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Pot Charge Dropped Against Patriots’ Blount Near Pittsburgh

January 30th, 2015
(AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)By JOE MANDAK, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Prosecutors have dropped a marijuana possession charge against New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount that stemmed from his arrest with former Pittsburgh...

Crash on Interstate Caused by Trucker Pulling His Tooth

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January 30th, 2015
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama authorities say a tractor-trailer crashed on Interstate 20 because the driver lost control while he was pulling one of his teeth. The Alabama Highway Patrol says the truck driver told troopers he had taken his...

Super Bowl XLIX Preview on ’40 in the Morning’

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January 30th, 2015
(WGGB) -- With Super Bowl XLIX just two days away, the '40 in the Morning' crew tackled the most pressing issues facing football fans. From an in-depth break-down of Tom Brady's variety of post-game hairstyles, to some more well-known Patriots...

Online Obsession: Are You Addicted to Social Media?

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January 29th, 2015
(WGGB) -- Social media, connecting people across the globe. But is it actually disconnecting you from the real world and those sitting right next to you. Abc40's Lindsay Iadeluca explored the world of social media and finds that your online fun...

NFL: Ref Inspected Footballs Properly in AFC Title Game

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January 29th, 2015
by BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer PHOENIX (AP) — NFL officiating chief Dean Blandino says the inspection of the footballs by referee Walt Anderson before the AFC championship game was handled properly. Blandino also said Thursday the...

Worcester Sharks to Move to San Jose

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January 29th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Worcester's AHL franchise is heading west. San Jose Sharks Chief Operating Officer John Tortora announced Thursday that the the Worcester Sharks will be moving to San Jose and will begin playing there in October...

Report: Illinois Marijuana Market Could Reach $36M in 2016

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January 28th, 2015
By CARLA K. JOHNSON AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) -- Patients aren't the only ones disappointed by delays in Illinois' medical marijuana program. Investors' hopes for financial returns are fading, at least for this year, according to a new...

Study: Insurers May Be Using Drug Costs to Discriminate

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January 28th, 2015
By KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Insurance companies, perhaps more than previously thought, may be charging the sickest patients extra for drugs under the federal health law, in an effort to discourage them from...

California Declares Electronic Cigarettes a Health Threat

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January 28th, 2015
(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File) By FENIT NIRAPPIL Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California health officials Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining...

GoDaddy Pulls Super Bowl Ad Following Backlash

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January 28th, 2015
(ABC) -- The Super Bowl is just days away and companies are paying $4 million for a 30-second commercial this year, but one ad you won't be seeing is the latest from GoDaddy, usually a standout at the big game. This year, they're facing...

Mass. High Court Rules that Jurors’ Names are Public

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January 28th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- The highest court in Massachusetts has ruled that juror lists in criminal cases must be made public at the conclusion of trials, unless there is a substantial risk in doing so. The Supreme Judicial Court's decision Tuesday...

After Being Hit by Car, Tampa Cat Crawls Back from Grave

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January 28th, 2015
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — If cats have nine lives, Bart the black and white feline from Tampa, Florida, has certainly used up one. The Tampa Bay Times reports that when 1 ½-year-old Bart was hit by a car earlier this month, owner Ellis Hutson was...

AP Analysis: Youth Concussion Laws Pushed by NFL Lack Bite

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January 28th, 2015
By HOWARD FENDRICH and EDDIE PELLS, AP Sports Writers PHOENIX (AP) -- Criticized for its own handling of head injuries, the NFL launched an extensive lobbying campaign to pass laws protecting kids who get concussions while playing sports. The...

Conn. Man Arrested for Using Truck to Tow Kids on Sled

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January 28th, 2015
(Courtesy: Plainfield Police) PLAINFIELD, Conn. (AP) -- A Plainfield man has been arrested after police say he was pulling kids on a sled behind his speeding pickup truck. Michael W. Chauvin faces charges of risk of injury to a minor,...

Entire Island of Nantucket Loses Power

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January 27th, 2015
NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) -- No other Massachusetts community has been hit as hard as Nantucket when it comes to blizzard-related power outages. National Grid reports that pretty much the entire island -- more than 12,800 customers -- is without...