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Tonight: Clear, cold late! Lows: 24-30 (record: 25 in 1950). Winds: N/NW 10-20 mph early evening then becoming light overnight. Have a great night! Rick Sluben
Thursday April 24, 2014

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Local Experts Agree with FDA’s Proposed E-Cigarette Regulations

April 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Sales of e-cigarettes are booming, and right now almost anyone can get their hands on the product. The FDA wants to change that. In just a few years, e-cigarettes have become a multi-billion dollar...

Emergency Services at North Adams Region. Hospital Could Resume in May

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April 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- An agreement has been reached that could reopen emergency services at North Adams Regional Hospital in a few weeks. The agreement between trustees for North Adams Regional Hospital and officials with Berkshire...

Mass. Mom Gives Birth to 14.5 Pound Baby

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April 24th, 2014
BOSTON, Mass. (ABC) -- Carisa has a good set of lungs and everything else is working fine, all 14.5 pounds of her. Just ask Mom who delivered 24 hours ago. "I Heard the weight and I was like 'Oh my God.' It validated me 'cause I was in a...

Police Investigating After Rabbit Heads Left in Westfield Mailboxes

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April 24th, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police are investigating after severed rabbit heads were found in mailboxes this week. Westfield Police Capt. Michael McCabe says that on Monday, officers were called out to Willis Street after someone found a...

Postal Workers Union to Protest Staples Program

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April 24th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- Thousands of postal workers around the country are expected to protest the opening of postal counters in Staples stores that are staffed with retail employees. Thursday's protests are planned at 50 locations in 27 states,...

Maine Couple Charged by Moose Could Face Charges

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April 24th, 2014
MAINE (WGGB) -- The couple whose encounter with a moose went viral may be facing charges. The couple caught the moose sighting on camera while they were snowmobiling on a trail in Maine. The video shows the moose running towards the man, who...

State Legislators to Discuss Legalizing, Taxing Marijuana

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April 24th, 2014
Photo MGN and Medical Marijuana Cure BOSTON (WGGB) -- Legislators will hold a hearing on Thursday to discuss a bill that would legalize some amounts of marijuana, allowing the state to regulate and tax the substance like they do...

Jury Selected for Trial of Suspect in Berkshire Triple-Murder

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April 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Jury selection in the trial of a North Adams man charged with helping to kill three Pittsfield men has been completed. Opening statements in 47-year-old David Chalue's trial are scheduled to take place Friday in Hampden...

Thursday’s News on the Go 4/24

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April 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--Nurses to protest at bankruptcy hearing, railroad delays frustrating local communities, and more concern for brush fires on this windy day! ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz bring you your News on the Go for this Thursday...

BASE Jumpers Break Record from World’s Tallest Building

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April 24th, 2014
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (WGGB) -- A group of BASE jumpers broke a world record by leaping from the pinnacle of the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building in Dubai. The professional BASE jumpers leaped from the building's highest point,...

FDA Proposes First Regulations for E-Cigarettes

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April 24th, 2014
By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Tobacco Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels. While the proposal being issued Thursday...

Governor Patrick Signs Anti-Bullying Bill

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April 24th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill designed to build on the state's 2010 anti-bullying law by strengthening protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and students with disabilities. Patrick called the...

Three American Doctors Killed in Attack at Afghan Hospital

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April 24th, 2014
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan says three doctors killed by an Afghan security guard at a Kabul hospital are American citizens. Thursday's shooting at Cure International Hospital in western Kabul was the latest attack...

Patriots Face Tough Road in 2014 Schedule

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April 24th, 2014
FOXBORO (WGGB) -- It should be a favorable start for the New England Patriots in the 2014 regular season, but the road will quickly become much more difficult. The 2014 NFL regular season schedules were released Wednesday night, launching a wave...

Falcons Defeat Providence Bruins 3-2 in OT

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April 23rd, 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WGGB) – The Springfield Falcons defeated the Providence Bruins in overtime Wednesday night. The final score was 3-2. This was the first playoff team for the Falcons, who finished the season in first place in the Northeast...