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Police: Teens in youth program were abused, given drugs

May. 14, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

MOUNT STERLING, Ky. (AP) — Teens in eastern Kentucky were sexually abused and supplied with drugs and alcohol after joining what was advertised as a “youth support group,” authorities said. The Mount Sterling Police Department said it began investigating the youth...

One Good Thing: 98-year-old hosts virtual women's group

May. 11, 2021 11:29 AM EDT

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — When the coronavirus pandemic shut down the Levis Jewish Community Center last year, 98-year-old Trudy Berlin sprang into action to keep her weekly women’s group active. For Berlin, who began hosting “The Ladies Room” at the JCC’s Sandler...

West Virginia gov signs needle exchange program regulations

Apr. 15, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Thursday signed a bill to introduce more stringent requirements to needle exchange programs that critics say will make it harder to get clean needles amid a spike in HIV cases in the state. The bill won...

West Virginia lawmakers approve needle exchange regulations

Apr. 10, 2021 23:41 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia bill that would regulate needle exchange programs gained final approval in the Republican-controlled legislature on Saturday amid a spike in HIV cases in the state. Critics have said its more stringent requirements for the...

West Virginia House passes syringe exchange regulation bill

Apr. 09, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia House of Delegates has passed a bill to regulate needle exchange programs. Critics say the measure may constrain the number of providers amid a spike in HIV infections. It was approved on Friday in a 85-13 vote. The Senate will...