| Oct 24, 2013
| 6:55 PM
From his wheelchair in the Corona del Mar High School gym, Aaron Rubin held up one finger to indicate "yes" and two fingers for "no" as he answered questions about a drug addiction that led him to a catastrophic overdose.
"This is Aaron," said his...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 9:17 PM
An Orange County doctor who often saw patients at Starbucks coffeehouses was sentenced Thursday to 11 years in federal prison for selling prescriptions for highly abused medications to patients with no legitimate need for them.
"You abused the position,...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:57 AM
When hundreds of Downers Grove high school students, parents and community members gathered at North High for a forum on substance abuse, two things were evident:
Chris Herren had a story that they wanted to hear, and Herren wanted to hear theirs....
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:11 PM
Ventura County authorities have arrested 21 people in connection with alleged sales of prescription drugs via Craigslist.
The arrests, announced this week, took place in recent months and stemmed from illegal sales of drugs like Adderall, OxyContin and...
| Oct 14, 2013
The following items were taken from police reports.
The exterior door on a home in the 2500 block of North Haddow Avenue was reported forced open between 4:50 p.m. and 9:21 p.m. Oct. 4 and $700 in cash and jewelry were stolen along...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
In February, there was a sizeable drug bust at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. The media covered the story in great detail. While making my morning coffee, one update stopped me dead in my tracks. Marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 9:57 AM
There was a moment in my life during college when I was extremely sick. I was bed-ridden for almost half the school semester in extreme pain.
Doctors told me that what caused my illness was lack of rest, stress and not eating well. I could blame no...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 11:04 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Deaths caused by oxycodone are down by 41 percent statewide, according to a new report released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Tuesday.
The Drugs in Deceased Persons report found significant drops in the deaths caused by...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 3:59 PM
Today in this space, we're introducing a new Tom Foley-inspired game called "I Think It's True But It Might Not Be."
As many of you know, Tom Foley, not yet a candidate for governor, has been touring the state directing charges at Gov. Dannel P. Malloy,...
| Sep 12, 2013
First-time mother Amy Webb proudly notates dozens of data points about her child each day and obsessively tracks their detailed progression by computer on spreadsheets, according to the provocative first-person account she wrote for Slate....
| Oct 13, 2013
It feels ungrateful, not to mention anachronistic, to yearn for a fat realist novel when there are so many mesmerizing genre hybrids out there. Moreover, in our current end-times publishing climate, an 800-page bildungsroman narrated, David Copperfield-...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 3:48 AM
A Volusia County convicted felon is heading to federal prison for 15 years after police found him with guns and an assortment of drugs in his rental car.
Sanford police found 31-year-old Albert Thompson, III, with two loaded firearms, marijuana,...