| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
When most people think of addiction, they visualize a derelict on a street corner or in a back alley, homeless and wasting away from a nasty and illegal drug habit. In truth, an addict could be the teen next door, a co-worker, the man...
| Dec 19, 2013
Even addicts know they can't keep overdosing without doing themselves horrible harm.
And that's how investors responded Wednesday when they learned from the Federal Reserve that they eventually are going to have to kick the habit of relying on the Fed's...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 4:23 PM
These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently (in October and November) by Pennsylvania's licensing boards against professionals who live and work in the Lehigh Valley area. The information is taken verbatim from the PA Department of...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:10 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley says he is concerned that Baltimore has stalled in its efforts to reduce crime, emphasizing that arrest rates have continued to fall as declines in violence have leveled off.
The governor has brought up the connection between the two...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 11:04 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Deaths caused by oxycodone are down by 41 percent statewide, according to a new report released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Tuesday.
The Drugs in Deceased Persons report found significant drops in the deaths caused by...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 5:24 PM
Fatal overdoses from drugs and alcohol rose 15 percent in Maryland from 2011 to 2012, driven by a 54 percent increase in heroin-related deaths, according to a report released by the state health department on Wednesday.
Heroin-related overdose deaths...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 6:11 PM
A grandmother has been charged with killing her 1-year-old grandson and injuring a granddaughter by rubbing methadone on their gums, Baltimore police say.
Towanda Reaves, 50, was arrested Thursday and charged with murder and multiple assault charges....
| Aug 14, 2013
| 10:43 AM
It is mid-morning on a recent Friday in West Baltimore, and there is a long line snaking down the street and around the corner. Why? Vendors are dispensing free heroin samples.
In other areas of the city, buyers are risking arrest and drug contamination...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 8:23 AM
Citing reports of drug dealing, loitering, littering and other nuisances, Hampden merchants and a Baltimore City councilwoman are calling on the state to close a 3-year-old methadone clinic that overlooks The Avenue.
"We want them shut down," City...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Four people entered guilty pleas Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court in unrelated heroin distribution cases, with three going to state prison and the fourth having her sentence delayed due to pregnancy.
The four cases, involving two men and...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 6:18 PM
A Cook County judge and a sheriff’s deputy tackled a defendant who tried to run out of a courtroom Friday at the Leighton Criminal Court Building at 26thStreet and California Avenue.
The drama began after Judge Nicholas Ford said he would increase...