BCSD investigate a father daughter stabbing in Inwood

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The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department (BCSD) reports the investigation of a stabbing in Inwood.

At approximately 11:30 A.M. May 8  Berkeley County Sheriff’s Deputies and West Virginia State Police responded to the stabbing at the Inwood McDonald’s.

The unidentified wounded victim told authorities that his 25-year-old daughter stabbed him in the chest and fled in her car.

The father confirmed that his daughter Julia Chanclor had gotten into an argument with him that escalated.

During the argument Cnanclor grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed her father multiple times causing severe injuries.

His injuries were so severe that the father was flown to INOVA Fairfax hospital by helicopter and is currently in critical condition.

Approximately an hour later Chanclor was found in her vehicle on Apple Harvest Drive in Martinsburg.

Chanclor was taken into custody without incident and is being charged with attempted murder.

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SNP begins spraying to eradicate the spongy month

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Shenandoah Natural Park (SNP) reports that aerial spraying for the spongy moth is in progress as of May 14.

The helicopter to do the work arrived Monday May 13 and is expected to lift off May 14 starting around 6:30 A.M. weather permitting.

The spongy moth which can defoliate trees began its early arrival this year due to warmer weather.

Additional treatment days will be selected through Friday May 17.

The treatment is expected to be done largely in the morning but may have to be done throughout the day due to weather conditions.

Visitors to the park will experience noise and possible wind from the low flying helicopter in the treatment areas.

The spray used in the procedure is Bacillus Thuringiensis Kurstaki or BTK and has been thoroughly studied.

The chemicals used are not harmful to humans, wildlife, plants, buildings, or vehicles and can be removed with soap and water.

The process is to eradicate the spongy moth and prevent tree mortality and can be monitored here.

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USDOE announce a James Wood Senior as a Presidential Scholar

United States Department of Education (USDOE) announced by email that a Frederick County Public School (FCPS) student is a U.S. Presidential Scholar.

James Wood High School student Olivia Judd has been named to the 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholar program.

Judd is one of 161 outstanding American High School Seniors that shows academic achievement among other attributes and contributes to school and community.

According to the email U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona made the announcement and noted that Judd’s appointment and all the students selected represent the best of our nation’s schools.

The Secretary went on to say that these students inspire hope in the bright future of this country.

Each student selected for the honor is offered the opportunity to name the teacher that influenced them the most.

Judd chose Carrie Boswell as her biggest influence at James Wood High School.

Now Boswell will receive a personal letter from the Secretary of Education.

All students selected in 2024 will be recognized this summer in an online program to be announced.

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News Maker Casey Hollins on new technology for REC

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) is working on their vegetation management.

We spoke with REC’s Managing Director of Communication and Public Relations Casey Hollins about it in our latest news makers.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County.

Experience Warren County Where History, Nature, and Family Come Together.

Casey tells us that it is that time of year again to begin to clear vegetation from around the power lines.

She also tells us there is some new technology to accomplish the goal.

Casey tells us that satellites are now used to examine the health of trees around the power lines.

Click here for Casey’s latest news maker.

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