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3 dead, 4 hospitalized in suspected Pittsburgh drug overdose

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    Pittsburgh police investigators gather outside an apartment building on the city’s South Side where police say multiple people are dead and others are hospitalized in what they’re calling a “medical situation” Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 in Pittsburgh. Police said Sunday that all of the victims were wearing orange paper bands on their wrists. Authorities are asking the public for information on a party or event in which guests were given orange wrist bands. Police say they’ve identified two venues that were using orange wrist bands Saturday night. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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    This is the apartment building on the city’s South Side where Pittsburgh police say people are dead and others are hospitalized in what they’re calling a “medical situation” Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 in Pittsburgh. Police said Sunday that all of the victims were wearing orange paper bands on their wrists. Authorities are asking the public for information on a party or event in which guests were given orange wrist bands. Police say they’ve identified two venues that were using orange wrist bands Saturday night. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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    This is the apartment building on the city’s South Side where police say multiple people are dead and others are hospitalized in what they’re calling a “medical situation” Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 in Pittsburgh. Police said Sunday that all of the victims were wearing orange paper bands on their wrists. Authorities are asking the public for information on a party or event in which guests were given orange wrist bands. Police say they’ve identified two venues that were using orange wrist bands Saturday night. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Published September 23. 2019 04:49AM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Three people died and four others were hospitalized early Sunday in what police said appeared to be a mass drug overdose.

The victims, all men, appear to have taken narcotics at the same time and in the same place in an apartment on Pittsburgh’s South Side, authorities said. It wasn’t immediately clear which drug or combination of drugs was involved. Investigators were interviewing survivors at the hospital.

All of the victims were wearing orange paper bands on their wrists. Police determined the victims initially went to a venue together, then headed to the apartment where they overdosed.

“To be clear, this was not a case of a tainted drug being passed around or distributed in large volume at a large venue which could have affected even more people. It appears to have been isolated to a single location,” the Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety said in a statement. “However, police are concerned about a tainted, potentially deadly batch of drugs in the community.”

Five of the victims were found in an apartment, one in an elevator outside the apartment and one on the street. One of the hospitalized victims was listed in critical condition, while the other three were upgraded to stable.

The apartment building said the victims were not tenants of the building but knew someone who lived there.

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As the poison continues to pour in to the country, Democrats ignore the crisis.
The drugs cost our society in Billions of dollars, screw up families, thus, confusing the most precious resource any society could have... children, and yet the Democrats insist... there is no crisis.
No one said the problem would go away Joe, but we're after reducing the flow. You do have exterior walls on your house don't you? Same concept Joe.
please. Even if most of the drugs were being walked across the border, building a wall won’t stop it. There is too much money in it and smugglers will find other ways.
Come on Joe. Close the door and the draft goes away. Try it and see! It is as magical as it is simple. Why leave open vulnerabilities?
Oh baloney. The cost of “trying” is over $25 million a mile, or over $60b, not including the legal costs of eminent domain seizures. I realize trump has us hurdling toward bankruptcy any way but someone has to call out the gross mismanagement of our money

But the real joke is that the US/Mexico border is about 1,900 miles of the total 24,897 miles of border in the US. What we are supposed to believe is that smugglers would never dream of using the other 22,000 miles?!?!

This whole wall concept is a freaking joke.
It's funny that know it all "Joe" (fake name) should be more knowing than the people who actually work at that border.
Stop with that "Resist"
Read Romans Chapter 13 as was suggested in another post.
Joe, you are a phony. I can tell that you are envious and jealous of President Trump. Did you see President Trump’s UN speech today? It was awesome. How about yesterday’s speech calling out religious and sexual persecution around the world? Wow. You haters are painting yourself into an ignorant corner. Keep it up.
Those are called quotation marks Levite. They are used to show that the term is being used as a self-description that is not proven. And the verse you quoted says very specifically that resistance to our leader is resistance to God.
Come on Joe. You have a streak of arrogance and condescension. This is unfortunate...for you. AL is probably twice as smart as you are. You need humility instead of hubris to avoid humiliation. Keep it up.

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