first_img@DEASTLOUISDiv MEDIA ADVISORY for parents and caregivers. Special Agent in Charge, William Callahan, sent a warning throughout the St. Louis Division cautioning of the dangers of drug-laced treats this Halloween.— DEAStLouis (@DEASTLOUISDiv) October 30, 2018“Marijuana-laced or Methamphetamine-laced candies can go undetected, but have harmful effects on our children if ingested,” said Special Agent in Charge William Callahan. “Halloween is a time for kids to be kids and have fun with family and friends. We don’t want anyone falling prey to an avoidable tragedy. Please check your candy closely.”Authorities said parents should check candy for unusual wrappings, colors or smells, along with misspelled labels or food that is unwrapped or unmarked. ST. LOUIS (WSVN) — Federal authorities are warning parents to look for drug-laced candy packaged to look like normal trick-or-treat items.The Drug Enforcement Administration’s St. Louis Division says there has been an increase of seizures of candy laced with marijuana or meth across the country, with packaging that looks almost identical to popular Halloween treats.Last year, the DEA says it found marijuana-laced sweets sold in packages with labels including “Munchy Way,” “Buddahfinger,” “Twixed,” “Rasta Reese’s,” “Keef Kat” and others. “If you come across any suspicious treats that have unusual wrapping or misspelled candy labels give it to your local police department,” Callahan said.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgIt will cost passengers more to ride the state ferry starting in the summer. That’s when fares for most Alaska Marine Highway will increase by 4.5 percent.Download AudioAccording to the Department of Transportation, tickets booked after the first of the year for travel after May first will reflect the new rates. Tickets booked before the New Year will fall under the current rates.The new fare structure is spurred by the recommendations of a recent rate analysis. The Marine Transportation Advisory Board saw the preliminary recommendations of that report during a recent meeting in Ketchikan. DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow says the department was planning to raise fares even before the recommendation.“The department knew its rates were out of balance and by increasing most fares by four-and-a-half percent that was consistent with a lot of other recommendations that were coming through the department as a way to help increase revenues to offset operating costs. So the department would likely move ahead with this rate increase regardless,” Woodrow said. “So by announcing it now, we’re giving the general public the most amount of time possible to prepare for that increase.”The analysis was conducted by Northern Economics. It recommends the Marine Highway System set rates so that they to cover between 39 to 65 percent of operating expenses. Revenues currently cover less than one-third of the operating budget, according to the department.Woodrow says the complete rate study will be released to the legislature in February. More changes in operating costs may come after that.“The rate increase that was just announced was one of the first preliminary recommendations from that report,” Woodrow said. “The study is not complete yet so we’ve not released the first report. We’ll do that when we release the full report to the legislature this upcoming session.”The analysis suggests that rates more than 25 percent above average not change. Woodrow says that means about 30 fares within the system will remain unchanged, including the route between Skagway and Haines, the highest per mile rate in Southeast.last_img read more