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  • Suspect Who Fled From Police Implicated in Boonsboro Theft from Relative: Two Charged June 19, 2024
    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Two suspects led deputies on a chase in a vehicle one of them had reportedly stolen from his deceased grandparents. The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department tells The Panhandle News Network it happened Tuesday just before 2 a.m. when BCSD Corporal Walker initiated a traffic stop on a 2003 Toyota 4 Runner for…
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  • Digging History: Harpers Ferry NHP Archaeologists Give History Talks, Artifact Sneak Peeks June 19, 2024
    HARPERS FERRY, W Va. – Visitors to the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park can now get a behind-the-scenes look at the history of Harpers Ferry through special events with their archeology team. An ongoing series of presentations from Harpers Ferry National Historical Park’s (NHP) cultural resource specialist and archaeologist, Darlene Hassler will shine a light…
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  • Marlowe 7-11 Robbery Suspect Sought June 18, 2024
    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help in tracking down a suspect they say emptied the cash register and stole cigarettes at the Marlowe 7-11 then fled on foot. The incident occurred early Tuesday morning. Deputies were dispatched just before 1 a.m. to the store at 8949 Williamsport Pike.…
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  • Berkeley County Schools Introduces its New Superintendent June 18, 2024
    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — With less than two weeks before outgoing Berkeley County Schools Superintendent Ron Stephen’s time at the helm was to come to an end, his replacement has been named. In a unanimous vote at Monday night’s meeting of the Berkeley County Schools Board of Education, Dr. Ryan S. Saxe was selected as the…
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  • Arrest Made In 2022 Hagerstown Murder: Suspect Found in North Carolina June 18, 2024
    CHARLOTTE, NC — A man wanted in a 2022 homicide in Hagerstown has been apprehended in Charlotte, NC. Hagerstown Police Lt. Rebecca Fetchu tells The Panhandle News Network that murder suspect Taejon Gill was arrested on June 13th on an outstanding warrant related to the murder of Sharron Clark October 18, 2022 on Murph Ave.…
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  • Saxe Will Be New Berkeley County Superintendent of Schools June 18, 2024
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Berkeley County Schools has a new superintendent, current Cabell County School Superintendent Ryan Saxe. Here’s the motion from board member Damon Wright at Monday night’s Board of Education meeting: Dr. Ryan Saxe The board approved a three-year contract. The Berkeley County BOE announced in May it would not be renewing the contract…
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  • Town of Bath to Consider Additional Sales Tax Tonight at Public Hearing June 18, 2024
    BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Officials in the Town of Bath are seeking the public’s input as they consider an ordinance that would add an additional one percent sales tax in the town. A public hearing is set for Tuesday, June 18th at 5:30 in the Town Hall at 271 Wilkes St., Berkeley Springs. If it…
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  • Hagerstown City Police Investigating Two Shooting Incidents June 17, 2024
    HAGERSTOWN, MD — The Hagerstown Police Department says two separate incidents occurred in the city over the weekend during which shots were fired into vehicles. The first occurred June 15th. HPD Lt. Rebecca Fetchu said in a press release around 10:40pm Officers of the Hagerstown Police Department responded to the area of Jonathan St and…
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  • Replacement for Berkeley Springs Police Chief May Be Announced Tuesday June 17, 2024
    BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Following the resignation last month of Berkeley Springs Police Department William Carper, the Town of Bath is expected to present a motion to appoint Officer Ronald Gardner to the role during tomorrow’s Town of Bath Council meeting. No word was given on the reason for Chief Carper’s resignation. He has served…
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  • Martinsburg City Council Meeting Wrap, June 13 June 14, 2024
    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — At Martinsburg’s City council meeting Thursday, Mayor Kevin Knowles administered the oath of office to new Police Officers Edward Rougerio, Thaddeus Wright, and Christopher O’Neil. In other business the council approved Jamila Jones and Sabrinah Reese to the Martinsburg Housing Authority. There will be a special council meetings on June 17th at 5:00…
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