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House Approves $13B Transportation Bill

April 16th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- The Massachusetts House has approved a bill authorizing the state to borrow nearly $13 billion to jumpstart major transportation projects around the state. The House voted 149-2 on Wednesday to accept a compromise worked out by...

Gov. Patrick: Appeal of Zohydro Ruling Unlikely

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April 16th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Deval Patrick is leaning against any further court action on the state's bid to ban the powerful new painkiller Zohydro in Massachusetts. A federal judge has issued an injunction against the ban, which Patrick ordered after...

Six Confirmed Dead, Many More Missing

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April 16th, 2014
(AP Photo/Yonhap) MOKPO, South Korea (AP) -- Six people are now confirmed dead, but there are fears that many more victims will be found in the aftermath of the sinking of a South Korean ferry carrying nearly 500 people -- many of them high...

Legal Arguments Filed in Casino Referendum Appeal

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April 16th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is defending her decision to exclude from the November ballot a voter referendum calling for repeal of the state's 2011 gambling law. Coakley's office filed a 111-page brief...

Study: Diabetic Heart Attacks and Strokes Falling

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April 16th, 2014
By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting. Over the last two decades, the rates of heart...

Three Moose Sightings in One Week

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April 16th, 2014
(Photo Submitted by Mel O'Leary) LUDLOW/GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Photos captured a moose walking around campus at the Soneleigh-Burnham school in Greenfield. The school posted them to their Facebook page.  Apparently the moose just...

Springfield Police Arrest Murder Suspect

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April 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police have made an arrest in the March death of a Springfield man. Back on March 22, police responded to 5 Temple Street after neighbors reported a strange odor coming from a sixth floor apartment. When they...

Joining Forces in Song

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April 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- Young performers join forces with seasoned voices in a unique concert coming up in Northampton. Rehearsals are well underway for the Young@Heart Chorus' Second Annual Intergenerational Mash- Up. The world...

Springfield Police Seeking Attempted Theft Suspects

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April 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield Police is looking for the public's help in identifying two suspects they say tried to steal an expensive piece of yard equipment. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that on the morning of Tuesday,...

Flooding: Oxbow Marina Parking Lot, Soccer Field, Property Underwater

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April 16th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB)- Rain through the night caused flooding in many areas, especially along the Connecticut River. Those working in flood zones say the water may set back business for the season.  Right now the water level at Oxbow...

Wireless Industry Makes Anti-Theft Commitment

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April 16th, 2014
by TERRY COLLINS, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter...

Feds: Bomb Suspect Not Entitled to 2011 Murder File

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April 16th, 2014
(AP Photos/Lowell Sun and FBI, File) by DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors have told a judge they have no evidence that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) knew about...

Classes Resume at Pa. High School Rocked by Stabbings

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April 16th, 2014
(AP Photo/Joe Mandak) by JOE MANDAK, Associated Press MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Classes resumed Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school where authorities said a student stabbed or slashed 21 others and a security guard a week ago while...

Groups Gather at UMass to Support, Protest LGBTQ Community

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April 16th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- An estimated two thousand people gathered at UMass to show support for the LGBTQ community. According to organizers, the event, called UMassUnited, asked that the community come together to "rally together in...

Fire in Springfield Causes About $25K in Damage

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April 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Investigators are looking into what caused a Wednesday morning fire at a Springfield apartment building. Dennis Leger, aide to Springfield's Fire Commissioner, says that around 10:40 a.m. Wednesday, firefighters...