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Report: DEA records show W. Va. flooded with painkillers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP)(STL.News) — Drug wholesalers shipped 780 million hydrocodone and oxycodone pills to West Virginia in just six years, a period when 1,728 people fatally overdosed on these two painkillers, according to an investigation by the Charleston Gazette-Mail. That amounts to 433 of the frequently abused opioid pills for every man, woman and child … Continue reading Report: DEA records show W. Va. flooded with painkillers

Drugs, alcohol not involved in bus crash that killed 5 kids

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP)(STL.News) — A school bus driver had no drugs or alcohol in his system when he careened off a road and smashed into a tree, killing five elementary schoolchildren, police said Wednesday. Chattanooga Police Sgt. Austin Garrett said a toxicology test was performed on Johnthony Walker, 24, the bus driver now in jail … Continue reading Drugs, alcohol not involved in bus crash that killed 5 kids