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Published: Thursday, April 27, 2017 @ 9:03 AM
— “Narcan parties” are starting to pop up and WPXI has learned that they are becoming a trend in Pennsylvania.
According to investigators, addicts and dealers are taking advantage of the heroin-reversal drug by having parties where they sell heroin and Narcan as a package deal.
"You can party and use the opioids to whatever degree you want, and with the intent that you can be saved by the use of the Narcan," Chief Jack Soberick of the Landsford, Pennsylania police said.
Police stressed that while Narcan does save lives, it is not a guarantee.
WPXI looked learned that Pittsburgh paramedics used Narcan on 2,300 overdose patients in 2016. That's nearly double from the year before.
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 1:16 PM
LOS ANGELES — Christina Aguilera was the latest singer to join “The Late Late Show” host James Corden on his series, “Carpool Karaoke.”
During Corden’s third prime-time special, the singer chatted about her time in “The New Mickey Mouse Club” and sang a few of her hits.
Most songs came from Aguilera’s 2002 album “Stripped,” including “Fighter,” “Dirrty” and “Beautiful.”
At one point, comedian Melissa McCarthy pops up in the back seat of the car to spit Redman’s rap verse in “Dirrty.”
Aguilera also gives Corden and McCarthy diva and vocal coaching.
See the extended clip from “Carpool Karaoke” in the video below.
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 1:05 PM
DETROIT — More than a dozen tractor-trailers formed a line under an overpass on Interstate 696 in Detroit early Tuesday to help stop a man who was contemplating jumping from the overpass, according to multiple reports.
Authorities were called to I-696 near the Coolidge exit just before 1 a.m., WJBK reported. Negotiators worked for several hours to convince the man not to jump as authorities directed several tractor-trailers to park under the overpass, according to the news station.
Michigan State Police shared an image of 13 tractor-trailers that were lined up side-by-side on the interstate, in case the man jumped.
“This photo does show the work troopers and local officers do to serve the public,” police said Tuesday on Twitter. “But also in that photo is a man struggling with the decision to take his own life.”
This photo does show the work troopers and local officers do to serve the public. But also in that photo is a man struggling with the decision to take his own life. Please remember help is available through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. pic.twitter.com/RBAlCIXT1o— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) April 24, 2018
The unidentified man came down from the edge of the overpass through the combined efforts of police and the truck drivers, The Detroit Free-Press reported.
“Please remember help is available through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255,” state police wrote on Twitter. “You can also call a loved one, member of the clergy or 911. There are so many people that can help you make the choice to get help and live! It is our hope to never see another photo like this again.”
You can also call a loved one, member of the clergy or 911. There are so many people that can help you make the choice to get help and live! It is our hope to never see another photo like this again. pic.twitter.com/cDfm1CK1BZ— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) April 24, 2018
Huntington Woods police took the man to Beaumont Hospital for an evaluation, WJBK reported.
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 10:40 AM
Updated: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 10:40 AM
NEW YORK — A huge four-alarm fire broke out in New York City's Bronx borough early Tuesday, blazing through businesses in Fordham.
Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 2:09 PM
Updated: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 2:09 PM
ANTIOCH, Tenn. — Authorities on Monday afternoon arrested a man suspected of stripping at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee, early Sunday before opening fire on customers and employees, killing four people.
Nashville police confirmed that authorities arrested suspected shooter Travis Reinking, 29, on Monday afternoon. He was earlier identified as the man suspected of killing Taurean C. Sanderlin, 29; Joe R. Perez, 20; Akilah Dasilva and DeEbony Groves, 21.