LISTEN WEEKDAY MORNINGS AT 6:10, 7:10 AND 8:10 FOR FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
1. Delaware has a new chief medical examiner. Dr. Gary L. Collins, who is currently deputy chief medical examiner for the city of Philadelphia, replaces Dr. Richard Callery, who was fired when the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner was reorganized under the Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security.
2. It’s decision day in Scotland. Voters will choose whether Scotland will remain a part of the United Kingdom, which it has been for more than 300 years or forge into full independence, becoming the 31st country formed since World War II.
3. Saturday Night Live picks longtime cast member Darrell Hammond to rejoin the show as the (mostly) unseen voice introducing the show, its cast and Weekend Update when the 40th season opens Sept. 27. He replaces the late Don Pardo.
4. Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been diagnosed with abdominal cancer The ‘aggressive’ malignant tumor will require ‘intense’ chemotherapy. He had been admitted to a hospital last week for severe stomach pains.
5. Fourteen gold, silver and bronze Olympic winners’ medals will go on the block today in a live sale conducted by RR Auction in Boston. At the auction, medals dating back to 1908 in London will go on sale to the public.