HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A college in West Virginia has suspended a sorority over allegations of illegal drug use and hazing.
Marshall University on Thursday announced a cease-and-desist...
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University says it has issued an order requiring Delta Upsilon chapter of Delta Zeta to stop activities until further notice while it investigates allegations of...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A former client has sued a Montana community corrections company and a former addictions counselor, claiming the counselor got her to obtain drugs that they used...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Park Yoo-chun, a former member of the South Korean boy band JYJ, received a 10-month suspended sentence on Tuesday for illegal drug use.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Officials expect construction to begin next week on a new pedestrian bridge to Missoula-owned conservation lands on an island in the Clark Fork River.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown rejected legislation on Sunday that would have allowed San Francisco to open what could be the nation's first supervised drug injection site under a pilot program.
Advocates of "safe injection" sites say the locations would save lives by preventing drug overdoses and providing access to counseling.
But the U.S. government and other critics say taxpayers should not be helping users shoot up heroin, methamphetamine or other illegal drugs.
BOSTON (AP) — The top federal prosecutor in Massachusetts says supervised injection sites for drug users would violate U.S. law and could lead to criminal charges.
The strongly-worded statement from U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling came as the state Senate weighed whether Massachusetts should create injection sites on an experimental basis.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Authorities have launched an investigation into a report of illegal drug use at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Naval investigators have officially released only the broadest outlines of the alleged misconduct. Statements have not made clear what drugs are involved or how many midshipmen are under investigation.
BASRA, Iraq (AP) — The rows of self-harm scars that course upward on the teenager's forearms from her wrists nearly to her elbows are reminders of dark times.
At age seven, the now 19-year-old was diagnosed with sickle-cell anemia, a hereditary disease that comes with painful symptoms, including inflammation of the hands and feet and frequent infections. She became a regular visitor to a hospital where she was given Tramadol, an opioid medication that brought some relief.
DENVER (AP) — Barely a month after being ousted as head of the cannabis social network he launched in 2013, MassRoots founder Isaac Dietrich is now being sued by his former company, which alleges he stole more than $250,000 from the business.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A new program in western Texas could waive some marijuana charges for community service.
The El Paso Times reports that El Paso County commissioners on Monday unanimously approved the First Chance program.
HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — A West St. Paul woman is charged will killing her aunt who prosecutors say threatened to expose her illegal drug use.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's crime rate dropped slightly last year despite a "very worrisome" rise in illegal drug activity in the state, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said Friday.
The annual Bureau of Criminal Investigation report shows North Dakota's crime rate per capita last year dropped 0.5 percent from 2015, despite the spike in the number of drug arrests, which increased 11 percent.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's capital city has banned hourly rentals at hotels and motels in a bid to crack down on prostitution and illegal drug use.
SCHODACK, N.Y. (AP) — After New York State Park Police broke up a rowdy fraternity party in a state park, officials in the upstate town are calling for the state to repay the costs of local police enforcement.
The Times-Union of Albany reports (http://bit.ly/2qnMCe8 ) Saturday's party was organized by a University at Albany frat, drawing about 1,000 people to Schodack (SKOH'-dak) Island State Park, on the Hudson River just south of Albany.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine vice president is raising alarms about the president's bloody crackdown on illegal drug use, which she says can't be solved "with bullets alone," adding that Filipinos should "defy brazen incursions on their rights."
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Tacoma Fire Department has revised their hiring practices in the wake of a News Tribune story about a firefighter who died of a drug overdose last summer after showing up for work impaired.
Fire officials say they plan to look more closely at a candidate's criminal background and ask broader questions about illegal drug use.
Tacoma Fire Chief Jim Duggan told The News Tribune that the agency needs to be aware that substance abuse is epidemic.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The number of homicides on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation nearly doubled in 2016.
Data from the FBI shows there were 17 homicides in 2016, compared with nine in 2015. In addition, authorities have expressed concern because five of the homicides in 2016 involved firearms, while none involved firearms a year earlier.
MONTEVIDEO, Minn. (AP) — The former mayor of Watson has pleaded guilty to breaking into the current mayor's home in March.
The Chippewa County District Court Administrator's Office says 34-year-old Joseph Rongstad will be sentenced Dec. 13 for burglarizing the home of Mayor Kyle Jones. The deal also will resolve a February incident in which Rongstad was accused of firing a rifle through the sunroof of his pickup.
Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers:
The (Medford) Mail Tribune, Sept. 30, on criminal justice reform:
Illegal drug use has often been called a "victimless crime." Too often it isn't, when drug users commit burglary or robbery to feed their habits, or people under the influence injure or kill others. But possessing drugs alone — when other crimes are not involved — still means a felony charge.
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials have again closed public access to parts of the Missouri River after extensive partying in the area.
The Great Falls Tribune reports (http://gftrib.com/29StdZk ) that the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission voted Wednesday to reinstate a seasonal closure at White Bear Fishing Access Site. The gates will be locked beginning Friday.