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  • Bartender arrested 2 years after customer killed teen in DUI crash

    05/19/2018 11:59:56 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 115 replies
    KHOU.com (Houston) ^ | 17 May 2018 | Lauren Talarico
    Natalia Ortiz was arrested at work Wednesday and appeared to have no idea that one of her customers two years ago killed a teenager after leaving her service.HOUSTON -- A bartender, who investigators say served the man convicted in the fatal DUI crash of Jocelyn Valero, was arrested Wednesday. On May 15, 2016, Valero was on her way home from prom when Edin Palacios-Rodas, who was driving drunk and fleeing from police, crashed into the car she was in and killed her. In April, Palacios-Rodas was convicted of murder and sentenced to 32 years in prison. Sean Teare, Chief of...
  • Brawl breaks out at charity cornhole tournament

    05/09/2018 8:34:50 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 45 replies
    wsbtv ^ | May 9, 2018 | Berndt Petersen
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. - A fun weekend cornhole tournament turned violent when competitors started throwing punches. The Douglas County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual cornhole event Sunday at the Foxhall Resort to raise money for scholarships for deserving students. Participators and supporters were seen playing the lawn game and enjoying the warm weather before a group of people disagreed about the score. Moments later, fists started flying and explicit words were exchanged.
  • ‘My dad's the mayor!' Video shows Denver mayor's son using slur against officer during traffic stop

    05/08/2018 8:20:39 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 56 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | 05/08/18 | Tony Kovaleski
    A police body camera video leaked to Contact7 Investigates shows the son of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock using a slur against an Aurora police officer during a traffic stop. “My dad’s the mayor, you f---ing f--got,” Jordan Hancock is shown saying in the video clip. “Of Denver? Well you’re in Aurora,” the officer responds. “Guess what, I’m about to get you fired you f---ing b---h,” Hancock is heard saying later. The video clip sent to Contact7 Investigates by an anonymous source is only about 20 seconds long and ends with 22-year-old Hancock driving away. Denver7 requested the full video from...
  • Democrat State Senator Ethics Probe Released - Details on desire to 'roofie' another state senator

    05/03/2018 8:32:50 AM PDT · by JobsFirstPAC · 23 replies
    State House News ^ | 5/3/2018 | Jobs First
    A damning report just came out regarding the former State Senate President in Massachusetts. The report details how the Senate President knew about abhorrent behavior from his husband and did little to nothing to stop it. This includes giving his husband complete access to his emails and giving advice on committee chairmanships. All while his husband was trying to make sex tapes with other State Senators and a desire to 'roofie' them. "In the report, Hefner allegedly talks about making a sex tape with another senator in one instance, and in another instance, attempted to convince a Cambridge police officer...
  • Scotland becomes first country to enforce a minimum alcohol price

    05/01/2018 11:21:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | May 1, 2018 | Meera Senthilingam
    Alcohol in Scotland just became more expensive as the country today introduced a minimum price per unit of alcohol. It is the first country in the world to implement such a law, with the Scottish government believing its introduction will save lives. The new legislation sets a 50 pence (approximately 70 cents) minimum price per unit of alcohol. Anyone licensed to serve alcohol in the country -- in shops as well as bars and restaurants -- will need to follow the new pricing laws.
  • Should Jon Tester hit the road, Jack?

    04/28/2018 5:58:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 18, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    This morning, Karen had a nice rundown of the allegations brought forth against Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson in a memo offered up by Montana Senator Jon Tester and what’s become of them since the shocking “revelations” first hit the news. Let’s just say that they don’t seem to be holding up well under initial scrutiny, to put it charitably. Not long after holes began appearing in these stories, President Trump jumped back into the fray on Twitter with a less than subtle solution to offer: Jon Tester should resign. (CNN) President Donald Trump on Saturday morning called for Montana Democratic...
  • 'Extremely drunk' woman smashed Popeyes window when $4 deal didn't come with soda, NY cops say

    04/27/2018 12:56:42 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 46 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 04/27/18 | Josh Magness
    Despite its name, one woman didn't seem too impressed with the "$4 Wicked Good Deal," police say. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbLoW23aPns As seen in a video that Pix11 recently obtained from the New York Police Department, a woman shouts inside of a Popeyes before trying to break a window on April 8. She first attempts to shatter a window with a sign promoting the fast food restaurant's $4 deal. Then she picks up a chair, the video shows, and breaks the window with one swing. An employee at the Popeyes said the woman was 'extremely drunk' and grew angry when she found that...
  • Male fruit flies enjoy ejaculation

    04/21/2018 5:10:46 AM PDT · by ETL · 48 replies
    ScienceNews.com ^ | Apr 19, 2018 | SUSAN MILIUS
    A probe of the brain’s reward system looks at Drosophila sex (or lack thereof) and drinking. Moody red lighting in a lab is helping researchers figure out what fruit flies like best about sex. The question has arisen as scientists try to tease out the neurobiological steps in how the brain’s natural reward system can get hijacked in alcoholism, says neuroscientist Galit Shohat-Ophir of Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel. Male fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) were genetically engineered to ejaculate when exposed to a red light. Ejaculation increased signs in the insects’ brains of a rewarding experience and decreased the...
  • Revealed: Lesbian mom was drunk and her wife and kids had 'Benadryl-style drug' in their system ...

    04/13/2018 6:16:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 48 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | April 13, 2018 | AP and DM reporter
    FULL TITLE: Revealed: Lesbian mom was drunk and her wife and kids had 'Benadryl-style drug' in their system when she drove them all intentionally off a cliff to their deaths The white lesbian woman who drove off a Northern California cliff last month in an SUV carrying her wife and adopted children was drunk, authorities said Friday. Toxicology tests found Jennifer Hart had an alcohol level of 0.102, said California Patrol Capt. Bruce Carpenter. California drivers are considered drunk with a level of 0.08 or higher. Toxicology tests also found that her wife Sarah Hart and two of their children...
  • More than 80 dead from drinking bootleg alcohol in Indonesia

    Police in Indonesia are promising to crack down on the distribution of bootleg alcohol as deaths this month from drinking illegally produced toxic liquor rose to at least 86... "In the past, bootleg alcohol was found to be a mixture of alcohol and energy drinks. Some are a mix of pure alcohol, carbonated drinks and an ingredient used in anti-mosquito repellent."... Alcohol is legal in Indonesia, but over 100 regional regulations are in place to control consumption. Across the country, the sale of alcoholic beverages containing less than 5% alcohol, such as beer, is no longer allowed in convenience stores...
  • Russia claims Queen 'downs cocktails all day' and Theresa May 'has a brandy habit'

    04/08/2018 12:58:20 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 71 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | 4/6/18 | Lucy Clarke-Billings
    Russia claims Queen 'downs cocktails all day' and Theresa May 'has a brandy habit' A Russian senator said the Queen loves wine and gin-based cocktails. Russia has slammed the Queen for downing gin, wine and champagne every day in a 'fake news' propaganda blast against the UK. Senator Aleksey Pushkov, an ally of President Vladimir Putin , said the monarch treats drinking like a "ceremony" while Prime Minster Theresa May has a brandy habit. The politician claimed tell-tale mannerisms reveal the pair as 'unpleasant' heavy drinkers. According to the Sun, Pushkov told Staterun TV: "Before dinner she [Her Majesty] drinks...
  • Binge Drinking Drops In States With Recreational Marijuana

    04/07/2018 11:53:41 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 183 replies
    Forbes ^ | APR 5, 2018 | Mike Adams
    Binge drinking across the United States is at an all time high. Yet, a new report from the Wall Street investment firm Cowen & Company shows that this dangerous alcoholic behavior is on the decline in states that have legalized the leaf in a manner similar to alcohol.It was just a month ago that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published new data suggesting that more Americans are now engaging in regular binge drinking. What was once considered a foolish exploit of College students has now apparently infiltrated citizens from every demographic and all walks of life. [...]But the investment analysts at...
  • ‘Affluenza’ drunk driver who killed four now free after serving two years

    04/02/2018 3:13:42 PM PDT · by NRx · 31 replies
    WaPo ^ | 04-02-2018 | Alex Horton
    The math comes out to precisely 180. That is how many days Ethan Couch served for each of the four people he killed while driving drunk on June 15, 2013. He was speeding at 65 mph when he plowed his father’s Ford F-350 into a group of people on the roadside helping a stranded motorist outside Fort Worth. He was 16 at the time. Couch, now 20, was released from Tarrant County jail on Monday after serving two years, or 720 days, for a parole violation — not for the deaths of four people. His release will close a chapter...
  • There Goes The Bride: Woman arrested for DUI on way to wedding

    03/13/2018 6:51:04 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 35 replies
    Tucson News Now ^ | 3/12/2018 | Staff
    MARANA, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Most brides dream of the perfect wedding, complete with beautiful bouquets and limousine arrivals. Things went a little differently for one bride-to-be in Marana, Arizona. The Marana Police Department said Amber Young, 32, is facing a DUI charge after causing a three-vehicle crash on her way to her wedding. Chriswell Scott, a spokesman for the MPD, said Young was arrested in the field and released after submitting to a blood test. One person suffered minor injures in the crash, according to Scott. It is not known if Young made it to her wedding in...
  • Remembering When London’s Pubs Were Full at 7 am Drinking 8 pints of beer a day was once routine

    03/06/2018 6:08:23 AM PST · by SJackson · 33 replies
    Atlasobscura ^ | FEBRUARY 22, 2018 | JESSICA FURSETH
    <p>IT’S 7 A.M. at The Market Porter in South London, and I’m eyeing the choices behind the bar. “You alright there?” the barman asks. This is the first time I’ve stopped by the pub on my way to work in the morning, and I have no idea what to get. Honestly, what I want is another coffee. But eventually I settle on a cider: the “Traditional Scrumpy,” which is a feisty six percent alcohol. As the morning sun pokes through the patterned glass windows, it goes down a lot better than I expect.</p>
  • Molson Coors 13F: Legalized Marijuana May Hurt Our Beer Sales

    02/25/2018 11:46:22 AM PST · by NobleFree · 35 replies
    Investopedia ^ | February 25, 2018 | Nathan Reiff
    Molson Coors Brewing Co. (TAP) voiced concerns about the potential impact that cannabis legalization could have on its beer sales, in its latest 13F filing. Although it has been a slow process, the legalization of cannabis across various parts of the United States has ushered in new business opportunities and provided legitimate alternatives to once-clandestine industries. (See also: The Economic Benefits of Legalizing Weed.)Supporters of the marijuana legalization movement contend that this has a beneficial impact on everything from individual growers and distributors to secondary markets and governments, which could benefit from taxes on sales. However, there are also detractors...
  • Out of gas and drunk on the Chesapeake Bay (truncated)

    02/22/2018 10:21:54 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 19 replies
    Virginian Pilot ^ | 2/20/18 | Scott Daugherty
    Title: Out of gas and drunk on the Chesapeake Bay, he made a false distress call. Now he's going to prison. With his boat dead in the water, Justin Stahmer took to his radio in 2016 to broadcast a distress signal. But he didn’t say he was drunk and out of gas in the Chesapeake Bay. He didn’t say much of anything. Just “man overboard,” according to court documents. In response, the Coast Guard sent a 45-foot rescue boat, an 87-foot cutter and a Sikorsky HH-60 helicopter into the dark of night to search for an endangered boater who never...
  • We are evolving an 'ultimate hangover' gene that may stop us from becoming addicted to alcohol

    02/23/2018 5:13:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 20, 2018 | Cecile Borkhararia
    Humans may be evolving an 'ultimate hangover' gene to protect against alcoholism. That's according to a new study that looked at a variant of a gene that makes booze intolerable to the body. Scientists claim this gene variant is being favoured by evolution - and, in time, could stop us from drinking alcohol in the future.
  • Drugs, alcohol, suicide killing more Americans than ever

    02/22/2018 9:23:36 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 16 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/22/18 | Maggie Fox
    “Despair deaths” from drugs, alcohol and suicide have reached new peaks in the U.S. and are not just killing whites, but spiking in communities of color, as well, according to a new report released Thursday. More than 142,000 Americans died from drug or alcohol overdoses and from suicide in 2016, an 11 percent increase over 2015, the report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Well Being Trust finds. “These 142,000 ‘despair deaths’ in 2016 add to the more than one million Americans who died from drugs, alcohol or suicide in the previous decade,” the report reads.
  • Largest study of its kind finds alcohol use biggest risk factor for dementia

    02/21/2018 1:22:19 AM PST · by zeestephen · 70 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 20 February 2018
    Alcohol use disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia. This according to a nationwide observational study, published in The Lancet Public Health journal, of over one million adults diagnosed with dementia in France.