Content Tagged As alcohol

2 years 5 months ago

Parents' rights bill passes with a twist

A new bill requiring schools to get parental consent before giving surveys to kids is now on the governor's desk waiting to be signed into law, but the end product is far from the original proposal. Bill supporters wanted written consent before asking kids about things like tobacco and...

2 years 7 months ago

Super Bowl Super Costs

Were the bowls at your Super Bowl party just not that super this year? You're not alone--apparently, the rising cost of food was a foul to many Super Bowl party hosts. "This bag used to be two fifty," Charlene Maneafaiga said, holding up a bag of chips. "And now...

2 years 8 months ago

Air Force Academy investigating illegal drug use by cadets

The Air Force Academy is investigating approximately 15 cadets for violating a General Order prohibiting the use of intoxicating substances-other than alcohol, caffeine, tobacco or lawfully-used prescribed medications. "The abuse of these products by military members, cadets or cadet candidates contradicts the nature of the profession of arms, threatens...

2 years 8 months ago

Police "saturation patrols" still in place

In just the past three months. Colorado Springs Police have busted more than 400 drunk drivers. Those numbers we obtained from CSPD don't include dui arrests from this past weekend either. "For the last couple of nights we did concentrate on the downtown area and the I-25 corridor there." explains...

2 years 8 months ago

Free rides home for local NYE parties

As you get ready to ring in the New Year, don't forget about the free rides home being offered. Miller-Coors is working with the State Department of Transportation; offering $10 cab vouchers to be given out at many bars and restaurants. In Colorado Springs McDivitt Law Firm is...

2 years 9 months ago

Teen drug abuse study has ups and downs

Teen habits towards alcohol, tobacco, and drugs are taking dramatic changes. "We are seeing significant decrease in alcohol drinking behaviors since 1996 when it was very high," says Dr. Nora Volkow of the National Institute of Health. The annual study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse shows...

2 years 11 months ago

Utah inmates sick after drinking in prison

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah health officials are investigating a suspected botulism outbreak in 12 inmates who may have contracted the disease after drinking alcohol homebrewed inside a prison cell. Salt Lake Valley Health Department spokesman Nicholas Rupp says eight men were hospitalized, three of which are in critical...

3 years 2 months ago

Air traffic controller could have been drunk on job

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating allegations that a Colorado air traffic controller was drunk while controlling live air traffic. According to KMGH-TV, officials tested a veteran air traffic controller for alcohol earlier this month while he was on duty and his blood alcohol content...

3 years 2 months ago

Marijuana limit legalization

A state title board is deciding to put another question about marijuana on the ballot this Wednesday. They will make a decision about making marijuana comparable to alcohol for the 2012 ballots. A marijuana activist challenging proposed language for the ballot measure says it's a flawed description because there's...

3 years 6 months ago

Trouble brewing over state beer laws

Battle lines are being drawn in Colorado over House Bill 1284 which gives the right to sell full strength beers in convenience and grocery stores. As it stands, those stores can only sell beer that's 3.2% alcohol or lower. Sean Duffy who represents both King Soopers and Safeway super...

4 years 1 month ago

Crash kills one in Huerfano County

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating alcohol as a possible contributing factor in an accident that killed one man on Friday night. It happened about four miles west of Walsenburg on Highway 160. According to the accident report a mid 90s model Toyota Camry was traveling west when it...

4 years 2 months ago

Lindsay Lohan sentenced to jail

Troubled actress Lindsey Lohan is headed for jail. The 24-year-old actress was sentenced Tuesday in a Beverly Hills courtroom for violating probation in connection with her DUI cases. After a shocking day in court Tuesday, Lindsay Lohan wakes up this morning facing jail time. A California judge had enough....

4 years 3 months ago

Lohan alcohol monitor goes off

A person familiar with Lindsay Lohan's probation says the actress is facing a possible violation after her alcohol ankle-monitor went off this week. The source, who was not authorized to speak publicly, tells The Associated Press that the monitor apparently went off after Lohan appeared at the MTV Movie...

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