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Fri, December 19, 2014
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Foxwoods Hiring of Convict Challenged in Court

December 18th, 2014
MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) -- The court operated by the tribe that owns the Foxwoods Resort Casino has heard a challenge over the hiring of a former tribal councilor who had been convicted of theft charges. Steven Thomas got a human resources...

Rondo-to-Mavs Deal Nearly Completed

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December 18th, 2014
BOSTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Boston Celtics are in the process of finalizing a deal to send point guard Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks. According to ESPN, the Celtics and Mavericks have an agreement in principle to send Rondo to Dallas...

Searchers Locate Body of Missing Woman from Orange

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December 18th, 2014
(Cynthia Ayer / Photo Courtesy: NW Mass. Incident Mgmt. Team) ORANGE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Crews have found the body of a woman from Orange who was reported missing this week. Terry Dun, Deputy Team Leader for the Northwest Mass. Incident...

Deadly Fire Prompts Renewed Smoke Alarm Push

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December 18th, 2014
ENFIELD, Conn (WGGB) -- The investigation is ongoing into a deadly Enfield fire that killed four people last week on South River Street. One other person was injured. More than a week later, the impacts of the devastating incident are being felt...

Suicide Problem Discussed in Northampton Conference

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December 18th, 2014
(NORTHAMPTON, Mass.) (WGGB)-- Teen suicide continues to be a serious problem. On Thursday in Northampton, educators came together to discuss the problem. The numbers are disturbing. According to the Center for Disease Control, teen suicide...

Two-Car Crash Closes Portion of Chapin Street in Ludlow

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December 18th, 2014
LUDLOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- A two-car crash closed down a portion of a busy Ludlow roadway Thursday night. Ludlow Police Sgt. Brian Shameklis says that the crash occurred around 4:45 p.m. Thursday in the area of 650 Chapin Street, near E. Akard...

Mohawk Fine Papers Coming to South Hadley

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December 18th, 2014
(SOUTH HADLEY, Mass.) (WGGB)--Mohawk Fine Papers is coming to South Hadley and that means new jobs for the area. The new plant will be located on the site of the former James River Graphics property on Gaylord Street. The property's been...

D.A. Breaks Down Typical “Negligence” Conditions Following Deadly Crash

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December 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- The woman cited for hitting and killing a West Springfield crossing guard has until next week to request a show-cause hearing.  Police cited Cynthia Mathias of Agawam with "motor vehicle homicide by negligence" on...

Amber Alert Issued for 5-Year-Old N.Y. Boy

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December 18th, 2014
BERNE, N.Y. (WGGB/AP) — New York law enforcement officials have issued an Amber Alert after a 5-year-old boy was abducted from a home in eastern New York by two men wearing black ski masks. Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple says Kenneth...

Two Defendants in Meningitis Outbreak Case Seek Bail

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December 18th, 2014
By PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Two men at the center of a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people asked to be freed from prison until their criminal trials. Barry Cadden, a co-founder of the now-shuttered...

40 Force: Northampton

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December 18th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) — The 40 Force is WGGB and our neighbors, working together to make a difference in Western Massachusetts. Once again this holiday season, the 40 Force is highlighting the best of cities and town across Western Mass,...

Dow Soars 400 Points, Led by Rally in Tech Sector

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December 18th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Dow Jones industrial average had its biggest day in three years, soaring more than 400 points as the stock market extended a rally into a second day. The Dow closed up 421 points, or 2.4 percent, to 17,778 Thursday, its...

Two States Challenge Colo. Marijuana Legalization

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December 18th, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska and Oklahoma are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Colorado's legalization of marijuana unconstitutional. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning announced Thursday that the states are seeking a court order to...

Woman Sues Over Elevator Shaft Fall at Fenway Park

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December 18th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A 22-year-old woman who fell two stories down an elevator shaft at Fenway Park and was seriously injured in May is suing the owner of the Red Sox and an elevator company. Elisabeth Scotland of Brigantine, New Jersey, filed suit...

Longmeadow Police Arrest Two for House Break-In Cases

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December 18th, 2014
(Israel Pena) LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police have arrested two people who are suspected in several recent home break-in cases. Longmeadow Police Capt. John Stankiewicz says that 26-year-old Israel Pena and a 17-year-old juvenile - both of...