| Apr 2, 2013
The day after her ex-husband's funeral in January, Sabrina Lumpkin started calling every public official she could think of, trying to get someone to pay attention.
Warren Lumpkin, 34, had died in a Southwest Baltimore house of heart complications...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 3:05 PM
A Fairplay man who stole a neighbor’s van, unsuccessfully tried to rob a pharmacy and then was caught by the son of the van’s owner was sentenced to five years in state prison after pleading guilty Thursday in Washington Circuit Court to...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The name of the Lakeland clinic, Uphoria Medical Clinic, should have been a big clue that something was a bit hinky.
Narcotics detectives arrested a Lakeland physician, Aaron Branham Roush, who is a board certified surgeon who refers to himself as a...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Last summer, after I wrote about prosecutors cutting a sweetheart deal with a doctor accused of writing prescriptions for more than 500,000 oxycodone pills, I heard from a lot of grief-struck parents.
One woman mourned the suicide of her son, whose...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 7:16 PM
Seven people were named in three indictments returned by a federal grand jury sitting in Martinsburg last week, according to U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II.
Christopher Wayne Williams, 39, of Mill Creek, W.Va., was named in a two-count...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 12:22 PM
STANFORD — A Lincoln County grand jury has indicted 15 people on drug trafficking or complicity to drug trafficking charges based on testimony from state police.
The people, all of whom reside in Stanford according to court documents, face charges...
| May 17, 2013
| 6:38 PM
Illinois has come within a signature of becoming the 19th state to allow marijuana use for medical purposes.
On Friday, the state Senate voted 35-21 to approve a medical marijuana measure, which now will head for Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk. The...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 12:33 PM
In June 1989, I loaded up a Hyundai hatchback and headed for a new job — and new life — in South Florida. My first day at the Sun Sentinel was June 26. My first byline appeared four days later, after I covered a luncheon hyping the first...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 3:47 AM
While "patients" lined up outside Professional Pain Center, dropped their used needles in nearby parking lots and sold their prescription pills across the street, federal agents were watching and quietly building a case against the Longwood pain clinic....
| Jun 14, 2013
| 4:01 PM
A Hagerstown pharmacist pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Baltimore to fraudulently selling powerful pain killers and billing Medicare and Medicaid for nearly $200,000 of the cost, the U.S. Department of Justice said.
David Russo, 62, pleaded...
| May 13, 2013
| 1:51 PM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia abortion doctor was found guilty Monday of first-degree murder and could face execution in the deaths of three babies who authorities say were delivered alive and then killed with scissors at his grimy clinic, in a...