CANAAN, Conn. - Anticipation hangs in the ring, suddenly calm and quiet. That lasts just a moment, until, after a deep breath, the rider offers a slight nod. The bucking chute opens, and all hell breaks loose.
A guilty plea last week ended the case against a former employee of a nonprofit agency who was accused of improperly using funds to allow dozens of children to participate in extracurricular activities.
When it comes to dangerously addictive drugs, the real killers aren't in baggies or dirty needles sold on street corners. They're in prescription bottles, doctors' offices and medicine cabinets throughout Hall County.