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CDC: Illicit Drug Use Down Among High School Students, But Still A Concern

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The national Centers for Disease Control said illicit drug use is down among the nation’s high school students, but drug use is still a concern based on findings in its latest Youth Risk Behavior Survey. The CDC asked U.S. high school students if they’ve participated in activities that may negatively impact their well-being. When it… Read More

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Murder Trial Juror Pleads Mercy For Death Row Inmate

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A member of the jury who recommended the death penalty for a convicted murderer in 1997 is now seeking mercy for that killer. They said they would’ve reached a different decision had the case been argued better. Ross Geiger told the parole board he doesn’t question if Raymond Tibbetts is guilty of murdering Fred Hicks and Judith Sue Crawford. But Geiger believes he… Read More

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Kentucky Attorney General Files Sixth Opioid Lawsuit

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s Democratic attorney general has filed a sixth lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company for deceptive marketing of opioid-based painkillers. Andy Beshear announced on Thursday that he has filed a lawsuit against Walgreens in Boone Circuit Court. Beshear says Deerfield, Illinois-based Walgreens excessively distributed and dispensed opioids in Kentucky and failed to… Read More