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Parents arrested after malnourished infant weighed 5.5 pounds when she died

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An infant was severely malnourished and weighed 5.5 pounds when she died of starvation, according to an autopsy report.

Coal company sues HBO's John Oliver for defamation

Coal company Murray Energy is suing HBO and its Sunday-night host, John Oliver, for what it says was a "false and malicious broadcast" last Sunday evening.

Putnam County Man Receives 10 Year Sentence for Child Pornography Crime

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WEST VIRGINIA (WOWK) - A Putnam County man was sentenced today to 10 years in federal prison for a child pornography crime. According to a release from US Attorney Carol Casto, Scott Allen Forloine II, 36, of Scott Depot, previously pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. After Forloine is released from prison, he will be on federal supervised release for 25 years and will also be required to register as a sex offender. Forloine admitted that in April 2015, he ...

Physician at VA Medical Center in WV Arrested on Drug Charges

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A physician at Veteran's Administration Medical Center in West Virginia was arrested after being indicted on drug charges.

Man Arrested for Aggravated Murder Following Discovery of Body in Ohio

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ATHENS COUNTY, OH (WOWK) - A man has been arrested on several charges, including aggravated murder following the death of a 71-year-old woman. According to a release from the Athens County Sheriff's Office, William Blair, 54, of Athens, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, trafficking drugs, burglary, and aggravated murder. The Sheriff's Office says that on last Friday, 71-year-old Mary Robinson, of Chauncey, OH, was found deceased at a residence on Mill Street in ...

Arrests Made in Huntington Drug Sweep

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HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) - Huntington Police say that arrests have been made in a drug sweep on the west side of Huntington.  Police Chief Joe Ciccarelli says that a drug search warrant was executed in the area of 9th Street West and Monroe Avenue in Huntington. Two felony drug arrests resulted, as well as two misdemeanor warrants, according to the Police Chief. At this time, the names of those arrested were not available. We will provide more information on this story as soon a...

Nicholas County Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Sex Crime Involving Minor

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – A Nicholas County man plead guilty today to a federal sex crime involving a minor.

Spencer Woman Sentenced for Defrauding the United Way

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – A Spencer woman was sentenced today to six months in federal prison for defrauding the United Way. According to a release by US Attorney Carol Casto, Rhonda Kelley Conrad, 49, previously pleaded guilty to credit card fraud. She was also ordered to pay a $3,000 fine and $10,684.99 in restitution to the United Way of Central West Virginia. Conrad admitted that while she worked for the United Way of Central West Virginia in Charleston, she took a num...

Largest Heroin Seizure in County History Made in Meigs County

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(MEIGS COUNTY, OHIO) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and members of the Major Crimes Task Force of Gallia and Meigs Counties announced today that a Columbus man is in custody following the seizure of two kilograms of heroin. According to a press release, this is the largest heroin seizure in the history of Meigs County. Investigators estimate that the drugs have a street value of approximately $484,000. Inielsis Guillot, 41, was arrested early this morning on charges of traffick...

Rhoden murder investigators seeking information about four former Ohio residents

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The Ohio Attorney General’s Office is looking for information about four for people in connection with the killing of eight people in Pike County.

Myrtle Beach Police Investigate 4th Shooting in 48-hours

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The Myrtle Beach Police Department responded to the fourth shooting call over a 48-hour period Sunday night. 

Supreme Court strikes down sex offender social media ban

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The Supreme Court has struck down a law that bars convicted sex offenders from Facebook, Twitter and other popular sites.

Police: Woman abandoned child at Kentucky hotel

A Kentucky woman has been charged with abandoning her child with special needs in a hotel conference room.

Argument over plumbing leads to one man shot in OH

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Mason County Deputies Search For Escapee

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Om Friday, June 16th, Andrew Scott Dowler, Cut off his home confinement bracelet and is on the run. Mason County Deputies believe Dowler is still in the area. Dowler is 22 years of age and stands  5'11, 145 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. A felony warrant has been issued for his arrest. If you have any information on his whereabouts, please contact Mason County Deputies or call 911. We will update with the latest information as it becomes available.

Girlfriend whose texts urged suicide guilty of manslaughter

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A juvenile court judge is set to announce his verdict in the trial of a Massachusetts woman charged with manslaughter for sending her suicidal boyfriend a barrage of text messages encouraging him to kill himself.

Man Arrested On Burglary And Domestic Violence Charges

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A Scarbro man has been arrested in connection with a residential burglary as well as domestic violence offenses. Sheriff Mike Fridley released the following information concerning this arrest: At approximately 3:30 pm on Friday, June 16, 2017 Deputy L.A. Clay of the Fayette County Sheriff's Office arrested Jeremy David Hundley, age 40, of Scarbro. 

Victim’s tip, armed citizens lead to capture of escaped Georgia inmates

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A tip from a couple who had been held hostage by escaped Georgia inmates and help from armed citizens led to their capture Thursday night.

10-month-old boy fatally shot in father’s arms

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Police say a 10-month-old boy has been shot and killed in his father’s arms.

West Virginia Music Teacher Faces Sexual Assault Charges

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Police said the 14-year-old girl's parents would drop her off at his house for music lessons. The girl told police he gave her cocaine numerous times and LSD four or five times.

FBI: It's unlikely fugitive lawyer escaped without help

The FBI says it's unlikely a Kentucky lawyer who disappeared before his sentencing in a massive Social Security fraud case could have escaped and remained at large without help.

Ohio school worker on Facebook urges violence against gays

Police are investigating a Facebook message supporting violence against gays and expressing hope that an LGBTQ festival in Ohio "turns out like the Boston Marathon" that was bombed several years ago.

Charleston Elementary School Vandalized

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - An elementary school located in the Charleston area was the victim of vandalism Thursday evening. Shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday, Charleston Police received information about a possible breaking and entering at Chandler Elementary School. When crews arrived, several fire extinguishers had their contents sprayed inside the school. Police believe the vandalism was 'prank-like' in nature. Police also said that at this point, it does not appear that any property...

Escaped Georgia inmates captured after foot chase in Tennessee

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CHRISTIANA, TN (AP) — The Latest on the manhunt for two Georgia inmates accused in the slaying of two prison guards (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Authorities say they have captured two escaped inmates wanted in the slayings of two Georgia prison guards. GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles says 43-year-old Donnie Russell Rowe and 24-year-old Ricky Dubose were apprehended Thursday in Christiana, Tennessee. The inmates were being hunted in the killings Tuesday morning of two prison guar...

Police: Babysitter makes kids steal TVs from Walmart

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A woman was jailed on theft and aggravated battery charges after police said she stole nearly $1,000 worth of merchandise from the Walmart and tried to run down the police officer who confronted her. She was babysitting two children at the time.  And she was arrested for stealing a swimming pool at the same Walmart in April.

Charleston Mayor's Son Arrested on Multiple Charges

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WAYNE COUNTY, WV - Zachary Jones, son of Charleston mayor, Danny Jones, is facing multiple charges after several charges were filed across multiple counties in West Virginia. According to the criminal complaint, Zachary Jones, 27, was arrested for breaking into a pawn shop in the 5th Street Road area of Huntington, WV on November 20th, 2016. An officer with the Wayne County Sheriff's Department was dispatched to the area where they found surveillance footage allegedly showing Jones ...

Ohio Police: Suspect Crashed into Woman’s Car, Shot Her

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Police identified a suspect, who they say killed an Ohio woman on Thursday morning.

Louisville's Pitino suspended for 5 ACC games

The NCAA has suspended Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino for five Atlantic Coast Conference games following its sex scandal investigation.

UPDATE: Kentucky Police Make Arrest in Attempted Bank Robbery in Boyd County

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BOYD COUNTY, KY - The Kentucky State Police are investigating an attempted robbery that occurred this evening. An officer with the KSP tells 13 News that the attempted robbery happened at the 1st National Bank on U.S. Route 60 in Rush, KY. According to police, the lobby closed as a suspect attempted to enter the building. There's no information as to whether any arrests have been made. Stay with 13 News as we continue to update this ongoing investigation.

Man Charged with Breaking and Entering Pharmacy, Sought by Deputies

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SISSONVILLE, WV (WOWK) - A man has been charged with the breaking and entering of a pharmacy and deputies could use your help finding him. At just after midnight, Friday, June 2nd, deputies were made aware of multiple alarms going off inside the Rite Aid in Sissonville, WV.   Deputies with the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched.  As one deputy approached the front door, she saw a white male inside.   That man fled out the rear door o...

House, Senate officials say no threat to Capitol Video included

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4 Kentucky National Guard Soldiers Arrested for Sexual Assaults

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Kentucky State Police have arrested four Kentucky National Guard Soldiers following the investigation of a sexual assault.

Kentucky Woman Arrested for Burning Home Because She 'Wanted to'

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JOHNSON COUNTY, KY (WOWK) - One person has been arrested for arson in Johnson County, Kentucky.  At just before 1 a.m. Wednesday, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a complaint of a structure fire near Sitka on Route 1559. When deputies arrived on scene, they were advised by members of Flatgap Fire Department that responded first of a woman, Joyce Stambaugh, 67 of Sitka, was initially refusing to allow the fire department to attempt ...

Charleston man assaults father, threatens K9

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CHARLESTON, WV - The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office arrested a man after he allegedly punched his father in the face, stole a vehicle, and fled from police. According to a release, Zachary Steele, 21, of George's Creek, punched his father several at a residence before fleeing the scene in his parents' stolen vehicle. Steele reportedly called his father and told him that he could, "find the car in pieces" in the Dry Branch Drive area, and also made several threats to harm ...

UPS says San Francisco shooter was an employee

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A UPS spokesman says four people were injured in a shooting at a package delivery facility in San Francisco and that the shooter was an employee.

Michigan health chief charged in Flint water probe

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The head of the Michigan health department was charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter, the highest-ranking member of Gov. Rick Snyder's administration to be snagged in a criminal investigation of Flint's lead-contaminated water.

Deputies seize meth-laced lollipops worth $1 million

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HOUSTON (WCMH) – Deputies in Texas seized meth-laced lollipops worth $1 million during a drug bust Monday. Deputies were originally called to a Harris County home Monday on a report of a burglary. Two people were found leaving a home with the drug-laced lollipops, KPRC reported. Deputies said there were so many of the lollipops in the suspects’ car, they couldn’t even close the door. According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, more than 600 po...

Logan County Man Arrested after Admitting to Slamming Toddler's Head into Wall

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The Boone County Sheriff's Office arrested a Logan County man as part of a case of Child Abuse Causing Bodily Injury.

Woman arrested after infant ingests, overdoses on meth

A Kentucky woman faces charges after police say her 8-month-old child overdosed on methamphetamine.

Marshall University professor pleads guilty to tax fraud

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An award-winning Marshall University professor has admitted his role in a kickback scheme that included former West Virginia Division of Highways engineers.

Child found dead after being left in day care van

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A 5-year-old boy died Monday after he was left in a day care van all day, authorities said. 

Prison guards killed by inmates during transport in Georgia

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Two inmates killed two prison guards during a bus transport Tuesday morning in Georgia and were being sought by law enforcement, authorities said. 

Early morning shooting under investigation in Charleston, WV

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One person is shot early Tuesday morning on Charleston's West Side. The call came in to dispatchers around 1:30 a.m. on Stuart Street.  Dispatchers tell the victim was shot in the knee.  Charleston Police are still on the scene. Stay with 13News for the latest developments.

Deputies Investigate Break-In at Cedar Grove School

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KANAWHA COUNTY, WV - Deputies with the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department are investigating an overnight break-in at a Cedar Grove school. Deputies tell 13 News that the football concession stand and  storage building at Cedar Grove Community School were broken into last night. It's unknown if anything was taken from the sites.  No suspects have been named at this time. The incident remains under investigation.  Stay with 13 News as we continue to update you with ...

Police: Dad accidentally shoots 9-year-old daughter to death

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Police say a 9-year-old girl was shot to death when her father’s firearm accidentally discharged. 

Suspect Arrested for Overnight Burglary in Putnam County

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PUTNAM COUNTY, WV - An Eleanor man is facing charges after an attempted burglary resulted in a shooting.  According to the criminal complaint, Christopher Evans-Sayre, 25, is being charged with burglary and destruction of property. At approximately 4 a.m. on  Sunday, June 4th, 2017, Evans-Sayre broke into a home near Fir Street in Eleanor by throwing a brick through a window and kicking down a storm door. Deputies with the Putnam County Sheriff's Office responded to a bur...

Jackson County man admits to sexually assaulting family member

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A Jackson County man has been charged after admitting to sexually assaulting a juvenile family member for over a year and a half.

Fayette County Woman Face Multiple Drug Charges after Traffic Stop

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According to the criminal complaint, she admitted to purchasing various prescription pills, re-selling the pills for a profit, and that this was how she made her living. 

Woman Arrested in String of Thefts in Sissonville Area

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SISSONVILLE, WV (WOWK) - A woman has been arrested after a series of thefts in the Sissonville area. Alexandria Leann Baldwin, 22, of Sissonville, was charged with burglary, breaking and entering, and grand larceny, all of which are felonies, pertaining to the string of thefts in the Lakeland area of Sissonville.  She had an outstanding warrant for domestic battery, which was also served on her at the time of her arrest. After being processed at the Kanawha County Sheriff&rsqu...

Father murdered in front of kids while buying puppy from Facebook ad

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Jacksonville, FL. (KRON) — A Florida father was murdered in front of his children while trying to buy a puppy through a Facebook advertisement. Last Wednesday Scott Bowman responded to a man on Facebook who claimed he was looking for a new home for his dog. He reportedly insisted on delivering the puppy straight to Bowman’s house. When he got there, he was invited inside the home. This is when he started acting volatile and drunk, according to Bowman’s fianc...

Man Wanted by Police in Hit and Run Case

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MASON COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Have you seen this man?  Police could use your help in identifying the man pictured for a recent crime in Mason County, WV. Mason City Police say that the man shown is wanted in a hit-and-run that occurred at Walmart in Mason. The man is believed to also be driving the maroon-colored SUV shown. If you have any information regarding the case, you're asked to contact Mason City Police immediately. We will provide more information on this story as soon...

Kanawha County Man Arrested After Assaulting K-9 Officer

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State Troopers arrested Robert Kirk of East Bank after he had been evading law enforcement since earlier in the day. Kirk allegedly assaulted his mother in their East Bank Home and then unlawfully stole his mother's vehicle. When Troopers found Kirk, he attempted to evade and struck the Trooper. 

Arrest Made In AT&T Store Robbery

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According To Kanawha County Deputies, they pulled a car over and Chris Shilling was a passenger in the car. Shilling was wanted in connection to a robbery at the AT&T store in St. Albans back in March. Deputies turned Shilling over to St. Albans PD. Shilling is currently in the South Central Regional Jail charged with first degree robbery. Shilling is being held on $10,000 cash/surety.

Deputies Respond To A Shooting In Ohio

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Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood reports his deputies responded to a shooting on Pomeroy Pike Road. Wood says his office received a call from Meigs ER reporting they had male subject that had an injury to the left side of his head/neck area. The victim said he was shot with a bow while at the residence but couldn’t give an address. Sgt. Mohler and Deputy Fennell were able to locate the residence. At the residence, they made contact with the suspect, who was identified as Russe...

Man Sentenced to 180 Years in Prison for Raping Kids at Wife's Daycare

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Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin has released details regarding an ongoing investigation that his office is conducting in cooperation with Ohio Bureau of Investigations Crimes Against Children’s Unit. As a result of this investigation into the allegation of sexual misconduct, Matthew W. Case age 43 of Rio Grande, Ohio, has been taken into custody and is incarcerated in the Gallia County Jail for four counts of Gross Sexual Imposition. Sheriff Champlin states ”Investig...

UPDATE: Judge Grants Continuance for Lena Lunsford's Trial Video included

Lena Lunsford appears in court. Lena Lunsford appears in court.
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Lena Lunsford's attorney, Tom Dyer, filed a motion to continue the trial, and a judge granted the motion. The trial was originally set to begin in June but will now begin with jury selection on October 12.

Suspect Arrested After Attempted Robbery And Shooting In Kanawha County

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Yesterday morning a shooting was reported at a residence in Dalewood Trailer Park in Cross Lanes. When Deputies arrived to assist they met with the resident, Michael Jeffries, who told them he shot Joshua Hatfield several times while Mr. Hatfield attempted to rob him. Mr. Jeffries said he drove his SUV to Putnam County with Elijah Hammons and a female. 

UPDATE: 2nd Victim in Charleston Shooting Passes Away. Video included

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Dispatchers confirmed that two people were shot following a shooting in the west side area of Charleston this evening. The incident happened near Garrison Avenue at roughly 6:21 p.m. The extent of the victims' injuries is unknown at this time. Police say the suspect fled on foot.  No arrests have been made and units are still searching the area. The Charleston Police Department, Charleston Fire Department, and Kanawha County Emergency Medical Services are on scene. Stay wit...

Roane County Sheriff Resigns from Position Following Drug Trial Video included

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Williams was elected as Sheriff of Roane County on November 8th, 2016 and began his term on January 1st, 2017

UPDATE: Kanawha County Commissioners Discuss Progress on Crossings Mall Bridge Video included

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According to the Kanawha County Commission a receiver has been appointed to manage the property at Elkview Crossings Mall.

160 'Unusually Large' Marijuana Plants Discovered in Harrison County

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A large quantity of marijuana plants was discovered Tuesday in an isolated area of Harrison County.

UPDATE: Man Indicted on Murder Charges in Death of 10-Month-Old Girl

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Benjamin Taylor has been indicted on multiple charges after the sexual assault and death of 10-month-old Emmaleigh Barringer.

UPDATE: Missing Belmont County Teens Lead Police On High Speed Chase in Texas

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UPDATE: According to the Belmont County Sheriff's Office, both teens have been taken into custody in Texas. 

Police say "Deadpool" Bank Robber being held in a detention center

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The South Point Police Department are currently investigating a robbery at the U.S. Bank in South Point, Ohio. The bank is on Solida Road, and people are being asked to stay clear of the area. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous, and the police believe that he has a handgun. The suspect is wearing a mask of the comic book and movie and character Deadpool. The South Point Police Department are saying the suspect is a white male, weight around 200 pounds, and somew...

Grand jury: 2 bishops hid sex abuse of hundreds of children

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A new grand jury report claims two Roman Catholic bishops in a central Pennsylvania diocese helped cover up the sexual abuse of hundreds of children by over 50 priests or religious leaders over a 40-year period.

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