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Mass. Health Officials Urge Caution When Reporting Ebola Cases

State health officials say they are urging hospitals in Massachusetts to err on the side of caution when it comes to reporting any patients who could possibly have been exposed to Ebola.

Dr. Albert DeMaria, an infectious disease specialist for the Department of Public Health, told a press briefing Friday that several suspicious cases were investigated in the state in recent months, but Ebola was quickly ruled out in all of them

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First Lady Michelle Obama Stumps For Coakley In Boston

First lady Michelle Obama is making a political swing through New England on behalf of Democrats running for governor in Massachusetts and Maine.

Obama energized a crowd at the Strand Theatre in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood during a rally for state Attorney General Martha Coakley's gubernatorial bid, warning that "races like this can be won or lost by a few thousand or even a few hundred votes

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2003 Buzzards Bay Oil Spill / Photo by Douglas McFadd/Getty Images
2003 Buzzards Bay Oil Spill / Photo by Douglas McFadd/Getty Images

Projects Funded To Correct Damage From 2003 Bouchard Spill

State and federal environmental officials have announced the second round of remediation projects in the wake of an oil spill in Buzzards Bay in 2003 that damaged the Massachusetts and Rhode Island shorelines

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Liberia Restricting Media Access To Ebola Patients

Liberia is instituting new rules to restrict media access to Ebola patients. Journalists must now have official permission to photograph or film patients being treated for the deadly disease. Government officials cite privacy issues, but the new policy was announced the same day an NBC News cameraman from Providence, Rhode Island  became the first foreign journalist to test positive for Ebola

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Two Rescued, Search Continues For Third Off RI

Two men have been rescued but the search continues for a third after their boat sank near the entrance to the Sakonnet River.

The Coast Guard says it received a call at about 9:45 p.m. Thursday from a relative who said the men aboard the 17-foot vessel were overdue from a day trip

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The Most Likely Age Group To Dress Up For Halloween Is Not Kids

A new survey finds that children are not the demographic most likely to buy a costume for Halloween.

Conducted by the National Confectioners Association, the poll says more Millennials will be dressing up than kids

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Parents: Cameraman in good spirits despite Ebola

 

The parents of an American freelance cameraman diagnosed with Ebola say their son is in good spirits.

Ashoka Mukpo was hired Tuesday to be the second cameraman in Liberia for NBC's chief medical editor and correspondent Dr. Nan

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When Baby Falls

You think they're first time parents? A group of adult elephants rushed to help a calf after she stumbled onto her back. 6-week-old Omysha was guided to safety away from the steps. Cuteness overload! This baby elephant is lucky to have so many caretakers

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Lottery

Rhode Island Lottery Numbers

Drawn October 2, 2014.

Lucky For Life:

15-35-38-41-43 Lucky Ball: 17

Wild Money:

22-28-32-33-34 Extra Ball: 2

The Numbers Game:

Midday: 2-0-6-5

Evening: 1-8-8-5

Lottery

Massachusetts Lottery Numbers

Numbers Drawn October 2, 2014

Lucky For Life
15-35-38-41-43
Lucky Ball 17

Mass Cash
04-06-15-16-26

The Numbers Game

Midday: 2-2-8-8

Evening: 7-2-9-0

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