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More Drug Deaths Than Highway Fatalities for Virginia in 2014

Deaths from heroin and opioid use outnumbered highway fatalities in Virginia for the first time last year, officials said. Records show that 728 Virginians died from drug overdoses in 2014, while 700 people died on the state’s roads. The increase …

$1.75M Settlement Reached in August Busch IV Wrongful Death Case

Former beer baron August Busch IV has agreed to pay $1.75 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit over his former girlfriend’s accidental drug overdose death. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that a judge approved the settlement Tuesday. The money …