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Money awarded for students to take AP tests

West Virginia students taking Advanced Placement courses can now get help paying for the tests from the federal government.

The U.S. Department of Education announced on Wednesday that it has awarded $79,443 to West Virginia to give to students...

Appropriately, rare albino raccoon calls Coonskin Park home
Appropriately, rare albino raccoon calls Coonskin Park home

When Kanawha County Park Police Officer James Butler heard strange sounds coming from a Coonskin Park dumpster Tuesday, he dutifully peeked inside to see what was going on.

He wasn’t expecting a once-in-a-lifetime animal sighting....

Funerals for: August 13, 2015

Abbott, Dorothy 1 p.m., Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston.

Bolden, Gwendolyn Noon, First Baptist Church, Charleston.

Cope, Jacqueline 10 a.m., Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes.

Crisp,...

Evelyne Hollands
Evelyne Hollands

Evelyne Hollands passed away Aug. 10, 2015 after a brief illness. She was 79.

She will always be remembered by her family and friends for her gentleness and good nature. She had a "Brooklyn" humor that allowed her to see the bizarre and absurd...

Carson Lee Brown

Carson Lee Brown, 77, of Milton, died Aug. 10, 2015. A memorial service will be arranged and conducted by his niece, Laura Meadows, at a later date. Henson & Kitchen Mortuary, Barboursville, is caring for the family.

Derek M. Fitzwater

Derek Michael Fitzwater, 19, of Grassy Meadows, passed away Aug. 10, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at Grassy Meadows Gospel Lighthouse, with visitation beginning two hours prior. Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc.,...

Danny Ray Fitzwater

Danny Ray Fitzwater, 43, of Grassy Meadows, passed away Aug. 10, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at Grassy Meadows Gospel Lighthouse, with visitation beginning two hours prior. Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle....

Joyce Ann Moles Bevel
Joyce Ann Moles Bevel

Joyce Ann Moles Bevel, 74, of Elkview, went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 12, 2015 at CAMC Memorial Hospital, after a short illness.

She was a Christian and a member of Christ Baptist Church. Joyce was also a member of VFW Post 8516 Ladies...

Marlene Bayless

Marlene Seldomridge Bayless, 78, of Richwood, formerly of Cass, died Aug. 11, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at Cass United Methodist Church. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at the church. Online condolences may be...

Jennifer D. Hensley

Jennifer Denice Hensley, 52, of Charleston, passed away Aug. 11, 2015 after a sudden illness. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with visitation beginning one hour prior.

Walter A. Criss

SFC Walter A. Criss (U.S. Army Ret.), 94, of Spencer, died Aug. 10, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at the funeral home.

Sandra Kay Crowder

Sandra Kay Crowder, 68, of Campbells Creek, passed away Aug. 11, 2015 at Hubbard Hospice House. At her request, her body will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden.

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