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BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is defending her decision to exclude from the November ballot a voter referendum calling for repeal of the state’s 2011 gambling law. Coakley’s office filed a 111-page brief… Read more

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By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting. Over the last two decades, the rates of heart… Read more

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(Photo Submitted by Mel O’Leary) LUDLOW/GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Photos captured a moose walking around campus at the Soneleigh-Burnham school in Greenfield. The school posted them to their Facebook page.  Apparently the moose just… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Police have made an arrest in the March death of a Springfield man. Back on March 22, police responded to 5 Temple Street after neighbors reported a strange odor coming from a sixth floor apartment. When they… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) – Young performers join forces with seasoned voices in a unique concert coming up in Northampton. Rehearsals are well underway for the Young@Heart Chorus’ Second Annual Intergenerational Mash- Up. The world… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Springfield Police is looking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects they say tried to steal an expensive piece of yard equipment. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that on the morning of Tuesday,… Read more

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NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB)- Rain through the night caused flooding in many areas, especially along the Connecticut River. Those working in flood zones say the water may set back business for the season.  Right now the water level at Oxbow… Read more

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by TERRY COLLINS, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation’s biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter… Read more

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(AP Photos/Lowell Sun and FBI, File) by DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors have told a judge they have no evidence that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR’ tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) knew about… Read more

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(AP Photo/Joe Mandak) by JOE MANDAK, Associated Press MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Classes resumed Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school where authorities said a student stabbed or slashed 21 others and a security guard a week ago while… Read more

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AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) — An estimated two thousand people gathered at UMass to show support for the LGBTQ community. According to organizers, the event, called UMassUnited, asked that the community come together to “rally together in… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Investigators are looking into what caused a Wednesday morning fire at a Springfield apartment building. Dennis Leger, aide to Springfield’s Fire Commissioner, says that around 10:40 a.m. Wednesday, firefighters… Read more

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NORTHAMPTON, Mass (WGGB) – Administrators found racial and anti-gay graffiti at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in Northampton on Monday. ABC40 spoke with the Northampton Police Department and they report they received the… Read more

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By BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Organizers and law enforcement officials are urging Boston Marathon spectators to leave backpacks and other bags at home. They also say crowds will be limited at the finish line where two bombs… Read more

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(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) BOSTON (WGGB/ABC) — A man accused of leaving a suspicious backpack not far from the Boston Marathon finish line appeared before a judge Wednesday. This is the man police say sparked a big security scare near the… Read more