DENVER (AP) — Health officials in Colorado have released new data indicating that Denver residents have a high rate of binge drinking.
The Denver Post reports the Denver Public Health...
DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Officials have suspended a university marching band following a newspaper investigation into allegations of hazing, binge drinking and sexual misconduct.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's legal drinking age will remain 21, after a state senator Tuesday shelved his proposal to let some younger people buy alcoholic beverages if they're educated about the risks before imbibing.
Sen. Eric LaFleur said he was trying to promote mature behavior and education about the damaging effects of binge drinking with the approach offered in a bill he called the Louisiana Responsible Adult Consumption Act.
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York federal appeals court says a judge went over the line by banning a man from drinking alcohol for four years.
Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jose Cabranes says in an opinion released Wednesday the alcohol ban imposed on Jeffrey Betts was unrelated to his crime and was unreasonable.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One-fourth of Wisconsin residents binge drink at least once a month, according to a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The study defined binge drinking as a woman having four or more drinks and a man having five or more drinks during a short period of time.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's more than 10,000 drunken driving deaths a year are "entirely preventable," according to a government-commissioned report released Wednesday by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
Here are the report's key recommendations for addressing the problem:
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation to repeal a requirement that beer kegs be sold with tags that can identify who bought them.
Snyder's move Monday brings to an end a 2010 law aimed at curtailing "keggers" that attract underage drinkers. Critics say the law hasn't curbed underage or binge drinking and has led partygoers to turn to hard liquor or cases of beer.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is giving up on a law that requires beer kegs to be sold with tags that can identify who bought them — an initiative that critics say has not curbed underage or binge drinking.
The state House voted unanimously Wednesday to repeal the law, months after the Senate did the same. The bill should soon reach Gov. Rick Snyder, who is expected to sign it into law.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is highlighting reductions in binge drinking but a troubling trend of alcohol use by very young children.
The board Wednesday released a biennial report required by lawmakers on trends in underage and high-risk drinking and prevention strategies.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Alcohol use among Wisconsin senior citizens is on the rise.
The state Department of Health Services reported Wednesday that annual rates of alcohol use, binge drinking and heavy drinking among people age 65 or older was higher as measured in 2014 than the previous year.
The per capita alcohol consumption rate in Wisconsin is 1.3 times the national rate.
WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) — Three Watertown college students have been sentenced to jail time in the death of a 19-year-old woman who was heavily intoxicated.
An autopsy showed the woman died of "positional asphyxia" last month due to a blood alcohol level of .33 — more than four times the legal limit for driving.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — University of Illinois officials are working with law enforcement in Champaign-Urbana to end a student tradition of binge drinking on what's known as "Unofficial St. Patrick's Day" after a student's death this weekend.
Twenty-three-year-old Jonathan Morales died over the weekend, becoming the third student to do so in a little more than a decade during "Unofficial" festivities.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The General Assembly has given final approval to a bill that would allow the sale of 151-proof liquor in Virginia — a choice available in almost all other states, but one some fear could increase binge drinking and other problems on college campuses.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Under a proposed city ordinance to create entertainment districts in Omaha, residents would be able to drink alcohol outdoors in some parts of town.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is struggling to provide adequate mental health services to its residents and still faces challenges in its efforts to curb binge drinking and substance abuse, according to a legislative report.
The Behavioral and Mental Health Task Force on Thursday issued 18 recommendations for improving mental health services, The Lincoln Journal Star reported (http://bit.ly/2gQ4PtG ).
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A recent state survey has found that New Mexico teenagers are consuming less alcohol as well as smoking fewer cigarettes.
The New Mexico Youth Risk & Resiliency Survey has determined binge-drinking has declined by half of what it once was, The Albuquerque Journal reported (http://bit.ly/2alvNXT). Cigarette use has also dropped, but the survey found that decline is offset by an uptick in the use of electronic cigarettes and...