FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2014 file photo, Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick gestures during a news conference at the Statehouse in Boston. Patrick last week ordered an outright ban on prescribing and dispensing Zohydro until it is marketed in a form that is difficult to abuse. Zohydro belongs to a family of medicines known as opiates or opioids. Others include morphine, heroin and oxycodone, the painkiller in OxyContin. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

States revolt against powerful new painkiller

State officials fighting a well-publicized battle against heroin and prescription drug abuse are revolting against a powerful new painkiller that law enforcement and public health officials fear could worsen an already acute drug problem.…
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Hi-Tech Pet Finders

There are new ways you can keep track of your furry friend.…
crime investigation

Sheriff reopening 1997 murder of teenager

A southwest Missouri sheriff said he will reopen an investigation into a Springfield girl's death in 1977 that is linked to a man who was executed Thursday in Texas.…
Bubba Hiers

Eatery at center of Paula Deen controversy closes

A spokesman for Paula Deen's family has confirmed that a Georgia restaurant at the center of a lawsuit that left the celebrity chef's reputation in shambles has closed its doors.…
autism

Capper Foundation to hold Autism Summit this weekend

Kansas First News Anchor Natalie Davis will be there to speak about her personal experience having a brother with Autism Spectrum Disorder and will also introduce the keynote speaker Dr. Stephen Shore. …
Fort Hood

Fort Hood gun store again linked to base rampage

Guns are wall-to-wall at the Guns Galore shop near Fort Hood, and so are posters: No Idiots Allowed. This Isn't a Place for Children to Play. Firearm Trafficking is Illegal.…
Monopoly-House Rules

Hasbro picks 5 ‘house rules’ for new Monopoly set

No rent collection while in jail, double the dough for landing on Go and clean out Free Parking if your luck takes you there are among five made-up Monopoly rules Facebook fans voted in for future editions of the board game.…