12/22/2014
The Seeds of a Healthy Diet

My teenage daughter's favorite grab 'n go breakfast consists of a few gulps of OJ, a toasted English muffin, and a handful of roasted sunflower kernels. "A perfect breakfast," she states. [...]

12/22/2014
Heroin defendant sentenced to jail

Michael C. Shepherd, 32, of 433 S. Townline Road 79, was fined $250 and must reimburse the Norwalk Police Department $40 for the cost of drug testing. His driver's license also was suspended for six months. [...]

12/21/2014
Courts

Matt C.L. Menne, 29, of Paynesville was convicted of domestic assault-subsequent conviction; sentenced to jail 365 days, stayed 305 days for two years, credit for time served 60 days, two years supervised probation, sentence to service three days for indeterminate, chemical dependency evaluation/ treatment, complete aftercare at Eagle's Healing Nest in Sauk Centre, domestic abuse counseling/treatment, complete domestic violence court in Stearns Co., no alcohol/controlled substance use, random testing. [...]

12/20/2014
Drug-testing for welfare? Federal appeals court says "no" to Florida program.

A federal appeals court has rebuked Florida over drug-testing applicants for public benefits, an important victory for civil liberty and the dignity of poor people. But laws like this one remain hugely popular with the public and serve the interests of Republican ideologues and politicians, so this is not a matter that will go away any time soon. [...]

12/20/2014
Brian Lucas granted bond for third time in sex abuse case, trial set for February

A Huntsville man facing sex abuse charges was granted bond for the third time today in a case that captured headlines after his twin brother pleaded guilty to child sex charges in Colorado last year. Brian Lucas, 33, had been out on bond in November, when he was reportedly seen drinking as part of a celebration of a family wedding. [...]

12/20/2014
Kenya: Top Athlete Fails Doping Test

Two-time Boston and double Chicago marathon champion Rita Jeptoo has failed the B sample analysis for banned substance EPO. Athletics Kenya said in a statement late Friday that it had received the results of the tests which followed her request after she failed tests on the first sample. [...]

12/20/2014
Curiosity is the main motivator behind fake pot use among college students

A survey of more than 300 college students reveals that college students who use "fake weed" or synthetic THC are most likely to have tried the drug because they were curious. Rebecca Vidourek, a University of Cincinnati assistant professor of health promotion and assistant director of the Center for Prevention Science; Keith King, a UC professor of health promotion and director of the Center for Prevention Science; and Michelle Burbage, a graduate student and graduate assistant for UC's Health Promotion and Education Program, published their findings in the current issue of the Journal of Drug Education. [...]

12/20/2014
Letter says family makes drugs, sells children

A woman is in shock after she said a letter that accuses her family of making meth, selling children and huffing paint was sent to 200 people in her apartment complex. Renee, who doesn't want Team 10 to use her last name, said her neighbor brought her a letter sent to the residents in the Courtyards on Friars Road. [...]

12/20/2014
"White Boy Chris" Sings, Gets 2 Years

A judge sentenced a mastermind behind a multimillion-dollar ring that once dominated New Haven's crack trade to 24 months in prison, after he helped the state lock up his underlings for more than a decade. Christopher "White Boy Chris" Morley received the two-year sentence Friday morning from Judge Ellen Bree Burns at the federal courthouse on Church Street. [...]

12/19/2014
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A Boston-area magistrate held a hearing today and determined that Barry Cadden and Glenn Chinn will both be released on home confinement. The judge ruled they weren't flight risks and both men will also be put on GPS monitoring. [...]

12/19/2014
The Posting Board

Bargains in the Belfry, a local consignment shop for lightly used women's and men's clothing, is open for the season. The shop's hours are 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., every Tuesday. [...]

12/19/2014
Man guilty in accident that cost student his legs

A Douglas County judge has found a Lawrence man guilty of drug and alcohol-related charges after an accident that caused an 18-year-old University of Kansas student to have both his legs amputated. After a bench trial last week, 24-year-old Julian M. Kuszmaul was found guilty of second-offense DUI, refusing to submit to alcohol or drug testing and possession of marijuana. [...]

12/19/2014
West Virginia workforce issues

WorkForce West Virginia put its best foot forward for legislators in Charleston this week, telling lawmakers about its programs to help job seekers and employers. [...]

12/19/2014
Contrite Vegas hotelier wins gambling license

The Los Angeles nightlife magnate who revamped Las Vegas' Sahara hotel and casino won a Nevada gambling license Thursday after explaining his drug use and curious business dealings, but not without limits and a promise that he'll remain under heavy scrutiny. Sam Nazarian's license expires in a year, bars him from being involved in casino operations, and requires him to set up a fund with $50,000 at all times to cover the state's ongoing investigations of him. [...]

12/19/2014
'Court of Hope' succeeds in cutting crime in Calgary communities

A unique justice initiative now has real numbers to prove it prevents millions of dollars in drug crimes plaguing Calgary neighbourhoods. Drug Treatment Court rehabilitates non-violent, longtime drug users who are committing crimes daily to fund their habits. [...]