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Past articles by Caroline:

Walmart robbery suspect’s photos and description released

Prince William County, Va. (WDVM) — Police have released photos and description of a suspect accused of carrying a firearm into Walmart and demanding money. On Sunday at 6:12 p.m., officers arrived at the Walmart located at 17041 Jefferson David Highway in Dumfries to investigate a possible robbery. According to a press release, Prince William […] → Read More

Alternative Baseball expanding across the nation

FREDERICK, Md. (WDVM)– A young man with autism is giving autistic teens and adults the chance to play baseball. 24-year-old Taylor Duncan founded the Alternative Baseball organization, a registered non-profit developmental program for autistic athletes 15 years and older. What started as a local movement has turned into a nationwide mission to promote inclusion and opportunities […] → Read More

Virginia man charged in New Year’s Day crash, left one woman dead

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (WDVM)– A Virginia man has been charged by a grand jury for a crash that left a 60-year-old woman dead on New Year’s Day. 32-year-old Cody Braithwaite is charged with DUI resulting in death and other charges related to fleeing from police after officers chased him for several miles down 81-south bound. On […] → Read More

Halfway’s Lost African-American Cemetery: The Story Unfolded

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WDVM)– In 2009, the neighborhood on Clinton Avenue discovered their entire block sits on a lost burial ground.  “I just feel bad that people are buried here that were getting trampled over or lost by the overgrowth or forgotten about,” said Neighbor Elizabeth Paul. “That was even before I knew the historic significance.” […] → Read More

Summit Point man charged with first-degree murder

SUMMIT POINT, W.Va. (WDVM) — After a two month delay due to covid-19, a Summit Point man has been charged with murder. 32-year-old Jeremy Newkirk is charged with first-degree murder in connection to the death of 27-year-old John Wilson. Back on March 23rd, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Wood End Farm Lane Residence […] → Read More

Firehouse Subs employee fired over racist receipt name

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (WDVM) — On April 7, 2020, Martinsburg Resident Shikera Burns ordered a sandwich from Foxcroft Avenue’s Firehouse Subs. On the receipt, she noticed a word where her name should be. For unknown reasons, an employee put the word “ghetto” on her receipt. “At first I was feeling kind of uneasy about it because […] → Read More

Capito wins by landslide, plans to move mountains in her mountain state

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WDVM)– On election night, Senator Shelley Moore Capito won the GOP Primary seat with 85-percent of the votes and even then, she owed it all to her family. “My dad obviously was a force to be reckoned with in West Virginia and I just said to somebody tonight, I always miss my parents […] → Read More

Hagerstown man arrested for holding a woman and baby at knife point

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WDVM) — East Antietam Street in Hagerstown was partially shut down for over an hour after police received a call about a woman and her baby being held by a man at knife point. Hagerstown City Police responded to 59 East Antietam Street around 6 p.m. Tuesday and arrived at a household with […] → Read More

Sheriff K.C. Bohrer looks back on 42 years of law enforcement experience

MORGAN COUNTY. W.Va. (WDVM)– In 1978, 18-year-old K.C. Bohrer became a police officer in Paw Paw, West Virginia after his friends West Virginia State Troopers Charlie Johnson and Thomas Hercules were killed on January 12th, 1977. “When they died a year before I started even though I knew I wanted to be a police officer, […] → Read More

Jonathan Street residents demand to end senseless violence

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WDVM) — Residents cried out for Jesus to come into the Jonathan Street community for 12 hours, 7 a.m to 7 p.m. Residents lined the streets declaring the neighborhood is theirs. “Jonathan Street for me is home,” said Resident Joseph Jefferson. “Jonathan Street is a place I grew up in, I lived in […] → Read More

Residents react to Jonathan Street shooting

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WDVM) — Jonathan Street was a lot quieter than usual Tuesday morning, residents said they were shocked and in disbelief after a 15-year-old girl was shot Monday night. Down on the 300 block, residents said the whole Jonathan Street Community wants answers for the girl and her family. She has since been released […] → Read More

Update: 15-year-old girl shot on Jonathan Street released from hospital

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WDVM) — The 15-year-old girl shot on Jonathan Street late Monday night has been released from Baltimore Shock Trauma as of Tuesday. According to Hagerstown City Police Spokesperson Heather Aleshire, she says they do have a suspect in mind but no arrests or charges have been made so far. Police are still investigating, […] → Read More

Federal Court rules in favor of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WDVM)– A federal court ruled in favor of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and his executive order placing restrictions on residents during the coronavirus pandemic. A lawsuit from Delegate Dan Cox and several others was dismissed Wednesday, which sought to challenge the stay-at-home order and regulations put into place by Hogan, saying the orders […] → Read More

Virtual Concert benefits interpersonal violence victims

SHENANDOAH COUNTY, Va. (WDVM)– Formerly known as the Shenandoah Women’s Center, the Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center hosted a virtual concert all to benefit survivors of interpersonal violence. Community Coordinator M.K. Francisco created the SAAM-Jam 2020 Concert that gathered bands from the tri-state area to raise funds necessary to keep operations moving. All proceeds will help […] → Read More

Maryland State Police crack down on dangerous driving, says laws still apply even with open roads

MARYLAND (WDVM) — Maryland State Police saturated the roads with patrols stretching from the Eastern Shore to Western Maryland to crack down on speeding and reducing crashes, all due to dangerous driving. From May 15th-to the 17th, Maryland State Police heightened their enforcement in lieu of Governor Larry Hogan’s decision to slowly start re-opening. The […] → Read More

West Virginia Courts reopen, all 55 counties are off Hot-spot List

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WDVM)– Monday marked the beginning of resuming normal operations for West Virginia courts, however the changes aren’t expected to happen over night. According to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, courts in “Green Counties” that weren’t hit as hard with the coronavirus can resume normal operations while sanitizing, social distancing […] → Read More

19-year-old Virginia man arrested and charged for felony hit & run

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. (WDVM)– A 19-year-old Woodbridge man is behind bars after police arrested him for allegedly crashing into a woman’s truck several times before fleeing from the police. Prince William County police officers responded Saturday right before 6:30 p.m. to Allen Dent Road in Dumfries where a 33-year-old woman reported she was struck […] → Read More

Maryland School for the Deaf thrives in pandemic: ASL actually is an advantage to health safety

FREDERICK, Md. (WDVM)– In a world full of face coverings and online meetings, the deaf community could be facing abnormal struggles during the coronavirus pandemic. However, Maryland School for the Deaf see’s using american sign language to communicate as a huge advantage to health safety. “Now sometimes if I was to go visit friends, we’re […] → Read More

Animal Adoptions continue virtually during pandemic

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WDVM)– Across the country, animal shelter cages are being emptied by Americans adopting or fostering animals during the coronavirus pandemic. With the help of technology, meeting a four-legged friend is easier now more than ever. “We finally got all the logistics worked out and that’s when we officially launched our new remote adoption […] → Read More

West Virginia heads into Week 3, future details on Week 4

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WDVM)– West Virginia is currently heading into Week Three of their “West Virginia Strong: Come-back Plan” which means more businesses are opening up. As of Monday, wellness facilities and drive-in movie theaters are open, and this Friday the 15th guided fishing trips will be opening, allowing up to two anglers and one guide […] → Read More