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Needle exchange leaders cheer relaxed federal funding ban

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Advocates are praising Congress’ recent softening of a longtime ban on federal dollars going to needle exchanges amid growing intravenous drug abuse that’s spreading hepatitis and HIV in many states.

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Around WV: Jan. 8, 2016
Around WV: Jan. 8, 2016

In Around West Virginia today: a wrongful death lawsuit filed after an officer-involved shooting, alleged thieves are displeased by their $1 heist, a new drug court in Jefferson County, and more.

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You can set up your smart home now – if you’re tenacious
You can set up your smart home now – if you’re tenacious

NEW YORK (AP) – A fully automated home is still years away, but the building blocks are already here: the phone that turns on the coffee maker from the bedroom, the thermostat that controls the lights when you’re away, the window shades...

Funerals for: January 08, 2016

Allen, Kathy L. 7 p.m., Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro.

Anderson, James H. Jr. 1 p.m., Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville.

Barker, Bebe J. 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Fields, Clyde A. ...

Earnie R. Highlander

Earnie Ray Highlander, 69, of Lewisburg, died Jan. 7, 2016. Service will be noon Saturday, Jan. 9, at Fairlea International Pentecostal Church of Christ, with visitation two hours prior. Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Carrie Ann Postalwait
Carrie Ann Postalwait

Carrie Postalwait, 41, of Charleston, passed into eternal peace on Jan. 3, 2016. Carrie was born Nov. 28, 1974 in South Charleston to James and Brenda Postalwait.

She was a graduate of Herbert Hoover High School, class of 1973. She was employed...

Charlotte Ross

Charlotte Boyd Chambers Ross, 93, died in Fresno, Calif., on Dec. 10, 2015 after a heart attack. She was born in Ashland, N.H., the daughter of the late Angie Prudence and Earl George Boyd. Her brother, Robert, predeceased her in death, as did her...

Edith Young Shinn

Edith Young Shinn, 98, of Kenna, passed away Jan. 6, 2016 at Ravenswood Care Center following a long illness.

She was born April 5, 1917 in Gay, Jackson County, a daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Myrtle Evans Young. She was a graduate...

David May

Funeral service for David May will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, with visitation one hour prior. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley.

Peggy Sue Lipps

Peggy Sue Lipps, 56, of Mount Lookout, died Jan. 4, 2016. Private family graveside service will be held Friday, Jan. 8, at Spruce Grove Cemetery, Mount Nebo. Interment will follow under the direction of White Funeral Home, Summersville. There will be...

Helen Virginia Dennis

Helen Virginia Dennis, 89, of Ravenswood, died Jan. 6, 2016. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at Ravenswood Church of the Nazarene. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church. Arrangements by...

Herbert L. Saxton

Herbert L. "Herbie" Saxton, 60, of Red House, died Jan. 2, 2016 at CAMC Teays Valley Hospital after a short illness. Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, 2002 20th St., Nitro, WV 25143.

Edward A. Haynes

Edward A. Haynes, 69, of Coldwater, Mich., passed away Jan. 6, 2016 at the Community Health Center of Branch County. By his request, cremation has taken place and there will be no services. Arrangements by Eagle Funeral Home-George White Chapel,...

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