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Train Collides with Van Along Tracks in Wilbraham

September 18th, 2014
WILBRAHAM (WGGB) -- Police, fire, and EMS crews are on the scene of a collision between a train and a van along a track in Wilbraham Thursday morning. Wilbraham Police responded shortly after 4:30 a.m. to the scene just north of Boston Road,...

“Virginity Rocks” T-Shirt Banned from Arkansas School

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September 18th, 2014
ARKANSAS (WGGB) -- Does the world "virginity" evoke discussion on sexuality or religious beliefs? That's what one Arkansas school system is claiming. It all started after a junior-high student wore a shirt that reads "Virginity Rocks" to...

Facebook Dressed Down Over ‘Real Names’ Policy

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September 17th, 2014
By BARBARA ORTUTAY and PAUL ELIAS AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Facebook says it temporarily restored hundreds of deleted profiles of self-described drag queens and others, but declined to change a policy requiring account...

Apple’s iOS 8 Becomes Available for Download Wednesday

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September 17th, 2014
(CNN/WGGB) -- iPhone and iPad owners: the next generation of operating system is here. Apple's new operating system, iOS 8, isn't as radical as iOS 7, but there are a handful of new features. Those include sports scores and weather...

NFL, Union Agree to New Drug Policy, HGH Testing

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September 17th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL says it has reached an agreement with the players association on changes to its performance-enhancing drug policy, including the addition of human growth hormone testing. The league said Wednesday that under the new...

Animal Cruelty Charges Against Berkshire Co. Man Dismissed

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September 17th, 2014
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) -- A judge has dismissed more than 30 counts of animal cruelty against a Berkshire County man who was breeding cats, ruling that authorities' search of his properties violated his constitutional rights. In total, 31...

Avenue of States: Which Building is Your Favorite?

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September 17th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- One of the most unique parts of the Big E is the Avenue of States. Where else can you visit all 6 New England States in less than an hour? The Big E is the only fair in the country with multiple states taking...

Vikings Reverse Course, Suspend Peterson Amid Charges

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September 17th, 2014
(AP Photo/Tom Gannam, File) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt/commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child...

Man Drives Across US, Confesses To 1997 Homicide

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September 16th, 2014
PHOENIX (AP) — A cold case homicide has been solved after a man, apparently racked with guilt, drove across the country to confess killing an Arizona woman with a flashlight more than 15 years ago. Matthew Gibson has been sentenced to 10...

Anheuser-Busch ‘Disappointed’ in NFL

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September 16th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) (AP) -- Anheuser-Busch, one of the NFL's biggest sponsors, says it isn't happy with the recent controversy that has engulfed the league. The beer giant issued a statement on Tuesday saying it was "disappointed and...

CBS: Rihanna Out of NFL Telecast

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September 16th, 2014
(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File) By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- CBS and Rihanna are splitting up, more fallout from the Ray Rice domestic violence incident and the turmoil it has caused for the NFL. The network...

Live Whitney Houston CD/DVD to be Released Nov. 10

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September 16th, 2014
(AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, file) By MESFIN FEKADU, Associated Presss NEW YORK (AP) — A CD/DVD featuring Whitney Houston's first public performance — and one of her last in 2009— will be released Nov. 10. "Whitney Houston Live: Her...

Amusement Park Won’t Rename Coaster ‘King James’

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September 16th, 2014
(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File) SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio's Cedar Point amusement park is partnering with the LeBron James Family Foundation instead of renaming a roller coaster for the basketball superstar. The Sandusky park had vowed to rename...

Mass. Man Charged with Stabbing Neighbor’s Dog

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September 16th, 2014
FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) -- Police say a Fitchburg man used a steak knife to stab a neighbor's pit bull 10 times, injuring the dog so severely it had to be euthanized. Robert Duckworth III was held on $7,500 bail at his arraignment...

Apple Creates Website to Delete U2 Album From iPhones

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September 16th, 2014
(WGGB) -Apple has finally begun to assist iPhone users in deleting the new U2 album from their devices. Following Apple's keynote address and announcement of their brand new line of iPhones, the company announced that iPhone/iTunes users would be...