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Gubernatorial Candidates Debate in Springfield

September 29th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- The five candidates vying to become the next governor of Massachusetts came together in their first televised debate at CityStage in Springfield in a one hour debate Monday night. It comes the same day that a...

Jury Selection for Marathon Suspect’s Friend

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September 29th, 2014
(AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins, File) BOSTON (AP) -- Jury selection has begun in the trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who is accused of lying to authorities investigating the bombing. Robel Phillipos is...

State Trooper Helps Stop Car Theft from Along Route 5

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September 29th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- An alert state trooper was able to intervene and help prevent a car from being stolen over the weekend. Mass. State Police say that around 1:45 a.m. Sunday, Sgt. Ronald Gibbons was traveling along Route 5...

Springfield-Area Gas Prices Drop Just Over Two Cents

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September 29th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- For another week in a row, area motorists are seeing some relief at the gas pump. A recent survey by GasBuddy.com shows that the average price of a gallon of gas has dropped 2.2 cents from last week, and is now...

Judge to Hear Motions to Toss Evidence in Hernandez Case

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September 29th, 2014
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- A judge is expected to hear arguments on a motion by lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez to suppress evidence in his murder trial. Hernandez is awaiting trial in the 2013 killing of...

Safety Agency Studying Toyota Acceleration Problem

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September 29th, 2014
By TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) -- A U.S. safety agency is looking into a consumer's petition alleging that older Toyota Corollas can accelerate unexpectedly at low speeds and cause crashes. The inquiry by the National Highway...

“Shellshock” Bug Could Leave 70% of Devices Vulnerable to Hack

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September 29th, 2014
(WGGB) -- It's a bug that's even more concerning than the infamous 'Heartbleed' bug that plagued so many people's computers and it's been going unnoticed for 20 years. The new 'Shellshock' bug is a flaw in roughly 70% of devices that access the...

Afghanistan Swears in New President for First Time Since 2001

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September 29th, 2014
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has been sworn in as Afghanistan's new president, replacing Hamid Karzai in the country's first democratic transfer of power since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion toppled the Taliban. Ghani Ahmadzai...

Charges Expected in Beheading at Oklahoma Workplace

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September 29th, 2014
(AP Photo/Oklahoma Department of Corrections) MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- Police say charges are expected in the beheading of a woman at a food distribution center in an Oklahoma City suburb. Moore police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis says murder and other...

California Adopts ‘Yes Means Yes’ Sexual-Assault Rule

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September 29th, 2014
New students at San Diego State University watch a video on sexual consent during an orientation meeting Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in San Diego. Defining consensual sex is a growing trend by universities under pressure to do more to protect victims....

Jury Selection to Begin in Arias Death Penalty Retrial

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September 29th, 2014
Defendant Jodi Arias testifies during her murder trial in Phoenix, Feb. 20, 2013. (Charlie Leight/The Arizona Republic/AP Photo) PHOENIX (AP) -- Jury selection is set to begin in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi...

The Big E Does It Again, Breaks Attendance Record

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September 28th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Big E has done it again. The final numbers are in and it's official. The Big E has broken last year's attendance record. The previous record, set in 2013, was 1,481,917. This year, nearly 17,000 more...

Crews Locate Hurt Hiker on Skinner Moutain

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September 28th, 2014
HADLEY, Mass. (WGGB) -- Emergency crews have located an injured hiker on Skinner Mountain Sunday night. Hadley Police and Fire responded to a call from the park just before 7 p.m. It wasn't at first known exactly where that hiker was within...

1 Person Killed In Single-Car Crash

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September 28th, 2014
WILLIAMSBURG, Mass. (WGGB) -- A single-car crash claimed the life of 25-year-old Tomas Q. Clark of Florence early Saturday morning. The Northwestern District Attorney's Office Communications Director Mary Cary says that Clark was the only...

Jennifer Lopez, Leah Remini Hit in Minor Car Accident

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September 28th, 2014
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say an SUV carrying actress Leah Remini and singer Jennifer Lopez and her two kids, was rear-ended by a suspected drunken driver who then fled the scene. Officials say Remini was driving Lopez's SUV at about 8...

Obama: US Misjudged Iraqi Army, Militants’ Threat

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September 28th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is acknowledging that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants and overestimated the ability and will of Iraq's army to fight. In an interview airing Sunday on...