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Police arrest woman for drug possession during traffic stop

Even a routine traffic stop can lead to serious misdemeanor and felony drug charges. Many drug arrests occur when an officer pulls a vehicle over for a standard traffic violation and ends up finding drugs in the vehicle.A 23-year-old New York City woman is facing two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance after police stopped her vehicle for multiple traffic and vehicle violations. As officers questioned the driver and passengers, they allegedly spotted drugs and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. During the investigation, the officers found that another person in the vehicle reportedly had almost 20 grams of crack cocaine in their possession.The woman has been arraigned and is currently in jail, as she could not provide $5,000 cash or $10,000 insurance bond. Another man faces a non-criminal [...]

Police arrest woman for drug possession during traffic stop2017-08-30T00:00:00+00:00

Symptoms of computer vision syndrome

The average American worker may spend up to seven hours a day looking at a computer. This can lead to computer vision syndrome that features symptoms such as eye strain, headaches and neck pain. In most cases, these will go away once an individual stops looking at a computer or other screen. However, some New York workers will experience long-term symptoms that may have an impact on their quality of life.In most cases, CVS can be diagnosed as part of an eye exam. Those who have this condition may be advised to wear glasses or contact lenses that have tints or coatings on them to improve their vision. It may also be a good idea to ensure that a computer is 20 to 28 inches away from a person's eye [...]

Symptoms of computer vision syndrome2017-08-28T00:00:00+00:00

New York ranks 29th on list of strictest DUI states

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drunk driving is responsible for the deaths of close to 10,000 people each year. As a result, law enforcement officials in New York and all across the country are doing everything they can to penalize drivers for driving under the influence. Drivers convicted of a DUI or DWI can face substantial fines, jail time, mandatory alcohol assessments, automatic license suspensions and mandatory installation of ignition interlock devices in their vehicles. A convicted driver's penalties will vary based on the number of convictions the driver has had, the driver's blood alcohol content at the time of the accident and whether anyone was injured or killed.WalletHub recently conducted a study to find out which states have the strictest DUI penalties. The study named South [...]

New York ranks 29th on list of strictest DUI states2017-08-23T00:00:00+00:00

Pipe repair technique could lead to dangerous toxic exposure

One popular method of pipe repair in New York and across the United States could potentially expose workers to dangerous chemical fumes, according to study results. Cured-in-place pipe repair, or CIPP, is an innovative method of repairing cracked or damaged plastic water and sewer pipes that is commonly used across the country.The repair method involves inserting a fabric tube impregnated with plastic resins inside the damaged pipe. Once the fabric tube is in place, it is cured" with an intensely hot substance like boiling waterHowever, researchers engaged in a study of the method by examining seven sites where steam-cured CIPP was used to repair sewer and water pipes. A plume was generated by the repair, and it was previously thought to consist of the steam used in the process. However, [...]

Pipe repair technique could lead to dangerous toxic exposure2017-08-21T00:00:00+00:00

Man charged with shoplifting baby formula from Costco

When someone is accused of taking property that does not belong to them, they may be charged with theft. Many criminal theft charges stem from retail theft, which costs companies millions of dollars each year. A New York City man was charged with shoplifting after stealing baby formula from a Costco store.According to police, store managers and staff in multiple locations reported that the man was a part of a shoplifting scheme involving a woman and that they had allegedly run the scam multiple times this year. The woman was seen on the surveillance video making a small purchase and then going to the bathroom. She hid her purchase and walked out. The man later walked in and filled his cart with baby formula but did not pay for it. [...]

Man charged with shoplifting baby formula from Costco2017-08-18T00:00:00+00:00

Sustainable organizations do poor job collecting injury data

Sustainable organizations in New York and nationwide are doing an inadequate job of reporting work-related deaths, injuries and illnesses, according to a study. Data from organizations on the Corporate Knights' Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations list was reviewed by researchers at Center for Safety and Health Sustainability.The researchers examined public data reported by sustainable organizations between June and December 2016. They found that the companies on the list showed minimum improvement in the way they collected safety and health data compared to their last assessment, which was in 2013. For example, researchers found that there was great variance in the way different organizations collected data and formatted their reports. There was also little consensus over which terms and definitions to use when reporting data.To correct the problem, CSHS suggests that [...]

Sustainable organizations do poor job collecting injury data2017-08-15T00:00:00+00:00

Current discovery rules make criminal defense more challenging

If you have been charged with a crime, you and your attorney will work together to come up with the best strategy to present your case in court during trial. A strong criminal defense can result in the lessening of your penalties or the dismissal of your charges. However, New York prosecutors may make things more difficult for defendants to defend themselves.In New York, as well as in nine other states, discovery rules allow prosecutors to wait until immediately before the trial to turn in key evidence, such as witness names, witness statements and video surveillance footage. This evidence is generally supposed to be turned over to the defense upon request, but many New York defense attorneys argue that prosecutors often delay handing it over or ignore the request altogether.This [...]

Current discovery rules make criminal defense more challenging2017-08-11T00:00:00+00:00

Fat-shaming can lead to worsened health outcomes

Fat-shaming, or the disrespect of people due to their weight, by physicians may lead to worse outcomes for New York patients. Health researchers have published a review of studies that indicates that patients' mental and physical health can suffer when they are subject to shame or disparagement due to their weight at the doctor's office.In some cases, frequent exposure to thiscan cause patients to avoid seeking medical care or delay treatment, a situation that can cause greater risks. In other cases, patients may not be diagnosed correctly because of health care providers' focus on their weight rather than potential other causes for their symptoms.The researchers looked at 46 studies to compare patient reports of medical fat shaming with developments in their health. They found that this can lead to significant [...]

Fat-shaming can lead to worsened health outcomes2017-08-10T00:00:00+00:00

What are the consequences of a drunk driving conviction?

If you have been arrested on a drunk driving charge in New York, you may be concerned about your future. A drunk driving conviction comes with a number of consequences, depending on the facts of your case.Generally, under New York law, it is illegal to get behind the wheel of a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher. Some drivers have different BAC limits. For example, drivers who are under 21 may violate the Zero Tolerance Law if their BAC is between .02 and .07. Commercial truck drivers have a lower limit of .04.The penalties you will experience will depend on the number of DWI convictions you have, whether your BAC content was .18 or higher, which can lead to an aggravated DWI charge or whether you [...]

What are the consequences of a drunk driving conviction?2017-08-02T00:00:00+00:00
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