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More than 500 West Virginia National Guard soldiers are deploying to the Middle East. Gov. Jim Justice's office says the soldiers are deploying along with members of the North Carolina National Guard as part of a mission to support partner nations. 

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FearFest W.Va. will open 11 a.m. and continue until 11 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Pipestem Event Center. The event will be hosted by Bill Moseley from the movie "House of 1,000 Corpses," and movies including "The Devil's Rejects" and the upcoming movie "Three From Hell," according to Arthur Bauer, a spokesperson for Kingpin Event Promotions.

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Authorities say several Philadelphia police officers have been injured in an "active and ongoing" shooting situation in the city. Sgt. Eric Gripp tweeted there was at least one suspect firing at police officers Wednesday afternoon.

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A West Virginia state trooper has been released from the hospital after being shot in a gunfight during which he killed a man. News outlets report Trooper First Class J.M. Tallman left the hospital Tuesday. Officials say he will continue to recover at home.

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West Virginia officials say the number of HIV cases in Cabell County has risen to 71. The state Department of Health and Human Resources posted the figure on Monday, saying the virus has spread primarily among intravenous drug users.

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Harvey said that Hazelwood, who had lacerations and other head injuries, needed medical attention and that this would be easier to receive if he was on home confinement. Wills said that due to the charge’s severity, he was denying bond. Hazelwood was remanded to the Southern Regional Jail in Beaver.

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Officials at the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources said last week that the number of people diagnosed with HIV in the ongoing Cabell County outbreak is now up to 66, approaching the number of new cases the entire state typically sees in a year and eight times the number the county averages in a year.

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Obituaries

2 p.m., memorial service at the Christ United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, N.C.

7 p.m., at Mercer Funeral Home in Bluefield. Burial will follow on Monday at 11 a.m. at Maple Hill Cemetery, Bluefield, Va.

2 p.m., from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory in Princeton. Burial will follow at Brown Cemetery near Princeton.

Jim Jenkins, 80 of Princeton died Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Arrangements by Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton. View complete obituary at www.bailey-kirk.com.