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Drug Overdose

Death from overdose more likely than from car crash in Porter County

VALPARAISO |  Porter County residents are more likely to die from a heroin overdose than a car crash.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am

Two found dead of possible drug overdoses

UNION TOWNSHIP | Two young people were found dead Monday morning of what officials believe may be drug overdoses.

August 05, 2014 3:15 pm
Portage police to begin carrying heroin antidote

Portage police to begin carrying heroin antidote

PORTAGE | Portage police officers will be adding another tool to their arsenal.

May 28, 2014 4:19 pm Photos


EDITORIAL: Improve drug treatment, prevention efforts

Northwest Indiana, like everywhere else, needs to put more focus on drug abuse treatment, not just incarceration.

March 14, 2014 12:00 am

State lawmakers send more measures to governor

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana House and Senate met briefly Thursday to give final approval to another batch of legislation that now goes to Republican Gov. Mike Pence for his signature or veto.

March 06, 2014 6:15 pm

'Miracle drug' to halt heroin overdoses wins House approval

INDIANAPOLIS | First responders would be authorized to treat Hoosiers suffering drug overdoses with naloxone -- a so-called "miracle drug" that quickly neutralizes the effects of heroin and other opioids -- under legislation approved 96-0 by the House Wednesday.

February 26, 2014 5:05 pm

EDITORIAL: Treat overdoses as potential crime scenes

LaPorte County officials are making plans to treat drug overdose deaths as potential homicides. The idea is to try to recover evidence that might lead to the dealers who provided the illegal drugs.

February 21, 2014 12:00 am
Drug overdose deaths continue to plague region

Drug overdose deaths continue to plague region

Just outside downtown Valparaiso, Steve sits in the living room of the Respite House and names more than a handful of his close friends and acquaintances who all died from heroin overdoses in the past few years.

November 23, 2013 10:15 pm Photos


Heroin overdose suspected in death of LaPorte man, 21

LAPORTE | Heroin is suspected in an overdose death in LaPorte.

August 08, 2013 5:24 pm

Parents: Drug deaths 'devastated' families

HAMMOND | Twenty-seven years ago Friday, Don Scheidel brought home his newborn son, Derek, from the hospital.

March 26, 2011 12:00 am
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