Overdoses

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Drug-Related Deaths On The Rise In Westmoreland County

A drug epidemic is claiming a record number of lives, and officials say there’s no sign of a slowdown.

07/06/2015

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U.S. Attorney Hickton To Co-Chair National Heroin Task Force

The top federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh has been picked to co-chair a national Heroin Task Force as the city and its suburbs respond to 12 overdoses that killed two people this week.

04/17/2015

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Medical Examiner Says Rash Of Overdoses Caused By Fentanyl

Police were called to Carrick Thursday night as part of a possible drug investigation.

04/16/2015

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Police Investigating Rash Of Heroin Overdoses

Pittsburgh Police are investigating a rash of heroin overdoses, one fatal, Tuesday night in four city neighborhoods.

04/14/2015

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Proposed Bill Would Set Up Prescription Drug Monitoring System In Pa.

GREENSBURG (KDKA) — As overdose deaths from prescription drug abuse skyrocket, Westmoreland County leaders are urging the state House of Representatives to pass new legislation. The year hasn’t even reached the halfway mark, and so […]

06/12/2014

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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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D.A. To Pursue Charges In Overdose Deaths Like In 1988 China White Case

Allegheny County Medical Examiner Dr. Karl Williams says the stamp bags associated with the recent overdose deaths marked ‘Theraflu’ and ‘Bud Ice’ contain a mixture of both heroin and Fentanyl.

01/28/2014

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22 Deaths Now Blamed On Dangerously Potent, Fentanyl-Laced Heroin

At least 22 people in Western Pennsylvania, including 15 in Allegheny County have now been killed by a deadly mix of heroin and the narcotic Fentanyl.

01/26/2014

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Officials Issue Second Alert After 4 More Overdose Deaths

Four more overdose deaths in the past 24 hours have officials with the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office on high alert.

01/25/2014

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Strong Form Of Heroin May Be Behind Recent Overdose Deaths

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office has issued an alert to the public after three overdose deaths over the past two days.

01/24/2014

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Rx Drug Overdose Is Leading Cause Of Unnatural Death In Westmoreland Co.

The statistic is shocking: drug overdoses kill more people in Westmoreland County than any other manner of death, besides natural causes.

01/13/2014

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Task Force Trying To Curb Overdose Deaths

Drug addiction and fatal overdoses have become an epidemic, but now different segments of the community are coming together in a concerted effort to address it.

10/06/2011