Heroin deaths continue to grow in St. Louis region

5 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Thursday, June 18 2015 Jun 18, 2015 Thursday, June 18, 2015 10:57:00 AM CDT June 18, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. CHARLES - The number of heroin deaths continues to grow in the St. Louis region.

KMOX Radio reports that 113 people died of heroin overdoses in St. Louis County last year, 126 in the city and 30 in St. Charles County.

Experts say there are several factors, including easy access to the drug and lack of awareness about the danger. Heroin today is much more pure than in years past and users often don't know the strength of the drug when they inject it.

 

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - Police chief Geoff Jones will speak at a press conference regarding two Tuesday-morning home invasions. The incidents... More >>
20 minutes ago Tuesday, August 11 2020 Aug 11, 2020 Tuesday, August 11, 2020 2:11:00 PM CDT August 11, 2020 in News
As COVID-19 continues to spread, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about impacts in the community. You can... More >>
21 minutes ago Tuesday, August 11 2020 Aug 11, 2020 Tuesday, August 11, 2020 2:09:27 PM CDT August 11, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - As college students return to campus, Columbia Mayor Brian Treece and other local leaders will provide details on... More >>
38 minutes ago Tuesday, August 11 2020 Aug 11, 2020 Tuesday, August 11, 2020 1:53:00 PM CDT August 11, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Supreme Court upheld a lower court's ruling awarding damages to a woman injured when her... More >>
53 minutes ago Tuesday, August 11 2020 Aug 11, 2020 Tuesday, August 11, 2020 1:37:53 PM CDT August 11, 2020 in News
The COVID-19 pandemic has made access to mental health resources difficult, and for children with impulse control disorders, the changes... More >>
4 hours ago Tuesday, August 11 2020 Aug 11, 2020 Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:50:00 AM CDT August 11, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
COLUMBIA — A home invasion in north Columbia sent one woman to the hospital early Tuesday morning. CPD Detective... More >>
8 hours ago Tuesday, August 11 2020 Aug 11, 2020 Tuesday, August 11, 2020 6:21:00 AM CDT August 11, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA — Columbia's Board of Education voted Monday night to delay the start of the 2020-2021 school year. ... More >>
16 hours ago Monday, August 10 2020 Aug 10, 2020 Monday, August 10, 2020 9:36:00 PM CDT August 10, 2020 in News
President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted out of a White House press conference on Monday after shots were fired outside... More >>
20 hours ago Monday, August 10 2020 Aug 10, 2020 Monday, August 10, 2020 6:06:00 PM CDT August 10, 2020 in News
MISSOURI — As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout Missouri, state and local officials confirm new case counts daily. This... More >>
21 hours ago Monday, August 10 2020 Aug 10, 2020 Monday, August 10, 2020 5:30:00 PM CDT August 10, 2020 in News
Columbia - Watch live as the Board of Education considers three different proposals from the school district for the start... More >>
21 hours ago Monday, August 10 2020 Aug 10, 2020 Monday, August 10, 2020 5:24:00 PM CDT August 10, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - The National Weather Service issued a flash flooding warning for Boone County as heavy rains continue until 9:45... More >>
21 hours ago Monday, August 10 2020 Aug 10, 2020 Monday, August 10, 2020 5:11:00 PM CDT August 10, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - One person is suffering life-threatening injuries after a crash on I-70 on Monday. The crash occurred around... More >>
21 hours ago Monday, August 10 2020 Aug 10, 2020 Monday, August 10, 2020 4:45:00 PM CDT August 10, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Mike Parson expanded his special session to include a new provision regarding the backlog of murder... More >>
21 hours ago Monday, August 10 2020 Aug 10, 2020 Monday, August 10, 2020 4:32:00 PM CDT August 10, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA —It's not a surprise that back to school preparations might look different this year. For some teachers, this... More >>
22 hours ago Monday, August 10 2020 Aug 10, 2020 Monday, August 10, 2020 4:28:00 PM CDT August 10, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA – Commissioners of the power 5 conferences, (The ACC, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC) met Sunday to discuss potential... More >>
23 hours ago Monday, August 10 2020 Aug 10, 2020 Monday, August 10, 2020 3:17:00 PM CDT August 10, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Police arrested two people in suspected connection with a Sunday night burglary. Columbia police responded to a... More >>
23 hours ago Monday, August 10 2020 Aug 10, 2020 Monday, August 10, 2020 3:07:17 PM CDT August 10, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Boone County's public health staff have a plan for contact tracing in the upcoming school year According... More >>
23 hours ago Monday, August 10 2020 Aug 10, 2020 Monday, August 10, 2020 2:43:00 PM CDT August 10, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri's Department of Health and Senior Services issued licenses to four new medical marijuana facilities. The... More >>
23 hours ago Monday, August 10 2020 Aug 10, 2020 Monday, August 10, 2020 2:41:31 PM CDT August 10, 2020 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 86°
3pm 79°
4pm 79°
5pm 81°
6pm 81°