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Firefighters Battle Massive Barn Fire in Chicopee

April 24th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) --Flames shot from all directions from the 230 plus year old barn on Montgomery Street in Chicopee. The fire broke out around 3PM and was called in by a witness. "Sitting down in that chair here and we heard a loud loud...

Ovation Guitar Factory in Connecticut is closing

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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...

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...

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

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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...

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...

Turkish Government says It is Lifting Twitter Ban

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April 3rd, 2014
twitter By SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's government says it is restoring access to Twitter, a day after a high court ruling against the ban. Turkey's Constitutional Court had ordered the ban on Twitter to...

Superman Artwork of JFK Makes It to His Library

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March 20th, 2014
(AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) by PAIGE SUTHERLAND, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Superman has finally soared into the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. Legendary comic book artist Al Plastino thought he donated the...

Chicago River Dyed Green for St. Patrick’s Day

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March 15th, 2014
(AP Photo/Paul Beaty) CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago River is glowing a bright emerald green Saturday as the city kicks off its St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Thousands of cheering onlookers clustered along downtown bridges as members of...

Man Known as Kissing Sailor in WWII-Era Image Dies

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March 14th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / Wiki Commons) By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) -- A man who became known for claiming he was the sailor kissing a woman in Times Square in a famous World War II-era photo taken by a Life...

Police: Woman Throws Hot Coffee at Conn. Officer

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March 14th, 2014
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) -- Waterbury police say a woman was arrested for throwing hot coffee at a city officer's face, hours after he charged her with driving under the influence of angel dust. Police told the Republican-American that Officer...

Springfield Police: Naked Man Runs Past Officer on Traffic Detail

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March 13th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police say a city man was involved in an accident, then took off his clothes and took off running from the scene. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that it all began Wednesday afternoon near the...

Study: Playing With Barbie Limits Girls’ Career Outlook

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March 6th, 2014
(Gene J. Puskar / Associated Press) (CNN/WGGB) - Playing with Barbies could limit how girls view their career choices. That's according to an experiment conducted recently by a researcher at Oregon University. In the study, a small group...