man charged in the scalding death of a 14-month-old boy is set to begin this week. Michael McKinley, 31, will be in court Tuesday to face charges of death of a child by parent, guardian or custodian by child abuse and death of a child by parent, guardian or custodian by child neglect.

In the Know for March 11

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 13:05

The Berkeley Arts Council announces new art classes for March and April at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. control of your digital camera.