heroin deaths http://wrkf.org en Putting a Life-Saving Drug in More Hands - Legal or Not http://wrkf.org/post/putting-life-saving-drug-more-hands-legal-or-not <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Heroin-related deaths in East Baton Rouge Parish spiked last year - the Coroner's office recorded 35 fatalities. Only Jefferson and Orleans Parish had as many.</span></p><p>To try to stop the deaths, a new law will allow not just paramedics, but all first responders to carry the drug Narcan - which can reverse the effects of an opiate overdose within seconds.</p><p>But some activists say the law doesn't go far enough. They say they'll keep distributing Narcan themselves directly to drug users illegally.</p><p><br /> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:36:40 +0000 Ann Marie Awad 29198 at http://wrkf.org Putting a Life-Saving Drug in More Hands - Legal or Not MONDAY: The Tigers vs The Tide, Coroner Beau Clark http://wrkf.org/post/monday-tigers-vs-tide-coroner-beau-clark <p>Jim recaps the weekend matchup between LSU and Alabama</p><p>East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Beau Clark discusses the recent increase in heroin-related deaths in the Capital Area.</p><p>Louisiana Radio Network News Reporter Michelle Southern joins Jim to talk about breaking news with&nbsp;the reality TV show&nbsp;"The Governor's Wife" starring former Gov. Edwin W. Edwards and his wife Trina Scott Edwards.</p><p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 21:20:17 +0000 Jim Engster 18574 at http://wrkf.org