Thursday, April 24 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:19:29 GMT
A Toledo mother was sentenced Thursday morning after a jury found her guilty of killing her 6-month-old son last week. Amanda Bacon has been sentenced to life in prison with eligibility for parole.More >>
A Toledo mother was sentenced Thursday morning after a jury found her guilty of killing her 6-month-old son last week. Amanda Bacon has been sentenced to life in prison. She will be eligible for parole.More >>
Friday, April 18 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:33:12 GMT
On Friday, the jury found Bacon guilty of murder and child endangerment, but not guilty of aggravated murder. More >>
On Friday, the jury reached a verdict in the trial for Amanda Bacon, who is accused of killing her 6-month-old son back in 2012. The jury found Bacon guilty of murder and child endangerment, but not guilty of aggravated murder. More >>
Thursday, April 24 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:47:30 GMT
The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.More >>
The federal government's move to regulate e-cigarettes is a leap into the unknown.More >>
and prescription drug abuse is destroying lives in Michigan at an alarming
rate. Officials say it's an epidemic they need help to beat.
County labor unions and Crimestoppers are joining forces to fight against drug
use. There will soon be billboards displayed around the county as part of the
three unions donated $10,000 for the billboards, which are meant to raise
awareness of drug abuse.
smart, talented and hardworking people are having their lives cut short," said
John Broad, president and CEO of Crimestoppers of Michigan. "This epidemic is
changing the entire face of neighborhoods."
may have a problem here with heroin and prescription drug abuse, but it's a
problem we're willing to take on. We're going to give it all we have," added
Chief Assistant Prosecutor Joseph Costello.
in the fight are the Baraths, who lost their 25-year-old son Ryan in September
of 2012 after a five-year battle with heroin addiction.
spent five years with our son, so we were there," said George Barath. "I saw
tears in his eyes when he told me, ‘Dad, I can't beat it.'"
hard to talk about it," added Sharon Barath. "But if it can save someone else,
if I can give a sign of anything to show people what this drug can do, I'm
heroin is cheap and easily accessible, the epidemic in Monroe is growing. Those
fighting against it believe anonymous tips to Crimestoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP
(1-800-773-2587) are the first step in solving the problem.
more than ever, people need to be the eyes and ears of their communities,"
remember that saying, ‘it takes a village to raise a child,'" said recovering
addict Michael Gessner. "It takes the same thing to overcome this addiction."