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Middle-Aged Women Experiencing Increase in Death from Painkiller Overdose

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says approximately 18 women die everyday from a painkiller overdose.


St. Clair County Judge Accused of Heroin Possession Resigns

An Illinois judge whose colleague died of a cocaine overdose while the two were on a hunting trip resigned Wednesday.


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Heroin Suspected in St. Charles County Deaths

Police found the bodies of 40-year-old Tabitha Miller and 38-year-old Gary Gibbons on Friday.



20-Year-Old’s Death a Mystery In Fairview Heights

First responders who arrived at 20 Kassing Drive early Sunday found Jennifer Herling of Collinsville lying unconscious.


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Police: Belleville Couple Died from Drug Overdoses

Coroner doesn’t suspect foul play.


Man Charged With murder After Family Member Overdose

A southwest Missouri man is charged with second-degree murder after his niece overdosed on heroin


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Police Expect Charges in Woman’s Drug Death

The body of Jessica Williams was found March 19 in Washington Park.



Missouri Man Professing To Be God Died From Bath Salts

An autopsy found that a southwest Missouri man who died after a confrontation with police had used a synthetic compound known as bath salts.


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Belleville Couple’s Death Ruled Drug Overdose

A man and a woman whose bodies were found in a Belleville home January died from accidental drug overdoses.


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