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Survey: Majority Would Vote Against Outlawing Casinos in Mass.

October 1st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A new survey finds that over half of likely voters would vote against a ballot question outlawing casinos in Massachusetts. That survey, conducted by the Western New England University Polling Institute, shows...

Three Afghan Soldiers Who Fled Say They Can’t Go Home

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October 1st, 2014
(Ctsy. Joint Base Cape Cod) BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) -- Three Afghan military officers who sought refuge in Canada after skipping out on a military training exercise in Massachusetts say they were fleeing Taliban violence but now face the wrath of...

Wednesday’s News on the Go

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October 1st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--Suspect flees scene of armed robbery in Chicopee, Umass suspends student drug informant program, and report to be released on state's medicaid overpayments. ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz bring you your News on the Go...

Protesters Threaten to Occupy Government Buildings

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October 1st, 2014
Protesters shout slogans outside a flag-raising ceremony where Hong Kong's embattled leader attended in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, to mark China's National Day. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu) HONG KONG (AP) -- Student leaders of pro-democracy...

More Bodies Found on Japan Volcano, Raising Toll to 48

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October 1st, 2014
(AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT OTAKI, Japan (AP) -- A dozen more bodies have been found near the ash-covered summit of a Japanese volcano as searches resumed amid concern of toxic gasses and another...

Police say Manhunt Suspect Making Errors, after Bombs Found

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October 1st, 2014
(AP Photo/Pennsylvania State Police) BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say their discovery of two pipe bombs during a massive manhunt in the Pennsylvania woods shows the fugitive is stressed out and making mistakes. State police Lt....

Audit Finds Feds Overpayed Mass. $106 Million for Medicaid

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October 1st, 2014
(Ctsy. MGN Online) BOSTON (AP) -- A federal audit says Massachusetts should refund to the federal government nearly $106 million in Medicaid reimbursements that were improperly submitted by the state. In a report slated for release on...

Agawam May Be Featured in Proposed Sitcom

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October 1st, 2014
(WGGB) -- Agawam may be featured in a television comedy that is just in it's beginning stages. The Hollywood Reporter says that FOX is looking to actress/producer Jennifer Garner to produce a new half-hour family comedy, tentatively titled...

Wife Suspected of Shooting Los Angeles-Area Mayor Released

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October 1st, 2014
(AP Photo/Nick Ut) BELL GARDENS, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say the wife suspected of shooting and killing the mayor of a Los Angeles County city has been released after hours of questioning. A Sheriff's Department statement released late...

Chicopee Police Investigate Third Armed Robbery in Three Nights

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September 30th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Chicopee Police Department were on the scene of an armed robbery at a CVS in Chicopee Tuesday night. Dispatch received a call just after 9:30 p.m. about a man who robbed the CVS on Granby Road. The suspect was...

Holyoke Announces Grand Marshal for 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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September 30th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- The city of Holyoke selected it's new Grand Marshal for the 2015 St. Patrick's Day parade on Tuesday night. The Parade Committee announced that a long-time member of its committee team will now get the...

UMass Police Suspend Informant Program While Under Review

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September 30th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass (WGGB) -- The allegations surrounding the over dose of the UMass student informant, known as Logan, last October have both school officials and students questioning the confidential informant program. As of now, UMass...

The US Ebola Case: 5 Things to Know

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September 30th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / 3D4Medical) By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer NATION (AP) -- Health officials on Tuesday announced the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States -- a man isolated in intensive care at Texas...

Balloon Release in Holyoke for Hydrocephalus Awareness Month

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September 30th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- A blue balloon release was held in Holyoke Tuesday night, in honor of Hydrocephalus Awareness Month. This event was hosted by the Colon Family of Holyoke to raise awareness of Hydrocephalus -- a condition their son,...

Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil Held in Northampton

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September 30th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Surrounded by candlelight, nearly two hundred names of those who lost their lives to drug addiction were read Tuesday night. Tapestry Health hosted an overdose awareness candlelight vigil in Northampton, in...