Overdose deaths have continued to increase since 2011 and out of the 1,451 overdose deaths in 2015, 72 percent were from opioids.
Over the course of 10 years, Narcan saved Emilio Rodriguez’s life four times.
According to TDMHSAS, since 2011, every year in Tennessee more than 6,000 people are arrested for crimes related to prescription opioids.
Wildfires continue to burn in California.
Five Grundy County High School football players are charged after a hazing incident.
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that aims to make lower-premium health care plans available to more Americans.
Naloxone, or Narcan, reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.
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According to the Nashville Fire Department, from 2014 to 2016 the number of Narcan doses administered increased by 79 percent.
Metro police reported the victim was visiting his girlfriend when he became involved in a dispute with her uncle.
It happened around 2:30 a.m. at the location on Gallatin Pike North near Myatt Drive.
Dickson County is one of the few districts where making the opioid antidote available in all secondary schools is now a policy.
The CDC reports that for every overdose death in the U.S., a person taking opioids on average will overdose nine times.
Burn permits are issued when conditions are conducive to safe burning. Permits are issued free of charge.
So far this year, there have been 12 child victims of homicide in Nashville. It ties a 15-year high set in 2015, and it’s only October.
Jonathan Jeffers is charged with three counts of theft of property.
The festivities end Saturday night with a football game as the TSU Tigers take on Austin Peay at Nissan Stadium at 6 p.m.
On Oct. 28, several white nationalist groups will descend on Middle Tennessee towns for rallies supporting white lives matter.
The “Driving for Dollars” event will be one of the first fundraisers at the new TopGolf facility in East Nashville.
Three neighborhoods around Davidson County were made Walking Districts in an effort to slow down drivers.