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Shots Fired At Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Following Traffic Stop In West Virginia
Jefferson County, WV. (BW)- A Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy was shot at after pulling over a suspect in West Virginia, Wednesday, Nov 29. Sergeant Vincent Tiong pulled over a vehicle on Old Leetown Pike near Dove Hill Road for speeding around 5:26 p.m. The suspect was identified as David Bernard Gillis.
Three Airlifted To Hospital After Crash Shuts Down I-81 In Williamsport
On Thursday afternoon, Maryland State Police office were called to the northbound lanes of the interstate near US 11 in Williamsport, where there was a reported violent crash in the area. Two state police helicopters airlifted three people to the hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries, and all northbound lanes...
Shepherdstown mourns the loss of lifetime resident Jay Hurley
SHEPHERDSTOWN — Jay Hurley was born in Shepherdstown in 1941, upstairs above O’Hurley’s General Store, which was founded by Hurley’s father, Milburn Glenn, over 100 years ago. Hurley, who continued the family business, served his community in many ways and welcomed countless visitors to town, passed...
Rt. 340 officially re-opens at Harpers Ferry Dec. 1
The West Virginia Department of Transportation announced the official reopening of Route 340 in Harpers Ferry. The reopening is 10 days ahead of the original completion date of December 10. Crews have been stabilizing and removing loose rocks from the cliffside along the one-mile stretch of Route 340 between the...
Open Your Homes and Hearts: The Dogs Of martinsburg, WV Need You!
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around martinsburg.
26 people charged after a man named “Cash” supplied meth to to West Virginia
Twenty-six people have been indicted by a federal grand jury for the distribution of methamphetamine, fentanyl, and cocaine in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, according to United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld. Individuals from Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia were charged with drug trafficking in an indictment unsealed today. According to court documents, Dorian Scott Burks, also […]
Right lane closure on US 11 South to begin Thursday
BERKELEY COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The right lane along a portion of U.S. Route 11 South in Berkeley County will close today. The right lane will be closed on US 11 South (Winchester Avenue), in Berkeley County, at the intersection with WV 45 (Apple Harvest Drive), beginning at 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 30, 2023, […]
Frederick County Sheriff's Office Cracks Down on Retail Crime Wave During Thanksgiving Season
The Thanksgiving holiday period saw an alarming spike in retail crime within Frederick County, prompting decisive action from the local Sheriff's Office. In response to the surge, deputies stepped up their presence, resulting in the arrest of two individuals on separate charges. Dakota Lee Harris, 25, was caught with unpaid merchandise from Dick's Sporting Goods at the FSK Mall parking lot. His subsequent arrest revealed additional thefts at JC Penny and Zumiez, leading to charges including theft, narcotics possession, and disorderly conduct.
Longtime director Ray Smock to take second, and permanent, retirement from Byrd Center
SHEPHERDSTOWN — On Nov. 15, the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History & Education announced the appointment of its next director, Shepherd University associate professor of history Jim Broomall, who will take over the position from interim director Ray Smock at the beginning of the new year. Broomall,...
Chili Fest draws crowd, raises funds for Shepherdstown Day Care
SHEPHERDSTOWN — The scent of chili wafted down the stairs of the War Memorial Building, as the Shepherdstown Kiwanis Club brought its annual Chili Fest to life on Friday night. According to Shepherdstown Kiwanis Club Secretary Adele Knott, the proceeds raised from the dinner portion of the event go...
Discover the Top 4 Chinese Restaurants in Martinsburg: A Culinary Journey
In this article, we explore four remarkable Chinese restaurants in Martinsburg. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these places? If yes, we'd love to hear your experiences. Please share your thoughts in the comments section below:
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Hey everyone! I have some exciting news to share with you all. The Wizard of Oz is coming to Hagerstown, MD on December 2nd, 2023, and it's going to be an incredible show presented by ACTs!
Pioneering Spirit: The Enduring Legacy of Morgan Morgan and West Virginia's First Settlement
The Morgan Cabin, nestled in Bunker Hill, West Virginia, stands as a beacon of early American pioneering spirit. It is believed to be the site of the first permanent settlement in modern-day West Virginia, established by Colonel Morgan Morgan, an American pioneer of Welsh descent. Born in 1688, Morgan's arrival around 1731 and his land grant for 1,000 acres laid the foundation for future settlement and development in the region. His efforts in local governance and infrastructure, including the establishment of Morgan's Chapel, the first Anglican Communion church in the state, are significant historical milestones.
‘Light the tree!’: Christmas in Shepherdstown kickoff celebrates community, family traditions
SHEPHERDSTOWN — The Christmas in Shepherdstown kickoff drew hundreds of community members and visitors to town square on Friday evening, eager to celebrate the arrival of the holiday season together. For many attendees of the annual event, the kickoff proved to be an opportunity to commemorate beloved traditions. In...
Petition to remove 2 Jefferson County commissioners from office advances
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — A petition that attempts to remove two Jefferson County commissioners from office is advancing. The petition, filed by Jefferson County Prosecutor Matt Harvey, was part of a court hearing Tuesday in Charles Town. Harvey said Jefferson County Circuit Judge David Hammer will hold another hearing...
Senior center officials push for levy renewal in Jefferson County
Prime Time Senior Center officials are pushing for a replacement for the Jefferson County Senior Services levy, which aids those 60 years or older in the county. County commissioners voted to approve the resolution to proceed. It’s a 1.2 mill levy, which will come out to $42 per $100,000 valuation...
Road to Wheeling: Princeton's 2023 team has made history already
PARKERSBURG, W. Va. (WCHS) — It's been a season to remember in southern West Virginia for one high school football program, and this Saturday they go where no other has gone before. The Princeton Tigers will be on Wheeling Island to square off with state powerhouse Martinsburg at high...
Frederick County Sheriff's Deputy Involved in Early Morning Collision on I-70
An early morning commute turned perilous for a Frederick County Sheriff's Office deputy involved in a two-vehicle collision on eastbound Interstate 70, just west of Md. 65. The accident occurred in the pre-dawn hours of a recent Tuesday, as a Mazda's lane change prompted the deputy to take evasive action, resulting in the patrol car veering off the road and into a nearby gully, airbag deployed. Maryland State Police from the Hagerstown Barrack have initiated an investigation into the incident which took place near Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown.
The Historical Tapestry of Brownsville, Maryland: Preserving the Past, Embracing the Future
Brownsville, Maryland often finds its name lost in geographical ambiguity, occasionally mistaken for its Texan namesake or misplaced within Maryland's own counties. The Brownsville in question, however, is a small community with a large historical footprint in Washington County, Maryland, not to be overshadowed by its Frederick County counterpart or the border town of Texas. This Brownsville's roots are deeply embedded in early American history, a narrative rich with pioneering spirit and the toil of early settlers.
Paving improvement work on I-81, I-70 and U.S. 522 to start Sunday
Motorists on Interstates 81 and 70 in Washington County can expect single-lane closures for repaving work starting Sunday, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration. The state also is closing southbound U.S. 522 at Limestone Road in Hancock at night for a week to expedite improvements to the highway's driving...