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Heroin: From Prescription To Addiction

June 23, 2014 BOSTON (CBS) – Efforts to tackle the state’s drug addiction epidemic are being made on several fronts. “No one will tell you when they offer you a prescription painkiller that it can so easily turn into a needle in your arm in six months or less. No one will tell you that,” […]

‘The Eyes Don’t Lie’: Worcester County Sheriff Implements Iris Scan at Nelson Place School to Safeguard Children

Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis scans the iris of Nelson Place School student Liam McGinn. (Sam Bonacci, MassLive.com)   WORCESTER — The Worcester County Sheriff’s Department brought its iris scan program to Worcester’s Nelson Place School with hundreds of students being added to a national registry. “The iris is ten times more identifiable than a finger […]

Mass. Student Iris Scans Entered in National Missing Person’s Database

Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 6:40pm (NECN: Siobhan Lopez, Worcester, Mass.) – It takes less than a minute to enter a child’s information into a national missing person’s database. All it takes is a photo, some general information like height and weight, and a quick scan of your eyes.   “The eyes don’t lie,” said Lewis […]

Milford: Inmate Program Helps Save Thousands, Assists Transition Into Workforce

Inmate Matthew McCourt, left, listens as Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis visits a Community Service Program work site at Milford Town Hall Wednesday. Daily News staff Photo/Ken McGagh By James SheridanDaily News Correspondent Posted May. 29, 2014  MILFORD – A group of uniformed men sat around a table at Town Hall Wednesday morning. The room could […]