2/27/2015
Courts

Ryan L. Taylor, 33, of St. James was convicted of driving after suspension; fined $280. Also convicted of failure of driver to carry proof of insurance when operating a vehicle; fined $200. [...]

2/27/2015
British pedestrians in Spain face breathalyser after an accident,...

Now you could be breathalysed for drink-WALKING: British pedestrians in Spain face testing after an accident in crackdown on road safety Here's a sobering thought for anyone who's ever been tempted to have a sangria or three too many on holiday. Winding your way back to your villa or hotel could be about to become even more fraught... because Spain is considering breathalysing pedestrians. [...]

2/26/2015
Gold Coast Titans covered up positive drug tests: report

The Gold Coast Titans reportedly covered up five positive drug test results in its player group the year it formed. The claim comes as a cocaine scandal engulfs the club, with six players due to face court next month on drug charges. [...]

2/26/2015
Heroin defendant warned not to receive any more criminal charges

Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway warned Huron resident Robyn E. Croll, 28, she can't have any new charges and can't drive. Her driver's license was suspended for six months. [...]

2/26/2015
States Spending Millions On Welfare Drug Testing, Turn Up Barely Anything

As state legislatures convene across the country, proposals keep cropping up to drug test applicants to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, or welfare. Bills have been introduced so far in Montana , Texas , and West Virginia , with a handful of others also considering such a move. [...]

2/26/2015
Random drug test

THE Sandiganbayan has cleared Silay City Vice Mayor Mark Andrew Arthur Golez in a graft case filed against him and 27 others in connection with the allegedly anomalous P18-million computerization... A TOTAL of 274 of the 601 barangays in the Negros Occidental are affected by illegal drugs, records of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office show. A MURDER complaint will be filed today before the San Carlos City Prosecutor's Office against the suspects who killed Senior Police Officer 2 Edsel Villanueva. [...]

2/26/2015
Lawn 'to-do's' through April

Lost: Help us find our cat Sour Patch, she has the typical Siamese markings, shaved belly from just being fixed, had a pink/diamond collar. Call/text, 830-534-2606. [...]

2/26/2015
Delegates question bill mandating drug test for license

The House Health Committee approved a bill Tuesday to require drug testing for all applicants for a level 2 intermediate driver's license. [...]

2/26/2015
Drug driving results worry outback Qld police

Charleville police in south-west Queensland say they are concerned with the results of a weekend campaign to test drivers in the community for drugs. Senior Sergeant Adrian Rieck said officers performed more than 70 random drug tests, with eight people testing positive to driving under the influence of drugs, and one person failing to supply a sample. [...]

2/26/2015
Pilot program puts drug test in hands of Chicago police

A measure is moving forward that would establish a Chicago police pilot program for a field drug test that advocates say could be an invaluable tool for police. Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy would be responsible under the bill for creating the program for the test, which is used to identify whether a recovered substance is marijuana, cocaine or heroin. [...]

2/26/2015
Wyoming school board mulls randomly drug testing students

The Washakie County School District 1 board in Worland is considering random drug testing of students who participate in extracurricular activities. But district activities director Bruce Miller says that parents would have the opportunity to opt their children into the program when their activity is out-of-season. [...]

2/26/2015
Many for W.Va. bill promoting drug testing for those on assistance

The West Virginia legislature is considering whether or not to make drug testing mandatory for anyone receiving public assistance. The bill is aimed at saving the state money and discouraging substance abuse. [...]

2/25/2015
Porn Star Arrested After High Speed Police Chase

A Czech porn star on meth was arrested after leading police on a high speed car chase through the Czech capital Prague. Sona Muellerova, 25, who goes by the stage name of Laura Crystal had been asked to show up at her local police station after she had earlier been caught on camera driving whilst banned. [...]

2/25/2015
Chatham County grand jury finds police shooting of Charles Smith 'justifiable'

The civil grand jury decided on Wednesday not to send the case involving Metro Police officer David Jannot to another grand jury for consideration of criminal charges. "The grand jury found that Jannot used justifiable force in defense of self or others in shooting the man in custody, Charles Smith, because it is reasonable based on the evidence," the grand jury wrote in their presentment. [...]

2/25/2015
OPINION: Column: Marijuana use gateway to more problems

Let's start with the immediate, local present and expand our considerations outward from there. One reason there are more decent-paying jobs in the Columbus area than there are people to fill them is that a significant percentage of applicants can't pass the drug screen. [...]