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More Than 30 Teens Escape Youth Detention Center

September 2nd, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- More than 30 teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center Monday night and 17 are still at large. Tennessee Department of Children's Services spokesman Rob Johnson said 32 teens, ages 14 to 19, escaped around 11...

Human Trials of Ebola Vaccine to Begin This Week

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September 2nd, 2014
(AP Photo) BETHESDA, Maryland (WGGB) -- The first human trials for an experimental vaccine to treat Ebola will begin this week in Maryland. 20 human subjects will take part in the trials at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in...

U.S. District Court to Host Panel on Opioid Abuse

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September 2nd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- The U.S. District Court of Massachusetts is set to host two panel discussions with policy makers, medical professionals and law enforcement officials to share strategies dealing with the surge in the abuse of opioids in the...

Tropical Storm Dolly Forms Off Mexican Coast

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September 2nd, 2014
MIAMI (AP) -- Tropical Storm Dolly has formed off Mexico's coast over the Bay of Campeche. The storm's maximum sustained winds early Tuesday are near 45 mph (75 kph) with additional strengthening forecast until it makes landfall. The U.S....

Two Sent to the Hospital when Car Slams into Tree in Amherst

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September 1st, 2014
AMHERST (WGGB) -- A car went skidding across the front lawn of an Amherst home late Monday night, before slamming into a tree and sending debris across the yard. Amhester Police responded to a home at 706 Southeast St. around 11:00 p.m. to find...

Chicopee Police Issue Traffic Warning

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September 1st, 2014
  Chicopee (WGGB) -- As students prepare to head back to school in Chicopee Tuesday, police are putting out a warning to be careful on the roads and prepare for delays. "We still have a lot of sewer construction work going on throughout...

Tension Rises as Tim Allen Questions Eric Lesser’s Election Race Funds

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September 1st, 2014
With just over a week to go before the state primary elections the candidates are ramping up their attacks. Tonight Democratic candidate for state senate Tim Allen is calling the campaign war chest of his opponent democrat Eric Lesser, 'an...

Tweet a Cop: Chicopee Police Debuts the Day in the Life of an Officer

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September 1st, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- After a very successful social media trial from Greenfield Police yesterday, Chicopee is deciding to follow suit in the twitter-verse by tweeting the day in the life of a police officer. Behind the scenes looks at...

Suspect Arrested in Conn. Rolex Wheelchair Theft

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September 1st, 2014
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Stamford police say a man accused of using pepper spray and pretending to need a wheelchair to steal a $27,000 Rolex watch has been arrested. The Advocate of Stamford reports that Larry Johnson of Mt. Vernon, New York, is...

Co-Workers React to Fatal Motorcycle Crash that Killed Two People

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September 1st, 2014
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- After a deadly motorcycle crash last week in Easthampton, friends of the deceased are now speaking out. Edward and his 29 year old daughter Brittany died Thursday when an S-U-V hit their motorcycle head on route 5...

Thousands Turn Out as Umass Clambake Hopes to Beat World Record

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September 1st, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- Thousands turned out for a welcome BBQ and clambake at  Amherst today. And for the fifth year in a row....they are attempting to break a world record. This year they are hoping to host the worlds largest clam...

$10.1 Million Public Library Opens in South Hadley

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September 1st, 2014
Courtesy of: South Hadley Public Library SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (WGGB) -- The old South Hadley Public Library was hanging on by a thread. But, this past week marked a long-awaited moment for residents in the town. After eight years, the new...

Families Flock to Forest Park in Springfield for Labor Day Celebrations

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September 1st, 2014
The Church of God holds a cookout for members across Mass, RI and Conn for Labor Day SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- It was a beautiful day to close out the "unofficial" end to summer Monday for the long holiday weekend. Families from all over...

Labor Day Sales Bring Good Deals for Shoppers

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September 1st, 2014
REGION (WGGB) -- We may have to say goodbye to summer, but we can say hello to a few bargains. The Labor Day weekend brought good deals for shoppers. "Labor Day weekend is usually a big time for us. Especially with the season ending of the...

Tag Sale Offers Cheaper Option for Students

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September 1st, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- Students moving in at UMass Amherst this weekend found a way to keep some cash in their pocket. The college held its First Annual New2U Reuse Tag Sale. It's a new waste reduction program that started last year....