When the National Rifle Association holds a convention, which it will do in Dallas this week, gun-related injuries temporarily decrease, according to an analysis by the New England Journal of Medicine. The NRA will host its annual meeting Thursday through Sunday at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. The association estimates "tens of thousands of patriots" will attend the four-day event in downtown Dallas. Speakers include President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn.Guns, knives and all other weapons are prohibited before and during Trump's and Pence's appearances. The study was completed to test the claim that firearm injuries happen mostly among inexperienced users and that safety comes with experience and training. The results suggested that even among experienced gun owners, there are safety concerns and risks. … [Read more...] about When NRA meets, fewer people suffer gun-related injuries, study finds
BOSTON (AP) - U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is leading a bipartisan group of senators calling on the Federal Labor Relations Authority to end efforts to close its Boston regional office until Congress can weigh in.The group outlined their concerns in a letter sent Tuesday to Federal Labor Relations Authority Chairman Colleen Duffy Kiko.The group said that by closing it seven regional offices, the authority would place staff farther away from those who rely on them to safeguard the rights of federal employees.The letter was also signed by: Maine Republican Susan Collins and independent Angus King; Vermont independent Bernie Sanders; and Democrats Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack Reed of Rhode Island, Connecticut's Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Delaware's Tom Carper and Chris Coons. … [Read more...] about US senators oppose closing federal labor relations offices
(BPT) - In 2017, nearly seven million Americans were estimated to have AFib, a type of irregular heartbeat, not caused by a heart valve problem. This condition increases the risk of having a stroke by five times. ‘Tune in to AFib,’ an educational campaign from the Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Alliance, along with the National Stroke Association (NSA) and iHeartMedia, is asking people to ‘tune in’ to AFib and ‘take note’ of AFib-related stroke risk.Ken Dashow, campaign spokesperson and afternoon drive host of iHeartRadio’s Q104.3, New York’s Classic Rock Station, is helping people connect the dots between AFib-related stroke risk. When one of Ken’s good friends was diagnosed with AFib, he was shocked to learn of its increased risk of stroke and that’s why he’s using music to inspire those living with the condition to take action.Check out the below for tips on how to get in tune with the AFib-stroke risk connection: * … [Read more...] about Are you ‘in tune’ with AFib-related stroke risk?
Deputies made three methamphetamine-related arrests across the county this weekend, said Lt. Curtis Hall of the Callaway County Sheriff's Office. The first arrest took place Friday, near Millersburg. A deputy stopped Jerry Weide, 48, of Millersburg, at 3:19 p.m. on Route J for a traffic violation. While investigating, the deputy located methamphetamine and marijuana, Hall said. Weide was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the Callaway County Jail and later released after posting a $4,500 bond. The same day at 11:43 p.m., a deputy patrolling U.S. 54, near Kingdom City stopped Casey Spalding, 29, of Shelbina, for a traffic violation. The sheriff's office K9 unit responded to assist with the investigation, which uncovered methamphetamine and a firearm, Hall said. Spalding was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony unlawful use of … [Read more...] about Three arrested in meth-related incidents
SALT LAKE CITY — An Ogden man who claimed he had ineffective council had his appeals case thrown out by a judge Thursday. Benjamin Brocksmith, 39, claimed his defense did not adequately represent him during his 2016 jury trial, where the jury found him guilty of two counts of driving with a measurable amount of a controlled substance, a third-degree felony. Brocksmith was convicted of driving under the influence of marijuana on May 21, 2014, when police said he crashed his car into a 1998 Honda Accord near Wall Avenue and 24th Street in Ogden. The driver of the Honda was former Weber High School softball player Marjorie Medina, who had just graduated from high school the previous day, according to previous Standard-Examiner reporting. Both Medina and another passenger suffered broken bones and internal injuries in the crash. A blood test later found that Brocksmith had THC in his system when the crash occurred. RELATED: Crash caused by marijuana use … [Read more...] about Ogden man who injured 2 in drug-related crash loses appeal in state court