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  • Heroin addiction: users speak out

    Heroin addiction: users speak out

    Tuesday, October 13 2015 12:00 PM EDT2015-10-13 16:00:52 GMT
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    Most heroin users share a similar story as to how their addiction began - by first abusing doctor-prescribed narcotic pain medication. More >>
    Most heroin users share a similar story as to how their addiction began - by first abusing doctor-prescribed narcotic pain medication. More >>
  • Who's the man behind the clean syringe kits?

    Who's the man behind the clean syringe kits?

    Sunday, October 18 2015 5:31 PM EDT2015-10-18 21:31:56 GMT
    Tuesday, October 27 2015 11:58 AM EDT2015-10-27 15:58:54 GMT
    There’s a handful of different interpretations one would walk away with depending on what point during Pastor James Sizemore’s life you met him. Drug dealer, church founder, addict, seminary student and syringe program operator are just a few of the titles he could list in his autobiography.More >>
    There’s a handful of different interpretations one would walk away with depending on what point during Pastor James Sizemore’s life you met him. Drug dealer, church founder, addict, seminary student and syringe program operator are just a few of the titles he could list in his autobiography.More >>
  • Syringe exchange programs could help addicts

    Syringe exchange programs could help addicts

    Tuesday, October 13 2015 12:03 PM EDT2015-10-13 16:03:29 GMT
    Tuesday, October 27 2015 11:58 AM EDT2015-10-27 15:58:54 GMT
    Syringe Exchange Programs (SEPs) are illegal in North Carolina, although the House recently passed a measure allowing two pilot programs. For now, the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition operates five underground programs across North Carolina. The closest to Wilmington is in Fayetteville.More >>
    Syringe Exchange Programs (SEPs) are illegal in North Carolina, although the House recently passed a measure allowing two pilot programs. For now, the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition operates five underground programs across North Carolina. The closest to Wilmington is in Fayetteville.More >>
  • In Vein: Hooked on Heroin

    In Vein: Hooked on Heroin

    Tuesday, October 13 2015 10:59 AM EDT2015-10-13 14:59:40 GMT
    Tuesday, October 27 2015 11:58 AM EDT2015-10-27 15:58:53 GMT
    New Hanover County has the second highest rate of heroin overdose deaths of all counties in North Carolina and tops the list when adjusted for population, according to the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services. Casually nicknamed the “Heroin Highway,” Wilmington is considered a major stop for traffickers bringing in dope from areas like New Jersey and Maryland.More >>
    New Hanover County has the second highest rate of heroin overdose deaths of all counties in North Carolina and tops the list when adjusted for population, according to the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services. Casually nicknamed the “Heroin Highway,” Wilmington is considered a major stop for traffickers bringing in dope from areas like New Jersey and Maryland.More >>
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  • More detail in Colorado family killings expected next week

    More detail in Colorado family killings expected next week

    Friday, August 17 2018 2:14 AM EDT2018-08-17 06:14:36 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 6:55 PM EDT2018-08-17 22:55:49 GMT
    (The Colorado Bureau of Investigation via AP). This photo combo of images provided by The Colorado Bureau of Investigation shows, from left, Bella Watts, Celeste Watts and Shanann Watts.  The Frederick Police Department said Chris Watts was taken into ...(The Colorado Bureau of Investigation via AP). This photo combo of images provided by The Colorado Bureau of Investigation shows, from left, Bella Watts, Celeste Watts and Shanann Watts. The Frederick Police Department said Chris Watts was taken into ...

    Shanann Watts' Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life - of a woman dedicated to her husband and their two young children.

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    Shanann Watts' Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life - of a woman dedicated to her husband and their two young children.

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  • Bodies of missing wife, daughters found in Colorado

    Bodies of missing wife, daughters found in Colorado

    Thursday, August 16 2018 4:05 AM EDT2018-08-16 08:05:05 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 2:20 AM EDT2018-08-17 06:20:10 GMT
    The man's pregnant wife, 34-year-old Shanann Watts, and their two daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste were reported missing Monday.The man's pregnant wife, 34-year-old Shanann Watts, and their two daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste were reported missing Monday.

    Authorities say the husband of a missing family in Colorado has been arrested in connection with the case.

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    Authorities say the husband of a missing family in Colorado has been arrested in connection with the case.

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  • Sheriff escorts frustrated contingent to meet with hiding Tri-County Co-Op trustees during a surprise gathering

    Sheriff escorts frustrated contingent to meet with hiding Tri-County Co-Op trustees during a surprise gathering

    Friday, August 17 2018 3:56 PM EDT2018-08-17 19:56:30 GMT
    After skipping a meeting the day before and facing angry customers, the members of the Tri-County Electric Cooperative board is working to meet Friday to oust CEO Chad Lowder. (Source: Chad Mills/WIS)After skipping a meeting the day before and facing angry customers, the members of the Tri-County Electric Cooperative board is working to meet Friday to oust CEO Chad Lowder. (Source: Chad Mills/WIS)
    After skipping a meeting the day before and facing angry customers, the members of the Tri-County Electric Cooperative board is working to meet Friday to oust CEO Chad Lowder. (Source: Chad Mills/WIS)After skipping a meeting the day before and facing angry customers, the members of the Tri-County Electric Cooperative board is working to meet Friday to oust CEO Chad Lowder. (Source: Chad Mills/WIS)

    After confirming that the embattled Tri-County Electric Cooperative board members would hold a meeting after being absent at a meeting with customers the day before, the board member refused to meet with hundreds of angry customers and stayed in their boardroom - until the sheriff escorted a handful of attendees to them.  

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    After confirming that the embattled Tri-County Electric Cooperative board members would hold a meeting after being absent at a meeting with customers the day before, the board member refused to meet with hundreds of angry customers and stayed in their boardroom - until the sheriff escorted a handful of attendees to them.  

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