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Police: Teens in youth program were abused, given drugs

May. 14, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

MOUNT STERLING, Ky. (AP) — Teens in eastern Kentucky were sexually abused and supplied with drugs and alcohol after joining what was advertised as a “youth support group,” authorities said. The Mount Sterling Police Department said it began investigating the youth...

Mississippi teams up with website to stop underage drinking

Apr. 02, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s attorney general is is partnering with a website to promote awareness of underage drinking. Another goal is to give parents resources to talk to their children about the issue, WJTV-TV reported. The resources...

Former longtime Nebraska Sen. Dwite Pedersen dies at 79

Mar. 19, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former longtime Nebraska state lawmaker died Tuesday at the age of 79. Dwite Pedersen of Omaha served in the Nebraska Legislature from 1993 to 2009. Pedersen was a leading advocate for alcohol and drug rehabilitation and worked with troubled youth...