“For First Time, Majority in U.S. Supports Public Smoking Ban.” That was the headline in July 2011 as cigarette bans swept the country. In 2000, just one major U.S. city banned smoking at work sites, restaurants and bars. As of last year, 60 percent of the 50 largest cities did, including In…
PORTAGE | A late night "adventure" landed two Illinois residents in jail early Tuesday morning.
PORTAGE | A Portage High School paraprofessional was terminated Thursday following her arrest on drug charges earlier this month.
PORTAGE | An out-of-state couple were arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with possession of marijuana following a traffic stop.
LAKE STATION | A Lake Station police narcotics unit raid conducted early Sunday morning resulted in three arrests, police said.
KENTLAND | A five-month undercover investigation has resulted in multiple arrests, Kentland police said.
HAMMOND | Complaints about unruly neighborhood pit bulls led to the discovery of an extensive marijuana-growing operation in the basement of a Hessville house, police said Thursday.
HAMMOND | A Woodmar-area convenience store already on probation could lose its business license after employees last week sold synthetic marijuana to an undercover inspector, city officials said.
HAMMOND | A Hammond man caught with 100 pounds of marijuana in his trunk was sentenced Friday to 18 months in federal prison, U.S. District Court records show.
CROWN POINT | Lake County police Drug Task Force officials said Thursday officers raided a home last week in the 300 block of Cleveland Street in Gary's Horace Mann section.
If state lawmakers wind up legalizing marijuana as a result of recently introduced legislation, it is unlikely the move would result in more people using the illegal drug or becoming addicted, said Jake Messing, who has spent 30 years working in the field of substance abuse.
GLENWOOD | Two village residents have been charged with narcotics violations after Glenwood investigators seized drugs, money and ammunition from a residence.
LANSING | Police have released the results of three suburban narcotics investigations that resulted in arrests.
STEGER | Bond has been set at $400,000 each for five men who were charged with distributing cannabis from a Steger home, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced Friday. Dart's office said the bust was worth $4.9 million.
Marijuana is on the table in the Indiana General Assembly.
Driving west on U.S. 12 near Niles, Mich., last summer, one of those highway beautification signs caught my eye. This particular mile of highway was sponsored by the Michigan Medical Marijuana Association.
SPRINGFIELD | The 97th General Assembly is only a week old, but more than 200 pieces of proposed legislation have been introduced, including bills to legalize medical marijuana and expand gambling.
SPRINGFIELD | In the waning days of the 96th General Assembly, House lawmakers snuffed out legislation to outlaw "blunt wraps."
Veteran Hobart police officer Paul Peters has witnessed firsthand the dangerous effects of synthetic marijuana on teens.
LANSING | When the Lansing Police Department lost funding for the D.A.R.E. -- Drug Abuse Resistance Education -- and G.R.E.A.T. -- Gang Resistance Education And Training -- programs, they didn't spend much time mourning the loss.
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