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Trump to Declare Public Health Emergency for Opioid Crisis

Trump to Declare Public Health Emergency for Opioid Crisis

While states like West Virginia, Ohio and New Hampshire have carved out unenviable reputations in the headlines as bastions of prescription painkiller abuse, California has hardly been spared the ravages of this public-health crisis: more than 183,000 deaths in the state from 1999 through 2015 have been attributed to the epidemic.



10-year-old detained by Border Patrol after surgery

Customs and Border Protection runs checkpoints along major thoroughfares leading away from the border in the Southwest, where travelers and vehicles are checked for legal authorization to enter the United States. Both of Hernandez's parents are undocumented - but her grandfather is a legal permanent resident of 45 years, and her cousin, Aurora Cantu, who accompanied her to the hospital is a USA citizen.


Couple charged after rotting corpse of baby is found in swing

Couple charged after rotting corpse of baby is found in swing

Maggots were discovered in the boy's clothing and skin, which a forensic entomologist studied to determine a timeline of the neglect. Koehn allegedly told the dispatcher that his girlfriend, Cheyanne, had fed their 4-month-old baby, Sterling Koehn, at 9 a.m.


Scrutiny intensifies of Whitefish company's $300M Puerto Rico contract

Scrutiny intensifies of Whitefish company's $300M Puerto Rico contract

Multiple committees in the House and Senate are investigating a $300 million contract awarded to a small Montana company to help restore Puerto Rico's damaged power grid. When the contract was announced, Whitefish had only two full-time employees though it has scaled up quickly and has workers now in Puerto Rico. About 75 percent of the 3.4 million residents of Puerto Rico are now without power, a number that fluctuates as infrastructure is restored and breaks down.


Tampa police release new video related to Seminole Heights slayings

Tampa police release new video related to Seminole Heights slayings

Police are actively looking for a person of interest seen on surveillance camera after Mitchell's shooting running away from the scene, though Dugan stressed that the person was only a person of interest, not necessarily a suspect. Dugan said there four possibilities to account for the running man: Being late for dinner, exercising, hearing gunshots or "they just murdered Benjamin Mitchell ".


Two in custody following alleged threat at Cherokee County school

Two in custody following alleged threat at Cherokee County school

They are both being charged as adults in the case. Sheriff's investigators said someone reported the possible plot to Woodstock Police Monday evening. "It's terrifying", Waldron said. "I'm glad they stopped them and they didn't take it to the next level". In a news conference after the court hearing, Cherokee County Sheriff Frank Reynolds said that several firearms were turned over by the teens' parents.