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Archive for August, 2013
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WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (wggb) – West Springfield residents took to Memorial Avenue this morning to protest Hard Rock’s proposed casino in the city. The project would build an $800 million dollar Hard Rock casino on a portion of land at the… Read more

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Aug 31, 2013 10:51 AM ET by Sadie Gennis Harry Connick, Jr. Harry Connick Jr. is returning to American Idol full-time. The former mentor is in the process joining Idol’s upcoming 13th season as the third judge,… Read more

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(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s national security team is preparing to brief senators on Syria as the White House readies for a possible military strike. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and other… Read more

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BOSTON (AP) — Protesters are planning to rally in Boston to oppose any U.S. or NATO military action in Syria. The rally is scheduled to begin today at 1 p.m. at Park Street Station on the Boston Common. At 3 p.m., the protesters say they plan to… Read more

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BOSTON (AP) — Recreational saltwater boating contributed $3.5 billion to the Northeast’s economy last year and supported the equivalent of 27,000 jobs. That’s according to a new study on the reach of a historical but under analyzed industry. The… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (wggb) – At noon today there will be a celebration held at Mason Square to commemorate Vietnam veterans at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Monument located in the Square’s center.  In 2017 the monument is set to become a national… Read more

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Has Consumer Reports tested blind spot and lane change monitoring systems? Have you tested the new blind-spot warning and lane-departure systems that are available on new cars? Are they worth the cost?—Gary… Read more

MARIANNA, Fla. (AP) — University of South Florida researchers have begun excavating graves at a former reform school know for extreme abuse. USF spokeswoman Lara Wade has confirmed that digging began Saturday morning at the… Read more

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This 2010 photo released by the State of Alaska Division of Community & Regional Affairs shows neighborhood housing in Adak, Alaska. Officials say a magnitude 7.0 earthquake has rocked Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, Friday, Aug…. Read more

MARIANNA, Fla. (AP) — University of South Florida researchers began work to exhume dozens of graves Saturday at a former Panhandle reform school in hopes of identifying the boys buried there and learning how they died. USF… Read more

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Modesto’s Jessy Boonstra, from Ripon Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, carries a box of home baked cookies she brought along with Ripon Fire Chief and San Joaquin County Operational Area Coordinator Dennis Bitters, on a surprise visit to a… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (wggb) – Three Somerville teens are arrested for sexual assault at summer camp, the latest on a possible military strike on Syria and Fightfighters are asking motorists to “fill the boot” this weekend to benefit the Muscular… Read more

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FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) — Emergency officials say a 10-year-old boy has suffered a leg injury after being hit by a train in Fitchburg. Police say the boy was struck about 6 p.m. Friday near the end of First Street. Deputy Fire Chief Kenneth… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – A Springfield woman is recovering this morning after she was shot when a bullet was fired and came into her apartment on Canon Circle. According to Springfield Police, the woman was transported to Baystate Medical… Read more

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By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — Ryan Dempster returned from his suspension for hitting Alex Rodriguez and pitched into the seventh inning, leading the Boston Red Sox over the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Friday night for their fifth win… Read more