FCSO Deputy locates missing teen in WV

Deputy Dan Clarke of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office located a missing 14 year old boy in Morgan County just after 4 pm on Monday.

The boy was reported missing on Sunday evening with a search continuing through the evening and into Monday.

He was originally reported missing from the family’s home in the New Hope Road and Theodore Hovermale Road area and was found in a tree blind near Sandy Lane.

The juvenile was transported to War Memorial Hospital by Morgan County EMS for treatment of exposure to cold temperatures.

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department thanked numerous local agencies in their press release including the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team and specifically Deputy Dan Clarke and his K-9, the Winchester City Office of Emergency Management, and West Virginia State Police among others.

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Flood warning in effect in West Virginia


The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Opequon Creek near Martinsburg, affecting Berkeley and Jefferson counties in West Virginia, and the Cacapon River in Morgan County, W.Va.

Minor flooding is forecast on both waterways, according to the weather statement.

Motorists are reminded not to drive through areas where water is running across the road. Turn around, don’t drown.

Train derailment in Morgan County; no injuries or chemicals reported

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Morgan County West Virginia 911 operators received a call at 4:30 pm on Monday from CSX Advising to notify the authorities of a train derailment in the area of Low Line and Magnolia Road.

Numerous law enforcement, EMTs, Fire and Rescue, and Hazardous Materials teams were dispatched to the site.

Upon arrival at the scene, a perimeter was established for safety reasons, but no evacuation was requested.

Hazardous materials teams and CSX worked together to evaluate the area and determined that CSX would handle the cleanup of the incident.

All local first responders cleared the scene by 7:52 pm.

Preliminary investigations found that the derailed train included three empty cars, one car of dry cement, one car of calcium chloride, and four cars of sodium hydroxide.

The cause of the derailment remains under investigation.

There were no injuries to the train crew and CSX thanked local authorities for their swift response.

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Morgan County Authorities arrest a murder suspect

According to the Morgan Messenger Morgan County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Deputies  have made an arrest in a murder.

The MCSO Deputies have charged 21 year old Gabriel Cardwell of Matinsburg with the stabbing death of a Berkeley Springs man.

Deputies responded to reports of a disturbance in the 9000 block of Winchester Grade Road around 1 a.m. Monday September 5.

On arrival authorities were informed that a man had tried to intervene in a domestic disturbance and was stabbed.

The victim is 47 year old Scott Mullen of Berkeley Springs who was found suffering from 13 stabs wounds.

Cardwell was found near the scene and reportedly told arresting officers that he stabbed Mullen but wasn’t sure how many times.

It is reported that Cardwell had come to the property to talk to a woman but was asked to leave several times but would not.

The unidentified woman came out of the house and was pushed by Cardwell.

Mullen tried to intervene when he was stabbed and shortly after died from his wounds at the scene.

The investigation into the incident continues with authorities asking anyone with additional information to come forward.

Contact the MCSO at 1-304-258-1067.

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