A Young Mayor, His Friend And A Fatal Attraction To OpioidsJanel Firestone found her son — the 24-year-old, just resigned mayor of the tiny Pennsylvania town of Mount Carbon — in what she assumed was a deep sleep.
Gateway Rehab's New Medical Director Weighs In On CDC’s Overdose Rate ReportA new report on overdose deaths released on Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control indicates more than 70,000 Americans died of overdoses in 2017.
Prosecutor: Cause Of Drug Exposure That Sickened 23 Ohio Prison Staff Members UnclearA prosecutor says investigators haven't been able to determine how an inmate and 23 staff members at a southern Ohio prison were exposed to and sickened by a mix of heroin and the potent painkiller fentanyl.
Amid Deepening Addiction Crisis, FDA Approves Powerful New OpioidDespite the ongoing opioid crisis plaguing the nation, the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new opioid medication five to 10 times more powerful than fentanyl.
Allegheny, Washington, Beaver Counties To Receive Federal Money To Fight Opioid EpidemicA big first for Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania, as the White House is placing a special program here to help fight the opioid epidemic.
$2 Million Fentanyl Bust Turns Out To Be $8 Sugar BustA sheriff's office thought it made a huge drug bust, seizing 13 pounds of fentanyl worth $2 million on the street, but it actually turned out to be sugar worth about $8 at the grocery store.
DA: Mother Was 'Not Helpful' In Interview About 17-Month-Old's DeathJhenea Pratt was charged with criminal homicide and endangering the welfare of a child after a lethal amount of fentanyl was found in her 17-month-old daughter's bloodstream.
Police Charge Mother In Baby’s Death After Finding Fentanyl In Sippy CupPittsburgh Police have arrested an East Hills woman in connection with the April death of her baby daughter after tests showed fentanyl in the girl’s sippy cup.
Western Pa. At Center Of New Operation Synthetic Opioid SurgeAttorney General Jeff Sessions says federal prosecutors in Pennsylvania and seven other states will pursue even seemingly small synthetic opioid cases in hopes of reducing the supply of the drugs in areas with high overdose death rates.
Flyer Placed On Texas Sheriff's Office Vehicle Tests Positive For FentanylAuthorities are investigating after a flyer with fentanyl on it was found on a sheriff office vehicle in Houston on Tuesday.
Family Of Suspected Drug Dealers Charged In Fatal OverdosesFive family members who were all involved in a drug trafficking organization are facing charges for selling drugs that resulted in fatal overdoses.
Opioid Deaths Increased Again Last Year, But Show Signs Of PeakingAmid the carnage of the national opioid crisis, there may be some light at the end of the tunnel in Western Pennsylvania.
Police: 4 Overdoses In 48 Hours Caused By Suspected Fentanyl Sold As HeroinState police in Punxsutawney say there were four overdoses in the area in the last 48 hours.
Police Find Fentanyl, Cocaine, Pills During Traffic Stop In Indiana Co.Police arrested a man after they found fentanyl and other drugs in his car in Indiana County last Thursday.
Man Accused Of Killing Two While Driving High Goes Before Magistrate JudgeThe Saltsburg man police say killed two people while driving high on fentanyl and marijuana went before a magistrate judge today. The families and friends of those killed were in court as well.