Politics

Local College Campuses Are Going Smoke-Free in 2019
While there's a push to make recreational marijuana legal in 2019, some local colleges are getting more strict and going completely smoke-free in the new year.
Cigarettes, vaping, marijuana, Ecigarettes, hookahs- doesn't matter if it's legal or not,  it's all not allowed on t…
Marijuana Offenders Can Now Get a 'Clean Slate'
Some marijuana offenders are now being offered a 'Clean Slate' in New York.
The District Attorney's Office of Albany County is offering a "Clean Slate" program according to news 10 abc.  This program can help get rid of a ton of low-level marijuana cases alr…
Cocaine, Cash, and More Seized Near Capital District School
Talk about a bust.
A reported $4,000 in cash, cocaine, pot, and steroids were seized near a Capital District school according to the Times Union.  The contraband was found near the Schuylerville school campus, and on top of the $4000 included about two pounds of marijuana, high grade cocain…
Drug Takeback Day This Saturday in the Capital Region
This Saturday, U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency is hosting it's annual Prescription Drug Takeback Day.
For the 16th year in a row, the Drug Takeback Day is being held to help people safely get rid of old, expired, or not-used prescription medications...
Local Ice Cream Truck Driver Accused of Stalking Girls
Talk about the stuff nightmares are made of.
According to News 10 abc, a local ice cream truck man from Whitehall, NY has been accused of stalking young girls.  Seriously, this is the stuff nightmares are made of!  As if ice cream trucks aren't creepy enough with their music just …
If Marijuana Becomes Legal, Should NY Employers Still Test?
Should employers be testing for something if it's legal?
Back in May, I posted about how more employers in New York were dropping drug testing.  The topic has come up again in the news, and the area still seems to be vague as New York seems to be getting closer to the legalization of m…
Adirondack High: Almost 180 Pounds of Pot Seized in NY
Talk about a fresh mountain high!
Almost 180 pounds of pot were seized in the Adirondack Mountains.  What's going to happen with all of that pot?  Who knows.  But we do know, according to News 10 abc, that 178 pounds of marijuana were seized over a five day period by Border P…
Local School Bus Drivers Will Be Randomly Drug Tested
In an effort to crack down on the amount of impaired drivers taking our children to and from school,  Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed off on a bill that will force New York school bus drivers to submit to random drug and alcohol drug testing.
3 of the Safest Towns in New York are Around the Capital Region
The Capital Region- well some of it at least- might be safer than you thought.
According to a report by News 10 abc, three of the safest towns in New York are right in and around the Capital Region.  There are, according to statistics and News 10 abc, 50 towns in New York that have a c…

Load More Articles