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Special report: Seeking solutions
Those on the front line of the war against meth often focus on pseudoephedrine, the key ingredient in methamphetamine production. A proposed measure that’s gaining support would categorize the cold medicine as a controlled substance, obtainable only with a doctor’s prescription. In the third part of a series, The Herald Bulletin examines potential solutions for the community's epidemic.
Slideshow: Faces of meth | Video: Cummings discusses criminal code | Graphic: A danger to all | More coverage
Special report: The faces of meth
As statistics in Madison County indicate, the impact of the illicit drug methamphetamine has devastated the community. In 2012, the county was labeled with a dubious distinction: No. 1 in the state for meth labs discovered and No. 2 in the country. In the second part of a series, The Herald Bulletin examines how extensively the drug has torn area neighborhoods apart.
A familiar story: House 217 | Slideshow: Faces of meth | Video: Inside a meth bust | More coverage
Special report: The menace of meth
For about three years, methamphetamine controlled Brian Hudson. Everything in his world revolved around the hyper-addictive drug. And he wasn’t alone. The drug has gripped economically-depressed Madison County, and costs hundreds of thousands of dollars per year in prevention, treatment and law enforcement. In the first of a three-part series, The Herald Bulletin examines how the drug devastates relationships and lives.
Many addicts seek treatment too late | Graphic: A lesson in addiction | Video: Former user tells his story | More coverage
The worst is over
Cold temperatures and a foot of snow have made travel slow going, but life began to return to normal in Madison County on Tuesday. Many residents are still battling frozen water pipes and vehicles that won’t start. The city’s Snow Task Force continued to work on clearing city streets, particularly in the neighborhoods, and Best Way Disposal hopes to pick up trash on Wednesday.
No power outages in Anderson | Closings and delays | Video: Snowplow hazards | Reader Snow Photos | Share yours
Cold a factor in death of Anderson man
The combination of heavy snow and cold temperatures is being blamed for the death of an Anderson man who collapsed while shoveling snow. David Garrett, 66, had been shoveling snow Sunday at his residence. After some time, he hadn't come back into the house and his wife found him outside. Temperatures Monday night were expected to drop to minus 17 degrees with wind chills in the minus 20 to minus 40 degree range.
Officials warn against tree trimming | Closings and delays | Reader Snow Photos | Share yours
Special report: Ethanol's growing impact
Annually, the POET Biorefining plant in Alexandria consumes more than 20 million bushels of corn from local farmers and turns out an estimated 65 million gallons of ethanol fuel. “Everyone in Madison County benefits from ethanol, because ethanol is keeping the cost of gasoline at the pump 50 to 80 cents lower,” said Dave Hudak, general manager of POET. But a recent investigation by the Associated Press claims the repercussions for ethanol outweighs its benefits.
Secret cost of green power | Interactive: Maps of land lost | Videos: Ethanol's hidden costs | What does POET do?
Elwood's Mireles makes history
Indiana has a new high school career rushing champion. With 350 yards in Friday night’s victory against Alexandria, Elwood senior Sammy Mireles surpassed former Cathedral star Otis Shannon’s career rushing total. Shannon amassed 7,560 yards for the Irish from 1997-2000. Mireles’ performance in his final home game Friday put his career total at 7,700. The Elwood star broke the record on a 24-yard carry late in the third quarter.
Linemen relish feat | Elwood basks in limelight | Photos: Mireles' record-breaking night | Video: Mireles on the record
Live webcast: Talking Colts camp
As the Colts prepare to break camp Friday, Herald Bulletin sports reporter George Bremer is recapping all the developments from the past three weeks live from the patio at The Edge. Join him and guest insiders Mike Marot of the Associated Press and Mike Wells of ESPN.com as they break down the roster. Log in now and tweet your Colts questions to #ColtsCampTV.
Freeman ready to build on success | Luck to play more against Giants? | Colts video | More coverage
Live webcast: Talking Colts camp
Herald Bulletin sports editor Rick Teverbaugh and reporter George Bremer are recapping all the developments from the first week of Colts training camp live from the patio at The Edge. Join them and guest commentators Tom James from the Terre Haute Tribune-Star; Conrad Brunner from 1070thefan.com; and Craig Kelley of Colts.com. Log in now.
Video: Pagano speaks at Colts Breakfast | Sunny skies return at Colts camp | Complete Colts coverage
Colts hit the field at training camp
Colts coach Chuck Pagano addressed the media for the first time at training camp after this morning's walkthrough at Anderson University. And he set a clear tone for the upcoming season. "In this league, what we did last year was last year," Pagano said. "This is, 'What have you done for me lately?'" The team was scheduled to take the field at Anderson University again at 1:50 p.m. for its first public practice of camp.
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