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February 17, 2003

City offers reward in recent robbery cases


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Martinsburg City Council is offering a $500 reward for information about a series of recent robberies in the city.

The robberies were at several convenience stores, a beauty salon and a hotel, Martinsburg Police said.

The incidents began with the Dec. 31 robbery of Jumps Grocery on North High Street and have continued until last week when The Old Berkeley News store on North Queen Street was robbed Wednesday, police said.

A reward of up to $500 will be given to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people involved in the robberies, police said.

Martinsburg Police ask those with information to call them at 304-264-2110.




Heavy snow causes Legion roof to collapse


BRUNSWICK, Md. - A section of the wooden roof of The Brunswick American Legion collapsed under heavy snow, said Todd Webber, assistant captain of the Brunswick Volunteer Fire Co.

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The fire department was called to the legion, at 18 South Maple Ave. in Brunswick, at 4:41 p.m., he said. The collapse occurred on the second floor in the back half of the building, he said.

"It pushed the cinder block walls out and the roof come right down in the middle of it," he said.

He said there was no one in the building when the roof collapsed.

Brunswick Volunteer Ambulance Co. and Lovettsville Fire Co. in Virginia also responded.

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