WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) today introduced bipartisan legislation to combat the opioid epidemic by improving access to non-opioid pain treatments. The Dr. Todd Graham Pain Management Improvement Act (H.R. 5722), named for the South Bend doctor shot to death after refusing to write a prescription for opioid painkillers, aims to reduce overprescribing of opioids by examining ways to expand the use of non-opioid alternatives in Medicare. Walorski was joined by Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) in introducing the bill.
“Opioid abuse is devastating families and communities across the country, and the senseless murder of my dear friend Dr. Todd Graham was a tragic reminder of how serious this crisis is,” Congresswoman Walorski said. “We have already taken steps to reduce overprescribing of opioids, but we must do more to ensure patients have access to non-addictive pain management options. As we continue working toward commonsense solutions to the opioid epidemic, this bipartisan bill will help break down barriers to non-opioid treatments and give doctors better tools to prevent addiction.”
Peru, IN - Saturday, June 9th, 2018 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Downtown Peru welcomes YouTube Sensation of Matthew Ball aka “The Boogie Woogie Kid”. Ball is the attorney turned musician whose playing has earned him descriptions like “Awesome!” “Crushing!” Fantastic!” and reviews like:
"A number of piano players have performed here but this guy is something we haven't seen in a long time... I was just blown away!" -The Bay City State Theatre
"We've been putting on concerts here for 36 years, and your concert Matthew ranks among the best!"-Melmore Opera House
Thursday, May 10, 2018
12:27 a.m. A report of a controlled substance problem in the 6400 block of N. State Road 19, Denver. No additional information was provided on this call.
5:44 a.m. Traffic accident with injuries in the 7300 block of N. State Road 19, Denver. No additional information was provided on this call.
7:45 a.m. A report of a traffic hazard in the area of W. 1350 N. / N. US Route 31, Macy. A deputy checked the area but was unable to locate anything.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
1:04 a.m. An officer attempted to assist with a civil matter in the 300 block of Apache Dr., the matter was settled without assistance.
2:06 a.m. An officer assisted EMS with a medical emergency in the 20 block of Donat Dr.
2:33 a.m. Traffic stop in the area of Wayne St./E. Main St.
Bunker Hill, IN – The Miami County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the possible filming of a Maconaquah bus driver that occurred when the driver was taking a random urine drug screen.
Tuesday morning at approximately 10:25 a.m., a Miami County Sheriff’s Department Deputy was dispatched to Maconaquah Elementary School after the driver reported the incident to Mac Transportation Director Angel Strik, Dr. James Callane, the Assistant Superintendent of Maconaquah Schools and the School Resource Officer, Deputy Linda Sutton.
The driver reported that while she was in the restroom to provide a sample, she located a cellphone. A preliminary investigation determined that the cell phone belonged to an employee of Indiana Testing, Inc. the company that is contracted to conduct the random drug screens for Maconaquah Schools. The name of the driver was not released by the Sheriff’s Department or Maconaquah Schools.
Peru, IN - On May 9thh, at approximately 5:18 pm, Miami County Central Dispatch advised of a male holding a female against her will in the 50 block of South Chestnut Street in Peru. Dispatch further advised that the caller was told that the male had a firearm.
As initial officers arrived they began to speak to the male, Alex Burrus, through an open window. Mr. Burrus made several comments to include the fact the female was not leaving and officers were not coming in the residence. Mr. Burris was irate and yelled at officers. He also made the comment that the police were going to have to kill him and there was no other way.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
12:35 a.m. A deputy responded to the 500 block of E. 1075 S., Bunker Hill to assist EMS with a medical call.
4:58 a.m. Agency assistance in the area of N. 150 W. / W. US Route 24, Peru. No additional information was received on this call.
5:18 a.m. A deputy assisted EMS with a medical call in the 1200 block of E. 800 S., Bunker Hill.