Fmr. NBA Player Reaches Out To Teens About AddictionChris Herren is not a name recognized locally, but his story applies to all because it is a story of how you can become addicted. Herren played division one basketball and made it to the NBA -- until heroin took over his life.
Good Question: Are We Addicted To Our Cellphones?According to the Pew Research Center, 44 percent of us sleep with our cellphone nearby, or even in our beds. Almost one-third of people say they, "can't imagine living without it." So, are we addicted to our cellphones?
Paramedic Accused Of Giving Patients Unneeded PainkillersA Twin Cities paramedic is accused of giving patients painkillers they didn't need in order to keep the leftovers for herself.
Cops: S.D. Prison Escapee Arrested In Prior Lake After Robbing 3 BanksOfficials in the south metro say a career criminal has been arrested after escaping a South Dakota prison and robbing three banks in the Twin Cities metro area.
Financial Adviser Gets 25 Years In $13M FraudA Minnesota investment adviser has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for defrauding investors of millions of dollars. Forty-two-year-old Sean Meadows of Eden Prairie was sentenced Friday in federal court in St. Paul. Prosecutors say Meadows used his financial planning and asset management firm, Meadows Financial Group.
Program Helps Reunite Mother And Daughter Via SobrietyWhen we talk about drug rehabilitation, most of us think it only deals with sobriety. But a big part of recovery also focuses on rebuilding relationships destroyed by drug use. In this edition of our "Trees of Hope" series, we focus on how Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge helped a mother and daughter reconnect.
1 In 8 Minnesota Teens Smoke E-CigarettesWhile a new survey shows tobacco use by Minnesota high school students has declined in recent years, state health officials are concerned about the rising number of young people using electronic cigarettes. The state's latest survey on youth tobacco use released Monday found one in in eight high school students used e-cigarettes recently.
First Responders To Begin Using Overdose Reversal DrugNext month, all first responders will have a new tool in the fight against heroin. Law enforcement and firefighters will now be able to treat heroin overdoses with a drug called Narcan.
Former Hospital CEO Accused Again Of Soliciting ProstitutionBloomington Police arrested 16 people in a recent prostitution sting, including the former CEO of a Twin Cities hospital. David Cress, 64, was among the 15 men and one woman arrested on Tuesday. North Memorial Medical Center cut ties with Cress after police arrested him in a prostitution sting in Richfield four years ago.
Heroin-Related Deaths Rising In MinnesotaSome states, including Minnesota, are reporting a rise in heroin use as many addicts shift from more costly and harder-to-get prescription opiates to this cheaper alternative. A look at what's happening in Minnesota:Minnesota has seen an alarming rise in heroin-related deaths in recent years and a tenfold increase in the number of people seeking treatment for heroin addiction.
New Treatment Options Available For Heroin Addiction Heroin addiction has been in the spotlight after the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, but heroin is not just a problem among the rich and famous -- it's killing Minnesotans as well. Now, there are new treatment options that doctors are using to deal with heroin addiction.
Family, Friends Search For Man Last Seen In AnokaAn Anoka family is searching for a missing father of two. Kevin Casserly, 22, was last seen near the North Star station in Anoka on Nov. 12. Casserly has not contacted his family or shown up to work at Lakeland Tool. Kevin’s sister, Alex Casserly, says her brother’s disappearance has been very difficult to explain to his children. "[His kids] wanted to have a traditional Thanksgiving meal, and for them it was hard to understand why their dad wasn’t there," Casserly said.