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BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — The Berkeley Springs Water Works operators are still working the water line break situation from yesterday on US 522 and Rt 13. The boil water alert is still in effect until further notice. If you have any questions, please contact the office at 304-258-1290. The areas that are affected are from […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 27, 2024, 3:05 pm
RIPPON, W.Va. —     Jefferson County Sheriff’s officers, along with fire and EMS, were dispatched Saturday morning at approximately 8:16 a.m. to a three-vehicle automobile accident at 847 Berryville Pike (U.S. Route 340 South). The location is the intersection of Berryville Pike and Smith Road between the town of Rippon and the Virginia border.    […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 27, 2024, 2:02 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Public informational meetings are scheduled for Tuesday, February 27, 2024, in Cross Lanes; Wednesday, February 28, 2024, in Morgantown; and Thursday, February 29, 2024, in Shepherdstown to discuss West Virginia’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) plan. The federally mandated NEVI Formula Program will provide dedicated funding to strategically deploy EV charging infrastructure […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 27, 2024, 2:00 pm
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — A nationwide scam has made its way to West Virginia, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.              Nationally there have been reports of a scam involving Jury Duty that we have not been immune to locally. The caller will spoof the phone number for a local […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 27, 2024, 1:57 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — On Monday, the City of Martinsburg announced the next steps in expanding the Frog Hollow Trail to join up with a neighboring trail system off Rt. 9. The City, in partnership with the Berkeley County Commission – WV, the Hagerstown/Eastern Panhandle Metropolitan Planning Organization and WVDOT applied for RAISE grant through the […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 27, 2024, 1:25 pm
BERKELEY COUNTY, W.Va. — Multiple agencies teamed up on a drug interdiction effort in Berkeley County this week.                    The Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, West Virginia State Police, Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department and Martinsburg City Police Department collaborated on the effort, which was […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 26, 2024, 1:56 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Former Berkeley County Sheriff Nathan Harmon is withdrawing his bid to get his old job back. Harmon, who pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor obstruction charge related to an investigation following his daughter’s car crash last year, resigned in December. Harmon filed his candidacy paperwork in January in the Republican Primary race for […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 26, 2024, 1:54 pm
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — The 34th annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting is in the books.  Our own Danielle Hedges of Cool 92.9 was among the judges.   Among the top five locally, Best Municipal Water 2024 1st – Santa Ana, CA 2nd – Village of Montpelier, OH 3rd – Emporia, KS 4th – Dickinson, ND 5th – Harpers Ferry, […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 26, 2024, 11:14 am
PAW PAW, W.Va. — A tractor trailer crash on Rt. 9 near Paw Paw halted traffic for hours Friday morning. Around 5:30 Friday morning, Morgan County Sheriff KC Bohrer told the Panhandle News Network  the crash had occurred on the section of Rt. 9 known as Paw Paw Road two miles east of the town […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 23, 2024, 1:58 pm
SUMMIT POINT, W.Va. — A pedestrian is recovering from injuries after being struck by a vehicle Wednesday evening. The West Virginia State Police say they were called to the intersection of Summit Point Road and Shirley Road in Jefferson County around 7 p.m. Wednesday for a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. “Upon arrival, Trooper B.S. […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 22, 2024, 6:27 pm
Story by Daniel Woods MARTINSBURG, W.Va – On February 16, 2024 at 10:00 am, Deputy Webb of the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department responded to Ray’s Guns on Tabler Station Road in Martinsburg for a reported breaking and entering. Upon arrival, Webb found that two males had attempted to break into the gun shop earlier that […]
Author: lukewiggs
Posted: February 21, 2024, 10:48 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Berkeley County Board of Education met February 19th.  Our reporter, Al Gaige filed this report: At Monday night’s Berkeley County Board of Education meeting, the board heard from Director of Alternative Programs Dave Marchette, who gave a report about the Transitional School: The program deals mostly with kids who run the […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 21, 2024, 6:39 pm
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Berkeley Springs will once again play host to the International Water Tasting this weekend. The 34th annual event is set for Saturday at the Country Inn, beginning at 2:30 p.m. Jill Klein Rone is the organizer for the event and says, “Municipal, non-carbonated and sparkling waters from around the world compete,” […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 21, 2024, 6:28 pm
  MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A timeline has been released for the bidding and construction of the Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority’s  Multimodal Transit Center, planned for Martinsburg. A recent social media post reveals the facility is set to tentatively begin this May and take about 10 months to finish. From the EPTA announcement: Bid Advertisement: February […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 21, 2024, 5:50 pm
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — With Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, and President’s Day passing into the books this month, what’s there to look forward to in the Panhandle? Well, for Berkeley Springs/Morgan County Chamber of Commerce Director Jules Happy Rone, it’s Foodie February. Thirteen local restaurants are participating. The details are laid out on the Chamber’s […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 19, 2024, 4:20 pm
HAGERSTOWN, MD — The Hagerstown Police Department says a local case will be featured on an upcoming segment of America’s Most Wanted. That episode will air this evening at 8 p.m. and will focus on the manhunt for the suspect in the shooting death of Sharron Clark of Hagerstown. That suspect is 20-year-old Taejon Najeire […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 19, 2024, 1:59 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A double traffic stop conducted by a Berkeley County Sheriff’s deputy netted arrests on gun and drug charges. A press release from the BCSD says around 3:00 Friday morning, Corporal J. Shockey simultaneously conducted a traffic stop on two vehicles on Foxcroft Avenue, in the area of Apple Harvest Drive.      […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 16, 2024, 8:43 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Martinsburg-Berkeley County NAACP announced Friday that the ARE STILL PLANNING to hold the premiere screening of the documentary film that highlights the history of the Sumner-Ramer museum.  A snowstorm expected overnight Friday and into the morning hours Saturday could bring as much as six inches of snow to the Eastern Panhandle. […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 16, 2024, 8:42 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — As the Monument Company works to transform an historic woolen mill in downtown Martinsburg into apartments, Martinsburg City Manager Andy Blake talked about a major part of the storm water project that the Monument company is taking on: He says the sewer line project will take some time: In December, Manager Blake […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 16, 2024, 8:17 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A tanker truck overturning Wednesday night around the 15 mile marker causing massive delays on I-81 northbound was part of a larger story. Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department Chief Administrator Eric Burnett says traffic was already halted on the interstate near the Hammonds Mill Bridge because law enforcement had gotten a report about […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 15, 2024, 5:09 pm
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. —Long-time Eastern Panhandle delegate John Doyle reflected on the legacy of fellow house member, educator, and Jefferson County Commissioner Dale Manuel who passed away earlier this week at the age of 74. Doyle says the two were colleagues since the 1970s Doyle Spoke about Manuel as a person. Manuel taught at Wright Denny […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 15, 2024, 12:41 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. –– A tanker truck reportedly overturned on northbound I-81 Wednesday night. It was reported just after 7 p.m. at the 15.5 mile marker near the bridge. As a result, the northbound lanes were closed for some time, with traffic being diverted off route 14. One lane was opened about two hours later, then […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 15, 2024, 10:43 am
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Martinsburg police were called to the aid of a man who had been shot multiple times early Wednesday morning. The victim was found in the 400 Block of West Race Street, but the shooting likely happened on Raleigh Street. Martinsburg Police Chief Erin Gibbons says they do not believe the public is at […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 14, 2024, 6:24 pm
BUNKER HILL, W.Va. — A bridge off Giles Mill Road will be closed for a month beginning next week. A notice from the West Virginia Division of Highways says the Bunker Hill Mill Bridge on Giles Mill Road (County Route 26) in Berkeley County, will be closed 24 hours a day beginning Monday, February 19, […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 14, 2024, 5:42 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Saying Valentine’s Day is the halfway point for the candidacy filing period in the city of Martinsburg, a social media post is reminding aspiring office holders of some deadlines. “This Valentine’s Day, 2024, marks the halfway point of the City of Martinsburg election filing period, which extends through Wednesday, February 28,” the […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 14, 2024, 1:39 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — On Tuesday, the West Virginia  House of Delegates passed three resolutions related to economic development, according to Wrap Up, the official                      blog of the state legislature.  You can read the run down in an article here. 
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 14, 2024, 1:29 pm
    The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.   UNFINISHED BUSINESS   Com. Sub. for SCR 4: US Army 2LT Eston Kuhn Memorial Bridge SCR 21: US Army MSG James E. Jackson Jr. Memorial Road Com. Sub. for SCR 22: USMC Major Cornelius Burdette Memorial Road SCR 23: US Navy LT Lewis Joseph D’Antoni Memorial Road […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 14, 2024, 1:23 pm
DULLES, Va. – A Gerrardstown woman was caught with a loaded gun in a carryon bag during a security screening at Dulles International Airport.                                      It happened Feb. 12th, according to information from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 14, 2024, 12:57 pm
MORGAN COUNTY, W.Va. —                CSX has provided an update on the train derailment that occurred Monday afternoon in western Morgan County. Morgan County EMS reports the derailment occurred around 4:15 in the afternoon near Low Line and Magnolia Road. Tuesday morning, CSX issued a statement advising folks to […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 13, 2024, 5:03 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — An early morning storm Tuesday started out as a rain event before becoming a snowstorm, right as the morning commute was underway. The storm closed area schools and causes traffic headaches. Rt. 51, 45 and Buck Hill Roads near Gerrardstown were completely shut down at the top of the hill for more […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 13, 2024, 4:45 pm