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MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Hospitals in the Eastern Panhandle are operating at ‘crisis mode’ these days due to a surge of patients coming in with COVID symptoms. Donnie Grubb is Trauma Coordinator at WVU Medicine’s Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg. He told the Panhandle News Network they’re seeing a surge at Berkeley and Jefferson Medical Centers. […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: January 20, 2022, 5:19 pm
WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – A new initiative to combat health care fraud in West Virginia was launched today in Wheeling, according to United States Attorney Bill Ihlenfeld. State and federal agencies gathered at the U.S. Attorney’s office Tuesday for the first meeting of the Mountaineer Health Care Fraud Strike Force, a unit that will take […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: January 19, 2022, 1:26 pm
MARTINSBURG, W. Va. — A Martinsburg man has been found guilty of two felony counts of 1st degree sexual abuse. Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Catie Wilkes Delligatti announced yesterday that 30-year-old Daniel Alonzo Vigil was found guilty by a Berkeley County jury Friday January 14th after a three day trial. Each county carries a sentence […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: January 19, 2022, 12:56 pm
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — A local health expert is asking employers to not require their employees to see a doctor for a COVID test. War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs released some tips from Dr. Jeffrey Feit, Valley Health Population and Community Health Officer. Feit suggests using an at-home test for COVID. If it is […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: January 18, 2022, 4:32 pm
  BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Morgan County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Jason Hoover is not talking snowfall amounts yet. But he is warning folks in the listening area to “stay aware and stay prepared.” Morgan County Sheriff KC Bohrer shared Hoover’s admonitions ahead of a storm that’s developing and could impact […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: January 13, 2022, 6:03 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The driver of a passenger car is dead after an early morning accident on I-81 near Martinsburg. Berkeley County Sheriff Nathan Harmon says the accident happened about a quarter to 1 in the morning when a 2013 Kia heading northbound sruck a tractor trailer that was parked on the shoulder of the […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: January 13, 2022, 3:48 pm
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — West Virginia residents will have another chance to get rid of unwanted vehicle tires this month. On January 22nd, the Berkeley Springs Department of Highways Garage will host a Tire Collection event in conjunction with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and REAP. The collection event runs from 10 a.m. […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: January 13, 2022, 12:07 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Berkeley County woman has admitted to a drug charge in federal court. The US Attorney’s Office reports 25-year-old Ataiah J. Turner, of Martinsburg, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of “Distribution of Fentanyl.” Turner, who also goes by the name “Queen,” admitted to selling fentanyl in January 2021 in Berkeley County. […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: January 13, 2022, 11:07 am
RANSON, W.Va. — A fire reported at the Rockwool manufacturing plant in Ranson has been contained and is being described as minor. The fire was discovered Wednesday evening around 8:30 p.m., when a warehouse employee reported a burning smell. Smoke could be seen near an outside storage area of the facility. A release from the […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: January 13, 2022, 11:01 am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has tested positive for the coronavirus and is, according to his staff, “very ill.” The governor is fully vaccinated and boosted. He reportedly received monoclonal antibody treatment due to his age. The Governor’s Office late Tuesday announced Justice opted to get tested after experiencing “the sudden onset […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: January 12, 2022, 6:17 pm