On Jan. 22, Phillip and Rebecca Benight were found unconscious in their car in Manor Township after overdosing on prescription pills. First responders gave the couple Narcan — reviving them both — and they were eventually taken to the hospital. Phillip, 60, lived, but Rebecca, a 72-year-old dementia patient, died on Jan. 30, according to Penn Live.
A woman named Brooke Livering was charged with homicide by vehicle after killing 17-year-old Emily Groft — a passenger in Livering’s Mitsubishi Eclipse — because Livering was driving at an “excessive speed” in the 400 block of Big Spring Road in Goldsboro, Pennsylvania
Former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died over a year ago now, and his seat on the court has been vacant since. Now this wouldn’t be the case had Republicans in Congress just done their jobs last year and confirmed President Barack Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland, but instead we were treated to a politicized version of “The Maury Show.”
According to the CDC, 91 Americans die every day from opioid overdoses. The DEA reported that Cumberland and Franklin Counties had 62 cases of drug overdose deaths in 2015 — nearly half of which were caused by opioids. This made SU a logical host for Wednesday’s heroin and opioid epidemic forum.
If you have social media, you may have noticed the vast array of transformation pictures that have recently taken over Instagram and Facebook. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, a transformation picture is basically a before and after picture. People who are trying to lose weight normally take them to track their progress, and many people have taken to posting their own transformation pictures on their social media accounts.