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Kristi Reyes now spends time with her grandson in her new home.

Homelessness and Health Costs: This Kentucky Mom Faced Cancer While Living in Her Car

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Cancer was what finally pushed Kristi Reyes into living in her car. The mother of four had worked all her life, starting at age 7 when she helped out at her family’s furniture store. Most of her work was in retail. It was paycheck-to-paycheck but she kept her kids together and a roof over their… Read More

Trimble Tomcats take the field against the Miller Falcons on October 12, 2019

Player of the Year Film Watch: Conner Wright

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When someone is talking about the Trimble Tomcats, they’re talking about one of two (or both) things: the dominant defense and the run-heavy offense. Conner Wright highlights both sides of the ball. The Trimble senior, however, especially excels on the offensive side of the ball. His efforts have led Trimble to another successful season where… Read More

A reporter holds up an example of the amount of fentanyl that can be deadly

Officers Exposed to Suspected Fentanyl During W. Va. Drug Bust

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities in West Virginia say several police officers were exposed to a substance believed to be the powerful opioid fentanyl during a drug bust. Huntington police Chief Hank Dial says in a news release that members of the Huntington Violent Crime and Drug Task Force entered a home on Wednesday and… Read More

A gavel in front of some legal books

Trial for Mom in False Abduction Case Pushed to 2020

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A trial has been delayed for a West Virginia woman charged with making up a story about foiling the attempted kidnapping of her daughter. The Huntington Herald-Dispatch reports 24-year-old Santana Renee Adams’ trial on a charge of falsely reporting an emergency incident has been moved to January. It had been set to start… Read More

Gavel leaning against a row of law books

Federal Jury Convicts Ex-deputy of Distributing Drugs in W. Va.

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CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A jury has convicted a former West Virginia sheriff’s deputy on federal drug distribution charges. The Exponent Telegram reports jurors deliberated for four hours before returning the verdict Thursday night against former Harrison County Deputy Tim Rock. Prosecutors had called Rock “a drug dealer with a badge” in opening statements Tuesday before… Read More

Red and blue lights, as if from a police vehicle

W. Va. Police Referring Disabled Woman’s Forceful Arrest to FBI

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia mayor says federal authorities are being asked to look into the use of force by Charleston police during the arrest of a woman with special needs. Charleston Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin said in a statement Thursday that following a series of meetings with community groups, Police Chief Opie… Read More

The Ohio Statehouse

New Bill Would Completely Ban Abortions in Ohio

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A new bill outlaws all abortions and subjects medical professionals who facilitate in the procedure to possible murder charges. This bill legally recognizes a fetus as a human. It would remove all authorizations for abortions in to take place in Ohio. The legislation, which is being sponsored by 21 of the 99 Ohio House members,… Read More

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice

Justice Calls Lawmakers Back to Capitol for Special Session

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is calling lawmakers back for another special legislative session. The Republican governor on Thursday issued a proclamation to have the legislature take up bills dealing with tourism tax credits, expunging DUI offenses and the state road fund on Monday. The governor already had lawmakers reconvene for… Read More

Athens County Courthouse

Journalists Ask Athens Community to Set the Agenda

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Across Ohio, journalists have been holding community conversations to ask: What will it take to make life better here? The next media sponsored conversation, open to the public, comes to Ohio University in Athens, 6-8 p.m. Thursday Nov. 21, with food and open table conversations about what people in Southeast Ohio communities need to improve… Read More

A row of desks in a classroom with a backpack hanging up on the back wall

W. Va. Education Board Puts Charter School Plan Up for Comment

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Board of Education will give the public 60 days to comment on a proposal on charter schools, double the normal allotted time. The board put the policy proposal up for comment Thursday. Legislation signed by Gov. Jim Justice authorizes a staggered implementation of public charter schools, limiting the state to… Read More