August 12, 2016 |
Saying Pennsylvania is facing a "public health crisis," Gov. Wolf on Wednesday said he hoped the state could find ways to add to the $20 million that the legislature has appropriated for 20 special facilities for the treatment of people addicted to opioids. Appearing in Norristown outside the Montgomery County Methadone Center, recently named one of 20 "Centers of Excellence," Wolf and Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas said they hoped the initiative would reduce addiction in communities such as Norristown, where drug violations occur at nearly double the Montgomery County rate, according to state figures.
June 24, 2016 |
An alleged drug dealer from Philadelphia has been charged with homicide in the drug-overdose death of a Montgomery County woman. Harold Robert Burton delivered four bags of drugs to Renee Winslow the night before she was found dead in her apartment in January, police said. Winslow thought she was buying heroin, according to text messages reviewed by police. But an autopsy found she had died of a fentanyl overdose. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 40 to 50 times more deadly than street-grade heroin, prosecutors said.
April 29, 2016 |
IN TRIBUTE to Steven Rea 's summer movie roundup of reboots, remakes and sequels (see Page 27), the Hollywood reporter reported yesterday that present-day "It" girl Alicia Vikander has signed on to star as Lara Croft in a prequel/reboot of Tomb Raider . It's about time. Virtually every day since 2003's Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life , someone emails Tattle about the need for another Tomb Raider movie. This one will be directed by Roar Uthaug ( The Wave )
April 12, 2016
West Conshohocken police on Monday said that a 22-year-old man found unresponsive Sunday in a home on the 200 block of Moorehead Avenue died of a possible drug overdose. The victim, whose name was not released, was identified by police as a Cabrini College student. On Sunday, police found the victim on a couch in the living room. They immediately performed CPR, police said in a statement, and administered Naloxone, which is used to treat drug overdoses in emergencies. Police said the student remained unresponsive even after two ambulance companies arrived and tried to revive him as well.
February 26, 2016 |
A financial adviser has been charged in the death of a Philadelphia woman whose body was found dumped on a central Pennsylvania road on Valentine's Day, police said. Robert Moir, 59, allegedly told police that after spending several nights with Corrine Pena, 35, he awoke one night to find her dead in his bathroom from an apparent drug overdose. He then carted her corpse in his Mercedes-Benz to a snowy, secluded road in Centre County, where he dumped it and wrote authorities an anonymous letter to help them identify the body, according to an affidavit filed in the case.
February 25, 2016 |
Taken by a SEPTA camera, the video is shocking. It shows a young man, surrounded by a dozen other riders on an afternoon bus in Delaware County last week, shooting heroin into his arm. Then he slips into a daze and collapses on the floor. Minutes later, police and paramedics bound aboard the bus, administer the drug Narcan, and revive the passenger. Upper Darby police released clips of the video Tuesday, an unusual step designed to highlight both the potentially devastating effects of the heroin epidemic and the lifesaving steps responders now regularly employ.
February 22, 2016 |
A 35-year-old Philadelphia woman who was found dead on Valentine's Day on a central Pennsylvania roadside - with no obvious injuries, or immediately evident cause of death - died of a drug overdose, police said. Corinne Pena was found that Sunday morning by a passerby on Plainfield Road in Ferguson Township, Centre County, just southwest of Pennsylvania State University's main campus. Ferguson police announced Saturday that Pena appeared to have died from a drug overdose. It appears that a friend of Pena found her dead inside his home the night of Feb. 13, then drove her body to Plainfield Road and abandoned it, police said in a news release.
February 18, 2016 |
A body found Tuesday morning on the side of a road in Bucks County was identified as a 25-year-old woman who was dumped there after a possible drug overdose, a law enforcement official said. The body of Stephanie Machen, of Norristown, was found on the grass along Mill Road near State Road and Interstate 95 around 10 a.m., said Frederick Harran, director of public safety for Bensalem Township. Harran said it appeared that Machen died of a drug overdose and that her body was dumped from a vehicle overnight or early Tuesday morning.
December 20, 2015 |
'Star Wars' sells big Like zombies to fresh brain, fans across the nation went in droves to see J.J. Abrams ' Star Wars: The Force Awakens for its pre-opening preview shows Thursday. The Harrison Ford -powered pic raked in $57 mil, shattering the pre-opening show record of $43.5 mil set by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 in 2011 . Weiland dead of drugs Scott Weiland , 48, died from an accidental drug overdose, a medical examiner's office in Minnesota has ruled.
December 20, 2015
Two people involved in dealing fake heroin that ended up in the hands of a Bucks County teenager who died of a drug overdose were sentenced to jail terms Friday.Francisco Cintron, 32, formerly of Philadelphia, was given 12 1/2 to 25 years in prison for delivering drugs that resulted in the March 2014 death of 19-year-old Ryan Nocero, said the Bucks County District Attorney's Office. Cintron sold Fentanyl, a strong pain reliever, to an associate who then delivered it to Nocero. It was labeled as "Bad News" heroin.