Pitt County Authorities Crack Down on Non-Compliant Sex Offenders, Leading to 16 Arrests

GREENVILLE, Pitt County – Sixteen registered sex offenders in Pitt County, North Carolina, have been charged with not following the state’s sex offender registration laws. The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office collaborated with the U.S. Marshals and N.C. Department of Corrections in a joint operation called Operation Heartbreaker in February 2024. The operation aimed to ensure compliance of sex offenders with state laws. During the operation, law enforcement officers conducted more than 300 checks to verify the adherence of sex offenders to registration requirements. As a result of their efforts, 16 individuals were arrested for violations … Read more

New Mexico Legislature Approves Changes to Cannabis Laws to Crack Down on Illicit Activity and Improve Industry Standards

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — With the legislative session coming to a close on Thursday, both the House and Senate in New Mexico are fully engaged in their last few days of work. The state lawmakers have been busy making significant decisions, including approving a comprehensive set of changes to the cannabis laws. The cannabis bill, which aims to address gaps in the existing regulations and crack down on illicit marijuana coming from outside the state, is the result of collaborations with industry leaders who have provided valuable feedback. Representative Andrea Romero acknowledges the lessons … Read more

Minnesota Authorities Crack Down on Impaired Driving with 2,432 Arrests During Holiday DWI Campaign

St. Paul, Minnesota – Law enforcement agencies throughout the state conducted a successful DWI campaign during the holiday season, resulting in the arrest of 2,432 impaired drivers. This number represents an increase from the previous year’s campaign, which saw 2,228 DWI arrests. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety, in coordination with funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, organized the extra enforcement and awareness campaign. The goal of the campaign was to reduce the number of impaired drivers on the road and promote safer driving practices. Several notable impaired driving … Read more

Texas Schools Crack Down on Youth Vaping with Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs

HOUSTON, TX – Since the implementation of a new Texas law aimed at curbing youth vaping, hundreds of students in Houston-area school districts have been sent to disciplinary alternative education programs, a move that some school administrators and advocates are questioning as too harsh. House Bill 114, which went into effect on September 1, requires public schools to remove any student caught with an e-cigarette and send them to a separate center designated for students in serious trouble. According to data collected by the Chronicle, in the largest five school districts in the Houston region, … Read more