Round-Up, Substance Use Disorder, The Blog Yesterday, Governor Wolf made stops in western PA to discuss efforts to continue the fight against the epidemic of opioid abuse in the Commonwealth.In Pittsburgh, Governor Wolf and former Pittsburgh Steeler Franco Harris hosted a press conference to discuss the Wolf Administration’s new opioid prescribing guideline recommendations for orthopedics and sports medicine.“These new guidelines are a crucial part of our battle against the opioid crisis in Pennsylvania,” said Governor Wolf. “By partnering with health care professionals in the fields of orthopedics and sports medicine to reduce the overprescribing of opioid painkillers, we are working to reduce opioid abuse in one of the highest-risk groups – people who seek medical care due to injuries.”In the afternoon, the governor was in Ebensburg, Cambria County to host a roundtable discussion on opioid abuse in local communities. The discussion was attended by local leaders and law enforcement and focused on their perspectives to best continue the fight against opioid abuse.Combatting the opioid abuse epidemic continues to be a top priority for Governor Wolf and his administration.“Since becoming Governor, I’ve travelled around the commonwealth hearing stories from parents, friends, first responders, and community members about their firsthand experience with people who have fallen prey to this crisis,” said Governor Wolf. “We must continue to use every tool in our tool box to combat this crisis, and help those who are suffering from substance use disorders.”Take a look at the coverage below: Post-Gazette: Opioid addiction is a problem for athletes, and Pennsylvania has a planGov. Tom Wolf, flanked by Pro Football Hall of Famer Franco Harris and some of the leading doctors in the state, announced new guidelines Thursday meant to combat the number of overdose deaths from opioids that continue to escalate across the state. “This is a really important issue,” Wolf said Thursday at a news conference at UPMC Montefiore, spelling out the Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society’s guidelines for opioid prescriptions. “I’m not sure there is anyone in Pennsylvania who hasn’t known someone with an opioid addiction.”Tribune Democrat: WATCH VIDEO: ‘Take back our community’: Wolf, local leaders discuss opioid crisisGov. Tom Wolf sat down with a packed room of Cambria County leaders Thursday and started a roundtable discussion with a simple question about broad, far-reaching problem. “What can we at the state level do to help you battle this (opioid) epidemic?” he asked. During a 30-minute meeting inside a Central Cambria High School classroom, Cambria County elected officials, law enforcement officers and educators from the county’s rural central region had no shortage of suggestions.Altoona Mirror: Opioids focus of Wolf meetingCambria County Coroner Jeff Lees told Gov. Tom Wolf that when he talks to families of overdose victims, he learns they became addicted at a young age. Last year Wolf signed laws limiting the amount of prescription opioids prescribed to children because research has found abuse of prescription opioids leads to heroin addiction. That’s one of the actions being taken to address Pennsylvania’s opioid problem that kills hundreds in Pennsylvania each year.Associated Press: State’s orthopedic doctors introduce new opioid guidelinesDemocratic Governor Tom Wolf was at UPMC Montefiore in Pittsburgh on Thursday for the announcement of the new standards, which were designed to curb abuse of the powerful painkillers. Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistant SHARE TWEET SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Stops in Western PA to Discuss Combatting Opioid Abuse (Round-Up) March 17, 2017
Man beat girlfriend to death over texts to exStuff co.nz 27 March 2018Five months after walking free from jail, Dylyn Davis killed his girlfriend.He beat her to a bloody pulp in the garage of a Hamilton home, enraged that she had sent text messages to a former partner saying she felt unsafe.Then he walked away, leaving Aroha Kerehoma lying battered and motionless on the floor of the Dominion Rd garage where they lived in Nawton, Hamilton.Stuff has learned that Davis was released from central North Island’s Rangipo Prison on August 12, 2017 after serving a two years and four and a half month sentence for aggravated robbery.He was subject to special conditions for six months following that date.In July 2011 he was jailed for two years for a raft of charges, stemming from incidents on the night of November 26, 2010.On that night a drunk Davis, armed with a hockey stick, smashed three windows of the Path-lab building in Urlich Ave, Melville, before setting his sights on a dairy owner who was locking up his shop nearby.Davis walked toward him and lit the spray from an aerosol can, causing a large flame he then directed towards the dairy owner’s face.The flame came inches away from the victim’s face.At his sentencing then-Crown prosecutor Sheila Cameron said Davis had told police that he did it for fun.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/102616947/man-beat-girlfriend-to-death-over-texts-to-ex
By Jeremy FoxMARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (May 1) – Team Gustin took home two feature wins Friday night at Marshalltown Speedway.Jimmy Gustin and Trent Jackson started on the front row of the Coors Light IMCA Modified feature and it was Gustin grabbing the lead. He was comfortable out front before the only race caution was displayed on lap eight for debris.Adam Larson took second away from Joel Rust and set his sights on the leader. Gustin, however, denied those challenges to take his 88th career win in the division and first at Marshalltown since April 26, 2013. Brian Irvine worked his way from 10th to third.Brandon Williams took the early lead in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature, then gave way to Ryan King on lap five.King pulled away and appeared to be going on to take his first win at Marshalltown even with lapped traffic ahead but the caution came out with three circuits left. King had Williams, 12th starting Jenae Gustin and Clint Luellen right behind.Gustin found the right lane on the restart and that allowed her to take the lead away and go on to the win. King and Jared Van Deest, rounded out the top three.In the Miller Lite IMCA Stock Cars 18 lap feature event, it was Jay Schmidt taking the lead early as the field behind was going three and four-wide in the early going. Donavon Smith worked his way from eighth to second and battled Schmidt while Michael Jaennette and Jeff Wollam battled for third.Smith took the lead away on lap six and pulled away to take the win. Jaennette took second and Steve Meyer was third.Tim Barber led lap one in the Toby K’s Hideaway IMCA Hobby Stock feature but national point leader Austin Luellen took the lead away after starting sixth. Luellen was only slowed by a pair of cautions on lap nine. Luellen took the win over Eric Stanton and Andy Hick.