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Alabama man charged in Capitol take-over
Investigators said an Alabama man has been arrested and charged with taking part in last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol. Prosecutors say the man – Joshua Mathew Black of Leeds, Alabama – was charged ...
Distribution of stimulus checks could cause spike in Overdoses
Data from the Tennessee Department of Health’s Drug Overdose Reporting System suggests the distribution of the second coronavirus relief package may result in a spike in opioid overdoses. According to ...
Police: Johnson City man indicted on second-degree murder charge in overdose death of 22-year-old
A Johnson City man has been charged with second-degree murder in the overdose death of a 22-year-old. According to a release from the Johnson City Police ...
Data Suggests Second Coronavirus Relief Package May Result in Opioid Overdose Spike
Data from the Tennessee Department of Health’s Drug Overdose Reporting System suggests the distribution of the second coronavirus relief package may result in a spike in opioid overdoses, said ...
Kentucky's other epidemic has grown worse in the shadow of COVID-19
We find ourselves at risk of losing an entire generation to opioid abuse, a trend accelerated by the stress and isolation brought on by the pandemic.
Lawmakers speak about goals for Tennessee General Assembly
New representatives will be sworn into the Tennessee General Assembly on Tuesday, and we talked with a few of them about their goals. Former broadcaster Scotty Campbell is ...
House boarded in Lenoir City after multiple reports of illicit activity involving drugs to law enforcement
As many as three overdose calls to the residence along with other activities ... "That's an attack on democracy," Dr. Richard Pacelle, an expert on constitutional law at the University of Tennessee ...
HHS OIG Releases Report on Opioid Use in Appalachian States
On December 15, 2020, the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS OIG) released a report that found that almost 6,000 Medicaid beneficiaries received ...
2020 Year in Review: Drug-Free Tennessee
While no one could have anticipated all that 2020 brought, Drug-Free Tennessee (DFT) shifted its focus to virtual and on-call help for those i ...
Deadly overdose investigation leads to three arrests, including Tennessee man wanted on murder charge
During the same investigation into the overdose death, Paducah police arrested Josheph Henderson on heroin and meth trafficking drugs. They also arrested Dezmond Rucker, who was wanted on a murder ...
3 arrested during investigation of overdose death in Paducah on New Year’s Eve
Three people were arrested during an investigation into an overdose death on New Year’s Eve. Hershel B. McClure, 31, of Paducah, was arrested on Tuesday, January 5 on charges of first-degree ...
Whitefish TV reality star died of drug overdose
The cause of death of a Whitefish man who appeared on a TV reality show was acute cocaine intoxication. Mahlon Reyes, 38, died July 27, 2020, after suffering a heart attack. Flathead County ...