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Tuesday September 02, 2014
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Small Plane Crash in NH Kills Two

September 1st, 2014
photo WCVB North Hampton, NH (WGGB) -- A small plane crashed at an airfield in New Hampshire Monday killing two people on board. According to our affiliate WCVB, the accident happened at Hampton Airfield located in North Hampton, NH shortly...

Gas Leak Cause of Paris Building Blast, Death Toll Rises to 8

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September 1st, 2014
French firemen carry a victim in the rubble of a building after an explosion collapsed it, in Rosny-sous-Bois, outside Paris, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. (Photo AP/ Christophe Ena) PARIS (AP) -- The death toll in the partial collapse of a four-story...

Thefts Involving Unlocked Doors Continue, Drivers Warned

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September 1st, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) --   Police in western Massachusetts continue to warn the public to lock their car doors as thieves hit another area community. Since the beginning of August there have been a slew of reports of break-ins to vehicles that...

Lawmakers: Islamic State Groups Want to Hit US

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September 1st, 2014
photo MGN-Online WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers are warning that the United States and Western Europe are likely to be future targets of Islamic State militants. They say President Barack Obama needs to take action. Without offering...

MDA Fundraiser on ABC Raises $52.3 Million

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September 1st, 2014
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- The Muscular Dystrophy Association's nationally broadcast annual telethon has raised about $52.3 million in contributions over the Labor Day weekend. The two-hour "MDA Show of Strength" aired Sunday on ABC, and the...

Kraft Recalls Some American Singles Cheese

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September 1st, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) NORTHFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Kraft voluntarily recalled 7,691 cases of its American Singles cheese product Friday because an ingredient was stored improperly by a supplier. The food maker said that, while unlikely,...

Police: Virginia Girl, 2, Left in a Van, Dies

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September 1st, 2014
Photo MGN-Online ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- Police say a 2-year-old girl who was left in a van for an extended period of time has died in Virginia. Police spokesman Scott Leamon says in a news release that authorities received a report of an...

Nude Hollywood Photos Exposed in Hacking Attack

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September 1st, 2014
Hollywood, CA (GMA/AP) --- This morning Hollywood is up in arms after what could be a massive hacking attack. A user on the popular photo sharing site '4 chan' posted a cache of risque photographs Sunday purporting to show numerous a-list...

Will Traffic Deaths Rise as States Legalize Pot?

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September 1st, 2014
photo MGN-Online By JOAN LOWY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers...

Coast Guard Investigates Oil Spill in Kennebunkport, Maine

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September 1st, 2014
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) -- The Coast Guard says cleanup is underway following the discovery of an oil spill near the community of Cape Porpoise, Maine. The Coast Guard says it received the initial report of an oil sheen and oil on the coast of...

Massachusetts Launches Two-Month Tax Amnesty Program

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September 1st, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Labor Day marks the launch of a two-month tax amnesty program in Massachusetts. The state Revenue Department says residents who owe taxes face no penalties if they pay during the period that begins Monday and ends Oct. 31 About...

Israelis Return to Classes; Gaza Schools Still Closed

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September 1st, 2014
photo MGN-Online KIBBUTZ SAAD, Israel (AP) -- Thousands of Israeli children in areas near the Gaza Strip have returned to school today. They had spent much of the summer in bomb shelters as rockets and mortars rained on their communities during...

Fire Damages Roof of Holyoke Burger King

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September 1st, 2014
HOLYOKE (WGGB) -- A fire broke out at a Burger King in Holyoke early Monday morning, leaving damage to the roof of the restaurant. Crews from the Holyoke Fire Department were called to the restaurant on Route 5 shortly after midnight, with...

EF-0 Tornado Touches Down in Worcester

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September 1st, 2014
WORCESTER (WGGB) -- Heavy storms that moved through the northeast on Sunday brought a small tornado to Worcester. The National Weather Service confirms that a high-end EF-0 tornado touched down shortly after 8:00 p.m. Sunday. It followed a...

Ferguson Police Start Wearing Body Cameras in Wake of Teen’s Shooting

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September 1st, 2014
(AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen) FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Police in the St. Louis suburb where a white officer shot and killed an unarmed 18-year-old have started wearing body cameras. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that...