Pulaski County Sheriff Jeff Richwine is commending two of his deputies for their lifesaving actions over the weekend. He told the county commissioners Monday that Deputies Seth Barton and Branson Eber were the first on the scene of an overdose.Continue reading
A report of a possible overdose led to the arrest of a North Judson woman Monday night. It happened around 8:30 p.m. at a home in the 7000 block of South County Road 100 West, according to the Starke County Sheriff’s Office.Continue reading
Within the last 5 years or so, accidental drug overdoses have replaced car accidents as the leading cause of death among adults in the U.S.
That means people are more likely to encounter an overdose victim who needs first aid assistance rather than someone who’s had a stroke, heart attack or been injured in a motor vehicle crash.
A group of community members gathered at the Henry F. Schricker Public Library Monday night to learn skills that could help them save a life.Continue reading
Teaching residents how to reverse opioid overdoses is the goal of a training session to be held in Knox tonight. The Indiana Recovery Alliance will train residents how to use the overdose reversal drug naloxone from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Henry F. Schricker Public Library.Continue reading
A potentially life-saving piece of equipment may soon be within reach for the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Jeff Richwine told the county commissioners Monday that he recently learned about grant opportunities from the USDA for equipment purchases. He hopes to possibly use some of that funding to get a body scanner for the jail.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department is pursuing funding to launch a work release center. Sheriff Jeff Richwine told the county council this week that Natalie Federer, who serves as coordinator of the county’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, is willing to help with grant applications.
North Judson Police Chief Kelly Fisher reported that merely two days after completing Narcan training, one officer with the North Judson Police department has already used the life-saving skills that he acquired.
Fisher said that earlier this week, the department received some Narcan kits and the training required to use them from Starke County Public Health Nurse Frank Lynch. They completed the training on Tuesday. Around 6 p.m. Thursday night, Officer Rico Simpson was dispatched on a call about non-responsive overdose victim. He utilized Narcan, also known as Naloxone, and the individual was resuscitated. Continue reading
Starke County has moved up slightly in annual health rankings, but it’s still toward the bottom. The County Health Rankings, which are put together each year by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute, were released Wednesday. Continue reading
Improving community health can also improve economic development.
Starke County is reporting some positive news in the battle against drug overdose.
An investigation is ongoing following what the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department says is a suspected overdose death.
Officers responded to the 3100 block of Edgebrook Drive in the Weatherstone Village Complex just before 3:00 a.m. 36-year-old Andrew Trott was found unresponsive by a woman living at the residence.
Starke County is releasing information about an overdose incident that occurred near North Judson late last week.
According to Starke County Sheriff Bill Dulin, deputies, EMT’s, and firefighters attended training earlier this month to administer Naloxone. The product is considered to be a fast-acting measure to help reverse the affects of drug overdose.
The LaPorte City Police Department was called to three teen overdoses on Friday.
In one incident, police responded to a home in the 1000 block of Harrison Street for an 18-year-old male who was found lying unresponsive on the bathroom floor. He was breathing and was transported by EMS to IU Health LaPorte Hospital for treatment. Various types of drug paraphernalia and evidence of prescription medication were found in the bathroom.
EMS personnel in LaPorte successfully revived a Michigan City woman believed to have overdosed on heroin. LaPorte Police were called to an apartment in the 300 block of Park Street at 7:42 p.m. Sunday. The male tenant told the officers the 29-year-old Michigan City woman appeared to be very intoxicated when she showed up at his apartment. She eventually became unresponsive, and he called 911. Heroin is possibly to blame for last Tuesday’s deaths of a 20-year-old LaPorte man and a 17-year-old girl from Dyer. Toxicology results are pending.