2/25/2018
Man accused of driving high on drugs

Carlos M. Camacho-Ramos, 66, of 1429 Gill St., apt. 449A, was arrested shortly after midnight Tuesday on the 200 block of Thompson Boulevard. [...]

2/24/2018
Naval Academy drug ring under investigation: LSD, cocaine allegedly bought on dark web

The Navy is investigating allegations of a drug ring at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. The Navy is investigating allegations of a drug ring at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., involving roughly 10 midshipmen, according to a senior Naval Academy official with knowledge of the investigation. [...]

2/24/2018
Revocation Court

On Jan. 18, 2017, Clearfield County Probation was notified that Hengst was being transported from Kentucky. She had violated her probation for failing to get permission for change of address and failing a drug screen. [...]

2/24/2018
Woman Charged $17,850 for Urine Test

How much should you pay to pee in a cup? A Texas woman's case has made headlines after her seemingly routine, post-surgical urine test came back at $17,850 dollars. It's part of an unwelcome trend in the drug testing industry that some link to the opioid crisis. [...]

2/23/2018
Second Russian athlete fails doping test

According to the Russian bobsleigh federation 's Facebook post, Nadezhda Sergeeva tested positive for a banned heart medication Feb. 18. The federation said she passed a doping test just five days before. The news comes a few weeks after she was in an ad wearing a shirt with the words "I don't do doping." [...]

2/23/2018
Lawmakers struggle to address opioid crisis

Small and large businesses shared their struggles regarding the opioid epidemic with Congress during a Feb. 15 House subcommittee hearing, The Opioids Epidemic: Implications for America's Workplaces, according to www.constructiondive.com . Research by a Princeton University economist shows opioid addiction is believed to be responsible for forcing 20 percent of men out of the workforce. [...]

2/23/2018
Reform welfare, yes, but don't punish the poor

Both the state Assembly and the Senate have passed a package of welfare reform bills that is, on balance, a step in the right direction, but there are flaws in the bills that should be amended going forward. On the positive side, the legislation, sure to be signed by the governor, embraces the fundamental principles of a sound welfare system. [...]

2/23/2018
Man charged with intent to deal heroin

A 26-year-old Minot man is accused of intending to deal heroin after the car he was in was stopped near Berthold Wednesday. Stephen Brown II is charged with Class B felony possession of heroin with intent to deliver in district court in Minot. [...]

2/23/2018
LSU Greek Life task force makes recommendations, 4 months after hazing death of LSU student

After four months of deliberations following the hazing death of a pledge, LSU's task force on Greek Life presented 28 recommendations for overseeing fraternities and sororities, including an amnesty policy and moving Greek tailgating to chapter houses. LSU President F. King Alexander plans in March to bring the recommendations to a meeting of presidents of other universities. [...]

2/23/2018
St. Charles Parish president agrees to enter DWI diversion program

St. Charles Parish President Larry Cochran has agreed to a pre-trial diversion program following his arrest on DWI in Jefferson Parish. St. Charles Parish President Larry Cochran has enrolled in a six-month drug diversion program in Jefferson Parish, a spokesman for District Attorney Paul Connick's office confirmed Thursday . [...]

2/22/2018
Autopsy: Ex-judge Baumgartner died from natural causes

Former Knox County Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner died from internal bleeding brought on by a ruptured artery, autopsy records from the Regional Forensic Center show. The New York native, 70, was found dead the afternoon of Jan. 23 at his farm on Rush Miller Road. [...]

2/22/2018
Maine Recreational Marijuana Law Limits Workplace Drug Testing As...

A provision of Maine's recreational marijuana law prohibits employers from taking adverse employment actions for off-premises marijuana use, as of February 1, 2018. This law effectively prevents Maine employers from testing for marijuana for pre-employment purposes. [...]

2/22/2018
The Investigator | Air traffic controllers subject to expanded drug testing

"We only have to know where one plane is going. The controller has to know where 10 planes are going," says veteran pilot Larry Rohl. [...]

2/22/2018
"Bill of the month": A college student's $17,850 drug test

In her late 20s and attending college in Texas, Elizabeth Moreno suffered from debilitating back pain caused by a spinal abnormality. "I just could not live with the pain," she said. [...]

2/22/2018
Human Rights Watch blasts private probation companies in Missouri

Pre-trial bond and probation officer Stephanie Rothe, from Missouri Probation & Supervision Services, shows how a client can be monitored 24 hours with his GPS tracking device. Rothe was watching a client who was traveling on Interstate 70 on his way to school on Nov. 1, 2012. [...]