More than half million people have died between 2000 and 2015 from opioids. Today, opioid deaths are considered an epidemic. To understand the struggle individuals undergo once addicted to these drugs, we take a closer look at what happens to your body on opioids.
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Police in East Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, responded to an unusual report about a dinosaur on the loose near an elementary school, posting footage of the unusual sight to Facebook on February 20. A clip shared to the East Lansdowne Police Facebook page shows officers surveying the T-Rex (most likely a fun-loving parent) as the “creatire” diligently crosses the road with a child and another adult. Police say they’ve no problems with the T-Rex, and gave it the all clear.
Federal judges ruled that Republicans unconstitutionally gerrymandered two North Carolina congressional districts by race. But redrawing districts to benefit the political party in power is nothing new and has been going on for years.
Police in Natick, Massachusetts, said they were seeking two women on suspicion of shoplifting after a store’s CCTV caught them using a “lingerie leg hammock” to steal clothes. Video posted on the Natick Police Department Facebook page shows the women placing several items into a large bag between one of the suspect’s legs, which was concealed with a long skirt.
The Facebook post read, “This is the first time I’ve seen what looks like a full sized laundry bag strapped to the insides of a pair of legs. Booster bags, booster girdle, even false bottom suitcases, never a lingerie leg hammock.”
The post continued, “Given the age of the two involved I’m going to guess this method is one they acquired from the way back machine having been previously lost in the mire of their misspent younger years. Only way to know for sure is if someone can identify them, verify their veteran’s status and take them off the Senior Circuit.”
The location of the store was not identified in the Facebook post.
You may have heard that going outside in the winter without a hat on will result in catching a cold, but is that really true? A doctor separates fact from fiction when it comes to what actually causes us to get sick.
A giant wild boar has been caught on camera raiding a wheelie bin (dumpster) for food in Hong Kong. The huge pig, which has been nicknamed "Pigzilla" and "Hogzilla" on social media, was significantly taller than the refuse collector when standing on its hind legs. The whopping porker, which was filmed on February 6 near a primary school, was surrounded by several piglets. Seeing wild boar in the city is not uncommon in Hong Kong but this specimen is exceptionally large.
Philadelphia police were looking for a group of fans who damaged a woman’s car by jumping on it during the Eagles’ Super Bowl parade on February 8. Police released video of the incident on Tuesday, February 13. Police said a 22-year-old woman parked her vehicle on the street while she attended the parade. When she returned, she found extensive body damage to the hood and roof of the car. Video and photographs later surfaced and showed numerous people standing and jumping on the vehicle, police said. Two people were arrested the day of the parade in unrelated assault incidents, a news report said.
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell led Eagles fans in a chant aboard a flight to Philadelphia on Monday, February 5, following the Eagles championship win. Sunday’s Super Bowl win over the New England Patriots was the first for the Eagles. The Eagles last won a football championship, then known as the NFL championship, in 1960. The Eagles also arrived home in Philadelphia on Monday. A parade to celebrate the championship is scheduled for Thursday morning.
On the second day of disgraced ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar's final sentencing hearing the father of three victims, Randall Margraves, tried to attack Nassar. The man charged across the room but was quickly tackled by bailiffs and lead from the courtroom. This hearing focuses on Nassar's work with Twistars, an elite Michigan gymnastics club. More than 30 victims have given statements so far. During a similar hearing that ended last week, more than 150 girls and women came forward.
Handlers of Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, announced on Friday that he saw his shadow. Legend has it that if the furry rodent casts a shadow on February 2, Groundhog Day, expect six more weeks of winter-like weather.
Massachusetts transit police say an MBTA trolley driver paid a friend to wear a Halloween mask in October 2016 and "attack" him while he was on the job. They claimed Thomas Lacey used the incident to fraudulently collect workers' compensation and disability insurance. Lacey was later indicted on charges of fraud, perjury & staging a phony assault.