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Police reveal details of Independence Day shooting

PRESS RELEASE Martinsburg Police Department On Wednesday, July 04, 2012, an event to celebrate the 4th of July was scheduled at War Memorial Park, in Martinsburg West Virginia.  During the course of events on the date, officers were scheduled for crowd control in the park. At approximately 8pm on this date, several gunshots were heard […]

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Businesses step in to help in storm aftermath

RANSON – While the June 29 storm left a number of businesses without power and forced to close, the storm’s aftermath has boosted traffic at many restaurants and hotels across the area. By July 1, many locals had checked into the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown – which offered discounted rates – and other local hotels for […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — President Barack Obama issued an emergency declaration for West Virginia on Saturday following violent storms that downed trees and power lines across the state, leaving more than 680,000 without electricity as temperatures in the 90s continued. The emergency declaration authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide help and coordinate relief efforts. […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A West Virginia state senator is among the injured after summer storms thrashed much of the state. Senate President Jeff Kessler says Sen. Mark Wills suffered a closed head and internal injuries in a Friday car crash. Kessler said the violent storm caught the Mercer County Democrat as he drove to Summersville […]

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Keeping safety in line

HARPERS FERRY — Redundancy is built into nearly every procedure that River Riders uses to propel people along ziplines by the Potomac River near Harpers Ferry. Two heavy clips attach two thick nylon lines from a firmly harnessed rider to a thick metal cable. Two guides travel along to station themselves both at the launch […]

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HARPERS FERRY – A Blue Ridge Home Owners Association hopes that its gift of a new well on the mountain will help to alleviate long-standing complaints about water service on ‘the Mountain.’ This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again to view […]

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Buckles honored
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We all can breathe a little easier The American Lung Association in West Virginia is in appreciation of Sen. Jay Rockefeller’s stance against Sen. Inhofe’s attempt to limit air protection standards with the proposal of S.J. Res 37, a resolution that would have overturned the EPA’s mercury and air toxics standards and allowed power plants […]

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A popular homestead exemption for 190,000 senior citizens and those who are disabled in West Virginia that allows them to avoid paying local property taxes on the first $20,000 of their assessed residential property has been on the books since a constitutional amendment was approved by voters in 1982. Many legislators would like to see […]

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Mickey named Jefferson’s Distinguished Citizen

CHARLES TOWN – Most of the business owners honored at last week’s annual Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce awards dinner knew ahead of time they’d be winners, but that wasn’t the case for Don Mickey – this year’s recipient of the Distinguished Citizen of Jefferson County Award. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view […]

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