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US attorney speaks on local overdose deaths, recovery resources

The acting U.S. attorney for western Pennsylvania is speaking about local overdose deaths and ways that people who are struggling with addiction can connect to recovery resources.Note: The news conference has just ended. Full video will be posted here soon.U.S. Attorney Stephen Kaufman announced the new “Press Play on Life” campaign during a news conference at the Westmoreland County Courthouse in Greensburg.Also at the event were District Attorney John Peck and Judge Meagan Bilik-DeFazio, of the county’s drug court.In 2020, 123 people died from an overdose in Westmoreland County, an increase of nearly seven percent over 2019, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. And in Allegheny County, there were 689 overdose deaths in 2020, up from 564 in 2019.This story will be updated. Watch the report by @JimWTAE tonight on Pittsburgh’s Action News 4, starting at 4 p.m.

The acting U.S. attorney for western Pennsylvania is speaking about local overdose deaths and ways that people who are struggling with addiction can connect to recovery resources.

Note: The news conference has just ended. Full video will be posted here soon.

U.S. Attorney Stephen Kaufman announced the new “Press Play on Life” campaign during a news conference at the Westmoreland County Courthouse in Greensburg.

Also at the event were District Attorney John Peck and Judge Meagan Bilik-DeFazio, of the county’s drug court.

In 2020, 123 people died from an overdose in Westmoreland County, an increase of nearly seven percent over 2019, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. And in Allegheny County, there were 689 overdose deaths in 2020, up from 564 in 2019.

This story will be updated. Watch the report by @JimWTAE tonight on Pittsburgh’s Action News 4, starting at 4 p.m.

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