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Lexington mother, others want to raise awareness for heroin

Updated: 7:56 PM - Seth Wasilkowski, 19, was taking heroin. Wasilkowski died Dec. 3rd, 2014. He was one of the 108 overdose death last year in Fayette County. This year's numbers aren't trending any better. As of mid-July, there have been 82 overdose deaths in Fayette County.

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New Kentucky law to stop gas leaks makes it easier to cite those at fault

Updated: 07/30/2015 - "It's frustrating that it ties up resources that can be used for something else, a preventable incident." Battalion Chief Mark Blankenship with Lexington Fire said they make 200 runs a year on gas leaks. One way to prevent the runs is to call 8-1-1 before you dig.

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Miranda Combs | Rebuilding after the Johnson County flood

Updated: 07/20/2015 - Lanny Brannock, spokesman for the Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection, said last week's flood was an event that happens once in every 500 years. However, he said the state will not recommend that residents move back to the flood plain area.

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WKYT Investigates | US Attorney wants overdose deaths handled as criminal investigations

Updated: 07/14/2015 - "Our coroners are a key piece of this puzzle," said U.S. Attorney Kerry Harvey. Harvey and his team have been meeting with coroners and other county officials this summer, in hopes of forming coalitions with counties to treat overdose deaths as crime scenes. "The victims of these drug trafficking offenses deserve justice," Harvey said.

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WKYT Investigates | Authorities say Suboxone could be Kentucky's next epidemic

Updated: 07/11/2015 - Doctors say Suboxone, a treatment drug prescribed to help people with opiate addictions, is highly effective if used correctly. However, some law enforcement agencies in Kentucky think Suboxone is being abused at a rate not seen since the Oxycontin pill mills of years past.

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