| Nov 20, 2013
| 8:42 AM
City of Fort Lauderdale employees are being trained this week by two police detectives in how to handle an active shooter.
It's a first for the city, city spokesman Chaz Adams said.
"With the rise in active shooter incidents across the country,'' said...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 7:03 PM
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Heather R. Mizeur is calling for the legalization and regulation of marijuana, promising to use the tax revenue it would generate to pay for an expansion of pre-kindergarten education.
Mizeur, a state delegate from...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Cigarette use among middle school and high school students is on the decline, but public health experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are concerned about other ways that tobacco and nicotine use is rising among kids.
| Nov 7, 2013
| 2:58 PM
Former FAU coach Carl Pelini wants his job back.
Eight days after Pelini and FAU defensive coordinator Pete Rekstis resigned amid allegations of drug use, Pelini submitted a retraction of his resignation in a letter to FAU in which he asks to be...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:23 AM
Sixty-four percent of Americans said it would be wrong to fire employees for off-the-clock marijuana use in states where the drug is legal, according to a new poll.
A similar percentage also said the same about employees drinking during non-work hours,...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Question: I received notice for a homeowners association hearing, stating my 19-year-old son was cited for smoking marijuana in the association's parking lot with some other young people. No police were involved or called by security or management. My son...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 9:00 AM
SAO PAULO, Brazil — As shoppers and businessmen pass by the 13-story office tower, a middle-aged man peers through a hole in a thick metal door, pulling back a heavy steel rod to allow in only members of the Movement of Housing for All.
| Sep 23, 2013
| 8:44 AM
MIDDLEBURY — In the constantly changing culture of synthetic drug use, officials were faced Saturday night with suspected overdoses from a drug called 2C-P.
An electronic dance music show at Quassy Amusement Park was shut down late Saturday...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 11:32 AM
JERUSALEM – Asking politicians whether they ever smoked pot can produce answers that range from silly to squirming. But when Israeli opposition leader Shelly Yachimovich was asked the question this week, she just said, “yes.”
| Oct 22, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Here is a short list of things that, according to Gallup, are less popular with Americans than the idea of legalizing pot:
Congress. The U.S. Supreme Court. The president.
In a sweeping cultural shift, comparable perhaps to Americans' quickening...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Vicki Foley can trace her son Chris' drug use back to junior high, when he started smoking cigarettes.
The cigarettes led to marijuana and the marijuana eventually led to heroin.
The heroin led to his death.
"Heroin took his life," Foley said of the...