Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:35:47 GMT
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstMore >>
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. That's why she became a Florence Police officer in 2012. Now, she says, she is forced to choose between her job and her family.More >>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident. As a car switches lanes, a motorcyclist slams into the vehicle's rear bumper. The motorcyclists is launched into the air, flips andMore >>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on byMore >>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>
A survey of Ohio high school students on a variety of subjects showed a decline in both painkiller and heroin use.
The Ohio Department of Health says its 2013 Ohio Youth Risk Behavior Survey showed a significant decrease in the percentage of students using both drugs from just two years ago. In 2011, 21.3 percent of students reported using prescription pain relievers or painkillers without a doctor's prescription one or more times during their life; in 2013 that dropped to 12.8 percent.
When it comes to heroin use, 3.1 percent of students said they had used heroin in the 2011 survey. In 2013, that number dropped to 2 percent.
The number of students who said they had
used marijuana at least once in their lifetime dropped from 42.8 percent in
2011 to 35.7 percent in 2013. The number who had used marijuana in the past 30
days dropped from 23.6 percent to 20.7 percent.
The number of students admitting they had used cocaine,
including powder, crack, or freebase one or more times during their life
dropped from 7 percent in 2011 to 3.8 percent in 2013.
The study found 30 percent of students admitted to drinking alcohol, while 15 percent said they used tobacco.
The Department Health added a new question to the survey for 2013. The department says 46 percent of students admitted to texting or emailing while driving a car.
Outside of distracted driving, the study shows the vast majority of students are driving safely. Seatbelt use while riding in a car has increased to 92 percent and driving with someone who has been drinking has decreased to 17 percent.
The survey also asked about diet and exercise habits. Only 19.3 percent of students report eating fruits and vegetables five or more times per day, while 27 percent report eating fast food three or more times per week. Only 26 percent get the recommended 60 minutes daily physical activity and 29 percent of students report a height and weight that classify them as overweight or obese.
Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:36:59 GMT
It's safe to say Josh Yates is a smart 16-year-old. "I'm coming up with character designs, gear and equipment on paper." Josh was sketching things he can build with technology Wednesday at The Clubhou.seMore >>
It's safe to say Josh Yates is a smart 16-year-old.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:52 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:52:10 GMT
Comfort Suites Augusta hosted a Parkinson's breakfast this morning to raise awareness for the disease."To be able to prolong their life, quality of life, by having some type of treatment, I think wouldMore >>
Comfort Suites Augusta hosted a Parkinson's breakfast this morning to raise awareness for the disease.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:45:15 GMT
It still feels warm and humid even after the sun has set, and that's only contributing to the concerns EMA officials have the next few days as we hit 100 degrees for the first time this year. "Juice.More >>
It still feels warm and humid even after the sun has set, and that's only contributing to the concerns EMA officials have the next few days as we hit 100 degrees for the first time this year.More >>
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