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Thu, November 20, 2014
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MGM, Wynn to Take on $1 Billion in Debt Each for Projects

November 20th, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Two Las Vegas-based casino companies say they each plan to take on at least $1 billion in debt to help pay for new casino-hotel developments in Massachusetts among other things. MGM Resorts and Wynn Resorts both made separate...

ABC40 Traffic Alert: Cross St. and Central St. in Springfield

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November 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Motorists traveling near two Springfield roadways next week should expect delays as construction work gets underway. Springfield Water and Sewer Commission spokesperson Joyce Mulvaney says that beginning next...

STARTING AT 5 – 40 Force: Lung Cancer

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November 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Lung cancer is the number one killing cancer in the country. While smoking is often associated with the disease, it's not the only factor. Tonight, the 40 Force will help get the information you need. Over...

Baker’s Win Closest in Governor’s Race in 50 Years

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November 20th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Republican Charlie Baker's margin of victory over Democrat Martha Coakley in the Nov. 4 election was the narrowest of any race for governor in the last 50 years in Massachusetts. Secretary of State William Galvin, who announced...

New Report on Newtown Shooting Out Friday

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November 20th, 2014
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A report being released Friday is expected to provide new information into the events that led up to the December 2012 shooting that took the lives of 26 people at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. The...

Fire Kills Woman, 3 Children in Northern Maine

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November 20th, 2014
CARIBOU, Maine (AP) — A fire has claimed the lives of three young children and a woman in northern Maine. The state fire marshal's office says the fire Thursday morning killed a woman, a 4-year-old boy and 2-year-old twins. The children...

Cuomo: ‘Impractical’ for Bills to Play Jets Sunday

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November 20th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online / Twitter / Buffalo Bills) By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- A severe lake-effect snowstorm hitting the Buffalo region has prompted the NFL to consider alternatives to the Bills playing their...

Casinos Pushing Back on Mass. Gambling Limits

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November 20th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Casino companies are voicing strong concerns about a plan by state gambling regulators to limit the time and money gamblers spend at casinos. Representatives from Wynn Resorts, MGM Resorts International and Penn National Gaming...

Local, State Police Searching for Missing Man in Northampton

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November 20th, 2014
(Family Submitted Photo) NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Investigators are working to locate a man who has not been seen since early this week. Northampton Police Lt. Alan Borowski says that local and state police are searching for 34-year-old...

Three Arrested in Springfield’s South End on Prostitution Charges

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November 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Three women are under arrest after officers conducted an undercover prostitution operation in Springfield. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that people in the South End had been complaining to police that...

A Milder Afternoon – Another Surge of Cold on the Way

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November 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - It's not nearly as cold out there this afternoon with temperatures reaching into the low to middle 40s. It's still chilly for this time of year but certainly more comfortable than yesterday. Readings will...

One Person Arrested Following Rollover Crash on Tiffany Street

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November 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Springfield man is under arrest after a crash overnight on Tiffany Street. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that around 12:30 a.m. Thursday, officers were called to a report of a rollover crash near 220...

Graco Recalls Nearly 5M Strollers Due to Amputation Hazard

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November 20th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: Graco.com) (WGGB) -- Graco has issued a voluntary recall of nearly five million strollers over concerns the units could injure a child's finger. The recall of 4.7 million strollers in the United States involves 11 different...

Speaker Rules Out Local Aid Cuts in Budget

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November 20th, 2014
By BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- The top Democrat in the Massachusetts House is taking local aid off the table in discussions over how to reduce the state's budget shortfall. House Speaker Robert DeLeo said in a statement...

TONIGHT AT 11 – Cancer Costs

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November 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- One out of two men, and one out of three women, in the United States will develop cancer in their lifetime. The costs of treating cancer have skyrocketed and many sufferers can't afford to stay alive. What's...