By Mary Wisniewski CINCINNATI (Reuters) - Bubbly and athletic, Heather Padgett, raised in a loving family in the Cincinnati suburbs, would not fit the stereotype of a heroin addict. Until she got clean last August, she was part of what the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called a heroin epidemic - a 100 percent rise in heroin addiction among Americans between 2002 and 2013. The sharp rise in heroin addiction, coupled with the risks of newborns developing withdrawal symptoms after they are sent home, has led a group of Cincinnati hospitals to try what they say is the first program of its kind in the United States: testing all mothers, or their infants, for opiates regardless of background, not just those who seem high-risk.
(Reuters) - Police in a Buffalo, New York, suburb said on Friday they were investigating an incident that occurred at the home of Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane but would not confirm reports he was the subject of rape allegations. Citing two law enforcement sources, the Buffalo News reported on Thursday that the four-time National Hockey League All-Star was being investigated for rape. "The town of Hamburg police department is investigating an incident that allegedly occurred at the residence of NHL player Patrick Kane last weekend," Police Chief Gregory Wickett told reporters.