BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A New York couple has been sentenced to prison for giving their emaciated and disabled 5-year-old son a lethal overdose of the opioid painkiller oxycodone through his feeding tube.
Broome County Court Judge Kevin Dooley sentenced 46-year-old Charles Burks to 13 years and 40-year-old Jennifer Burks to nine years in prison on Thursday. They had pleaded guilty to (more…)
Charles and Jennifer Burks. (police handout photos)
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SHAMOKIN — A Coal Township man was arrested Thursday after police said he was allegedly delivering a controlled substance.
James Coleman, 59 of West Walnut Street, was charged with two counts of delivery of a controlled substance, two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, and two counts of criminal use of a communication facility.
Coal Township police said Coleman delivered oxycodone (more…)