(08/12/2010)
SEVEN YEARS SINCE SNIPER HIT - This week is the 7th anniversary of the Kanawha County sniper shootings.

On August 10th, 2003, Gary Carrier was shot at the Go-Mart on Bigley Avenue. Four days later, Jeanie Patton and Okey Meadows were gunned down within minutes of each other at two separate gas stations in eastern Kanawha County.

Police had a massive manhunt for months, but no arrests have ever been made in connection with the shootings.

GAMING PARLOR STRUCK - State Police in Monongalia County are investigating an armed robbery at the Starz gaming parlor in Morgantown.

Police say a suspect pulled a gun on the woman who was working behind the counter, and demanded money and then took off on foot with an unknown amount of cash.

RANSON HAS TWO HOLD-UPS - Two armed robberies took place in Ranson and police believe the same person may be responsible for both crimes.

Police have arrested Charles Town resident Alexis Rios-Conde as a suspect in the case.

The first robbery occurred at the 7-11 convenience store at 5 a.m. Monday.

The second robbery was at the Sofia's in Ranson Square. The description was the same as the first robber.

MARION CO. WOMAN DOES IT AGAIN - A Marion County woman is behind bars on similar charges that put her in jail last year.

Rachel Hawkinberry is charged with robbery after she walked into Mom's Restaurant armed with a knife and demanded money from a worker, Sunday.

Hawkinberry was stopped by a few customers who were able to grab the knife away from her, and held her down until deputies arrived.

She was arrested last year on attempted robbery charges at the Dollar General in Fairmont.

Hawkinberry is being held in the North Central Regional Jail on a $20,000 cash only bond.

HUNTINGTON ARRESTS IN MURDER CASE Two individuals, including a 17-year-old, have been arrested and charged with murder in the death of Mark Lowry, who was shot in Huntington on July 26.

Rajion A. Mayo, 18, of Huntington, and a Huntington juvenile whose name has not been released by police, are in custody.


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