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The Opioid Crisis

The Opioid Crisis

Friday, Sep 29, 2017

Drug Dealer Gets Stiff Sentence for Selling Fatal Overdose

Drug Dealer Gets Stiff Sentence for Selling Fatal Overdose

A Massachusetts man who sold a fatal dose of fentanyl to a father of two living in a sober house has been sentenced to up to 12 years in prison.

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017

Program Gives Drug Buyers Choice Between Arrest, Treatment

Program Gives Drug Buyers Choice Between Arrest, Treatment

People who buy and use illegal drugs may be offered a choice between prosecution and treatment for addiction under a new program being unveiled Thursday in the state's second-largest city.

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017

'Manufactured Death': Opioids Killing Dozens Each Day

'Manufactured Death': Opioids Killing Dozens Each Day

Pointing out that more people are dying from drug overdoses than in terror attacks, federal and state authorities in Massachusetts joined forces to warn the public about the gravity of the ongoing opioid...

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Teen Charged With Negligent Homicide in Officer's Death
Teen Charged With Negligent Homicide in Officer's Death

A teenager charged in connection with a highway crash that killed an off-duty Massachusetts police officer is facing six additional charges, including negligent homicide.

Massachusetts Police Say Puerto Rican Mission Was Cut Short
Massachusetts Police Say Puerto Rican Mission Was Cut Short

A tearful reunion posted on Facebook may have cost seven Massachusetts police officers their deployment to Puerto Rico.

PD: Man Fires Rifle, Bullet Strikes Near Sleeping Teen
PD: Man Fires Rifle, Bullet Strikes Near Sleeping Teen

A Massachusetts man is facing charges after allegedly firing a bullet from a rifle, striking near where a teenager slept in an upstairs apartment, according to police.

Man Found Shot to Death in Boston Hotel
Man Found Shot to Death in Boston Hotel

Boston Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man who was shot early Tuesday morning at a hotel in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

Trump Invokes Chief of Staff's Son in Fallen Soldier Dispute
Trump Invokes Chief of Staff's Son in Fallen Soldier Dispute

President Donald Trump, asked Tuesday if he wanted to clarify his remark that his predecessors didn't call the families of military personnel killed in war, invoked his chief of staff, former Marine Gen.

Business Owner Faces Backlash for Attending Trump Signing
Business Owner Faces Backlash for Attending Trump Signing

A Massachusetts business owner is under fire after he was photographed last week with President Donald Trump.