Local Update - January 19, 2007

Aiken convenience store robbed

An armed robber is on the run this morning after demanding money from the Kent's Korner Store in Aiken.

Deputies say just after midnight Wednesday night, a masked man carrying a handgun and dressed in a red and black winter coat walked into the store demanding money.

The suspect is described as an 18 or 19-year-old male, 5' 7", weighing 140 pounds.

If you know where he is, please contact the authorities.

Burglary suspect caught on tape turns himself in

A burglary suspect turned himself into the Aiken County Sheriff's Department.

Surveillance video from Aiken Augusta Window Tint shows Larry Bussey breaking into the store earlier this week.

He busted through the office door, then made off with a cash box and a money bag.

In the video, when the suspect turns on the light and notices the camera, he turns the light back off, walks across the room, and points it away.

Augusta pizza restaurant robbed

Richmond County deputies are looking for two armed robbers.

Meme's Pizza on Tobacco Road was robbed early Thursday morning.

The men were wearing hoods with dark clothing.

No one was hurt.

Aiken County woman wanted for forgery

Aiken Public Safety has added another person to the most wanted list.

Annettia Kirkland is wanted for forgery.

Officers say she stole $1500 using forged checks at a credit union.

If you know where she is, call 888-569-TIPS.

You could receive a reward.

James Junior left out of Brown's will

James Brown's most prized possessions will be divvied up among his children. However, one woman says one child is left out.

Brown's will was read in an Aiken County court Thursday. It names six children, leaving out James Junior, Tomi Rae Brown's son.

The will began *I, James Brown, also known as 'the Godfather of Soul', have 6 living children."

The will divided his boats, jewelry, and cars between them.

Brown signed it 10 months before James Junior's birth and a year before his marriage to Tomi Rae.

Tomi Rae married James Brown in 2001.

His will was dated August 1, 2000.

Tomi Rae's attorney says she will go all the way to South Carolina's Supreme Court to sue for half of Brown's estate and trust.

Cold weather bad news for animal shelter

The cold weather is a big concern at the Aiken County Animal Shelter.

The shelter has some 130 dogs but just 55 kennels. Do the math there.

Director Dennis Broom says the overcrowding means some animals are being left out in the cold, and that creates a bigger problem because the animals can not be adopted until they've been inside the shelter for a week.

"Right now, it seems unusually crowded," he told News 12. "It's not usually this crowded. I can't explain that."

The shelter is planning to add more kennels soon, but until space is available, you can help by donating blankets, dog houses, and cedar shavings.

You can call the Aiken County Animal Shelter at 803-642-4537 to find out more.


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