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Referee in dreadlock haircut controversy has been suspended for two years

Referee in dreadlock haircut controversy has been suspended for two years

A referee in New Jersey who pressured a varsity wrestler into cutting off his dreadlocks has been suspended for two seasons, state officials announced Wednesday. The referee, Alan Maloney, told the teenager that he would have to forfeit that day’s match if his dreadlocks were uncovered. An investigation into the controversial 2018 incident led to…MORE

The rate of teen vaping has doubled within two years, new research finds

The rate of teen vaping has doubled within two years, new research finds

The rates of eighth, 10th and 12th graders who use e-cigarettes continued to rise this year and doubled from 2017 to 2019, according to research released Wednesday. In 2019, one in four 12th grade students said they vaped within the previous 30 days, as well as one in five students in 10th grade and one…MORE

Emergency sirens accidentally set off during Honolulu Police training

Emergency sirens accidentally set off during Honolulu Police training

Emergency sirens went off early Wednesday evening in Hawaii, but officials say their preliminary investigation shows the sirens were set off inadvertently. The sirens were heard in parts of Hawaii, including O’ahu, and officials say there were sounded during a Honolulu Police Department training. “Due to an error during a Honolulu Police Department training exercise,…MORE

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