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Gubernatorial Candidates Debate in Springfield

September 29th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- The five candidates vying to become the next governor of Massachusetts came together in their first televised debate at CityStage in Springfield in a one hour debate Monday night. It comes the same day that a...

Report: Weapons Seen at Kentucky High School

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September 30th, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Students are being led out of a Kentucky high school after a report of weapons seen on campus. Television stations in Louisville showed lines of students from Fern Creek Traditional High School leaving the buildings...

Judge Hearing Hernandez Bid to Suppress Evidence

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September 30th, 2014
(AP Photo/CJ Gunther, Pool) FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- A judge is hearing arguments on a bid by lawyers for ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez to have additional evidence in a murder case against him thrown out. The hearing is underway in...

Olympian Michael Phelps Arrested on DUI Charge

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September 30th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) BALTIMORE (AP) — Authorities say Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in Maryland. Transit police say they stopped the 29-year-old Phelps at the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore...

Bay Path University Receives Federal Grant

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September 30th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Two Massachusetts colleges are among 24 nationwide to share in a $75 million Education Department to foster innovation in college value and efficiency. Bay Path University in Longmeadow received more than $3.5 million while...

Balloon Handlers Needed for Parade of Big Balloons

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September 30th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Spirit of Springfield is looking for hundreds of volunteers to help with the upcoming Tower Square Parade of Big Balloons. On Friday, November 28, thousands will line the streets of downtown Springfield as the...

September Ends Gray & Cool

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September 30th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - September is ending gray and cool which is somewhat ironic since the month featured lots of beautiful, sunny days. Of course the last three days featured summer-like conditions but now our luck has run out, as the summer...

Lt. Col. Fontenot to be Buried in Colorado

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September 30th, 2014
(Photo Provided by Barnes ANGB) AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) -- A Massachusetts Air National Guard pilot who was killed in the crash of an F-15C fighter jet will be buried at the Air Force Academy in Colorado. Lt. Col. Morris M. Fontenot...

Secret Service Head Takes Heat on White House Breach

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September 30th, 2014
by ALICIA A. CALDWELL and JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday the agency failed in executing its plan to protect the White...

Marathon Bombing Suspects’ Sister Faces NYC Judge

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September 30th, 2014
(AP Photo/Boston Herald, Mark Garfinkel, Pool, File) By COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- A defense lawyer says the Boston Marathon bombing suspects' sister denies making phone threats, allegations that have resulted in a...

Man Facing Molestation Charges in Berkshire Co. Held Without Bail

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September 30th, 2014
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (AP) — A Connecticut man described by prosecutors as a serial child molester has been held without bail in Massachusetts after being charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy. The Berkshire Eagle reports that...

Sesame Street Live at the Mass Mutual Center!

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September 30th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)-- Some furry, colorful friends stopped by our studios this morning to tell us about a very exciting event! ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz are joined by Spokesperson Lauren Nestor, Elmo, and Cookie Monster as their show...

Realtor’s Body Found; Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

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September 30th, 2014
(AP Photo/Courtesy Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office) by JILL BLEED, Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A man accused of abducting and killing a real estate agent in rural Arkansas has pleaded not guilty to preliminary charges of...

UMass to Review Use of Students as Informants

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September 30th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- The University of Massachusetts-Amherst is reviewing a program that allows campus police to use students as drug informants following the heroin overdose death of one such informant. The unnamed student was told he...

Forensic Evidence Links Missing Student Suspect with Previous Murder

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September 30th, 2014
(AP Photo/City of Charlottesville) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- They both were walking alone, separated from their friends late at night on or near the University of Virginia campus. One was found dead nearly five years ago. The other is still...

Government to Reveal Drug Company Payments to Doctors

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September 30th, 2014
photo MGN-Online WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is planning to release data Tuesday on drug and medical device company payments to tens of thousands of individual doctors. The goal is to shine a light on potential ethical...