Opioid crisis spurs sometimes-deadly abuse of popular diarrhea medicine
May13

Opioid crisis spurs sometimes-deadly abuse of popular diarrhea medicine

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The opioid crisis has taken what the FDA calls “many new and troubling turns,” and and this is one of them. Opioid addicts are buying a popular diarrhea medicine, loperamide, sold under the brand name Imodium — to get hi…

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Five-year-old girl attacked, dragged by black bear
May13

Five-year-old girl attacked, dragged by black bear

iStock/Thinkstock(MESA COUNTY, Colo.) — A 5-year-old girl was attacked by a bear in Colorado early Sunday.The child, identified by her father as Kimberly Cyr, had gone outside of her home in East Orchard Mesa in the predawn hours to investigate noises…

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Thirty years after 27 died in worst drunk-driving crash, survivors ask if enough has changed
May13

Thirty years after 27 died in worst drunk-driving crash, survivors ask if enough has changed

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Karolyn Nunnallee had just gotten back from church when she got the news.Her 10-year-old daughter Patty, was in a bus crash coming back from a church-arranged trip to an amusement park.”My husband called and asked me wher…

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Police search for clues after finding remains of 10-year-old who disappeared in 2009
May13

Police search for clues after finding remains of 10-year-old who disappeared in 2009

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Police in Washington state launched an extensive search Saturday in the area where a girl missing since 2009 was found dead last fall.The remains of Lindsey Baum were discovered last year by hunters in a remote region of …

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Driver sentenced for ‘blowing’ through US border checkpoint, injuring agent
May12

Driver sentenced for ‘blowing’ through US border checkpoint, injuring agent

iStock/Thinkstock(PINE VALLY, Calif.) — A driver who blew through a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint, severely injuring an agent, was sentenced on Friday to 30 months in prison, federal prosecutors announced.Video of the November 2017 incident shows Jorg…

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