William Brennan
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
December 18, 2018 - 11:37 am
BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Bucks County man is facing up to 30 years in prison for selling the fentanyl-laced heroin that killed 23-year-old Lukas Titus. William Brennan, 21, was sentenced to 7.5-to-20 years in prison for drug delivery resulting in death, and another 2.5-to-10 years for...
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Naloxone acts as an opioid antagonist and blocks the effects of heroin, fentanyl and other opiates on receptors in the brain.
Molly Corfman/News Herald
December 12, 2018 - 7:45 am
By Nadia Kounang (CNN) — Fentanyl is now the most commonly used drug involved in drug overdoses, according to a new government report. The latest numbers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics say that the rate of drug overdoses involving...
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Lauren Semanyk and Joseph Milano charged with murder in death of 10-month-old daughter.
Upper Darby Township Police Department
Mark Abrams
December 06, 2018 - 12:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Upper Darby police have charged the parents of 10-month-old baby girl with murder months after an investigation confirmed the infant somehow ingested fentanyl, a highly-toxic heroin additive. Chief Michael Chitwood says 31-year-old Joseph Milano and 34-year-old Lauren...
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Mac Miller
Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File
November 05, 2018 - 5:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Mac Miller died from an accidental overdose caused by a combination of cocaine, alcohol, and the powerful opioid fentanyl, a coroner's report released Monday said. The Los Angeles County coroner's report named Miller's cause of death as "mixed toxicity" of the three...
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In this June 26, 2018 file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.
AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
November 02, 2018 - 1:15 pm
By Michael Balsamo, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Drug overdose deaths hit the highest level ever recorded in the United States last year, with an estimated 200 people dying per day, according to a report by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Most of that was the result of a record...
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District Attorney Larry Krasner explains the results of a nine-month-long investigation that linked 57 people to a major drug organization they say was suffocating a large chunk of the Kensington neighborhood.
Kristen Johanson | KYW Newsradio
Kristen Johanson
October 04, 2018 - 3:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After an extensive nine-month-long investigation, Philadelphia investigators have announced charges against 57 people linked to a major drug organization they say was suffocating a large chunk of the Kensington neighborhood. Investigators say German Alameda, along...
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Mike Dougherty
August 21, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If there's a war on drugs, the drugs are certainly winning — and more and more residents are dying on the front lines. Federal officials say nearly 5,500 people in Pennsylvania died of an overdose in 2017. Every county in the state is affected, and the numbers are...
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From left, media witnesses Joe Duggan of the Omaha World-Herald, Chip Matthews of News Channel Nebraska, Brent Martin of Nebraska Radio Network and Grant Schulte of The Associated Press answer questions after the execution of Carey Dean Moore.
Gwyneth Roberts /Lincoln Journal Star via AP
August 14, 2018 - 4:07 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska carried out its first execution in more than two decades on Tuesday with a drug combination never tried before, including the first use of the powerful opioid fentanyl in a lethal injection. Carey Dean Moore, 60, was pronounced dead at 10:47 a.m. Moore had been...
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Temple University Hospital
Andrew Kramer | KYW Newsradio
Dan Wing
July 31, 2018 - 8:28 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two police officers are recovering after apparently being exposed to a dangerous drug Monday night. Authorities say the two officers had stopped a vehicle at 30th and Diamond streets around 10:30 p.m., during which the two officers came into contact with a substance...
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Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said the drug bust centered on five high-level dealers, including David Cooper.
Jim Melwert | KYW Newsradio
Jim Melwert
June 28, 2018 - 6:04 pm
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Law enforcement in Montgomery County announced a major drug bust that resulted in more than 20 arrests and the seizure about 6,600 doses of the deadly narcotic fentanyl. Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said it centered on five high-level...
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