Alexandria Echo Press
"It is frankly disgusting the press is able to write whatever they want to write and people should look into it." Those words were not spoken by a dictator of a foreign nation. They were spoken by the president of the United States. Donald Trump made the statement recently in the Oval Office while denying an NBC News report that claimed he asked to increase the U.S. nuclear arsenal tenfold. Trump later added, "Network news has become so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked."
Drivers still don't get it. After drinking too much alcohol, they think they won't get pulled over. They think they're still "good enough" to drive. They think they're not a danger to themselves and others. More proof of that came from a statewide crackdown on unsafe driving that was conducted by more than 300 law enforcement agencies from Aug. 18 to Sept. 3. Officers, deputies and troopers arrested 1,370 drivers for DWI, compared with 1,351 arrests during last year's campaign. Clearly, the battle against drunk driving is far from over.
Jasmine Block, the 15-year-old Alexandria girl who disappeared nearly a month ago from her home, was found Tuesday in rural Grant County. “We found Jasmine and she is safe. I will not be answering any messages or calls,” Jasmine’s mother, Sarah Block posted on Facebook on Tuesday.
Changes are in the air — the arrival of autumn, shorter days, the football season and a new school year. That means motorists need to pay more attention to school buses and young children and teens who are returning to school. Every school year, there are reports in the police blotter about drivers who fail to stop behind school buses that have their stop sign arms extended. In a selfish effort to try and save a few seconds, the drivers try to weave around the bus before the children exit.