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Lightning Hits Rochester Fair Ride; Closed For Now

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A new thrill ride at the Rochester Fair was struck by lightning during Thursday’s storms and will be out of service for a couple of days. Foster’s Daily Democrat reports that a computer operating the 120-foot-tall Speed XXL ride was damaged. “Due to Mother Nature, during the recent thunderstorm, the Speed…

NFL Fines Jets’ S Landry $21K, Giants’ DT Joseph $15K

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The NFL continues to dole out its fines for illegal hits every week and several local players will be docked in their next paycheck from Week 1. Tampa Bay safety Dashon Goldson was fined $30,000 by the NFL on Friday for hitting New York Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland in the…

Ask Eric: Least Active Tropical Season?

From @jjconlon via Twitter: Is this one of the least active seasons in the Tropics in history? Surprisingly, as of this writing on September 12th we are ahead of the average pace for named storms in the Atlantic! According to statistics maintained by NOAA and the National Hurricane Center, the Atlantic season is usually between…

3rd Case Of West Nile Virus Case In Mass.

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts health officials say a Boston-area woman is the third person confirmed with mosquito-borne West Nile virus this summer. The health department said Friday that the Suffolk County resident in her 60s was hospitalized but has been discharged. Health officials said in August that a Norfolk County man in his 30s and…

Yankees’ Gardner Has Grade 1 Strain In Rib Cage

BOSTON (AP) — Add another one to a list of key injuries for the New York Yankees. Yankees manager Joe Girardi expects leadoff hitter Brett Gardner will be out for a lengthy stretch and possibly the rest of the regular season. Girardi made the announcement before New York opened a three-game series with the Boston…

DA: Police Justified In Killing Danvers Suspect

DANVERS (AP) — Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett says police were justified in fatally shooting a Danvers man who threatened them with a knife at an apartment complex. Blodgett released his report Friday on the Aug. 23 death of 37-year-old Scott Kehoe. Blodgett said several Danvers officers, backed up by state police, were responding to…

Edsall Returns To Connecticut As Head Coach Of Maryland

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut fans are expected to boo at least one head coach on Saturday, but whether their wrath will be directed more at Randy Edsall or Paul Pasqualoni will have a lot to do with how the Huskies play against Maryland. The Terrapins, after all, are the team Edsall left UConn to…