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  • BC-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, MI

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in Michigan. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the AP-Detroit bureau at 800-642-4125 or 313-259-0650 or apmichigan@ap.org. Jeff Karoub is on the desk followed by David...

  • Woman who lost grandson to heroin takes on drug addiction

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — A St. Joseph woman whose grandson died of a heroin overdose is among those fighting against drug addiction in the community. The Herald-Palladium reports ( http://bit.ly/1byzqZn ) that Carol Stockman was close to her grandson, Sam Stockman. The Lakeshore High School...

  • Winehouse family criticizes 'misleading' movie about singer

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — The family of Amy Winehouse has criticized a documentary about the late singer that is due to have its premiere at next month's Cannes Film Festival. A statement issued Sunday by family spokesman Chris Goodman said director Asif Kapadia's "Amy" is "misleading and contains some...

  • OU, OSU to bestow honorary degrees in May ceremonies

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University have announced the recipients of honorary degrees to be awarded next month at their spring commencement ceremonies. U.S. Ambassador Joseph Westphal will receive an honorary doctor of laws during OSU’s undergraduate commencement May 9 at...

  • W.Va. bus tour highlighting child abuse, neglect draws crowd

    Yesterday

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — It's not always easy being a kid, and now some local adults have a better idea about their problems — thanks to this year's Child Watch Initiative bus tour, which allowed participants to experience issues such as neglect and abuse through the eyes of a child. Sponsored...

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  • Most states list deadly methadone as a ‘preferred drug’

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON — As prescription drug overdose deaths soar nationwide, most states have failed to take a simple step that would make it harder for doctors to prescribe the deadliest of all narcotics. Methadone overdoses kill about 5,000 people every year, six times as many as in the late 1990s,...

  • The Dallas Morning News Evan Grant column

    Yesterday

    ANAHEIM, Calif. - On the surface it seems beyond surreal. One team agrees to “trade” a player owed more than $80 million. To a hated division rival. With no player in return. For pennies on the dollar. The player all but begs to back to a place where he was booed on his way out of town and...

  • Norwalk police train for 'suicide by cop' situations

    Yesterday

    NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — When confronted by a seemingly unstable person with a death wish, police officers become faced with the decision of defending themselves or deciding how to resolve the potentially lethal situation. Dramatic situations such as this have ended with "suicide by cop," where a...

  • Flawed numbers mask scope of Texas' prescription drug problem

    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    Fatalities from prescription drug abuse are widely undercounted in Texas and in many other states, obscuring the scope of one of the nation’s leading causes of preventable death. Overdose deaths from all drugs have skyrocketed nationwide, outpacing even motor vehicle accident fatalities....

  • A former Baptist minister shakes up St. Louis' troubled jail division

    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    ST. LOUIS • The former Baptist minister given the task of reforming the city’s corrections system wears his long belt and his expectations up high. “I don’t approach (my job) as a religion, but it’s who I am,” said Dale Glass, 61. For nearly three years, that job has been one of turning around...

  • Jail expansion to include substance abuse program

    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    NEWPORT, Ky. (AP) — A planned jail expansion in Campbell County will include a substance abuse program intended to help curb the county's heroin problem, county officials said. The northern Kentucky county expects to seek bids by the end of April on the estimated $7 million project at the...

  • Walkers raise heroin awareness one step at a time

    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    ST. PETERS • Gee Vigna always liked to take walks. While her daughter Nicky was struggling with a heroin addiction, the O’Fallon, Mo., woman would walk to clear her head. Nicky, 20, died from an overdose on Jan. 3, 2013. Vigna, who owned her own promotions company, made up a T-shirt with “STOP...

  • Highs and lows from Josh Hamilton's previous seasons with Rangers

    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    A look at the high and the low moments of Josh Hamilton during his previous tenure with the Rangers: THE HIGHS * Homer barrage. On May 8, 2012, Hamilton produced one of the top individual offensive games in major-league history. He went 5-for-5 with four homers, eight RBIs and 18 total bases...

  • Most counties still await money for prisoner screenings

    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY — A screening program touted as helping to control the burgeoning prison population by sending low-risk offenders to specialized programs will expand to nine more counties this year. Still, nearly two-thirds of Oklahoma’s counties don’t have the funds to assess prisoners for...

  • Local meth trafficking ringleader sentenced to 9 1/2 years in prison

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    FARMINGTON — The ringleader of a San Juan County methamphetamine trafficking ring was sentenced Thursday to nine and a half years in federal prison, according to a U.S. Department of Justice press release. Isaac Anaya was arrested along with 29 other individuals in February 2014 on state and...

  • Treat addiction like a disease, not a crime, drug policy czar says

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    The nation’s drug policy czar, speaking in Austin on Friday, called for reforming the criminal justice system to curb an epidemic of drug overdose deaths by focusing less on punishment and more on prevention and treatment. “It’s a health problem, not a criminal justice problem,” Michael...

  • Hawaii poised to become 1st state to raise smoking age to 21

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    HONOLULU (AP) — A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor. The bill would prevent adolescents from smoking, buying or possessing both traditional and electronic cigarettes. "It's definitely...

  • The Dallas Morning News Barry Horn column

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    You couldn’t escape Ralph Strangis even if you wanted to. In his tenure with the Stars, which happens to be from the birth of the franchise as we know it, he was everywhere. You couldn’t turn down the sound on Stars television and listen to the game on radio to avoid Ralph. Through the magic of...

  • TACH fundraiser kicks off campaign to build facility for homeless

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Tahlequah may have a new day center for local homeless population by this summer, according to Zoë Institute Executive Director Rhonda Clemons-Hill. The city of Tahlequah recently signed a 20-year lease with the institute for $1 a year to rent a building downtown currently housing evidence from...



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