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Inmate escape prompts security review MORGANTOWN — Security procedures at a federal prison camp in northern West Virginia are under review following an inmate’s escape. The search for 42-year-old Eugene Nicholas Cobbs is continuing. The U.S. Marshals Service says Cobbs walked away from FCI Morgantown on April 10. FCI Morgantown spokeswoman Marilyn Veltri says that […]

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April 21 12:01 a.m. U.S. 340, reckless driver, vehicle located/driver advised of complaint 12:45 a.m. Park Street, disturbance, advised of options 1:29 a.m. Wolfcraft Way, assist W.Va. State Police (vehicle crash), assistance rendered 3:29 a.m. East Washington Street, narcotics complaint, citation issued for possession of marijuana 1:45 p.m. East Liberty Street, disturbance, advised of options […]

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April 23 5:05 p.m. Lower Clubhouse, domestic battery, report taken 6:20 p.m. Bloomery Road, petit larceny/destruction of property, report taken 10:20 p.m. Cattail Run Road, revoked DUI 2nd/defective equipment, arrest April 24 2:39 a.m. East Washington Street, DUI 1st/possession, arrest 9:18 a.m. Paynes Ford Road, attempted daytime burglary, report taken 12:30 p.m. Declaration Drive, grand […]

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Saturday brings Historic Preservation 101 The Berkeley County Historic Landmarks Commission in conjunction with the West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office and the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions is hosting a workshop entitled, “Historic Preservation: How to Guide Potential Buyers of Historic Properties.” The workshop will cover myths and facts about historic buildings; typical architectural […]

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PRAISE & nays

PRAISE to the Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle for honoring the late Bob Miller as its 2013 Champion for Youth. Miller, the Millers Electric CEO who worked with the Boys & Girls Club for years and served as chairman of its board of directors in 2010, died suddenly at 56 in January. […]

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April 15 was the 117th running of the Boston Marathon, the oldest and most prestigious foot race in the world. I have had the privilege of running 20 of them.The amazing camaraderie among the runners, spectators, volunteers, and the City of Boston draws me and my family back every year. This race has a special […]

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BRYAN CLARK Spirit Staff CHARLES TOWN – A former Shepherd University employee was charged with one count of fraudulent schemes and 53 counts of fraudulent use of a purchasing card for allegedly using a state purchasing card to buy $85,933 of personal items. Elizabeth “Libby” Shanton was indicted for allegedly charging various items including dishware, […]

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BOB MADISON sports@spiritofjefferson.com SHEPHERDSTOWN — On Friday, April 19, Shepherd University held its 52nd McMurran Convocation in honor of its 2013 McMurran Scholars. The ceremony was held in the Frank Center Theater as presented by the Faculty Center Scholarship and Awards Committee and presided over by Dr. Christopher Ames, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and […]

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