9/20/2014
Prosecutor: Charges weren't ready in casino crash

Drug tests weren't back yet, and criminal charges weren't ready to be filed against a man who got out of jail and committed suicide after he was accused of crashing his vehicle through casino doors at the Stratosphere on the Las Vegas Strip, District Attorney Steve Wolfson said Friday. Ryan C. Brown, 40, was found hanging Tuesday in a room at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, a day after a judge ordered him freed without restrictions and set an Oct. 15 date for charges to be filed. [...]

9/20/2014
Prosecutor: Charges Weren't Ready in Casino Crash

The district attorney in Las Vegas says drug tests weren't complete and criminal charges weren't ready to be filed against a man who committed suicide after he was accused of crashing his vehicle through the Stratosphere casino doors. District Attorney Steve Wolfson said Friday that without blood test results, there wasn't enough evidence to charge Ryan C. Brown or ask a judge to keep him in jail. [...]

9/19/2014
Drug Testing in Equine Prepurchase Evaluations

The purpose of a prepurchase evaluation is to determine if a horse is physically suitable for a buyer's intended use. Communicating the intended purpose of a horse is critical for the veterinarian to do a thorough and appropriate prepurchase evaluation. [...]

9/19/2014
SASB president OK with random drug testing for directors

The president of the Shamokin Area School Board says he would vote in favor of implementing random drug testing for board members and all district staff. "I think we should lead by example. [...]

9/19/2014
Breaking the cycle of violence and addiction

After two years of moving in and out of Bonneville County Jail as he struggled with heroin and methamphetamine addiction, the 33-year-old Idaho Falls man was on a downward spiral. He hit rock bottom Jan. 26, 2013, when he choked his 27-year-old girlfriend during a fight at their home on the 200 block of Melbourne Drive. [...]

9/19/2014
Drug testing to begin at Ocean Springs schools

Random drug testing is set to start in October for hundreds of students at Ocean Springs High School and Ocean Springs Middle School. The new policy affects students who participate in extracurricular activities, including sports, clubs and bands as well as students who want to drive to school or attend prom and homecoming dances. [...]

9/19/2014
Fayette county man may avoid jail time for domestic battery if he follows probation guidelines

For the next 36 months, 51-year-old Jimmy Blankenship must stay away from guns and alcohol, complete counseling programs and pass random drug tests. If he fails to do so, he'll serve a six-year sentence for wanton endangerment and domestic battery charges. [...]

9/19/2014
Gov. Scott Walker's 'reefer madness'

Today's Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper. You can view today's paper or previous issues. [...]

9/18/2014
Ohio Business Groups Push Schools To Drug-Test Students

While it's not unheard of for a school district to make its students pee in cups, it's less common for local businesses to urge the policy. That's what the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition and the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce are doing in Ohio with a letter to schools in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties. [...]

9/18/2014
What's the Future of the Drug-Free Workplace?

Even before marijuana was legalized, both advocates and those against the notion could see integration issues coming from a mile away. Now that two states have successfully passed legislation, some of those issues - particularly how marijuana use can mesh with the workplace - are starting to receive some attention It's an issue that has largely flown under the radar since marijuana has been legalized in Washington and Colorado, but it's something that needs to be addressed. [...]

9/18/2014
Drug-drivers increasing

Northern Roads and Public Order Safety Inspector Darren Hopkins said cannabis, methamphetamines including ice, and cocaine were the substances of choice for drug-drivers. ''It's almost to the point that we're getting as many drug-drivers as we are drink-drivers,'' he said. [...]

9/18/2014
Palisades Interstate Parkway officer arrested on drug charges

A three-year veteran of the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department was arrested July 16 in connection with cocaine and Oxycodone possession, the department said in a news release. The internal affairs investigation began when the department received information that Frazzano had become involved in illegal narcotics, the release said. [...]

9/18/2014
Stuart Gower stripped of Darwin Cup after doping test

Trainer Stuart Gower has been formally stripped of the 2014 Darwin Cup after his horse Saturday Sorcerer tested positive to a banned substance. Earlier a stewards inquiry into whether Saturday Sorcerer had been doped ahead of its victory in the Darwin Cup heard blood samples of the animal turned up traces of banned steroid Andarine S4. [...]

9/18/2014
Nearly 10% of Americans Go to Work High on Weed

About 9.74% of Americans have gone to work under the influence of marijuana, according to a survey conducted by SurveyMonkey for Mashable . About 534 Americans shared their marijuana and prescription drug taking habits when it comes to the workplace. [...]

9/18/2014
Prop. 46: Drug testing provision for doctors makes no sense

The first would quadruple the amount of certain damages in medical lawsuits, making it easier and more lucrative for trial lawyers to sue doctors and hospitals. The second would require physicians and pharmacists to consult a problem-plagued state database before prescribing some medications. [...]