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Service expected to be restored in three hours Spirit staff CHARLES TOWN — Rodents chewing into two fiber optic cable facilities is being blamed for a disruption in service to customers of Frontier Communications throughout Jefferson County Thursday. According to Frontier general manager Paul Espinosa, service is expected to be restored in about three hours […]

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BRYAN CLARK Spirit Staff SHENANDOAH JUNCTION – There have been no serious injuries in the house fire in Shenandoah Junction. The fire at a home on 1st Street engulfed large portions of the home for a time. Initial scanner traffic indicated that an individual might have been trapped in the home, but firefighters on the […]

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Yesterday a police raid authorized by search warrants aimed at obtaining evidence about the recent shooting at Apple Tree Gardens and the April 23rd armed robbery of the nearby 7-11 convenience story led to the arrest of three individuals. None of the three have been charged with anything related to either the shooting or the […]

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Improvements announced at Jefferson Memorial Park

The City of Charles Town’s Board of Parks and Recreation announced plans to fully renovate the large playground at Jefferson Memorial Park over a period of three years. Phase One of the project began on Tuesday, April 24. Within a week, the playground will host new swings, teeter-totters, a slide, a climbing structure and a […]

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One person killed in Ranson shooting, another hospitalized

[cleeng_content id="398709002" description="Read it now!" price="0.15"]RANSON — One man is dead and a woman has been hospitalized following a double shooting in an apartment building in Ranson overnight. Dontrell Tyree Curry, 27, of Ranson was shot in the head sometime around 5 a.m. in a second-floor residence in Building 8 at Apple Tree Apartments, according […]

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Second arrest made in copper theft

MARLA PISCIOTTA Spirit Staff CHARLES TOWN — Jefferson County Sheriff deputies have made a second arrest in the theft of copper materials at South Jefferson Elementary School, which occurred in February. Anthony Hoskins, 20, of Harpers Ferry was arrested April 10 at a residence in Willowbrook subdivision in Charles Town. “We received an anonymous tip […]

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Sharnjett Amar, 23, of Martinsburg, pled guilty in United States District Court to one count of knowingly using an individual under the age of 18 to distribute crack cocaine. Singh, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces a maximum exposure of one to 40 years’ imprisonment and a fine of $2 million.

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A 30-year old Hagerstown resident entered a plea of guilty on March 22 in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg. Robert John Summerville III, 30 , of Hagerstown pled guilty in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg to one count of possession of a firearm in Jefferson County, after previously being convicted of a crime punishable by […]

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Four individuals were named in indictments returned on March 21, 2012 by a federal grand jury in Martinsburg. Ronald G. Kisner II, 26, of Harpers Ferry, was named in a one-count indictment charging him with abusive sexual contact at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. If convicted, Kisner faces a maximum two years’ imprisonment and […]

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SHEPHERDSTOWN — A 19-year old man was injured during a brawl early this morning at an eatery in Shepherdstown, according to a press release from the Shepherdstown Police Department. Terrell Leonard, 19, of Natrona, Pa., was taken to Jefferson Memorial Hospital after being stabbed in his upper left arm inside Tony’s Pizza at 126 E. […]

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