CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Research published this week by the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests in states where marijuana is legal, the amount of opioids being prescribed is lower. In the U.S., 90 people a day die from an opioid overdose, according to the JAMA article. Lawmakers are scrambling for solutions and this research may […]

WASHINGTON D.C. (WOIO) – The country’s opioid crisis has reached epidemic proportions. During his campaign, Donald Trump had pledged to make fighting addiction a top priority at rallies in some of the hardest-hit states in the nation. President Trump declared the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency, but it won’t bring new dollars to the […]

POTUS also made sure to get some face time with Amariyanna Copeny, an 8-year-old from Flint that sent him a letter asking him to visit her town.   “I’ve got your back,” President Barack Obama said to Flint residents on Wednesday during his visit to the Michigan city. He added, “I will not rest and I’m […]

He urged residents Wednesday to use the free water filters and run water for 5 minutes a day to flush contaminants. In an effort to assuage fears and instill hope, President Barack Obama on Wednesday visited the beleaguered city of Flint, Michigan amid a towering crisis involving lead in the city’s water supply. He also toured a […]

Sasha Bell and Sacorya Reed were both shot to death in Bell’s townhouse. Police have a suspect in custody. Sasha Bell, the 19-year-old mother who was the first person from Flint to sue the city for poisoning thousands of its residents, was found dead in her apartment, New York Daily News reports. Bell, along with a second woman, Sacorya […]

Michigan’s attorney general filed multiple charges Wednesday against three officials.   Two state workers and one city worker have been charged in the Flint water crisis, marking “the first time criminal charges have been brought against government officials” in the outsized public health debacle, reports the Detroit Free Press. Bill Schuette, Michigan’s attorney general, filed […]

FLINT–The crisis in Flint hits close to home for WKYC Channel 3 photojournalist Craig Roberson. For the past two years, Craig has been making trips home to Flint to deliver bottles of water to his mother, who still lives there.   Click on the link to see the video: Article and Video Courtesy of […]

Exposed pipes, mushrooms, and dead rats were discovered across Detroit’s disenfranchised public schools.   Michigan’s water crisis in Flint has also opened up concern for the state’s school issues inDetroit, U.S. Uncut reports. Since the state’s takeover of the public school system seven years ago, debts are now $515 million and rising across the city’s […]

Residents are pushing for Snyder to step down while calling Flint’s water crisis, “Katrina II.”   Despite calls for his resignation from residents and presidential candidates, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has planned a new method of action against the Flint water crisis. According to CNN, Snyder will appear before the Michigan Congress Tuesday evening to present […]

Residents take to social media to show just how awful their drinking supply has been since 2014.   Unless you’re living under a rock, you should know that Flint, Michigan is in the midst of one of the worst water supply crises in American history. Back in April 2014, to save money, Michigan Gov. Rick […]

*Lamar Odom’s kidneys are failing and he may be in need of a transplant, according to TMZ. The website reported that most of the organs that failed after he was found unconscious in a Las Vegas brothel have are recovering, but his kidneys are still in poor shape. Odom is currently being treated at Cedars-Sinai […]

So far this year, police around the country have shot and killed 462 people; 124 of whom were armed and in the midst of a mental or emotional crisis, reports The Washington Post. The number accounts for a quarter of the nearly 500 people fatally shot by police in the first six months of 2015, the […]