| Nov 12, 2014
Teenagers and parents can steel themselves against drug abuse at a free class on Tuesday. The Drug Prevention Informational Session explores the signs, consequences and peer pressures associated with street drugs.
The free event is put on by the village...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 3:56 PM
NEW BRITAIN — A forensic psychiatrist testified Monday that Jan Gawlik was suffering from a psychotic illness when he brutally murdered his 90-year-old father in October 2011.
Dr. Alec Buchanan said that he evaluated Gawlik at the reqest of defense...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 2:48 PM
NEW BRITAIN — Jan Gawlik told a Superior Court jury Wednesday that after consuming a massive amount of cocaine and opiates on Oct. 13, 2011, he was possessed by Satan, who used Gawlik to brutally murder Jozef Gawlik, Jan's 90-year-old father....
| Sep 6, 2014
| 7:09 PM
Robert Taylor Jr., and Camille Haviland thought they were being safe — within the bounds of their dangerous heroin habit, that is.
Having bought from a new dealer, Taylor tried just one capsule instead of his usual three or four. Haviland left...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Facing a potentially lengthy prison term for inhaling keyboard cleaner before causing a crash that killed a 5-year-old girl in Highland Park, Carly Rousso has been making public appearances and tearfully apologizing for her crime.
| May 21, 2014
In 2013, county law enforcement agencies and Carroll County Public Schools discontinued the use of the D.A.R.E. program to educate students on the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.
The school system instead began the Adopt-a-School Program, a...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 10:24 AM
Earlier this month, marijuana was partially decriminalized in Maryland, making possession under 10 grams (about a third of an ounce) subject to a citation, a fine and no jail time.
Despite some problems with the language of the law, taking jail time off...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 9:15 PM
For the last decade, the United States has spent $7.6 billion in a massive effort to combat Afghanistan's lucrative opium trade. But after a record harvest last year, the U.S. inspector general for Afghanistan has concluded that the counter-narcotics...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 4:10 PM
To the editor: The article describes a small decrease in prescription pill overdoses coupled with a significant increase in heroin overdoses. This is an unintended consequence of attempts to restrict opioid prescriptions in an effort to curb overdoses. ("...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 3:55 PM
It's easy to understand why city hall wouldn't want to make public an evaluation of parts of Hartford's Department of Public Works.
The report, dated March 1, was given only to Mayor Pedro Segarra and the city's chief operating officer until NBC...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 12:05 PM
Does the EDM scene have a drug problem?
The question, which has followed the increasingly mainstream electronic dance music genre for years, is being raised again in the wake of the deaths of two males, ages 20 and 17, who attended an all-day EDM show...