| Jun 28, 2013
| 6:11 PM
Vivian Matthews, one of 13 corrections officers accused of working with Black Guerrilla Family gang members to smuggle drugs and contraband into the Baltimore jail, pleaded not guilty to federal racketeering and drug charges Friday.
Matthews, who is on...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Editor’s note: The Advocate-Messenger recently visited the Isaiah House, a Christian recovery program for men and women struggling with drug addictions and alcoholism. This is the second installment of a four-part series. All people interviewed...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:49 AM
Editor’s note: The Advocate-Messenger recently visited the Isaiah House, a Christian recovery program for men and women struggling with drug addictions and alcoholism. This is the third installment of a four-part series. All people interviewed...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Last summer, after I wrote about prosecutors cutting a sweetheart deal with a doctor accused of writing prescriptions for more than 500,000 oxycodone pills, I heard from a lot of grief-struck parents.
One woman mourned the suicide of her son, whose...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 8:57 AM
Now that law enforcement officials and doctors have cracked down on the abuse of prescription painkillers, a growing number of central Kentucky drug addicts are turning to heroin.
“We’ve been finding heroin here, and officers in Lincoln...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 1:35 PM
OSCEOLA, Mo. -- A family doctor from Lowry City is accused of writing prescriptions for more than two years without having a valid state permit to do so. The St. Clair County prosecuting attorney filed 16 felony charges against Dr. John Ure on Monday...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 5:00 PM
A Bel Air man was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to selling prescription drugs on dozens of occasions, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.
Ronnie Stocks, 34, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 4:35 PM
A doctor formerly affiliated with three area hospitals is scheduled for a January hearing in federal court on charges that he exchanged prescription drugs for …...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 4:28 AM
Years ago, when I was a student at Penn State, a NORML activist cornered me and tried to talk me into supporting the “legalize marijuana” cause. Keep in mind that this was many years before the state of California approved the use of medical...
| Mar 22, 2012
The evening was billed as “Artist Encounter”: Actors Brian Dennehy and Nathan Lane took to the Goodman Theatre stage Tuesday night for a conversation with the Chicago Tribune’s Chris Jones and Rick Kogan.
For the audience,...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 3:58 AM
Activists: Syrian troops launch major offensive in suburb of capital Damascus
BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say Syrian troops are attacking a suburb of the capital Damascus in what they described as one of the most violent campaigns since the year-old...