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Police: Westmoreland Co. Woman Sold Drugs From Hospital Room

Greensburg City police are expected to file charges as early as Tuesday against a woman from Youngwood who was leading two lives at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.

04/21/2014

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Former Hockey Coach Arrested With Drugs Accepts Plea Deal

A former assistant youth hockey coach in Bethel Park accepted a plea deal in court this morning in connection with drug charges.

03/18/2014

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Police: Suspects Attempted To Flush 180 Bags Of Heroin Down Toilet

Drug dealers are drafting younger teens as salesmen because, police say, they tend to get more lenient penalties.

03/17/2014

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Assault Suspect Escapes Custody At Mercy Hospital

Police are searching for an assault suspect who escaped from UPMC Mercy Hospital while being treated for injuries after fleeing from a traffic stop in Downtown Pittsburgh.

03/13/2014

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After Rash Of Overdoses, Heroin-Related Deaths Are Down

After a recent string of heroin overdose deaths, officials say heroin-related deaths are on the downswing.

03/03/2014

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Man Arrested, Charged With Selling Fentanyl-Laced Heroin

Ross Township police have arrested a man accused of selling fentanyl-laced heroin.

02/27/2014

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Police Crack Sophisticated Drug Dealing Operation In Tarentum

Police believe heroin may now be tougher to find on the streets in the Alle-Kiski Valley area, after a undercover drug bust in Tarentum.

02/25/2014

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Woman Accused Of Selling Heroin In Happy Meals Appears In Court

A woman accused of selling heroin in Happy Meals appeared in court today.

02/11/2014

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Officials To Hold Town Hall Meeting Over Heroin Death Concerns

The recent rash of heroin overdose deaths in our area seem to have slowed down, but residents in one local community are still concerned.

02/06/2014

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Actor’s Overdose Death Sheds New Light On Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Issue

Philip Seymour Hoffman was a fearless actor.

02/03/2014

Editorial

Theraflu

The following KDKA editorial is about drug awareness, and how tainted drugs have been the source of over a dozen recent deaths around our area.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–02/03/2014

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Woman Who Sued Over Amputation Now Facing Drug Charges

Amy Needham, 35, of Ross Township, is facing drug possession charges after police say she was found unconscious in the bathroom of a West View drug store.

01/31/2014

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2 Arrested For Dealing Heroin, Unknown If “Theraflu” Related

Police have made more arrests in relation to a particular kind of heroin, blamed for several overdose deaths.

01/31/2014

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A.G.’s Office: Dealers May Be Rebranding Heroin Connected To Overdose Deaths

Early Thursday morning, agents from Pennsylvania’s Office of the Attorney General and Clairton Police arrested 39-year-old Tywon Newby and charged him with heroin possession and intent to deliver.

01/30/2014

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2 Arrested In Connection With ‘Theraflu’ Heroin

Two people were arrested in separate drug busts Wednesday.

01/30/2014

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