| Oct 24, 2013
| 6:55 PM
From his wheelchair in the Corona del Mar High School gym, Aaron Rubin held up one finger to indicate "yes" and two fingers for "no" as he answered questions about a drug addiction that led him to a catastrophic overdose.
"This is Aaron," said his...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:57 AM
When hundreds of Downers Grove high school students, parents and community members gathered at North High for a forum on substance abuse, two things were evident:
Chris Herren had a story that they wanted to hear, and Herren wanted to hear theirs....
| Oct 14, 2013
The following items were taken from police reports.
The exterior door on a home in the 2500 block of North Haddow Avenue was reported forced open between 4:50 p.m. and 9:21 p.m. Oct. 4 and $700 in cash and jewelry were stolen along...
| Oct 13, 2013
It feels ungrateful, not to mention anachronistic, to yearn for a fat realist novel when there are so many mesmerizing genre hybrids out there. Moreover, in our current end-times publishing climate, an 800-page bildungsroman narrated, David Copperfield-...
| Sep 12, 2013
First-time mother Amy Webb proudly notates dozens of data points about her child each day and obsessively tracks their detailed progression by computer on spreadsheets, according to the provocative first-person account she wrote for Slate....
| Oct 7, 2013
| 7:01 PM
A longtime Towson-based defense attorney who represents accused drug dealers is being investigated for allegedly smuggling prescription pills to her clients inside the Baltimore County jail, police said.
Elise Armacost, a county police spokeswoman, said...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:33 AM
A Baltimore County grand jury has indicted a defense attorney based in Towson and 12 other people on drug-related charges, court records show.
Jill Swerdlin, 46, who has served as a private defense attorney for the past five years, and previously as a...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:11 PM
Ventura County authorities have arrested 21 people in connection with alleged sales of prescription drugs via Craigslist.
The arrests, announced this week, took place in recent months and stemmed from illegal sales of drugs like Adderall, OxyContin and...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
In February, there was a sizeable drug bust at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. The media covered the story in great detail. While making my morning coffee, one update stopped me dead in my tracks. Marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 9:57 AM
There was a moment in my life during college when I was extremely sick. I was bed-ridden for almost half the school semester in extreme pain.
Doctors told me that what caused my illness was lack of rest, stress and not eating well. I could blame no...
| 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...