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Malaysia is preparing to receive the bodies and ashes of 20 of its citizens killed when Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July.More >>
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The founder of a Montgomery boot camp billed as a military style training program for at risk students is under arrested and charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a child.More >>
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Thursday, August 21 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:48:02 GMT
Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System Director James Talton and Chief of Staff Dr. Cliff Robinson have been placed on administrative leave, VA Southeast Network Director Charles Sepich announcedMore >>
Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System Director James Talton and Chief of Staff Dr. Cliff Robinson have been placed on administrative leave, VA Southeast Network Director Charles Sepich announced Thursday.More >>
Thursday, August 21 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:44:32 GMT
It's been a quieter night in Ferguson, Missouri. Some demonstrators returned to the streets Wednesday evening to protest the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white officer, but in diminished numbers.More >>
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange is pleased with the participation of Alabama's recent Drug Take-Back Day that was held throughout the state this spring.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration sponsors this program designed to combat the abuse of potentially dangerous medicines that are no longer needed or may have expired.
Alabama first started to participate in this program in September of 2010. Since then, participation numbers from agencies and the amount of drugs collect has grown substantially, according to a news release from Strange's office.
"Our law enforcement agencies dedicated their time and hard work to this important project for keeping our communities safer, and citizens answered their call," Strange said. "At least 90 law enforcement agencies established more than 100 collection sites across Alabama. These events resulted in the safe disposal of approximately 9,831 pounds of unused, expired and unwanted prescription drugs, bringing the total since the beginning of our Take Back initiatives to 34,483 pounds."
Strange continues to work to expand the participation of the state in this ongoing effort by law enforcement for the safe disposal of prescription drugs.