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News in Berkeley County, West Virginia

Lottery fines 'faux fraternals'
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:25:44 -0700

By Eric Eyre The West Virginia Lottery Commission fined seven video lottery establishments and a machine distributor a combined $11,000 Tuesday for violating state laws that cover fraternal organizations. The sanctions follow the Lottery's 10-month investigation of so-called "faux fraternals" - Limited Video Lottery locations that operate under the guise of being fraternal lodges. As fraternal ...

Berkeleyside Blotter: Crime in Berkeley, Sept. 11-17
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:27:01 -0700

This is a partial list of recent crime in Berkeley , compiled by Berkeleyside, and based on reports to the Berkeley Police Department unless otherwise noted. The following items represent a sampling of calls, and times may be approximate. From Sept. 11-17 , there were reports of 19 burglaries , 23 auto break-ins or thefts from vehicles and seven stolen vehicles , according to CrimeMapping.com ...

Plants' future as Kanawha County prosecutor in judges' hands
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:26:02 -0700

By Kate White A conflict that bars Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants' office from prosecuting charges similar to the ones Plants faces has no end in sight, a former director of the West Virginia Ethics Commission testified Tuesday. The hearing to determine Plants' fate as prosecutor wrapped up Tuesday, after former state Ethics Commission director Lewis Brewer told a three-judge ...

Police shoot man in Berkeley County
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:10:37 -0700

By Staff reports FALLING WATERS -- Police shot an armed man in Falling Waters earlier this week after they say he refused to surrender his weapon. A trooper with the Martinsburg detachment of the West Virginia State Police and a deputy with the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department responded to a 911 call on Monday around 8 p.m. alleging that Travis Brant, 32, was intoxicated and involved in a ...

PSC receives grant to increase inspections on commercial vehicles
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 11:28:00 -0700

NEWS RELEASE:The Public Service Commission of West Virginia has received a $180,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to increase inspections of commercial motor vehicles...

Clock ticking in W.Va., Va. to seek flood loans
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:44:11 -0700

Time is running out to apply for federal disaster loans in areas of West Virginia and Virginia that were hit by flooding on June 12.

Friday Night Lights
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:04:16 -0700

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Family of slain Berkeley woman offer reward
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:40:38 -0700

The Associated Press MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The family of a slain Berkeley County woman is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the killer. Media outlets report that Taylor Hawkridge's family announced the reward Tuesday at a news conference. The reward is being offered through the West Virginia State Police through September. It will drop to $5,000 beginning in ...

Elderly woman hit by stray bullet in Charleston, West Virginia
Sun, 07 Sep 2014 15:28:30 -0700

Seventy year- old Betty Johnson of Charleston, West Virginia woman is out of the hospital after she is grazed by a stray bullet. The shooting occurred in the 300 block of Berkeley Street on Sunday morning.

More than $1.26M in grants awarded across state
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 21:10:42 -0700

The West Virginia Commission on the Arts and the West Virginia Division of Culture and History recently awarded more than $1.26 million in competitive grants to 55 organizations and 25 individual artists across the state. Individual artists, nonprofit arts and community organizations, public educational institutions, school boards, local or county government agencies and colleges and ...