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Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed...Full Story >
Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black...Full Story >
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A senior Hamas leader says the group signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court. Such a step could expose Israel - as well as Hamas - to war crimes investigations.Full Story >
Egypt on Saturday called for an open-ended cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, urging Israel and Hamas to return to indirect talks after seven weeks of fighting punctuated by a number of failed truce attempts.Full Story >
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Some of the trucks in a Russian aid convoy that entered Ukraine in a move denounced by Kiev as an invasion are returning to Russia.Full Story >
Hundreds of trucks from a bitterly disputed Russian aid convoy to rebel-held eastern Ukraine rolled back across the border Saturday into Russia but questions about alleged Russian artillery in Ukraine still remained.Full Story >
BUTLER COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - Officials in Butler County say prescription drug abuse is a growing problem throughout the county and all across the Tri-State.
But the Butler County Sheriff's Department now has a new way to try and control the use of these commonly used drugs.
"You bring your prescription drugs here if they are expired or you're not using them anymore," said Sheriff Richard Jones. "We have our drug agent gets this open everyday and we destroy them properly."
The drop-off box program is being funded by grant money and is a service of no cost to residents.
"It's very dangerous to have these in your home, so it's like a giant mailbox but it's more secure and there is a camera watching us as we speak," said Jones.
"I think it is a wonderful idea honestly," said Amy Erhardt, CEO of Sojorner Recovery Services. "We see situations all the time where peoples homes get broken into. I think elderly are a huge target for that."
The drop-box mechanism is only a small step in keeping prescription drugs out of the hands of people that don't need them.
"I think doctors have to start monitoring closer, how long has this person needed it, how much am I prescribing to them," said Erhardt. "I also think systems put in place to detect how many different physicians people are going to."
Friday, August 22 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-08-22 17:17:39 GMT
Portland city leaders are considering a plan to build tiny houses for homeless people to help get them off the streets. The tiny houses would be about 200 square feet and look a lot like the ones at TheFull Story >
The tiny houses would be about 200 square feet and look a lot like the ones at The Caravan Tiny House Hotel in northeast Portland.Full Story >