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Lena Lunsford arrested in connection with her toddler Aliayah's 2011 disappearance

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Lena Lunsford was taken into custody by authorities in Pinellas County, Fla., where she is awaiting extradition on a charge of death of a child by a parent by child abuse,  Lewis County, WV, Sheriff Adam Gissy told The Exponent Telegram.

Greenbrier County, WV, business owner admits pocketing money intended to pay employment taxes

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Brandon J. Black, 32, of Rainelle, WV, owned and operated a private security business in Lewisburg that provided services to businesses and individuals throughout West Virginia.

Inmate at federal prison in Glenville, WV, admits assaulting CO

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U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II said Robert Fleming, 30, intended to harm the correctional officer in the June 2014 assault.

Prescribing guidelines critical to stemming addiction in WV

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If the flood of prescription painkillers in West Virginia fueled the state’s opioid crisis, new prescribing guidelines being taught to medical students, future pharmacists and nurses are seen as critical to stemming the tide. Earlier this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines to ensure patients have access to safer, more effective pain treatments while reducing the risk of opioid abuse.

WV drug court still a ‘step to recovery’

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Five years into her sobriety, Elly Donahue is more than willing to give credit where it’s due. “Drug court was my first step to recovery,” said Donahue, who graduated from drug court in 2013. “It’s what pushed me in that direction. I’d been in and out of rehab numerous times before, but drug court makes you accountable and responsible for your actions. It’s what I needed.”

Availability, price change faces of addiction in WV

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At 65, Kenny Burner still remembers when heroin addicts were people you saw passed out in alleys in big cities with needles stuck in their arms.

Man helps others overcome with ‘Lethal Affection’

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Going to prison for drug-related offenses turned out to be life-changing for Brandon Duplinsky. Duplinksy, a Follansbee resident, was sitting in his cell thinking about how drugs had derailed his life when he realized he had to change.

Free training for police, first responders on working with people with dementia

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Registrations are still being accepted for a free training opportunity, "Responding to Alzheimer's Disease: Techniques for Law Enforcement and First Responders," from 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Embassy Suites in Charleston.  

Akron man charged with selling heroin that caused 28 Huntington, WV overdoses, 2 of them fatal

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Bruce Lamar Griggs, 22, of Akron, Ohio, has been charged with supplying the heroin that killed two and nearly killed 26 others in Huntington, WV, earlier this month.  

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