opioids

Homeless encampment
Kim Glovas/KYW Newsradio
Kim Glovas
January 06, 2020 - 1:28 pm
After several months, a homeless encampment near 18th and Vine streets has been dismantled. Read more here.
Read More
Tent city at 18th and Vine streets.
Kim Glovas/KYW Newsradio
Kim Glovas
December 30, 2019 - 5:27 pm
You may have noticed the tent city that popped up at 18th and Vine streets a number of months ago, but the city says that encampment will be going away soon. Read more here.
Read More
City Hall, Philadelphia.
Holli Stephens/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
December 23, 2019 - 4:35 pm
The Philadelphia Health Department has compiled some grim statistics about homeless deaths in the city over the last decade.
Read More
Dr. Glenn Sterner
John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
December 17, 2019 - 5:33 pm
A panel of experts on the opioid epidemic and substance abuse converged at Penn State Abington Tuesday, shining a light on the stigma some may face when trying to return to facets of normalcy. Read more here.
Read More
Juice WRLD
Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, file
AP News
December 09, 2019 - 5:12 pm
A federal agent who was at a Chicago airport to search a private plane that rapper Juice WRLD and his entourage had arrived in administered the opioid antidote Narcan to the performer, who briefly woke up incoherent but later died. Read more here.
Read More
Oxycodone
Keith Srakocic/AP, file
AP News
December 05, 2019 - 11:41 am
More time is needed to sort out whether the CEO of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma should receive a $1.3 million bonus next year, but the company should be allowed to pay about $35 million in bonuses to 682 other employees, the judge overseeing the company's bankruptcy case said. Read more here.
Read More
The Salvation Army gave out 250 hot meals in about a half hour on Thanksgiving in Kensington.
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
November 28, 2019 - 1:13 pm
On this Thanksgiving Day, the Salvation Army provided hot meals to some of those who needed them most. They gave out 250 turkey dinners on the streets of Kensington, a neighborhood that has been ravaged by the opioid epidemic. Read more here.
Read More
A syringe on the ground in Kensington, as residents say there is still much that must be done to combat the opioid crisis in the area.
Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
November 09, 2019 - 4:17 pm
It's been almost two years since Gov. Tom Wolf signed Pennsylvania's Opioid Disaster Declaration, but in Philadelphia opioids are still a major concern, especially in the Kensington neighborhood.
Read More
Shamsuzzaman Mollah
Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office
Jim Melwert
October 31, 2019 - 3:39 pm
The death of a popular Bridgeport barber has remained a mystery since he was found dead in the trunk of his car a year-and-a-half ago. But now, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office has made an arrest in connection with his death. Read more here.
Read More
Lawrence Miller
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
October 28, 2019 - 4:43 pm
A Hatfield doctor entered a plea to charges that he was illegally prescribing opioids. Read more here.
Read More

Pages