Day: January 1, 2018

Bills fans: What you need to know about going to Jacksonville – Buffalo News

Delta has flights from Buffalo, and prices Monday for Saturday departures ranged from $544 to $1,171. But that includes a return trip Monday, since Sunday’s return flights were too close to the end of the Bills game to allow getting to the airport on time. And that means absorbing the cost of two hotel nights, not one.

So, the relative apathy at games means there aren’t many diehards likely to freak out at the sight of invading fans.

A check on the Trivago website found a number of hotels available within close distance. The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, 1 mile from the Jaguars’ home, was asking $138 for a room Monday. The Hilton Garden Inn, 1.2 miles from the stadium, sought $189.

Let’s say you’re contemplating a trip to Jacksonville, Fla., to root for the Bills in their playoff game this weekend, and you’re not a snow bird.

OK, half-kidding here. The Jaguars ranked 29th in attendance in the NFL last year, and Bleacher Report puts the Jacksonville stadium next to last in atmosphere.

User Fee Increases to $3 in West Virginia’s Largest City | West … – U.S. News & World Report


User Fee Increases to $3 in West Virginia's Largest City | West …
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A weekly user fee paid by people who work in Charleston has gone up to $3.
West Virginia voter identification law takes effect – WDTV.COMWDTV
Charleston user fee increase will bring in extra $1.3 million to city …Charleston Gazette-Mail
West Virginia voter identification law takes effectWestport News

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California Launches First Legal Retail Sales of Marijuana – TIME


California Launches First Legal Retail Sales of Marijuana
(OAKLAND, Calif.) — It wasn't exactly reefer madness Monday as California launched the first legal retail sales of marijuana, but those who could find the drug celebrated the historic day, lining up early for ribbon cuttings, freebies and offerings
Recreational Pot Is Officially Legal in CaliforniaNew York Times
Recreational pot sales roll out in California, with celebratory 'blunts' and big crowdsLos Angeles Times
Californians line up to legally buy recreational potCNN -The Independent
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Frozen biscuits sold at Food Lion recalled due to possible Listeria contamination – WCYB

The products were distributed in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia, according to T. Marzetti Company.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Get rid of the products or return them to the place you bought them for a full refund.

It can also cause short-term symptoms in healthy individuals, such as severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Thankfully, no illnesses have been reported in connection to the recalled items.

Several brands of frozen biscuits have been recalled because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, our sister station WSET reported.

All “Best By” dates of the following products are included in this recall. Click here for that list.

Although these products are not ready-to-eat items and have baking instructions which, if followed, will reduce consumer risk, there remains some risk that the mishandling of this product prior to or without adequate baking may cause illness.

Customers who purchased the biscuits from Food Lion can get a refund at a Food Lion Store or call customer service at 1-800-210-9569.

The Latest: Mayfield goes through usual pregame warmup –

There could be a lot of points in the Rose Bowl if this keeps up.

At least Hurts came close, and returned $3.60 to show. Clemson And Watson was never a factor after breaking very slowly and going to the back of the pack right out of the gate.

The Sooners lead 7-0 less than four minutes into the first quarter at the Rose Bowl.

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Forecasters warn of 80mph wind gusts as Storm Eleanor heads for UK – Belfast Telegraph

The warning predicts gales with gusts of 60 to 70mph are likely, while some western coastal areas have a chance of seeing gusts of up to 80mph.

The Met Office has issued several national severe weather warnings due to the potential for travel disruption.

Please stay safe. Don’t put yourself at risk by driving through #flood water. Follow advice about the cold #weather from @PHE_uk and @metoffice

“The wind will pick up again later on Tuesday and Wednesday is expected to be very windy across England and Wales, with gales or severe gales in places and national severe weather warnings have been issued for these strong winds.

Two yellow severe weather warnings for #wind have been issued: Stay #weatheraware @metofficeuk

If you have any concerns about #flood risk you can always call 0345 988 1188 for advice #FloodAware

Britain is to experience wind gusts of up to 80mph on Tuesday night, the Met Office has said, as Storm Eleanor heads for the nation’s shores.

“If you’re travelling, please check your route before setting off and don’t drive through flood water.”

NIH study validates local opioid treatment plan as a nationwide model – The Recorder

As far as this NIH study goes, Potee has always leaned toward Suboxone versus Vivitrol, partly because of how she sees the results play out in real life.

What this means is two different types of drugs are considered to work equally well once the person begins treatment, helping someone potentially get off their opioid addiction. Both of these treatments are known as “medically assisted treatment.” This broadens options for doctors and those in recovery.

That’s because the study has led national health officials to recommend the type of medically assisted treatment for addiction that is already happening locally.

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Regardless, Potee said this is useful information for primary physicians in the region, who should be thinking about offering these types of services. She says not enough physicians do so at the moment.

“What I want to hope is that every treatment center recognizes the role that medicines play,” Potee said.

Potee has had a similar effect on the Franklin County House of Correction, which was the first in the state to treat the medically assisted treatment people like any other inmates with a prescription. Now the local jail is the pioneering model in the state for this.

“Studies show that people with opioid dependence who follow detoxification with no medication are very likely to return to drug use, yet many treatment programs have been slow to accept medications that have proven to be safe and effective,” Volkow said in a press release. “These findings should encourage clinicians to use medication protocols, and these important results come at a time when communities are struggling to link a growing number of patients with the most effective individualized treatment.”

The study found similar outcomes when patients were given craving-suppressant Suboxone, or when given a a different drug (naltrexone), known as Vivitrol.

Animal abuse registry gains momentum in Florida – ABC15 Arizona

Shelters in Lee County currently use a “Do not adopt” list to check on animal abuse convictions. Braun says a database would make the process go a lot smoother if an animal abuse registry system is implemented in this part of the state.

Collier County has a reporting system in place, but it’s not instant. You’d be able to access the information through public records.

Leaders in Cape Coral, Estero, and Bonita Springs are aware of the law. They say it’s up to the county to implement a database like the one up in Hillsborough county.

“I think every individual should be able to know where to find them,” said Michael Schmidt. “Just like child abusers and sex abusers, we should know who and where they are so you can avoid them,” he added.

The animal abuse registry is in Florida. Hillsborough county has an online database that lists animal abusers. The tool can be used by shelters and breeders to help make sure pets find good homes.

“We’ve taken in animals that have come from less than perfect situations,” said Braun. “Being able to check up on where we are placing our animals will be very helpful,” she added.

“I hope it becomes a national program,” says Bob Hite. “A sex offender has to register in Florida, Michigan, or wherever else they go. I think animal abusers should carry that brand wherever they go,” he added.

Fort Myers-based WFTX reached out to local governments to see if and when animal abuse registries would be set up.

Charlotte county says they have a draft ordinance to set up an animal abuse registry. The animal control manager says he hopes to submit the ordinance to the county attorney’s office by mid-January.

Rob Cross hammers Phil Taylor in Power’s final ever match to become world darts champion –

When the raced into a three-set lead, taking out 167 and 153 as if he was peeling a tangerine, Taylor was staring at the unthinkable humiliation of bowing out with a 7-0 whitewash.

Just as Taylor had ambushed his mentor Eric Bristow 6-1 in the final as a 125-1 outsider 28 years ago to win the first of his 16 world titles, Cross simply refused to bow and curtsey to a legend.

He’s not the man who shot Bambi – he’s the former electrician who is suddenly the brightest spark in the pack.

History will not judge Taylor on an old stager’s last stand falling horribly flat.

From the outset, Cross wasn’t falling for any of Taylor’s mind games. Even when the ‘Power’ won the pre-match bullseye contest backstage for the right to throw first, and handed the young pretender first use of the darts to put him under pressure, he didn’t buckle.

But none of the shooting stars which are supposed to fill our skyline this week will be brighter than this chap.

If he had turned off the ‘Power’ so abruptly 12 months ago, when he was in darts’ amateur ranks, the Southern Electricity Board would not have been impressed. Now they should be putting his name in lights.