OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead to 3 criminal charges

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and GEOFF MULVIHILLAssociated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, the powerful prescription painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will plead guilty to three federal criminal charges as...
Aisian Lucas

Aisian Lucas

She lived with her mom, who battled her own addiction, until she was 10 years old. After that, Aisian Lucas lived with her aunt and grandmother in Carter County. She considered her childhood to be a normal one.Aisian did well academically and was a year ahead in...
Christina Butcher

Christina Butcher

Since I was a young girl, I have always battled with insecurity. I never felt comfortable in my own skin. I never felt pretty, and I was always comparing myself to other girls my age.When I was 13 years old, I began dieting and exercising. This obsession would control...
Lauren and Carter Hendrickson

Lauren and Carter Hendrickson

Carter Hendrickson grew up in a Christian home in Harlan and attended a small Christian school. When he went to a large public high school, he decided drinking and smoking pot was the way to fit in. He continued that pattern in college but escalated his marijuana use...