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Senior Obama administration officials say the U.S. military launched a secret mission earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held captive by militants in Syria but failed to find them.Full Story >
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A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side. The crash happened early Wednesday afternoon in Colerain Township. A funeral procession was headedFull Story >
A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side.Full Story >
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The man at the center of what's been called one of the largest ponzi schemes in Ohio's history is asking for a shorter prison sentence. In January, Glen Galemmo admitted publicly for the first time thatFull Story >
The man at the center of what's been called one of the largest ponzi schemes in Ohio's history is asking for a shorter prison sentence. Full Story >
WARREN COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -
A new medicated treatment program for addicted inmates in Warren County is showing great promise, according to Warren County Common Pleas Judge Robert Peeler.
A medication called Vivitrol and is given to inmates in the program once a month. It's a non-narcotic shot that blocks receptors in the brain and prevents the person from getting high while reducing cravings. Peeler says that is one of the reasons the four-month program is effective.
"It's going great. We've had 17 people enter the program. One individual withdrew because of pregnancy," Peeler told FOX19's Gordon Graham.
Not every inmate suffering from addiction can enter the program, according to Court Administrator Jennifer Burnside. She says administrators want to make sure that they have the right inmates with the right motivation.
Inmates in the program are closely observed even after they are released.
"We do not just release people from jail and send them on their way after they've received their shot. They're on an electronic monitor for 90 days to six months. We know where they are every minute of the day," Peeler told FOX19.
At several hundred dollars a shot, FOX19 asked Peeler if Vivitrol is worth the cost.
"We're saving the taxpayer a lot of money here and that needs to be recognized because people are coming out of the jail, going on to the employment rolls and living their lives, supporting their families. It costs a lot more to keep an individual in jail".
Peeler says holding addicts responsible long term is crucial because he says it takes about two years for a drug addicted person to become secure with their recovery.
The Medication Assisted Treatment program is funded by a grant from the Ohio Department of Corrections.
Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:35:47 GMT
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstFull Story >
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The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison. Hamilton Prosecutor Joseph Deters announced the indictment of Blake Seylhouwer WednesdayFull Story >
The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison.Full Story >
You may be a hot mess after reading some of these cray new words added to the Oxford Online Dictionary. While some of the new words are pretty amazeballs, others have us scratching our heads. Britain'sFull Story >
Britain's Oxford University Press announced on Thursday that they will be adding new words to its online Oxford Dictionary to reflect new language trends.Full Story >