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This Afternoon: A mix of sun & clouds, pleasant. A spot sprinkle or pop-up shower, most stay dry. Highs: 65-70. Winds: W 6-12 mph. Tonight: Mainly clear and cool. Lows: 40-45. Winds: NW: 5-10. Have a great Tuesday! Dan Brow ...
Tue, September 16, 2014
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LIVE STREAMING – Gaming Commission Deliberates Boston-Area Casino Projects

September 16th, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB) -- Members are the Mass. Gaming Commission are discussing their positions on two proposed casino projects for the Boston area. Wynn Resorts has proposed a $1.6 billion resort style casino in Everett, while Mohegan Sun has...

Police: Over $700 Stolen from Walmart in Springfield

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September 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police are looking for the public's help in identifying two people they say allegedly stole hundreds of dollars from a local store. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that around 6:15 p.m. on Friday, September...

Syrian Aircraft Crashes in City Held by IS Group

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September 16th, 2014
BEIRUT (AP) — There are conflicting reports about what caused a Syrian military plane to crash today in a Syrian city that is the de-facto capital of the Islamic State group. Activists say the crash killed eight people. According to the...

Coakley, Baker Exchange Jabs on Early Ed Costs

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September 16th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Democratic candidate for governor Martha Coakley says her proposal to offer pre-kindergarten programs to all Massachusetts children would cost the state an estimated $150 million over four years. But Republicans are calling it...

Behind the Microphone with Rock102’s Bax and O’Brien

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September 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- They have been a fixture on morning radio for two decades here in western Mass. and Connecticut, but rarely do we get to put a face to the voice. Tuesday morning, ABC40's Emily Volz and Tom Lewis paid a visit to...

Small Plane Crashes into Woods Near Mass. Airfield

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September 16th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: WCVB-TV) BERKLEY, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot was injured when a small plane crashed in Berkley. The Taunton Daily Gazette reports that the plane crashed at Myricks Airport at about 10:45 a.m. Tuesday. The plane...

Here Comes the Sun – Nice Stretch on the Way!

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September 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -  The showers have moved out and now we'll see a mix of sunshine and clouds this afternoon. Conditions will continue to improve and it will turn out to be a fine afternoon.  Although the rest of the day will...

Dempsey: If Campaign Fails, Ground Troops Possible

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September 16th, 2014
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the first in a series of high-profile Capitol Hill hearings that will measure the...

Official: Suspect Identified in Pa. Police Ambush

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September 16th, 2014
by MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press (AP) -- A law enforcement official says Pennsylvania State Police have identified a suspect in the killing of a trooper and the critical wounding of another outside a barracks. The official says an...

Natural Gas Company Seeks Federal OK for Pipeline

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September 16th, 2014
By PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Kinder Morgan has begun the process of seeking federal approvals for a natural gas pipeline project through northern Massachusetts that has already garnered significant local...

Poverty Rate Drops for the First Time Since 2006

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September 16th, 2014
By JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006, bringing a bit of encouraging news about the nation's economy as President Barack Obama and Congress...

LIVE STREAMING AT 4 – U.S. to Assign 3,000 Military to Fight Ebola

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September 16th, 2014
photo AP By JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and...

UPS Expects to Hire Up to 95,000 Seasonal Workers

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September 16th, 2014
ATLANTA (AP) -- UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers to help with package deliveries during the busy holiday season. The Atlanta company said Tuesday that the positions will include package sorters, loaders, delivery helpers and...

Mass. Man Charged with Stabbing Neighbor’s Dog

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September 16th, 2014
FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) -- Police say a Fitchburg man used a steak knife to stab a neighbor's pit bull 10 times, injuring the dog so severely it had to be euthanized. Robert Duckworth III was held on $7,500 bail at his arraignment...

Apple Creates Website to Delete U2 Album From iPhones

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September 16th, 2014
(WGGB) -Apple has finally begun to assist iPhone users in deleting the new U2 album from their devices. Following Apple's keynote address and announcement of their brand new line of iPhones, the company announced that iPhone/iTunes users would be...