LORAIN, Ohio — Hundreds, if not thousands, of needles were found at a Lorain home where two men died from an opioid overdose this week, according to the Lorain Police Department. On Wednesday, police responded to a home on West 26th Street and found two men lying on a tattered mattress on the floor in […]

LOS ANGELES — Singer Demi Lovato was reportedly rushed to the hospital Tuesday. TMZ reports that according to law enforcement, the 25-year-old was taken to a Los Angeles hospital for an apparent heroin overdose. TMZ says she was treated with Narcan at her Hollywood Hills home. PEOPLE reports that a source tells them Lovato is currently “okay […]

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio– It is an image police officers see just about everyday: People slumped over from an opiate overdose. Often small children are near the person who used drugs, and officers try to save the adult while they attempt to shield young eyes from the ugly side effects of narcotics. So on Wednesday, when officers found […]

FAIRVIEW PARK, OH (WOIO) – A NE Ohio man was caught on surveillance camera overdosing on heroin in a fast food restaurant. Police say they released the surveillance video to show the growing problem of heroin abuse. The victim, James Gaspar, and a woman, identified as Lauren Thompson, appear to be doing drugs in a booth at the Lorain Road […]

  CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald and other county officials are expected to make a major announcement Monday afternoon in the battle against a local heroin epidemic. It’s all part of ongoing Heroin Initiative. The new plan is expected to take prosecution and treatment into account.   READ MORE: 19ActionNews.com Article and Picture Courtesy […]

  CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – It’s no secret there’s a heroin problem in Northeast Ohio. The question is, what do we do about it? The Cleveland City Council Public Safety Committee meeting Wednesday was filled with judges, prosecutors, police chiefs, health care professionals and more. More people died last year in Cuyahoga County from heroin […]

  CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Cleveland City Council, Mayor Jackson and other community leaders will unveil a billboard campaign aimed at prescription drug abuse on Wednesday, April 2 at 1:30 p.m. at the corner of Carnegie and East 14th Street. City leaders want to bring attention to the fact that prescription drug abuse is a […]

  ELYRIA — On March 17, the Elyria Police Department Narcotics and Neighborhood Impact Unit with the assistance of the Elyria Police Detective Bureau and Elyria Police Special Response Team kicked off a spring round-up which targeted Narcotics Dealers in the City of Elyria. The Narcotics and Impact Unit closed 15 open drug cases while […]

  CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office is launching an initiative aimed at raising awareness about the heroin epidemic in Cuyahoga County. County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty announced that television spots with the tagline “Let’s Face It” will begin airing next week on Cleveland stations and will continue into early April. In […]

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Four suspected heroin dealers were arrested late Tuesday in connection to the death of Oscar winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, who was found dead…

  (RNN) – Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his apartment Sunday. He was 46. Hoffman had roles in Patch Adams, Twister, Moneyball, Almost Famous and The Big Lebowski, but it was his role as writer Truman Capote in the biopic Capote that earned him his Oscar. He is also involved […]

  The latest incident contributes to a recent UN report showcasing a rise in violence against women.   AFGHANISTAN (UNTV/CNN) – A toxic mix of violence and heroin addiction are having a devastating impact on many women in Afghanistan. Setarah, 30, said her husband, an addict, cut off her nose and lips after she refused […]