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November 7, 2013

Man enters new plea in 1976 slaying - 11/08

FREDERICK (AP) — A man granted a new trial after his conviction in a 1976 slaying was overturned has pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to time served.

Prosecutors say 56-year-old Raymond Walker entered the plea Thursday in court in Frederick. He had served 37 years in prison in the shooting death of William Thompson.

Prosecutors said Walker shot Thompson while robbing his liquor store. He was convicted in January 1977.

Last year, the Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, ruled that jury instructions prior to 1980 led to unfair trials.

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    A Cumberland woman was charged with giving two false statements to police after they investigated an alleged assault and robbery.

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    April 22, 2014

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    A city man was arrested Sunday on drug possession and distribution charges following a traffic stop by an officer on patrol in the Pershing Street area.
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    April 21, 2014

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    A wildfire has forced the closing of a portion of the New River Gorge National River’s Endless Wall Trail.

    April 21, 2014

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    An inmate who escaped from the Huntington Work Release Center is back in custody and facing new charges.

    April 21, 2014