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Ware Man Claims Lottery Prize Hours Before Ticket Expires

September 26th, 2014
BRAINTREE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Just hours before the ticket was set to expire, a Ware resident finally claimed a major lottery prize. Thursday, Dennis Cote of Ware claimed his 'Lucky for Life' prize of $25,000 a year for life prize at Mass....

500 Pounds of Squash Stolen from Pittsfield Church

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September 26th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Members of a Pittsfield church say they're heartbroken by the theft of 500 pounds of squash grown in a church garden that was going to be donated to the needy. The acorn and butternut...

Montana Teacher to be Re-Sentenced in Student Rape Case

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September 26th, 2014
(AP Photo/Billings Gazette, Paul Ruhter, File) BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A teacher who spent just a month in prison for the rape of a 14-year-old student is going back to court to be re-sentenced, after the original judge in the case was censured...

Three FDNY Firefighters from Ground Zero Die in Same Day

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September 26th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- Three retired firefighters who worked at ground zero have died on the same day from cancer, an illness that many fear might be connected to toxic World Trade Center dust released on Sept. 11, fire officials said Thursday. Lt....

Chrysler Recalls Vehicles to Fix Ignition Switches

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September 25th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler is recalling nearly 350,000 cars and SUVs to fix ignition switches that could unexpectedly shut off the engines. The recall covers 2008 Jeep Commander and Grand Cherokee SUVs, Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans, and...

Jeter Poised for One Final Game in Pinstripes

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September 25th, 2014
(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) By HOWIE RUMBERG, AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- When Derek Jeter puts on New York's navy pinstripes Thursday for one final home game, it won't matter to a packed Yankee Stadium that there's no postseason play on...

Women Find Python in the Trunk of Their Rental Car

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September 25th, 2014
KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) -- Police say two women opened the trunk of their rental car to retrieve their luggage and were greeted by a snake. The women drove the rental car from Boston to Kennebunk, Maine, where they discovered the ball python...

Arizona Coach Suspended for Praying with Team After Win

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September 25th, 2014
(WGGB) -- A suspension of an Arizona high school football coach has been upheld, after he was seen praying with his players after his team's win. Dr. David Baum, the headmaster at Tempe Preparatory Academy, has responded to criticism after his...

Woman Punched by California Highway Patrol Officer Settles

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September 25th, 2014
(AP Photo/David Diaz) LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A woman punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer in an incident caught on video will receive $1.5 million under a newly reached settlement, and the officer has agreed to resign. CHP...

ESPN Suspends Bill Simmons After Simmons Dares ESPN to Punish Him For His Anti-NFL Remarks

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September 24th, 2014
Bill Simmons ESPN suspended Bill Simmons for three weeks on Wednesday in response to comments Simmons made during Monday's edition of his podcast, in which he blasted NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a profanity-laced...

Apple Pulls iOS 8.0.1 Software Update for iPhones

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September 24th, 2014
by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has stopped providing an update to its new iOS 8 mobile operating software, following complaints that the update interferes with users' ability to make phone calls. The...

NASCAR’s Tony Stewart Will Not Face Charges in Deadly Crash

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September 24th, 2014
(AP Photo/Derik Hamilton, File) by JENNA FRYER and CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) — A grand jury has decided against charging NASCAR star Tony Stewart in the August death of another driver at a sprint car race in...

‘Jersey Shore’ Star Sorrentino Hit with Tax Counts

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September 24th, 2014
(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Former "Jersey Shore" reality series star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and his brother underpaid taxes on nearly $9 million in income over the last several years, the U.S....

Struggling BlackBerry Releases New Phone

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September 24th, 2014
(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young) by ROB GILLIES, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — BlackBerry launched a new smartphone Wednesday as the embattled Canadian company hopes for a comeback. Chief executive John Chen unveiled a...

Some Finding New iPhone 6 Bends Too Easily

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September 24th, 2014
(Ctsy: Youtube/Unbox Therapy) (WGGB) -- Some are finding that the brand new iPhone 6 is flexible in more ways than one. Some customers have complained that the frame of the new phone bends too easily. A few have said that the phone bent...