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Thursday April 24, 2014

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Humidity: 48%
Dew Point: 24
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FDA Proposes First Regulations for E-Cigarettes

April 24th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. While the...

Governor Patrick to Sign Anti-Bullying Bill

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April 24th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Deval Patrick is planning to sign a bill designed to build on the state's 2010 anti-bullying law by strengthening protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and students with disabilities. Massachusetts...

Patriots Face Tough Road in 2014 Schedule

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April 24th, 2014
FOXBORO (WGGB) -- It should be a favorable start for the New England Patriots in the 2014 regular season, but the road will quickly become much more difficult. The 2014 NFL regular season schedules were released Wednesday night, launching a wave...

Falcons Defeat Providence Bruins 3-2 in OT

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April 23rd, 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WGGB) – The Springfield Falcons defeated the Providence Bruins in overtime Wednesday night. The final score was 3-2. This was the first playoff team for the Falcons, who finished the season in first place in the Northeast...

Red Sox Win 5-1 After Yanks Pitcher Pineda Ejected

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April 23rd, 2014
(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) BOSTON (AP) -- Michael Pineda was ejected for using a foreign substance less than two weeks after appearing to get away with it in another game against Boston, and the Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 5-1 on Wednesday...

Crime and Corruption: The Albano Years – The Asselin Family

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April 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- Ten years ago was a bad time for the city of Springfield and disgraced Mayor Michael J. Albano.  Not only was the city in tough financial shape as a result of sloppy management and corruption, but some of the people...

‘Liquid Galaxy’ Allows Interactive World Travel Visuals Through Technology

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April 23rd, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Westfield State University students got an interactive look at the world without leaving their seat Wednesday night. The project called “Liquid Galaxy” is an immerse Google Earth experience using high definition...

Western Mass. Communities Participating in Drug Take-Back Day

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April 23rd, 2014
GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – The DEA is teaming up with police departments across the state this weekend for a prescription drug take-back. One of those departments taking part is Greenfield. It’s set from 10 AM until 2 PM at the police...

Despite Rain, Brush Fire Warning Posted

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April 23rd, 2014
Blunt Park, Springfield GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Despite Wednesday’s rain, there are new concerns about brush fires in the upcoming days. We saw plenty of fires on Monday, like one at Blunt Park in Springfield. Now there is a watch for...

Deerfield Residents Frustrated Over Pothole Problems Near Rail Tracks

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April 23rd, 2014
DEERFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Car after car slams into pothole after pothole on Elm Street in Deerfield. “You have to just hold on for the ride. There’s a lot of bumps. You kind of have to go off to the side to avoid them but it’s hard, they...

Yankees Pitcher Pineda Ejected for Substance on Neck

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April 23rd, 2014
AP Photo/Elise Amendola BOSTON (AP) -- New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has been ejected from a game against the Boston Red Sox after umpires found with a foreign substance on his neck. Pineda's ejection in the second inning Wednesday...

Hillary Clinton Dares Women to Compete

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April 23rd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton is daring women to compete, but not saying whether she will herself in 2016. The former secretary of state addressed a women's leadership conference in Boston on Wednesday. She called on members of the...

Fewer Massachusetts Homeless Families in Hotels

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April 23rd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts housing officials say the number of homeless families living in motels is beginning to decline. Massachusetts Undersecretary for Housing and Community Development Aaron Gornstein said Wednesday that the number has...

Wind Means Fire Threat Returns

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April 23rd, 2014
It stays windy and turns colder tonight as skies clear out. Lows may drop below freezing in some spots by early tomorrow morning. And with the breeze staying up overnight, wind chill factors dip into the teens and 20s late! Tomorrow...

Westfield Rail Trail Invades Neighborhoods

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April 23rd, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)- A project that's supposed to bring the community together is tearing one neighborhood apart. The city of Westfield is constructing a new entrance to the Columbia Greenway Rail Trail on East Silver Street. Even though...