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CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 4: Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering while incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is yet to concede on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner leads by over 170,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Rauner Removes Medicaid Coverage from Heroin-Overdose Bill

Gov. Bruce Rauner has returned legislation to the General Assembly that attempts to curtail heroin overdoses, fearing a burdensome cost to the state.

08/24/2015

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Local Artist Sells T-Shirts: ‘Shoot Your Local Heroin Dealer’

Brian “B Skan aka Headshot Louie” Stringer is using a shocking message with hopes to make a difference.

07/28/2015

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50 Arrested, Over 34,000 Dosage Units in Heroin Takedown

St. Charles County Prosecutor Tim Lohmar announced Wednesday the arrests of over 50 individuals in a major heroin takedown.

06/10/2015

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Police: Rolla Reports 6 Heroin Overdoes, 1 Death in 24 Hours

Jared Opsal with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse says this batch of heroin could have a much higher purity level.

06/09/2015

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Woman Accused of Overdosing on Heroin While Making Pizza for Kids

Authorities allege a 29-year-old woman was making dinner for her children when she passed out from heroin.

06/04/2015

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Missouri House OKs Broad Access to Heroin Overdose

Supporters say a measure to allow more access to an easy-to-use treatment for heroin and other opioid drug overdoses would save lives.

04/13/2015

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Victim Revived After Reported Heroin Overdose in St. Peters

The Central County Fire and Rescue Unit rushed to the scene of a reported heroin overdose Monday night.

03/31/2015

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Local Anti-Heroin Super Bowl Commercial May Soon Go National

“This very cheerful-sounding song, juxtaposed with these horrifying images – we knew it was going to upset people, and we knew we were taking a risk, but we felt like it was a risk worth taking because nothing else has worked.”

02/03/2015

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Missouri Couple Takes ‘Selfie’ With Friend’s Dead Body

A man and woman have been charged after taking a selfie with the corpse of an overdosed friend.

08/31/2014

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Prosecutors Review Toddler’s Overdose Death

An autopsy found that Carson Swyres of House Springs died of morphine intoxication and also had methamphetamine, opiates and other drugs in his system.

04/25/2014

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