Saturday, May 25 2013 9:54 PM EDT2013-05-26 01:54:18 GMT
(RNN/KENS/CNN) - At least one person in San Antonio has died Saturday during heavy flooding caused by rain that dumped more than a foot of water on some parts of the area. Police confirmed a woman's bodyFull Story >
Firefighters in San Antonio are still looking for two missing people after heavy rain and flooding swamped the area and left thousands without power.Full Story >
Saturday, May 25 2013 9:52 PM EDT2013-05-26 01:52:50 GMT
Memorial Day weekend began with a violent 24 hours in the City of Cincinnati. Two people were killed and three others wounded in four separate shootings. Despite the recent gunfire, the faith communityFull Story >
Memorial Day weekend began with a violent 24 hours in the City of Cincinnati. Two people were killed and three others wounded in four separate shootings. Despite the recent gunfire, the faith community delivered a message of hope.Full Story >
Saturday, May 25 2013 9:09 PM EDT2013-05-26 01:09:34 GMT
A group of concerned Tri-State residents joined a national movement on Saturday regarding genetically engineered foods and the seed giant Monsanto. "March Against Monsanto" organizers say they're callingFull Story >
"March Against Monsanto" organizers say they're calling attention to the dangers posed by genetically modified food and the companies that produce it.Full Story >
Saturday, May 25 2013 9:04 PM EDT2013-05-26 01:04:09 GMT
(RNN) - Two-year-old girls rule the world. If you in any way doubt that statement, you obviously do not have nor have ever had a 2-year-old girl. One thing that Matt Clarke made abundantly clear in a video heFull Story >
Two-year-old girls rule the world. If you in any way doubt that statement, you obviously do not have nor have ever had a 2-year-old girl.Full Story >
Saturday, May 25 2013 8:26 PM EDT2013-05-26 00:26:42 GMT
Police responded to a fatal shooting in Millvale on Saturday afternoon. It happened in the 3000 block of Bowling Green Court around 1 p.m. Upon arrival, officers found Quentin Snell, 21, inside a vehicleFull Story >
It happened in the 3000 block of Bowling Green Court around 1 p.m. Upon arrival, officers found Quentin Snell, 21, inside a vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A second victim was taken to a nearby hospital.Full Story >
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -
Angie Steadman is a former meth addict who has turned her life around.
"Once I tried it, and got into it then it was very addictive. I was addicted immediately," Steadman said.
Users said the drug is easy to get and easy to make. They make meth by using pseudoephedrine, which is a decongestant found in cold medicine.
"I got caught up in a pretty heavy, heavy duty situation as a result of some of those things. As a result, I was involved with people that were involved with meth manufacture," Steadman said.
"I was doing things I would have never done in my right mind," Steadman said. "Then it got to the point where you could only buy two at a time."
And now to try and crack down on meth makers, Upstate Sen. Mike Fair, R-Greenville, introduced a bill that would make all medicine with pseudoephedrine prescription only.
"It isn't the product, it's the chemicals the products combined with that can be extrapolated and used," Fair said.
Back in 2010, lawmakers passed a bill that put limits on how much pseudoephedrine can be bought by one person. Customers must show ID and their information is put into a database.
"According to leadership and law enforcement in South Carolina, it isn't working and we still have the problem," Fair said.
Fair said meth causes crime rates to go up.
"Anything that's illegal is right there with the drug addiction or the drug usage. The cleanup is very expensive. It costs the state approximately a million dollars a year," Fair said.
He said most importantly the drug ruins communities.
"The expense for the lives of families is the greatest expense," Fair said.
Right now, many pharmacists use the National Precursors Log Exchange System, or NPLEX.
"The thing that you cannot legislate is morality," Ken Rogers said.
Rogers owns Stone Plaza Pharmacy in Greenville and uses NPLEX at his store.
"It goes over all the different products that contain pseudoephedrine," Rogers said. "It just lets us know whether it's safe to sell or OK to sell that particular product to that particular patient."
Rogers said not all pharmacists have access to the Internet and don't use the system.
"So, they don't actually do that or maybe they track their sales at the end of the week," Rogers said.
Statistics show meth users get around the system by shop hopping and using fake IDs. The report shows meth lab incidents increased by 65 percent last year in the state. However, Carlos Gutierrez, senior director of State Government Affairs with the Consumer Health Care Products Association, said the NPLEX system blocks illegal sales each month.
"We are adamantly opposed to any attempt at changing the status of over the counter medicine," Gutierrez.
He also said customers don't want the added expense of a prescription.
"To the consumer, the costs are taking time off from work, going to the doctor, paying a co-pay for that doctor, then going to the pharmacy and paying a co-pay for that," Gutierrez.
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Saturday, May 25 2013 7:23 PM EDT2013-05-25 23:23:27 GMT
BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - K-9 Officer Jason Ellis, 33, was shot and killed on the ramp of Exit 34 from the Bluegrass Parkway to Highway 55 in Nelson County early Saturday morning. A 911 call from a womanFull Story >
K-9 officer Jason Ellis, 33, was the first Bardstown police officer killed in the line of duty.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
The Village of Morrow: 2013 Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 27, 2013 Participants must line up at 10 a.m. at the former Morrow Elementary School located on Pike St., the parade is to start at 11 a.m. ContactFull Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:11 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:11:14 GMT
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m. TheFull Story >
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m.Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >