| Feb 15, 2013
| 12:01 PM
The Medical Board of California has launched an investigation into a string of 16 fatal overdoses tied to powerful narcotics prescribed by a prominent Orange County physician.
Dr. Van Vu, a pain management specialist in Huntington Beach, was featured in...
| May 20, 2013
| 6:16 PM
The pretrial hearing for a Bunker Hill, W.Va., woman accused of selling a lethal dose of heroin to a man who died at her home in March 2012 was postponed due to a question involving potential conflict of interest.
Autumn T. Blaine, 38, was indicted in...
| May 13, 2013
On a typical June day last year, 3-year-old Jolan Jackson was sitting at the dining room table in his booster chair waiting for his meal.
Having just boiled a cup of water in the microwave, Jolan's teenage sister poured the hot liquid into a Cup...
| May 14, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Caribou Baby, a Brooklyn, N.Y., "eco-friendly maternity, baby and lifestyle store," has recently been hosting gatherings at which parents exchange tips on "elimination communication" — the weaning of infants without benefit of diapers (as reported...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Charlie Zill, the popular long-time usher at Camden Yards who entertained Orioles fans with his “Zillbilly” dance during the seventh-inning stretch, died late Saturday night of lung cancer. He was 56.
Zill, who had been diagnosed with cancer...
| May 5, 2013
Almost everywhere you look, you're bombarded with advertisements shilling products that promise "energy," "pep" and "vigor" — all with little to no side effects. You can buy the products at any convenience or grocery store or by mail order. With the...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 4:28 AM
Years ago, when I was a student at Penn State, a NORML activist cornered me and tried to talk me into supporting the “legalize marijuana” cause. Keep in mind that this was many years before the state of California approved the use of medical...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 5:02 PM
A Buena Park man who pretended to be a dentist and dispensed narcotics to patients has been sentenced to 30 days in jail. Esteban Campos falsely represented himself as a dentist at Steven’s Dental Lab in Buena Park by performing......
| Dec 11, 2012
| 11:05 AM
A state auditor's report sheds additional light on an unfolding scandal at a California prison in Soledad. The report, an annual compilation of state employee misconduct, notes that a nursing supervisor at the California Training Facility falsely...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 6:07 AM
The night rapper Notorious B.I.G. was gunned down in one of L.A.'s most brazen unsolved homicides he had no drugs or alcohol in his system, according to a Los Angeles County Coroner report unsealed Friday....
| Apr 23, 2012
| 4:35 AM
Nurse Jackie is out. Free from rehab. Sure it’s supposed to take 28 days, but this is Jackie we’re talking about....