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State Legislators to Discuss Legalizing, Taxing Marijuana

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...

Red Sox Win 5-1 After Yanks Pitcher Pineda Ejected

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April 23rd, 2014
(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) BOSTON (AP) -- Michael Pineda was ejected for using a foreign substance less than two weeks after appearing to get away with it in another game against Boston, and the Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 5-1 on Wednesday...

Crime and Corruption: The Albano Years – The Asselin Family

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April 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- Ten years ago was a bad time for the city of Springfield and disgraced Mayor Michael J. Albano.  Not only was the city in tough financial shape as a result of sloppy management and corruption, but some of the people...

‘Liquid Galaxy’ Allows Interactive World Travel Visuals Through Technology

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April 23rd, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Westfield State University students got an interactive look at the world without leaving their seat Wednesday night. The project called “Liquid Galaxy” is an immerse Google Earth experience using high definition...

Western Mass. Communities Participating in Drug Take-Back Day

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April 23rd, 2014
GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – The DEA is teaming up with police departments across the state this weekend for a prescription drug take-back. One of those departments taking part is Greenfield. It’s set from 10 AM until 2 PM at the police...

Despite Rain, Brush Fire Warning Posted

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April 23rd, 2014
Blunt Park, Springfield GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Despite Wednesday’s rain, there are new concerns about brush fires in the upcoming days. We saw plenty of fires on Monday, like one at Blunt Park in Springfield. Now there is a watch for...

Deerfield Residents Frustrated Over Pothole Problems Near Rail Tracks

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April 23rd, 2014
DEERFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Car after car slams into pothole after pothole on Elm Street in Deerfield. “You have to just hold on for the ride. There’s a lot of bumps. You kind of have to go off to the side to avoid them but it’s hard, they...