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New Protections for Student Athletes in Effect

August 30th, 2014
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut senator is reminding parents and students about new laws designed to protect athletes from concussions and sudden cardiac arrest. One of Sen. Dante Bartolomeo's laws calls for the training of coaches on...

Leatherback turtle rescued from lines off Cape Cod

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August 30th, 2014
photo MGN-Online BOSTON (AP) -- A U.S. Coast Guard crew and a Provincetown-based marine research center have freed a leatherback turtle that became entangled in lines near a buoy off of Cape Cod. Watchstanders in Boston got a call from the...

Dog Turns on Stove, Which then Sets Laptop Ablaze

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August 30th, 2014
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- Police say a New Jersey family's dog turned on the stove, which caught the laptop resting on the burner on fire and sent smoke through the roof. The fire was reported early Friday evening in Lacey Township while the...

Springfield Organizes Riverfront Clean -up

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August 30th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- On Saturday morning, the Resurrection Center of Springfield hosted its third riverfront cleanup. The event kicked off at the parking lot of Basketball Hall of Fame, with volunteers present from around the community to...

Obama to Attend Wedding of Longtime Personal Chef

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August 30th, 2014
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wedding bells are about to ring for someone President Barack Obama thinks of as family. White House chef Sam Kass is tying the knot Saturday evening to MSNBC host Alex...

Teen Taking Lamborghini Test Drive Dies in Crash

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August 30th, 2014
MOUNT SINAI, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York teen taking a test drive of a family friend's Lamborghini has died after crashing the high-powered sports car into a guardrail. Police say 18-year-old Samuel Shepard was taking the car for a spin on a county...

Happy International Bacon Day!

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August 30th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Wake up and smell the celebratory bacon! Saturday marks International Bacon Day. The tasty celebration falls on the Saturday before Labor Day each year. Research shows that between April 2013 and April 2014, Americans ate 1.1 billion...

Shark Spotted in Dighton, Harmless

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August 29th, 2014
DIGHTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- A shark was spotted in the Taunton River in Dighton Wednesday evening. Harbormaster Ronald Marino told us that he received a call from the local police department to go out and investigate an apparent shark sighting...

Britney Spears Splits from Boyfriend David Lucado

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August 29th, 2014
David Lucado and Britney Spears Britney Spears and her boyfriend David Lucado have broken up. The singer announced her new relationship status Thursday, tweeting: "Ahhhh the single life!" According to TMZ, Spears ended...

Miley Cyrus’s Homeless VMAs Date Turns Himself Into Jail

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August 29th, 2014
PHOTO: Miley Cyrus and Jesse attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum, Aug. 24, 2014 in Inglewood, Calif. (Kevin Mazur/MTV1415/Getty Images) (ABC) -- Jesse Helt, the homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music...

Yellow Lobster Welcomed to New England Aquarium By Blue & Halloween Lobster

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August 28th, 2014
BOSTON, Mass (WGGB) -- An orange/yellow colored lobster recently caught off the tip of Cape Cod received a rather crabby welcome at the New England Aquarium from a couple of other resident lobsters also sporting unusual colors. The welcoming...

Daughter: Joan Rivers ‘Resting Comfortably’

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August 28th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / Wiki Commons) By JAKE PEARSON, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- Joan Rivers was hospitalized Thursday after she was rushed from a doctor's office when she went into cardiac arrest, police and hospital...

NFL Increases Penalties for Domestic Violence

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August 28th, 2014
By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- NFL players will be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second under a new policy outlined by Commissioner Roger...

USC Coach Says Josh Shaw Could Return After Lies

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August 28th, 2014
(AP Photo/Pasadena Star-News, Keith Birmingham, File) By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian says he shares blame with the athletic department for publicizing cornerback Josh Shaw's bogus...

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Get Married

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August 28th, 2014
Cropped Photo Credit: Wiki Commons / MGN Online NEW YORK (AP) -- Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in Chateau Miraval, France, says a spokesman for the couple. Jolie and Pitt wed Saturday in a small chapel in a private...