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Jury convicts driver who had to be revived with Narcan in crash that killed 2-year-old

A jury has convicted a Wilmington man on multiple charges in a car crash that killed a 2-year-old boy.

Trial: Murder suspect tested positive for drugs following crash

The trial of the man accused of crashing into a family's car and killing a 2-year-old continued Wednesday in New Hanover County. Jonathan Hayes was allegedly high on opioids at the time. 

Life After Addiction: Former addict shares how opioids nearly destroyed her

Krista Turner started experimenting with dangerous drugs like hallucinogens when she was in her teens and her struggle with drug addiction continued about 10 years.

Emails: Purdue executive cast blame on opioid victims

A member of the family that owns Purdue Pharma, maker of the painkiller OxyContin, cast blame on victims of the opioid epidemic in nearly 20-year-old emails, saying "abusers aren't victims," according to a court filing announced Tuesday in Connecticut.

Local 4-H launches family empowerment program to combat opioid crisis

If you'd like to take part in the program you can attend their weekly meetings Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. in the community room at the Nir Family YMCA.

Maker of OxyContin agrees to $270M settlement in Oklahoma

The maker of OxyContin and the company's controlling family agreed Tuesday to pay a groundbreaking $270 million to Oklahoma to settle allegations they helped create the nation's deadly opioid crisis with their aggressive marketing of the powerful painkiller.

Clinic accused of ‘liberally’ prescribing unneeded opioids

A pain management clinic with facilities in Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina is accused of "liberally" prescribing unnecessary opioid painkillers.

Farm Bill leads to CBD stores popping up in Wilmington

Cannabidiol or CBD seems to be all the rage lately. But what exactly is it supposed to treat, and how effective is it?

Police: Florida man stole laxatives thinking they were painkillers

A Florida man is behind bars after stealing what he thought were Hydrocodone pills, but which turned out to actually be over-the-counter laxatives and not powerful prescription opioids, according to a criminal complaint.

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Multiple injuries in traffic accident in Southport

The accident happened on Long Beach Road near Faith Boulevard. Fire and EMS are treating those injured.

Swimmer drowns in Surf City

Advanced life support was administered from Pender EMS and Fire and the Surf City Fire Department, but the victim did not survive.

Trump picks Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

Trump hailed Barrett as “a woman of remarkable intellect and character,” saying he had studied her record closely before making the pick.

First NFL player ruled inactive for COVID-19 test

ATLANTA (CBS) - A.J. Terrell has officially been ruled out for Week 3 as the first NFL player to be placed on the league's...