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Naperville Man Subject Of New Reality Show

CHICAGO (CBS) — Tim Ryan is a recovering heroin addict and even lost one of his sons to the drug. Since then, he’s worked tirelessly to help others struggling with addiction.
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“Man in Recovery Foundation” book cover (Photo courtesy of Tim Ryan)

“I see a lot of death. I’ve been to 109 funerals. I’ll attend my 110th this Saturday, but I also see the people that turn their lives around too,” Ryan said. Ryan’s “Man in Recovery Foundation” is now the subject of a new reality show on the A&E Network. “It’s called Dope Man. Last summer we filmed for a month straight. It’s basically a docu series on the day in the life of me. People don’t really understand what’s going on in the world of addiction. It’s not just the opioids, it’s alcohol, it’s cocaine. I deal predominantly with people who use opioids, heroin addiction, but you’re going to get a view on the show,” Ryan said.
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Tim and Max Ryan (WBBM/Lisa Fielding)

His son Max Ryan is also on the show. “I’m his driver. I get to drive around full time with my Dad, helping people in anyway I can,” he said. “I grew up with this addiction with my dad. One thing I learned being here, is how much this drug does not discriminate. It’s doctors, lawyers, from the outhouse to the White House,” said Max Ryan.
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Tim Ryan is the subject of a new reality show on A&E (Credit: Facebook/Tim Ryan From Dope to Hope)

Tim Ryan said he hopes to show viewers first hand the tragic truth about the opioid addiction and how many people are dying every day, but who are also getting help and recovering. “It’s pretty cutting edge, it’s heart wrenching, it’s totally unscripted, but people will see what goes on in this world,” he said. “This drug is destroying a generation.” Ryan was featured in last year’s series on WBBM Generation Heroin. “Dope Man” premieres on A&E on July 31 after “Intervention”.

Son Of Nashville Mayor Dies In Denver Of Apparent Drug Overdose

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The office of Nashville Mayor Megan Barry said Sunday that her only child has died of an apparent drug overdose. The office released a statement from Barry and her husband, Bruce, saying 22-year-old Max Barry died Saturday night in Denver. “Early this morning, we received news that no parents should ever have to hear,” the couple said. “Our son Max suffered from an overdose and passed away. We cannot begin to describe the pain and heartbreak that comes with losing our only child. Our son was a kind soul full of life and love for his family and friends.”
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Max Barry graduated in June from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. “Our family would greatly appreciate your thoughts and prayers, and would respectfully ask for privacy as we mourn the loss of our child and begin to understand a world without his laughter and love in our lives,” the statement said. Funeral arrangements are pending. Megan Barry was sworn in as Nashville’s first female mayor in September 2015 with her husband and son by her side.
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Denver police spokeswoman Raquel Lopez declined to search the department’s records and logs for the police report of Barry’s death, saying that would violate the department’s policy of not identifying victims. Investigator Melinda Rose of the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office in Denver told The Tennessean that an official cause or manner of death would not be declared until after the results of an autopsy, which was planned for Sunday. The newspaper reported Max Barry had recently moved to Denver. Condolences for the Barry family poured in on social media.
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“No parent should ever live to see the passing of a child,” Nashville Sheriff Daron Hall said on Twitter. (© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 

Police escort to take place Thursday morning for Lea County Sheriff

Police escort to take place Thursday morning for Lea County Sheriff

LEA COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – In just hours, law enforcement is expected to escort the body of Lea County Sheriff Steve Ackerman from Albuquerque back to Lovington.

This as investigators look into the cause of the crash that killed him on a New Mexico highway.

Multiple agencies from across the state including Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, the Albuquerque Police Department and New Mexico State…

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1 Killed, 5 Wounded In Chicago Shootings On Wednesday

1 Killed, 5 Wounded In Chicago Shootings On Wednesday

CHICAGO (CBS) — A man was shot dead and five more people were wounded in separate attacks Wednesday on the South and West sides of Chicago.

The killing happened about 9:20 a.m. in the Austin neighborhood, where someone walked up to a 34-year-old man sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle parked in the 4700 block of West Flournoy, and shot him in the abdomen and the arm, according to Chicago…

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