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‘Amanda’s Law’ Passes Mass. House, Moves to Senate

July 24th, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB) -- The Massachusetts House has passed legislation that would make it a criminal act for first responders to take or share photos of crime scene victims. The legislation stems from Chicopee Police taking unauthorized crime scene...

Tolland Murder Suspect Held without Bail

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July 24th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: YouTube/Wayne Co. Sheriff's Office) (WGGB)--An Ohio man charged with two murders including one with a connection to Massachusetts appears on Thursday in an Ohio courtroom. 70-year old Robert Honsch was living with his...

Two Teens Safe After Going Missing on Mount Greylock

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July 24th, 2014
ADAMS, Mass. (WGGB) -- Two teenagers are safe after going missing Thursday afternoon on Mount Greylock. Mass. State Police Lt. Daniel Richard reports that two students became separated from a group from the Pittsfield Youth Soccer Program...

Whole Foods Recalls Items Made with Recalled Fruit

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July 24th, 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Whole Foods Market is recalling tarts and squares made with stone fruit that could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The Rhode Island Department of Health on Thursday says the items were made in Whole Foods...

Area’s First Diaper Bank Opens in Springfield

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July 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield's first Diaper Bank opened Thursday. The bank will help low-income families struggling to make ends meet. A recent study found that 3 in 10 mothers reported they could not afford an adequate supply...

Berkshire Co. Woman Marks Her 115th Birthday

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July 24th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter.com/BerniceMadigan) CHESHIRE, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Berkshire County woman marked her 115th birthday Thursday. Bernice Madigan of Cheshire was born on July 24, 1899 in West Springfield. In an interview with XPRIZE,...

1 Dead, 2 Hurt in Pennsylvania Hospital Shooting

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July 24th, 2014
DARBY, Pa. (AP) -- A shooting at a suburban Philadelphia hospital campus has killed one worker and injured two other people. Prosecutor Jack Whelan says one of the injured is the gunman. The Yeadon police department says the shooting...

Jury Convicts Former Mass. Probation Head of Racketeering, Mail Fraud

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July 24th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Former state probation commissioner John O'Brien was convicted of federal racketeering and mail fraud in a case that accused him of rigging the department's hiring process to favor politically-connected applicants over more...

Kos, Wagner Ask for Meeting Over Immigrant Children Proposal

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July 24th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Chicopee lawmakers are asking for a meeting with Governor Deval Patrick and U.S. Rep. Richard Neal regarding Patrick's proposal to house immigrant children at Westover Air Reserve base. Chicopee Mayor Richard Kos...

Traffic Alert for Tinkham Road in Springfield

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July 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Motorists in the area of Tinkham Road may see some delays early next week. City officials say that as part of the 2014 Winter Rapid Recovery Road Program, crews from Palmer Paving will be performing milling work...

Mass. Agencies to Address Problem Gambling

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July 24th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Three-quarters the annual spending of a public health fund aimed at gambling addiction will go to initiatives backed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health under an agreement signed Thursday by state gambling...

2 Dead, Dozens Hurt After Storm at Va. Campground

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July 24th, 2014
CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — A fierce storm packing powerful winds, softball-sized hail and rain toppled dozens of trees and flipped recreational vehicles at a campground Thursday, killing two people and injuring more than two dozen, officials...

New Mass. Law Bars Shark Finning

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July 24th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill outlawing the possession or distribution of shark fins in Massachusetts. Supporters of the ban say shark fins are often removed for use in soup while the rest of the shark is thrown back in...

Lightning Strike Sparks Fire that Destroys Million-Dollar Northampton Home

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July 24th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Investigators announced Thursday afternoon that a lightning strike was the cause of a fire that leveled a massive home on North Farms Road in Northampton. Crews responded to a massive blaze that destroyed a 6,500...

Springfield Program Offers Learning and Work Experience

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July 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- When school lets out, student often let their brains shift into vacation mode -- but not at Springfield's Summer Work and Learning Program. "There's an academic piece in the morning and then there's a work piece in...