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Judge denies bail reduction in Yellowowl meth case

[Great Falls Tribune – March 3, 2017 – Montana (pg M2)]

Judge denies bail reduction in Yellowowl meth case 

SEABORN LARSON

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A district judge on Thursday denied a request to reduce bail for a man charged with giving a 12-year-old girl methamphetamine.

Bengamin Ray Yellowowl, 25, requested his bail be reduced to $50,000 with a condition of GPS monitoring if he were to bail out. District Judge Thomas McKittrick denied the motion, citing the seriousness of the offense, prior felony convictions and adding his belief that Yellowowl is a flight risk.

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Parents warn about alcohol at other homes

[Great Falls Tribune – March 2, 2017 – Dear Abby (pg M5)]

Parents warn about alcohol at other homes 

Dear Abby: I have seen letters in your column from parents who want to ensure their children’s and teenagers’ safety when visiting their friends’ homes. A question parents need to ask the hosting parents is what their drug and alcohol policy is.

We wrongly assumed (and trusted) that our daughter’s friends’ parents did not facilitate access to alcohol or drugs to minors. We realized — too late — that from the time she was 15, our daughter had access to unmonitored alcohol and was sometimes encouraged to consume it in these homes.

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Sip 'n Stroll to open in Missoula

[Great Falls Tribune – February 25, 2017 – The Edge (pg A4)]

In the category of “most Missoula thing ever” comes this latest entry, from a recent Missoulian story. The lucky hipsters of the town with a brewery on every corner are anticipating the arrival at the Southgate Mall of a “sip ‘n’ stroll” specialty grocery store.

The chain, which focuses on natural, organic and locally grown products, lets you grab a $2 pint of local beer or $3 glass of wine to “enhance the shopping experience.”

This is a trend we can totally get behind. Finally a way to liven up the dreaded grocery shopping trip. Heck, this might even turn a chore into the new happy hour.

Project Sticker Shock targets underage drinking in Hanover County

[WRIC.com]

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) announced Wednesday morning their participation in Project Sticker Shock program.

HCSO will be participating in the project on February 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Sticker Shock is a youth-led prevention program designed to support existing and encourages new community activism, cooperative efforts, and community capacity building to combat underage drinking and its related programs — specifically, adults providing alcohol to minors.

Project Sticker Shock seeks to reach those persons 21 years of age or older who might illegally purchase alcohol and provide it to minors.

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