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Some Foods Found Addictive

(Metro) Certain comfort foods like chocolate, pizza and french fries can truly be considered addictive. 

Scientists at the University of Michigan found these highly processed foods trigger the same reward centers in the brain as illegal drugs like cocaine. 

Previous studies in animals had concluded these types of foods could trigger addictive-like eating behavior.

Dangerous Bacterium Lurks

(Metro) A potentially deadly bacteria is being traced to doctors' offices. 

The CDC says almost half-a-million Americans have been infected by the bacteria. 

Researchers in a 2013 study say a large number who caught the bug had recently visited a doctor or a dentist. 

The study says the bacteria has been found on examining tables and patients' chairs at most of the outpatient clinics they tested. 

The CDC says 15-thousand deaths can be directly attributed to the bacteria, which causes deadly diarrhea.     

 

As Main Roads Clear, Crew Begin Work on Secondaries

Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation have made good progress on central Virginia’s interstates and primary highways, thanks to favorable temperatures and the effective use of salt.

February: One of the Coldest Months on Record

Many records were broken through the month of February, and along with that came a two week stretch of enough snow to fill the seasons quota.

CENTRAL VIRGINIA SPORTS

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'Hoos Shut Down Wake Forest for Seventh Straight Win

Anthony Gill scored 11 points and No. 2 Virginia routed Wake Forest 70-34 on Wednesday night for its seventh straight win.

Huemme Makes School History at Covenant

Colin Anderson's eyes lit up when he was asked about the moment when Paul Huemme won the first individual state wrestling title in Covenant School history.

Perrantes Day-to-Day After Collision

The update from the Virginia men's basketball team Monday night revealed the extent of sophomore London Perrantes' injuries on Sunday - but didn't answer whether the Cavaliers will have their starting point guard for Wednesday's game.

Prep Postponements - Thursday, February 26

With schools closed in Central Virginia because of more winter weather, the Region 5A North playoff basketball games set for Thursday have been postponed.

NATIONAL NEWS

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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Canadian citizenship oath to Queen remains law, Supreme Court won't hear challenge

Immigrants to Canada will have to keep taking an oath to the Queen Elizabeth II after the Supreme Court of Canada refused Thursday to hear a challenge to the citizenship requirement.

Imprisoned Mexican drug cartel bosses join in inmate complaint citing poor conditions

Mexico's National Human Rights Commission says it has received a complaint from inmates at a maximum-security prison complaining of poor food and bad conditions.

Costa Rican authorities say Romanian man hanged himself in airliner's bathroom during flight

Authorities in Costa Rica say an autopsy has confirmed that a Romanian man hanged himself in an airliner's bathroom on a flight arriving from Bogota, Colombia.

Ransom demand drops for American missionary; gangs, not Boko Haram suspected

The kidnapping of an American Missionary in Nigeria was likely not the work of extremist groups like Boko Haram but rather a low-level street gang looking to make a quick buck.

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