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By Robert Herriman On Saturday, June 14th, 2014
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Tickborne diseases: It’s not just Lyme disease

Ticks are arachnids, like spiders, scorpions and mites,  from the Class Arachnida. While most tick bites do not transmit infectious disease, some very serious infections can be contracted from the bite of this More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, June 9th, 2014
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Delaware fentanyl-laced heroin overdose deaths up to eight

The state of Delaware has reported two additional  fentanyl-laced heroin overdose deaths last week bringing the total to eight.  The two newest cases occurred on April 2 in Millsboro and April 5 in Claymont, More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, June 9th, 2014
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Nebraska reports chikungunya case in traveler to Haiti

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has reported the states first chikungunya case in a traveler to Haiti, according to a DHHS press release Monday. The patient is a 25-year-old woman from More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, June 5th, 2014
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Yogurt Covered Craisins recalled due to undeclared peanuts

PRESS RELEASE Ocean Spray today announced it has taken the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling two production lots of Ocean Spray® Greek Yogurt Covered Craisins® Dried Cranberries because the products More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, May 9th, 2014
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Vermont passes GMO labeling law, Monsanto and Dupont set to sue

Vermont will become the first state to enact a law requiring labels on foods with genetically modified ingredients after the governor signed the bill into law on Thursday afternoon. The bill will go into effect More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, May 2nd, 2014
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Fourth State Insurance Agency Warns Consumers Against Unacceptable Insurance Gaps Involved in ‘Ridesharing’

PRESS RELEASE: Minnesota’s department of insurance recently became the fourth state insurance agency to warn consumers about coverage gaps involved in ‘ridesharing’—joining California, Ohio and Nebraska. Information More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
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Connecticut health officials report third measles case in New Haven County

The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging the public to get their vaccinations up to date after reporting the third confirmed case of 2014. Health authorities say the case was confirmed in a New More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, March 21st, 2014
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Sheet of ice crushes Amanda Hubbard’s car in Connecticut PHOTO

‘It could have been much worse’ is the message from Connecticut, where a sheet of ice fell from a building and crushed a woman’s car. While she’s upset, Amanda Hubbard said Wednesday that More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, March 14th, 2014
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Dole Fresh Vegetables recall of bagged salads extends to the 15 states

One day after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced a recall of Dole brand Italian Blend salad  due to possible Listeria contamination, the US FDA issued the firm press release affecting consumers More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, March 13th, 2014
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Sliced fruit distributed to Costco recalled due to possible salmonella

PRESS RELEASE March 13, 2014 – ALBANY, OR. – Oregon Freeze Dry, Inc. of Albany, OR has voluntarily recalled 59,780 cases of Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit, produced exclusively for Costco Wholesale More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
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Connecticut reports two measles cases in Fairfield County

Connecticut’s most densely populated county is the home of two confirmed cases of the viral infection, measles, according to a WNPR News report Tuesday. Image/David Benbennick The two patients are an adult More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
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GIANTmicrobes® introduces first new product of 2014: Candida albicans

The Stamford, Connecticut toy company that specializes in designer plush toys resembling microorganisms, GIANTmicrobes, INC has announced their first release for the year- the Candida plush doll. Image/GIANTmicrobes According More...

By Butter Bracco On Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
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Justina Pelletier headed to foster care without medical treatment after new Judge ruling

The Suffolk County judge ruled on Monday that a 15-year-old teen will be put in foster care. “Justina being transferred to foster care with no medical treatment” was the tweet by @BeauBermanFOXCT The teenager More...

By Butter Bracco On Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
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Connecticut PE teacher, Meghan Eagan, arrested for sleeping with her student

A Connecticut physical education teacher reportedly has been having sex with a male student, authorities said. Meghan Eagan, age 25, a teacher at Crosby High School in Waterbury, Connecticut was arrested on four More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, February 6th, 2014
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Super Bowl sex trafficking crackdown leads to 45 arrests, 16 children rescued

Forty-five people were arrested and 16 juveniles rescued in a two-week crackdown on prostitution in the New York-New Jersey area leading up to last Sunday’s Super Bowl, Federal Bureau of Investigation officials More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, January 18th, 2014
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Alaska, the Dakotas top states in Best Fiscal shape while New Jersey, Connecticut at bottom

A new study on the fiscal condition of the 50 states ranks New Jersey dead last, citing revenue shortfalls, budget practices and high levels of debt . photo 401(K) 2012 via Flickr The healthiest states, on the other More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, January 17th, 2014
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JC Penney to close 33 underperforming stores, 2,000 jobs will be eliminated

J. C. Penney Company, Inc.  announced Wednesday that as part of its turnaround efforts, the Company will be closing 33 underperforming stores across the country in order to focus its resources on the Company’s More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
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Aaron Hernandez trial: New evidence links player to murder of Daniel Abreau, Safiro Furtado

A search warrant filed recently in Connecticut explains why Boston Police are investigating former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in a double murder. Aaron Hernandez According to the warrant filed in Hernandez’s More...

By Butter Bracco On Saturday, December 28th, 2013
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Connecticut Senator asks UPS to issue refunds for late Christmas deliveries

One US Senator is calling on UPS to issue refund to customers whose Christmas packages didn’t make the big day after widespread delays. Photo/United States Senate “In a very real sense, Christmas is More...

By Butter Bracco On Monday, December 23rd, 2013
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Man popular for massive Christmas display, John Chakalos, shot and killed in home

A Connecticut man popular in the area for his massive Christmas display was shot and killed inside of his home, weeks after his wife passed away. photo screenshot video coverage by The Register of the home of John More...

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