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Thursday April 24, 2014

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Holyoke Geriatric Authority’s Last Patient Leaves Thursday

April 24th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- The last patient at the Holyoke Geriatric Authority left Thursday afternoon. Human Resources Director, Kathy Brown confirmed to ABC 40 the final patient at the authority left around 2:00 PM. Brown said the Authority...

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Tip-A-Cop Event Raised Funds for Special Olympics

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April 24th, 2014
HADLEY, Mass. (WGGB) – Police officers from Hadley and the surrounding area raised money for a good cause Thursday night. The event, called Tip-A-Cop, brought together officers from Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, and Hampshire College to...

Crime and Corruption: The Albano Years – Anthony Ardolino

April 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- Ten years ago was a bad time for the city of Springfield and disgraced Mayor Michael J. Albano.  Not only was the city in tough financial shape as a result of sloppy management and corruption, but some of the people...

Deerfield Police Warning Residents About Scam Linked to Local School

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April 24th, 2014
DEERFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Deerfield Police are warning residents of a scam regarding a local school. The Bement School notified police to tell them someone is sending out express mail with letters and checks referencing an alleged fundraiser...

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Bruins Play Away for Game 4 Against Red Wings

April 24th, 2014
BOSTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Boston Bruins take on the Detroit Red Wings in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Thursday night at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. The puck dropped at 8:00 PM. Bruins: 2    Red Wings: 2     in overtime. The...

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Athlete of the Week: Palmer’s Emily Czaja

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April 24th, 2014
PALMER, Mass. (WGGB) -- There is no rest for the weary for an athlete trying to separate themselves from the rest and make the most substantial impact on the field. Despite it being an off day during her spring break, Palmer second baseman Emily...

Yankees’ Pineda Suspended 10 Games for Pine Tar

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April 24th, 2014
(AP Photo/ESPN) by HOWARD ULMAN, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has been suspended for 10 games for using pine tar to help him grip the ball. The commissioner's office announced the penalty...

Patriots Face Tough Road in 2014 Schedule

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April 24th, 2014
FOXBORO (WGGB) -- It should be a favorable start for the New England Patriots in the 2014 regular season, but the road will quickly become much more difficult. The 2014 NFL regular season schedules were released Wednesday night, launching a wave...

Entertainment

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Top Moments: Real Housewives' Insane Brawl and Game of Thrones' Sibling Assault

April 24th, 2014
Porsha Stewart, Cynthia Bailey and Kenya Moore Our top moments of the week:14. Worst Melodrama: It's midway through Dancing with the Stars, and that means it's time for the annual Maks temper tantrum. Still burned by Julianne Hough's "phoning it...

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Exclusive Grey's Anatomy Postmortem: Get the Scoop on the Big Baby News!

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April 24th, 2014
Jesse Williams, Sarah Drew Another Grey Sloan Memorial doctor is expecting! During Thursday's episode of Grey's Anatomy, Jackson (Jesse Williams) and April's (Sarah Drew) fight over how they'd raise their future children when it comes to faith...

Vampire Diaries Boss on Enzo's Next Move, the Fate of the Other Side and Three Major Deaths

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April 24th, 2014
Michael Malarkey Enzo is down, but he's not out quite yet. Although the witty vampire was killed on Thursday's Vampire Diaries, he will still be a villainous force throughout the rest of the season On Thursday's episode, Damon's...

Look Out, Camp Counselors: A Friday the 13th Series Is in the Works

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April 24th, 2014
Friday The 13th Don't have sex! Don't do drugs! And for crying out loud, don't fumble with your car keys while running away from a crazy murderer! A television series based on the Friday the 13th horror film franchise is in...

Offbeat

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Ovation Guitar Factory in Connecticut is closing

April 23rd, 2014
By DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- An Ovation guitar factory in the western Connecticut hills that has produced instruments for music legends from Paul Simon to Cat Stevens to Glen Campbell is closing after 47...

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NYPD Twitter Photo Campaign Backfires

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April 23rd, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: Neil / MGN Online) NEW YORK (WGGB) -- What was supposed to be a opportunity for community outreach by the New York City Police Department appears to have backfired. City residents and tourists alike take pictures all the time...

Mass. Girl Burned When Hair Gets Stuck in Toaster

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April 23rd, 2014
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) -- An 11-year-old Lowell girl was taken to a hospital after her hair got caught in a toaster and she suffered serious burns to her forehead. Police tell The Sun that emergency crews responded to a home at about 4:30 p.m....

Fluffernutter Gets Boost for State Sandwich

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April 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola) BOSTON (AP) -- A bill that would make the fluffernutter Massachusetts' official sandwich has been given initial approval by state lawmakers. The measure was advanced Tuesday on a voice vote during an informal...