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Thursday April 17, 2014

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47°
Clear
Feels like 43°
Humidity: 35%
Dew Point: 21
Wind: E at 8 mph
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Patrick Names Gants State’s Chief Justice

April 17th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: Mass. Supreme Jud. Court) By BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Deval Patrick is elevating Supreme Judicial Court Justice Ralph Gants to serve as chief justice of the state's highest court. Gants will...

MGM Asks for Provisional Mass. Casino License

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April 17th, 2014
By PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Casino giant MGM is asking Massachusetts gambling regulators to award it a provisional license so it can begin construction on an $800 million casino in downtown Springfield. MGM Springfield...

Aaron Hernandez Associate Accused of Lying to Feds

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April 17th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) — An associate of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been arrested on charges of obstruction of justice, witness tampering and lying to a federal grand jury. Oscar Hernandez Jr. was indicted Wednesday by a...

Bomb Threat Reported at UMass Boston

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April 17th, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB) -- A building on the campus of UMass Boston has been evacuated following a bomb threat. The university issued a campus alert and tweeted that there was possibly a bomb in Wheatley Hall. The tweet added that those inside...

Dry Weather Holds Through Holiday Weekend!

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April 17th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - It will be bright and sunny this afternoon but still a bit cool with temperatures reaching into the lower 50's. It will feel more comfortable than yesterday though with lighter winds and temperatures ending up about 8...

Springfield Murder Suspect Held Without Bail

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April 17th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Springfield woman arrested on a murder charge appeared in court this morning. Diomaris Valentin, 28, of Springfield was arrested Wednesday, accused in the murder of 61-year-old Craig Sheridan. Sheridan's...

Pathfinder Students Share ‘Food for Thought’

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April 17th, 2014
PALMER, Mass. (WGGB) -- The older we get, the more important healthy eating becomes. But when you're 17 and you've got homework, sports, college applications, and prom to worry about, keeping tabs of your daily sodium intake often takes a back...

TONIGHT AT 5 – State Police Efforts to Keep Marathon Safe from the Sky

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April 17th, 2014
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- Law enforcement are set to have a heavy presence on the ground for Monday's 118th running of the Boston Marathon. However, there will be an increased presence from the air as well. ABC40's Ray Hershel is in...

Three to Run Marathon to Help Pa. School Stabbing Victims

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April 17th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Three people from the western Pennsylvania town where 21 students and a security guard were wounded in a high school stabbing rampage are hoping to raise money for the victims by running the...

Crews Battle House Fire in Chicopee

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April 17th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Firefighters are out battling a structure fire in Chicopee. Chicopee fire officials say that they are currently on the scene of a working fire at 99 Aristan Street. No other information is immediately...

Ex-Ambulance Service GM Pleads Guilty to Larceny

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April 17th, 2014
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- The former general manager of a Berkshire County ambulance service has pleaded guilty to his role in stealing nearly a quarter million dollars from the nonprofit. The Berkshire Eagle reports that Albert Miller was...

Report: State Gains More Than 8K Jobs in March

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April 17th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- The state is out with an upbeat monthly jobs report. The Department of Labor and Workforce Development says preliminary estimates show Massachusetts gained more than 8,000 jobs in March and the state's unemployment rate dropped to...

Salsa Great Cheo Feliciano Dies in Car Crash at 78

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April 17th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: Facebook / Cheo Feliciano) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Police say Puerto Rican salsa legend Cheo Feliciano has died in a car accident in the U.S. territory. He was 78. Police officer Israel Arroyo says Feliciano was alone...

Runners Selling their Spots in the Boston Marathon

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April 17th, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB) -- 36,000 runners are expected to take part in Monday's Boston Marathon, the first since the bombings that shook their city last year. Apparently, however, some of them will be handing over their bib to those willing to pay big...

Six-Alarm Fire Damages Cambridge Apartments

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April 17th, 2014
  CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- A six-alarm fire caused extensive damage to a Cambridge apartment building, but authorities say all the residents escaped unharmed. The fire on Massachusetts Avenue was reported just after midnight...