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Video: Islamic State Group Beheads Japanese Journalist

January 31st, 2015
CAIRO (AP) -- An online video purports to show Islamic State group militants beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. The video, released late Saturday, shows a militant with a British accent beheading Goto. The video, released via militant...

Whitney Houston’s Daughter Found Unresponsive in Tub

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January 31st, 2015
 ATLANTA (AP) -- The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive in a bathtub and taken to an Atlanta-area hospital. Bobbi Kristina Brown was discovered Saturday morning by her husband and a friend. A...

Automakers Recall More Than 2M Vehicles for Faulty Air Bag

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January 31st, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) -- More than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles are being recalled for faulty air bags that may inflate while the car is running. The recall includes some Acura MDX, Dodge Viper, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Honda Odyssey,...

Saturday’s News On The Go 1/31

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January 31st, 2015
REGION (WGGB) -- Breaking news out of Brooklyn, New York where more than 140 firefighters are on the scene of a massive 4-alarm fire, Health officials are mounting concerns as thousands of fans arrive to Arizona despite possible measles outbreak...

140 Firefighters Battle 4-Alarm Fire in Brooklyn

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January 31st, 2015
 BROOKLYN (WGGB) -- Firefighters respond to a 4-alarm fire that broke out at a storage facility in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. The fire broke out at about 6:30 A.M. and over 140 firefighters and nearly 40 units were...

Pilots in Helium-Filled Balloon Break Record, Land Safely in Mexico

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January 31st, 2015
Troy Bradley (@TwoEaglesTeam) By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Two pilots in a helium-filled balloon landed safely off the coast of Mexico on Saturday after a nearly 7,000-mile long trip across the Pacific...

Sunny Skies but Windy and Bitterly Cold Today

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January 31st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It is a bitterly cold start out there this morning with temperatures starting out in the single digits. There is a gusty northwesterly wind out there and that is making it feel like it is below zero. Temperatures...

Serena Williams Wins 6th Australian, 19th Major Title

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January 31st, 2015
AP Photo/Bernat Armangue MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title, continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals and extended her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova with a commanding 6-3, 7-6...

Bill Cosby’s Show in Ohio Draws Protesters

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January 31st, 2015
(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File) SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) -- Bill Cosby's stand-up tour has stopped in northern Ohio, where it drew several protesters before the show. The comedian himself received standing ovations before and after his...

Springfield Snow and Ice Budget Granted

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January 30th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Springfield City Council approved the Department of Public Works' request for deficit spending. The city's DPW says it only has around $170,000 left of its current snow and ice budget -- and with another...

South Hadley Board of Health to Discuss Raising Tobacco Age

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January 30th, 2015
SOUTH HADLEY, (WGGB) -- The South Hadley Board of Health will hold a meeting and public forum Wednesday night, February 4th to hear community members opinion on whether or not to raise the tobacco purchasing age from 18 – 21. "It makes it...

Student Initiative Strives to Keep UMass Safe for Super Bowl

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January 30th, 2015
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- Whether students are rooting for the Pats or the Seahawks, UMass wants to make sure its campus stays safe this Super Bowl. The student-driven initiative, Team Positive Presence, launched this past semester -- and...

Police Respond to Armed Robbery, Suspect Steals $7,000

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January 30th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Springfield Police Department responded to the scene of an armed robbery Friday night at 2450 Main Street. The call came in around 9:45 p.m. that a male suspect got away with $7,000 from the Bank of America...

Remains found on beach identified as those of missing woman

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January 30th, 2015
SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. (AP) -- Massachusetts medical examiners have identified body parts found on a beach in Swampscott as those of a 25-year-old woman who went missing in November. The Essex District Attorney's Office said on Friday that the remains...

Man charged with sex trafficking of teen girls

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January 30th, 2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A 19-year-old man has been charged with the alleged sex trafficking of two teenage girls in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Authorities announced on Friday that Reginald Chaney of East Providence, Rhode Island, was...