Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:23:17 GMT
The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.Full Story >
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.Full Story >
Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:29:05 GMT
The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee has endorsed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to be the new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.Full Story >
The chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee said Wednesday there is still time for Congress to approve a landmark bill to improve health care services for veterans, despite deep disagreement over how much...Full Story >
Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:27:22 GMT
The city of Hamilton is looking at a $25,000 way to fight back against vandalism problems plaguing some its parks. Full Story >
Hamilton is looking at a $25,000 way to fight back against vandalism problems plaguing some its parks. Full Story >
FRANKFORT, KY (FOX19) -
Attorney General Jack Conway, Sen. Katie Stine, and Rep.
John Tilley today announced a piece of bipartisan legislation to
address the increase in heroin abuse and trafficking that is being reported in
communities across Kentucky.
"Many areas of the state have seen an increase in heroin use
and overdoses. We cannot stand idly by and watch our families be torn
apart," General Conway said. "We have worked together to craft this
bipartisan bill that helps us get to the root of the problem, which is treating
The comprehensive legislation that has been drafted over the
past several months will address punishment, prevention and treatment.
According to a recent report issued by the Office of Drug Control Policy, there were over 1004 overdose deaths in Kentucky in 2012, a 650% increase from 2011.
The proposed law will increase penalties for high-volume
traffickers and allow traffickers to be charged with homicide. Both of
these proposed changes to state law would make Kentucky consistent with current
federal law. Under state sentencing guidelines, it would require large
volume traffickers to serve 50 percent of their sentences. There
currently is no distinction between large and small volume traffickers.
The bill also decreases the time a defendant must serve before being eligible
for parole if he or she cooperates with authorities.
The bill would also require the Kentucky Medicaid Program to
cover a broad array of substance abuse treatment options for people seeking
opiate addiction treatment. A measure the senators say would increase treatment options while maximizing tax dollars.
Other provisions in the bill include:
The coroner or medical examiner must notify the
Commonwealth's Attorney of any overdose death caused by the use of a Schedule I
Doctors are permitted to prescribe Naloxone to
first responders and addicts' family members to help prevent overdose deaths.
Limited immunity from drug paraphernalia and
possession charges for people who call 911 to help prevent a drug overdose
Training for peace officers on heroin overdose
recognition, interdiction, and treatments.
BRADENTON BEACH, FL (WFLX) - People are outraged after a Florida couple was caught having sex on a public beach Sunday afternoon in front of dozens of people including children. Bradenton Beach policeFull Story >
People are outraged after a Florida couple was caught having sex on a public beach Sunday afternoon in front of dozens of people including children.Full Story >
Monday, July 21 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-07-21 12:22:54 GMT
State officials issued an ultimatum at East Fork State Park last month, saying swimming in the lake is at your own risk. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources found the lake to have 3,000%Full Story >
State officials issued an ultimatum at East Fork State Park last month, saying swimming in the lake is at your own risk. Full Story >
Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:10:49 GMT
A man walked into the Engine 5 firehouse in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday morning, saying he was shot. He was transported to University of Cincinnati Hospital Medical Center but his identity and conditionFull Story >
A man walked into the Engine 5 firehouse in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday morning, saying he was shot.Full Story >