Berkeley Co. Sheriff seeks information

Two people are dead and one person has been injured after a shooting in the parking lot of Laddie’s  Bar and Grill in Martinsburg on Saturday night.

The shooting was reported just after 8 p.m. two of the victims were found dead at the scene with the third victim being transported to Berkeley Medical Center for emergency treatment.

His condition is unknown at this time.

Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department is enlisting the public’s help in the matter.

Anyone with any information is asked to get in touch with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office at 304-267-7000.

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Front Royal Town Council goes virtual

front royal town hall

Tonight’s Front Royal Town Council meeting and work session at Warren County Government Center Board Room will begin at 7 p.m..

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions Citizens and members of the press are encouraged to stay home and watch the meeting live on the town’s website at frontroyalva.com or on Comcast channel 16.

The Town Staff will remote in to this session.

There is no public comment at this work sessions and special meetings.

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Handley Library’s Winter Reading Challenge

Handley Regional Library System which includes Clarke, Frederick Counties and the City of Winchester announces the 2021 Winter Reading Challenge: Books Like Us for kids and teens.

The Library systems program runs through the month of January with a chance to win online tickets based on the number of books read.

Library staff will also be conducting a series of programs online including interactive story time, teen video game nights, crafts and more.

All programs are designed to connect literacy and entertainment. Learn more and sign up for the Winter Reading Challenge here.

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Sports: Monday, January 4, 2021

WFT Wins NFC East, Ravens Punch their Playoff Ticket, NFL Playoffs Set

The Washington Football Team is in the NFL playoffs for the first time since 2015, with a 20-14 win over Philadelphia Eagles last night. QB Alex Smith threw 2 TD passes, and the Washington defense held Jalen Hurts to just 7 of 20 passing in the NFC East clincher. At 7-9, the WFT became just the third team to make it to the post season in a non-strike year. Washington will now face Tom Brady and the Bucs Saturday night at Fed-Ex Field. Kickoff is set for 8:15.

The Baltimore Ravens earned a spot in the AFC playoffs with an easy 38-3 win over the Bengals. Baltimore racked up 404 yards on the ground as they finished the regular season at 11-5. The Ravens will now meet the Titans in the Wild Card Round, with a 1:05 Sunday kickoff.

In other NFL action yesterday, the Green Bay Packers wrapped up home field advantage in the NFC by beating the Bears 35-16. With Arizona’s loss to the Rams, the Bears earn the 7th seed in the NFC. Cleveland is back in the playoffs for the first time since 2002 with their 24-22 win over the Steelers. Those 2 teams will meet again in the AFC Wild Card round.

The Washington Wizards improved to 2-5 with a 123-122 road win over the Nets. Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal combined for 51 points.

And in college hoop, number-9 WVU continues their 2-game road trip at Oklahoma State tonight at 9.