Monday, December 9 2013 6:37 PM EST2013-12-09 23:37:59 GMT
The IU School of Medicine has released the official request for proposal for,"the development of a multi-institutional academic health, science and research center in Evansville, Indiana."The RFP includesMore >>
The IU School of Medicine has released the official request for proposal for,"the development of a multi-institutional academic health, science and research center in Evansville, Indiana."More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 5:34 PM EST2013-12-09 22:34:19 GMT
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) – Police are reporting a flatbed lumber semi-truck has overturned on NB I-164 between Lynch & Morgan. Police are reporting the driver is out of the truck, and seems to be okay. PoliceMore >>
A flatbed lumber semi-truck that overturned on NB I-164 between Lynch & Morgan has now been up righted. More >>
Uruguay has become the first country to create a national marketplace for legal marijuana, with the government regulating the production, sales and use of pot in a bold bid to control addiction and drug violence.More >>
Uruguay's drug control chief, Julio Calzada, is a nervous man. As of Wednesday, he has just 120 days to deliver regulations controlling the world's first national marijuana market.More >>
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
Arizona's DUI laws could be changing if the state Supreme Court agrees to hear a case about marijuana.
As the books read right now, anyone could be charged with driving under the influence if they have smoked marijuana within the last month.
A Phoenix attorney is petitioning the state Supreme Court to make the DUI laws more specific.
Eighteen states, including Arizona, have legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes. Colorado and Washington allow recreational use for anyone.
Phoenix attorney Michael Alarid says Arizona's DUI laws have not kept up with the loosening of restrictions on marijuana.
"The courts are supposed to interpret statutes as to avoid absurd results," said Alarid, who is with the law firm of Kimerer and Derrick. "It's possible in Arizona to be convicted of DUI when, in fact, a blood test proves a person is not impaired."
Alarid is fighting to overturn a client's 2010 DUI conviction on the grounds that his client was not high or drunk when he was pulled over for making an unsafe lane change.
The issue is complicated, but it boils down to what an officer is looking for in determining if a person should be charged with a DUI. An officer can force you to submit a blood test if you are suspected of DUI. That test would reveal the presence of alcohol and THC, the psychoactive element in marijuana.
The blood test would also reveal the presence of a metabolite called Carboxy-THC, which can remain in a person's blood stream for up to a month after smoking marijuana.
"Carboxy is not an active metabolite, meaning its non-psychoactive. It has no effect on the brain and does not cause impairment," said Alarid.
Even if Carboxy-THC is the only thing a person tests positive for, they can still be charged with DUI in Arizona. Alarid said it's a sign that the DUI statutes have not kept up with the changing societal acceptability and legality of marijuana smoking.
"Back in the 90s when those Court of Appeals decisions were handed down, marijuana was a completely illicit substance. Illegal in every way," Alarid said.
Alarid petitioned the state Supreme Court last week. It could be a couple months before it is learned if justices will agree to hear the case.
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Thursday, December 6 2012 8:43 AM EST2012-12-06 13:43:39 GMT
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ADHS: Medical marijuana program READ: Medical marijuana rules MAP: Dispensary locationsMore >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:08 PM EST2013-12-11 02:08:16 GMT
An Evansville mother is facing several child neglect charges. Police say a tip lead them to 29-year-old Jessica Pate's home on Jackson Avenue. Officers say during a search of her home they found threeMore >>
An Evansville mother is facing several child neglect charges.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 3:59 PM EST2013-12-10 20:59:50 GMT
On Monday December 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm the North Canton Police Department responded to 1161 North Main Street Lot 16, to investigate a report of the possibility of infant skeletal remains found in aMore >>
An investigation is underway after the skeletal remains of two infants were found in a North Canton mobile home.
Cops were called to the mobile home on North Main Street just before 12:30 p.m. on Monday.
Monday, December 9 2013 8:17 PM EST2013-12-10 01:17:55 GMT
The country music star who set the standard for live concert production in the 1990s is back. Garth Brooks is ready to tour the world again, and he's taking his whole band with him. Brooks remains theMore >>
The country music star who set the standard for live concert production in the 1990s is back. Garth Brooks is ready to tour the world, and he's taking his whole band with him.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:35 PM EST2013-12-11 02:35:35 GMT
Voting is almost over in a special election in Western Kentucky. The election is to fill the 7th House District seat vacated when Representative John Arnold stepped down. The district covers all of UnionMore >>
The polls closed at 6 Tuesday night, and results show a winner in the election for the 7th District House seat. More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 8:21 PM EST2013-12-11 01:21:35 GMT
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier are cutting ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm after an animal rights group released video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing andMore >>
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier are cutting ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm after an animal rights group released video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing and whipping sick and injured cows.
Wednesday, December 11 2013 8:41 AM EST2013-12-11 13:41:37 GMT
HENDERSON, KY (WFIE) – Two students at Henderson High School is facing expulsion after the school says "serious horseplay" occurred on other students. According to Henderson School District Public InformationMore >>
Two students at Henderson High School are facing expulsion after the school says "serious horseplay" occurred on other students.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:51 PM EST2013-12-11 02:51:15 GMT
Officials with the EVSC say schools will operate on a two-hour delay on Wednesday. When on a two-hour delay, all schools and programs will begin two hours later than their normal time, with the followingMore >>
When on a two-hour delay, all schools and programs will begin two hours later than their normal time, with the following exceptions:More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:38 PM EST2013-12-11 04:38:05 GMT
The Indiana State Board of Education is hearing from EVSC officials Tuesday night on why Glenwood Leadership Academy should stay open and under the school corporation's control. EVSC Superintendent DavidMore >>
A sixth consecutive 'F' grade could be facing Evansville's Glenwood Leadership Academy and that could force the state to take drastic action. More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:54 PM EST2013-12-11 04:54:32 GMT
(RNN) - Gil Brandt of NFL.com and ESPN radio host Paul Finebaum are reporting that Alabama's Nick Saban is in contract negotiations with the university for a contract extension that would pay him $7 millionMore >>
Reports are swirling that Alabama football coach Nick Saban has a contract extension on his desk from Alabama. Meanwhile, conflicting reports coming from Texas say that coach Mack Brown may be on his way out this week. More >>
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