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Latest: Arkansas Gov. Backs Off Religious Freedom Signing

April 2nd, 2015
(AP Photo/Danny Johnston) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A day after Arkansas lawmakers defied criticism to pass a religious objections bill, the governor of Arkansas held off on signing the measure, saying it needed changes before he could make the...

Prosecutors Call for Investigation of Claims from Supplement Industry

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April 2nd, 2015
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A group of 14 attorneys general is asking Congress to launch an investigation of the herbal supplements industry and to consider giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration stronger oversight of the industry. The group is...

New Program Looks To Stabilize Energy Costs

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April 1st, 2015
(WGGB) -- A new program has launched that could help ease the cost of those pricey electric bills. Mass Solar Connect is trying to convince people to "go solar". What started as a discount heating oil program has grown into something...

Safety Plan Discussed To Get Needles Off Holyoke Streets

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April 1st, 2015
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- It was a more than 3 hour meeting with several important topics on the agenda. One of the most important was about finding a way to get used syringes off the streets. It's an issue we recently reported...

2nd Victim Identified in New York City Building Explosion

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April 1st, 2015
WABC NEW YORK (AP) -- The second person killed in a New York City building explosion last week has been identified. The medical examiner on Wednesday confirmed the identity of 26-year-old restaurant worker Moises Ismael Locon Yac (moy-SEHS'...

Teen Must Complete Cancer Treatment in Hospital, Judge Says

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April 1st, 2015
(AP Photo/Cassandra C., File) HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A judge says a 17-year-old Connecticut girl forced to undergo chemotherapy must remain in the hospital until she finishes treatment later this month. The judge's decision Wednesday also...

Holyoke Police Arrest City Man for Stealing from Local Hospital

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April 1st, 2015
HOLYOKE, MA (WGGB) -- A Holyoke man has been arrested on charges he stole equipment from a local hospital including a $1,000 camera. 47-year-old, David Vega was handcuffed by police at his home on Main Street Wednesday. Holyoke Police Lt. Jim...

Connecticut Tax Exemption on Nonprescription Drugs Returns

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April 1st, 2015
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- One of the exemptions from Connecticut's sales tax that was eliminated in 2011 is back on the books. As of Wednesday, consumers will no longer have to pay a 6.35 percent tax on nonprescription medications. Gov. Dannel...

Arkansas Woman Now World’s Oldest Person, Wants Obama Visit

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April 1st, 2015
(AP Photo/Danny Johnston) By CLAUDIA LAUER Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- An Arkansas woman who's become the world's oldest person wants President Barack Obama to attend her 117th birthday party on the Fourth of July. At 116,...

Easthampton Teen Named National SADD Student of the Year

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April 1st, 2015
EASTHAMPTON, MA (WGGB) -- An Easthampton student has won a national student of the year award. The organization "Students Against Destructive Decisions," or SADD, chose Bryan Delaney, an 18-year-old high school senior in Easthampton, as the...

Hinge Nightclub Given 2 Day Liquor License Suspension

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April 1st, 2015
NORTHAMPTON, MA (WGGB) -- A popular bar in Northampton is facing the loss of their liquor license. Hinge Nightclub on Main Street went before the License Commission Wednesday afternoon. Northampton police responded there on February 15th...

US Agency Charges Kraft, Mondelez with Wheat Price Rigging

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April 1st, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal regulators have charged two major U.S. food companies, Kraft and Mondelez, with manipulating prices for wheat and wheat futures in a scheme that reaped more than $5.4 million in profit. The Commodity Futures Trading...

Brutal Winter Weather Won’t Help With Ticks

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April 1st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Here's some news that might 'tick' you off: even though we're well into spring - early April also means the beginning of tick season. And despite record snow and cold, there's no indication it will have any effect on...

Budget Cuts Decreased Police Patrol by nearly 200 Officers

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April 1st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- Springfield has seen as surge in violence in less than four months, 9 homicides since the first of the year. We're learning budget cuts mean fewer officers on the street and that has some people worried. Usually, the...

Springfield Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin Distribution Charges

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April 1st, 2015
(WGGB) -- A Springfield man has pleaded guilty to heroin distribution charges. The U.S. Attorney's office says that 29-year-old Jose Vargas of Springfield appeared in U.S. District Court in Springfield Tuesday and pleaded guilty to charges of...