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20-year-old sentenced to life with parole for WV kidnapping

Oct. 29, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A 20-year-old convicted of a kidnapping and shooting that left a West Virginia man in a wheelchair has been sentenced to life in prison with parole. The Martinsburg Journal reports Asaveon Kyree Coleman will be eligible for parole after serving 15 years of his kidnapping sentence....

4 more public forums set in WVa on substance abuse response

Oct. 21, 2019 4:26 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Four more public forums are set this week on a statewide response to substance abuse in West Virginia. The meetings are scheduled for Monday at the University of Charleston student union ballroom, Tuesday at the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office training center in Martinsburg,...

Museum celebrates 5 years of teaching West Virginia children

Oct. 20, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Just off East Martin Street in downtown Martinsburg and interwoven with Caperton train station, there are small, multicolored stickers littering the floors that encourage the Mountain State's youth to follow these pathways and portals to different eras in the Eastern Panhandle's...

Public forums on substance abuse response plan set in WVa

Oct. 14, 2019 4:36 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Public forums will be held starting this week on a statewide response to substance abuse in West Virginia. The first will be Tuesday at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center. Other forums are scheduled for Wednesday at the West Virginia University-Parkersburg campus, Oct. 21...

Ex-trooper: It wasn't necessary to report beating details

Oct. 9, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia trooper says it was it wasn't necessary to report all the details of him beating a teenager. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Michael Kennedy testified Tuesday at his deprivation of rights trial over the November beating of a 16-year-old who led...

Trial starts for WVa trooper charged in beating of teen

Oct. 8, 2019 6:52 AM EDT

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A trial has started for a West Virginia trooper federally charged in the beating of a teenager who led authorities on a high-speed chase after rear-ending a deputy. News outlets report prosecutors opened the deprivation of rights trial on Monday by arguing that Michael Kennedy...

Macy's West Virginia distribution center adding 6,000 jobs

Sep. 27, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The Macy's fulfillment center in Martinsburg, West Virginia says they're hiring more than 6,000 people for full-time, part-time and seasonal positions. News outlets report the retail chain announced the hiring spree Thursday. Macy's northeast media relations manager Katelyn Yannie...

West Virginia jail inmate found face down outside cell dies

Sep. 26, 2019 11:01 AM EDT

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say an inmate at a West Virginia jail has died. The Journal cited a statement from West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety spokesman Lawrence Messina in reporting that 62-year-old Randy William Nealis died Sept. 19 at a hospital after being found...

Skin care company from Poland opens center in West Virginia

Sep. 23, 2019 3:56 AM EDT

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A company from Poland has opened its first branch in the U.S. with a sales and distribution center in West Virginia. Bandi Laboratories has made skin care products in Poland for more than 30 years. It opened its center in Martinsburg last week. The West Virginia Development Office...

WV horse therapy program aids those with disabilities

Sep. 21, 2019 10:00 AM EDT

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Despite heavy storm clouds rolling in above 1952 Files Cross Road, Aiden Sowers, 4, who has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), shouted to his father, Don, from their vehicle parked on the gravel roadway that the rain had not started falling and they should be able to...