Discarded heroin needles lead to cleanup effort - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Discarded heroin needles lead to cleanup effort

Posted: Updated:
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

    Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

    Saturday, August 30 2014 1:10 AM EDT2014-08-30 05:10:19 GMT
    Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than...
    Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen...
  • Missouri ballot features teacher evaluation change

    Missouri ballot features teacher evaluation change

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-08-30 16:13:10 GMT
    Missouri voters are likely to hear a lot about good teachers and local control in the coming months.
    Missouri voters are likely to hear a lot about good teachers and local control in the coming months.
  • Murphysboro felon facing gun charges

    Murphysboro felon facing gun charges

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-08-30 15:57:53 GMT
    A Murphysboro, Illinois man faces charges after a traffic stop overnight. It happened around 2:06 a.m. Saturday on Walnut Street near 6th St.
    A Murphysboro, Illinois man faces charges after a traffic stop overnight. It happened around 2:06 a.m. Saturday on Walnut Street near 6th St.
COVINGTON, KY (AP) -

A drug recovery advocacy group says it is organizing heroin syringe cleanups in Northern Kentucky.

The Kentucky Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/1legXB5 ) Northern Kentucky residents have spotted used hypodermic needles in parking lots, tree lawns, front yards and alleys.

Officials say heroin addicts discard the needles after using them, and the syringes could cause health problems like hepatitis and HIV.

Jason Merrick, president of the local chapter of Northern Kentucky People Advocating Recovery, says the group is telling city officials and police departments that they will be scheduling weekend needle cleanups in all eight Northern Kentucky counties.

The cleanups begin this spring and continue through the summer.

Police in the region have asked residents to alert them to discarded needles.
___
Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.