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Police: 1 Child Hurt, School Evacuated in Kentucky

September 30th, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police say one child has been injured and a high school has been evacuated after a report of weapons seen on the campus in Louisville, Kentucky. Spokeswoman Alicia Smiley says the child sustained non-life threatening...

Olympian Michael Phelps Arrested on DUI Charge

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September 30th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) BALTIMORE (WGGB/AP) — Authorities say Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in Maryland. Transit police say they stopped the 29-year-old Phelps at the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore...

Bay Path University Receives Federal Grant

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September 30th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Two Massachusetts colleges are among 24 nationwide to share in a $75 million Education Department to foster innovation in college value and efficiency. Bay Path University in Longmeadow received more than $3.5 million while...

Balloon Handlers Needed for Parade of Big Balloons

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September 30th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Spirit of Springfield is looking for hundreds of volunteers to help with the upcoming Tower Square Parade of Big Balloons. On Friday, November 28, thousands will line the streets of downtown Springfield as the...

Lt. Col. Fontenot to be Buried in Colorado

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September 30th, 2014
(Photo Provided by Barnes ANGB) AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) -- A Massachusetts Air National Guard pilot who was killed in the crash of an F-15C fighter jet will be buried at the Air Force Academy in Colorado. Lt. Col. Morris M. Fontenot...

Secret Service Head Takes Heat on White House Breach

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September 30th, 2014
by ALICIA A. CALDWELL and JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday the agency failed in executing its plan to protect the...

Marathon Bombing Suspects’ Sister Faces NYC Judge

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September 30th, 2014
(AP Photo/Boston Herald, Mark Garfinkel, Pool, File) By COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- A sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was led away in handcuffs Tuesday after a brief court appearance on allegations that she...

Man Facing Molestation Charges in Berkshire Co. Held Without Bail

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September 30th, 2014
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (AP) — A Connecticut man described by prosecutors as a serial child molester has been held without bail in Massachusetts after being charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy. The Berkshire Eagle reports that...

Sesame Street Live at the Mass Mutual Center!

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September 30th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)-- Some furry, colorful friends stopped by our studios this morning to tell us about a very exciting event! ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz are joined by Spokesperson Lauren Nestor, Elmo, and Cookie Monster as their show...

Realtor’s Body Found; Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

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September 30th, 2014
(AP Photo/Courtesy Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office) by JILL BLEED, Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A man accused of abducting and killing a real estate agent in rural Arkansas has pleaded not guilty to preliminary charges of...

UMass to Review Use of Students as Informants

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September 30th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- The University of Massachusetts-Amherst is reviewing a program that allows campus police to use students as drug informants following the heroin overdose death of one such informant. The unnamed student was told he...

Forensic Evidence Links Missing Student Suspect with Previous Murder

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September 30th, 2014
(AP Photo/City of Charlottesville) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- They both were walking alone, separated from their friends late at night on or near the University of Virginia campus. One was found dead nearly five years ago. The other is still...

Government to Reveal Drug Company Payments to Doctors

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September 30th, 2014
photo MGN-Online WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is planning to release data Tuesday on drug and medical device company payments to tens of thousands of individual doctors. The goal is to shine a light on potential ethical...

Charles Returns with 3 TD’s, Chiefs Romp Patriots 41-14

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September 29th, 2014
(AP Photo) KANSAS CITY, Missouri (WGGB) -- Over the last 9 years, the New England Patriots were 11-3 on Monday night football. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was 4-1 in his career against the Chiefs. The numbers were on New England's side Monday...

State Police Assisting in Search for Armed Robber in Chicopee

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September 29th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Massachusetts State Police are assisting the Chicopee Police Department, following an armed robbery at a Citgo station. Chicopee Police received a call around 7:30 p.m. that a handgun was shown at Citgo at 817 Front...