Four Loko

FILE - Cans of Four Loko are seen in the liquor department of a Kwik Stop store. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Four Loko Agrees Not To Promote Product With Anyone Underage

New York is among 20 states that have reached agreement with the makers of the fruit flavored malt beverages Four Loko, meant to ensure marketing through social media isn’t aimed at underage drinkers.

03/25/2014

A screengrab of Wrigley's Alert Energy Caffeine Gum. (credit: alertenergy.com)

FDA Says It’s Looking Into Products With Added Caffeine

The move comes as products like Cracker Jack’d Cocoa Java Power Bites – a caffeinated version of the popular snack – and a new caffeinated gum by Wrigley called “Alert Energy” hit store shelves.

05/03/2013

Jonathan Stewart was arrested in September  2012 after police said he beat and choked a 21-year-old woman and then dragged her into some bushes and raped her. He has pleaded guilty, the Manhattan DA announced on Sept. 9, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Report: Homeless Man Indicted In Hudson River Park Sex Assault Blames ‘Four Loko’

Jonathan Stewart was indicted Tuesday on predatory sexual assault, rape and other charges.

10/24/2012

A can of Four Loko. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

New Four Loko Labeling Will Compare Alcohol Amount To Cans Of Beer

Four Loko’s label already disclosed the percentage of alcohol in the drink. The new labels will name the amount of alcohol a can of Four Loko contains and compare it to the amount in regular beer.

10/03/2011

Smirnoff Ice

New York City Health Department Wants All ‘Alcopops’ Banned

You may have heard of “alcopops.” They’re carbonated fruit drinks with an alcoholic punch. Kids are breaking the law to get their hands on them, but the New York City Health Department is stepping in to try to stop that from happening.

05/25/2011

Cans of Four Loko. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Four Loko Still Wreaking Havoc For Lawmakers

Distributors stopped selling the controversial alcoholic energy drink Four Loko, but the drink is still driving New York lawmakers nuts.

03/27/2011

Four Loko (credit: Getty Images)

N.J. Man Sues Four Loko Maker, Claims Heart Damage

A New Jersey man who says he suffered permanent heart damage after drinking the alcohol- and caffeine-laced Four Loko beverage is suing its manufacturer.

03/21/2011

Stamford High School

CT Students Arrested After Allegedly Going To Class High

“It was horrific she passed out,” said Principal Donna Valentine of Stamford H.S. “She was freezing. It was 27 degrees out. If we had not gotten to her it wouldve been fatal.”

02/18/2011

Stamford High School

Teen Found Drunk, Unresponsive In Stamford High Football Stadium

The principal at Stamford High and her staff rushed to the aid of a freshman girl who had been left by her teen drinking buddies before the start of school Wednesday.

02/17/2011

Two cans of Four Loko - File / Photo: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images

Three Young Women Busted For Selling Four Loko In NJ

Police in northern New Jersey say they’ve arrested three women for selling the alcohol energy drink Four Loko to undercover officers.

01/13/2011

A can of Four Loko. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Internet Remains Source Of Four Loko For NYC Buyers

Bronx State Senator Jeff Klein said his office was able to purchase drinks like Four Loko online. He said sites were charging up to seven dollars per can by advertising them as collector’s items.

12/16/2010

Four Loko (credit: Getty Images)

Alcoholic Energy Drinks To Be Off Shelves In Dec.

The Food and Drug Administration says major brands of caffeinated alcoholic drinks should be off store shelves by mid-December.

11/25/2010

Four Loko (credit: Getty Images)

Yonkers Police Investigate Illegal Four Loko Sales

After the recent firestorm surrounding the alcoholic energy drink some call “blackout in a can,” there is increased scrutiny on the sale of beverage to teenagers.

11/19/2010

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2010 file photo, Four Loko alcoholic energy drinks are seen in the cooler of a convenience store, in Seattle. The Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce a virtual ban of alcoholic energy drinks Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, even as a leading manufacturer is pulling its products off the market. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file)

FDA: Caffeine In Alcoholic Drinks ‘Unsafe’

The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to four manufacturers of alcoholic energy drinks, saying the caffeine added to their beverages is an “unsafe food additive.”

11/17/2010

A can of Four Loko. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Under Pressure, Four Loko Opts To Eliminate Caffeine

The manufacturer of popular caffeinated alcohol drink Four Loko said Tuesday it will remove the caffeine from its products, pulling the blend off the market just as the FDA is poised to ban it.

11/16/2010

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