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Saturday August 23, 2014
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Three Indicted for Misleading Police in Oliver Case

August 22nd, 2014
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- A grand jury has indicted three people who allegedly misled police investigating the disappearance and death of a 5-year-old Fitchburg boy. A spokesman for the Worcester District Attorney says the indictments against...

13 Suspects Arraigned in Insurance Fraud Case

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August 22nd, 2014
GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Over a dozen people have been arraigned after authorities say they broke up a major car insurance scam in Massachusetts and New York. The arraignments, which took place in Franklin County Superior court,...

Springfield’s Superintendent Addresses Teachers Ahead of New School Year

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August 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield public school students go back to class on Monday and Friday, teachers heard from city officials including School Superintendent Dan Warwick. Springfield has approximately 27,000 students in the public...

Chicopee Fire Aims to ‘Fill The Boot’ for MDA

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August 22nd, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Chicopee firefighters were out Friday, working to fill their boots for a good cause. Members from the department were out collecting donations as part of the 'Fill The Boot' campaign, which supports the Muscular...

James Street Gate to Westover to Close Sept. 8

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August 22nd, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- One of two gates to Westover Air Reserve Base will soon be closed for several months. The James Street gate is scheduled to close on September 8 for extensive renovations. The gate is going to be...

Mass. Reports 1st West Nile Virus Case of 2014

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August 22nd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts health officials are reporting the state's first human case of West Nile Virus this year. The patient is described only as a man in his 60s who lives in Middlesex County. Officials say the man remains...

ABC40 Traffic Alert: Boston Road to be Paved Next Week

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August 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Motorists should expect to see delays next week along Boston Road due to construction. City officials say that on Monday and Tuesday, construction crews will be preparing a section of Boston Road - from the...

One Man Dead After Shooting, Crash in Springfield

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August 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- Springfield Police continue to investigate an early morning homicide near Allen Street. The incident occurred around 2 a.m. Friday. Investigators say there was an altercation at the McDonald's on Allen Street that...

FBI: No Credible Threats to US from Islamic State

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August 22nd, 2014
By EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI and Homeland Security Department say there are no specific or credible terror threats to the U.S. homeland from the Islamic State militant group. An intelligence bulletin,...

Second Woman Reports Indecent Exposure Incident at UMass

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August 22nd, 2014
(Surveillance Photo of Suspect's Car / Provided by UMass Police) AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- Two women have now reported that they were approached by a man, who was allegedly exposing himself, this week on the campus of UMass Amherst. On...

Driver Escapes Injury Following Truck Fire in Springfield

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August 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A driver was able to escape injury following a truck fire Friday in Springfield. Dennis Leger, aide to Springfield's Fire Commissioner, says that around 10:40 a.m. Friday, a car was traveling near 50 Robbins...

President Obama Offers New Accommodations on Birth Control

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August 22nd, 2014
By JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth...

Lawyer for Worried About Client’s ‘Unique Appearance’

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August 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- The lawyer for a man charged with murder for his alleged role in the slayings of three Berkshire County men says he's concerned his client's "unique appearance" will prevent selection of impartial jurors. Caius...

2.2 Million Bean Bag Chairs Recalled After Deaths

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August 22nd, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the zippers on the chairs, which are made by Ace...

Tolland Murder Suspect to Return to Mass. Friday

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August 22nd, 2014
(Robert Honsch) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The man arrested in a 1995 cold case murder will be returned to Massachusetts Friday. Robert Honsch was arrested in Ohio last month, accused in the murders of his former wife, Marcia, and his...