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Authorities in New Haven, Connecticut, say they’re still not sure what was in a batch of synthetic marijuana, known as K2, that has caused nearly 100 overdose cases in the city over the last two days.

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Authorities in New Haven, Connecticut, say they’re still seeing drug overdoses after more than 70 people were hospitalized due to what officials believe to be a tainted batch of synthetic marijuana, called K2.

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As recreational boating traffic increases ahead of the Independence Day holiday, law enforcement will be on the lookout for individuals boating under the influence.  

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The New York State Drinking Water Quality Council met in Manhattan to talk about statewide regulations for 1,4-dioxane. The Council says the chemical will be very expensive to clean up.

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Health officials in Connecticut say the flu epidemic will get worse before it gets better, and they’re taking steps to try to stop the virus from spreading.