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Fri, January 30, 2015
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Tsarnaev Jury Selection Delayed Due to Post-Storm Woes

January 29th, 2015
(Photo: FBI via AP) BOSTON (AP) — Jury selection in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has resumed after a two-day delay due to the blizzard. Individual questioning of potential jurors was...

Gas Blast at Mexico City Children’s Hospital, Dozens Injured

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January 29th, 2015
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City officials say a gas tank truck has exploded outside a maternity and children's hospital, collapsing part of it and injuring dozens of people. Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera tells the Televisa network that at least...

Mohegan Sun Casinos Report 1Q Rise in Revenue, Profit

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January 29th, 2015
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Revenue at the parent company of the Mohegan Sun casinos in Connecticut and Pennsylvania rose in the first quarter as table games and slot machines brought in more money and the casino's hotel in Pennsylvania completed...

Springfield Fire Crews Clear Potential Hazmat Situation

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January 29th, 2015
photo MGN-Online SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- A large amount of steam coming from an Allen St. building early Thursday morning led to a major response from the Springfield Fire Department. Aide to the Springfield Fire Commissioner Dennis Leger says...

Investigation Reveals Details of AirAsia Jet’s Final Minutes

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January 29th, 2015
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) INDONESIA (WGGB) -- Investigators provided new details about the crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 early Thursday morning. According to CNN, Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee says the co-pilot was...

Panel Recommending Changes to Military Health Care, Benefits

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January 29th, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. officials say an independent commission is recommending broad changes to the military's retirement and health care systems that could save more than $20 billion over the next four years. The proposals would allow some of...

UMass Amherst Bans Dorm Guests For Superbowl Sunday

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January 28th, 2015
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- UMass Amherst has plans in place to tackle any potential trouble this Super Bowl Sunday. "Celebration is great. Rioting and bad behavior isn't," said university spokesperson Ed Blaguszewski. The University is...

Northampton Teens Facing Charges Following Swastika Graffiti, But Not Hate Crimes

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January 28th, 2015
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Northwestern District Attorney's Office says two teenage girls will be charged after reportedly spray painting swastikas in Northampton - but not with hate crimes. Northampton Police says the girls - ages 14...

Springfield Coalition Looks To Curb Drug Abuse in Local Youth

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January 28th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- Opioid abuse is well-documented in our state. Just last year - former Governor Deval Patrick declared a public health emergency aimed at curbing addictions. Wednesday night the Springfield Department of Health and Human...

Firefighters Called to House Fire in Chesterfield

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January 28th, 2015
CHESTERFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Emergency personnel from 5 communities responded to a house fire in Chesterfield tonight. The call came in around 8:45 p.m. for a home located at 311 Old Chesterfield Road. The first started in the home's bathroom...

Study: Insurers May Be Using Drug Costs to Discriminate

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January 28th, 2015
By KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Insurance companies, perhaps more than previously thought, may be charging the sickest patients extra for drugs under the federal health law, in an effort to discourage them from...

Massachusetts Coastal Communities Hit Hard by Blizzard

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January 28th, 2015
By BOB SALSBERG Associated Press MARSHFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Some of the areas hardest hit by the blizzard the tore through Massachusetts were on the state's coastline where ocean front homes took the brunt of raging seas. In seaside...

Serious Crash in Williamsburg Involving Pedestrian

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January 28th, 2015
WILLIAMSBURG, Mass. (WGGB) --  A female pedestrian involved in a serious crash in Williamsburg has been transported to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Both local and State Police were called to the scene Wednesday evening. Sgt. Tom...

Massachusetts House to Debate Ending Term Limits on Speaker

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January 28th, 2015
By STEVE LeBLANC Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts House lawmakers are being asked to consider lifting the rule that limits House speakers to four two-year terms. A copy of the proposed rules to be debated by lawmakers Thursday...

Panel Unanimously OKs Bill Easing Employee Health Care Count

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January 28th, 2015
(Image Courtesy: MGN) By ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a rare show of bipartisanship over President Barack Obama's health care law, a Senate committee voted unanimously Wednesday to exclude veterans from the 50-worker...