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Saturday April 19, 2014

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61st Annual Westfield River Whitewater Races

April 19th, 2014
HUNTINGTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Saturday was the 61st Annual Westfield River Whitewater Races . Canoes and kayaks raced down the Westfield River from Huntington to Russell. The novices ran in the morning, and five and twelve mile experts raced...

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Volunteer Firefighters Train With Live Fire

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April 19th, 2014
TOLLAND, Mass. (WGGB) -- It was a busy morning of training Saturday for more than a dozen volunteer firefighters from Tolland, Otis, Granville, and Sandisfield. For some, it was their first brush with a live fire. "You don't want to be...

Massachusetts District Attorney: Body Found by Highway is That of Missing 5-year-old Boy

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April 19th, 2014
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- Authorities have confirmed that the lifeless body of a small boy, apparently cast off the side of a highway in central Massachusetts, is Jeremiah Oliver . The Fitchburg boy was missing for months before police...

Governor: Boston Lockdown Amid Search a Tough Call

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April 19th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says the decision to lock down much of greater Boston during the search for the surviving suspect in the marathon bombing was a "tough call" but one he's glad that was made. Patrick reflected on the...

Sports

Orioles chase Lackey, rout Red Sox

April 18th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Jonathan Schoop went 4 for 5 with two doubles and two RBIs, and the Baltimore Orioles pounded Red Sox starter John Lackey in an 8-4 victory over Boston on Friday night. Every Orioles starter had at least one hit except for...

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Falcons Snap Winning Streak with Loss to Hartford Wolf Pack

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April 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – The Springfield Falcons win streak was snapped by a defeat by the Hartford Wolf Pack at the XL Center Friday night. The final score of the game was 2-1. This ends the team’s three-game win streak. Playoffs...

Ortiz Wants to Visit Marathon Finish Line Monday

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April 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/Matt Slocum) BOSTON (AP) -- David Ortiz wants to visit the Boston Marathon finish line Monday after the Red Sox are done with their Patriots' Day game against Baltimore. Just over a year ago, two bombs went off near the finish line,...

Bruins Fall to Detroit Red Wings in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Playoffs

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April 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) BOSTON, Mass. (WGGB/AP) -- The Boston Bruins fell to the Detroit Red Wings in the start of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The puck dropped at 7:30 PM at the TD Garden in Boston. The final score of the game...

Entertainment

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White House Responds to Justin Bieber Deportation Petition

April 19th, 2014
Justin Bieber The White House is a Belieber. After receiving a petition with over 250,000 signatures to deport Justin Bieber, the White House officially responded via its online "We the People" petition board. "Sorry to...

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First Lady Michelle Obama to Appear on Nashville

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April 19th, 2014
Michelle Obama Michelle Obama is dusting off her cowboy boots and heading to Nashville. The First Lady will appear on the May 7th episode, when Rayna (Connie Britton) organizes a charity concert at Fort Campbell...

Hawaii Five-0's Alex O'Loughlin Marries

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April 19th, 2014
Alex O'Loughlin and Malia Jones Alex O'Loughlin is off the market! The Hawaii Five-0 actor wed girlfriend Malia Jones, People reports. See other celebs who wed this year O'Loughlin and Jones, both 37, married in a...

The Biz: PBS Celebrates Music's Hall of FAME With Muscle Shoals

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April 18th, 2014
Rick Hall, Clarence Carter The small Alabama town of Muscle Shoals and record producer Rick Hall don't have the same familiar caché as the renowned 1960s soul music labels Motown or Stax. But the hits Hall turned out at his legendary FAME...

Offbeat

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VIDEO: ‘It’s a Small World’ Turns 50 with Sing-Along

April 10th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: ABC/Fred Lee) By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The timeless Disney tune "It's a Small World" that wafts through our memories from past theme park vacations turns 50 this year, and on...

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Mass. Woman Charged in Apple Attack

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April 10th, 2014
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) -- A Framingham woman is facing charges after prosecutors say she pelted her husband with apples during an argument. Mary Tavarez was released on personal recognizance after pleading not guilty Wednesday to assault and...

Trooper: Maine Woman Hit 123 MPH with Kids in Backseat

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April 7th, 2014
SACO, Maine (AP) -- Police say a woman was arrested for driving at 123 mph on the Maine Turnpike with her two children in the backseat. Troopers say 24-year-old Cheryl Gilson, of Cornish, was charged Sunday with criminal speed, driving to...

Mass. Home Intruder Turns Out to be a Duck

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April 7th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: North Reading Police) NORTH READING, Mass. (AP) -- Police in Massachusetts responding to reports of an intruder in a woman's home quickly quacked the case. A North Reading woman called police Saturday from her upstairs...