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Officer facing drunk driving charges now on unpaid administrative leave

The Fort Wayne Board of Public Safety voted Tuesday afternoon to place Brent Roddy on unpaid administrative leave. The Fort Wayne police detective had been on paid administrative leave during an investigation into whether he was drunk when he allegedly crashed his SUV in March.

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Ohio to license pharmacy technicians, limit painkillers

Thousands of pharmacy technicians would be licensed by the state for the first time as part of efforts to fight Ohio’s addictions epidemic, under budget proposals announced Tuesday by Gov. John Kasich.


4 students hospitalized after eating drug-laced candies

A school spokeswoman in Florida says a student brought the candy to a Tampa Bay area school and passed it around to other students. She says seven students ate it and four were hospitalized as a precaution.

FILE - In this  Jan. 14, 2010, file photo, honey bees work during the Pennsylvania Farm Show and the Pennsylvania Farm Show and Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pa. Garden-care giant Ortho said Tuesday, April 12, 2016, it will stop using a class of chemicals widely believed to harm bees. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Ortho to drop chemicals linked to bee declines

The chemicals, called neonics for short, attack the central nervous systems of insects. Some advocates say neonics are one of several reasons behind declining populations of bees, which are major pollinators of food crops.