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Appeal Notice Filed in Slain College Student Case

September 15th, 2014
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Lawyers for a man sentenced to life without parole for raping and killing a University of New Hampshire student have filed a mandatory notice of appeal, raising questions about evidence that was excluded and testimony that...

2nd Woman Struck by Lightning in Ipswich Dies

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September 15th, 2014
IPSWICH, Mass. (AP) -- A second woman struck by lightning at a Massachusetts beach earlier this month has died. Ipswich police announced Monday that 69-year-old Marianne Mellnick of Concord died on Saturday at Massachusetts General...

Motorcyclist Charged Following Agawam Crash

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September 15th, 2014
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Southwick man is facing charges after a crash late Saturday night in Agawam. Mass. State Police say that just before 11 p.m. Saturday, troopers responded to a crash on Route 57 in Agawam. An initial investigation...

GM Expert says 19 Deaths Eligible for Compensation

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September 15th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' compensation expert in cases involving faulty ignition switches has determined that 19 wrongful death claims are eligible for payments from the company. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg has received 125 death claims...

Apple iPhone 6 Pre-Order Demand Overwhelms Supply

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September 15th, 2014
(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) NEW YORK (AP) -- Apple says it had more than 4 million pre-orders of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in 24 hours, exceeding its initial pre-order supply. The company says the phones will be delivered to...

Springfield-Area Gas Prices Drop Two Cents Per Gallon

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September 15th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield-area motorists are continuing to feel some relief at the gas pump. A recent survey by GasBuddy.com indicates that the average price of a gallon of gas has fallen two cents over the last week to $3.43...

Study: Many Mass. Vocational Schools Have Waiting Lists

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September 15th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A study has found that many vocational and technical high schools in Massachusetts have long waiting lists for students seeking admission at a time when well-paying jobs are going unfilled for lack of skilled labor. The...

ABC40 Alert: Good News for Gmail, Latest Hack Victims

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September 15th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--Scam expert Steve Weisman joins ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz to give us some good news about those Gmail accounts being hacked and the latest celebrity who fell victim to...

Skin Shocks Used at Mass. School Draw FDA Look

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September 15th, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa) By JENNIFER C. KERR and LAURAN NEERGAARD, Associated Press CANTON, Mass. (AP) — Some cut themselves. Others slam their heads against walls or desks — so hard that one girl detached both retinas and a young man...

Two Suspects Sought in Armed Robbery at Indian Orchard Store

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September 15th, 2014
INDIAN ORCHARD (WGGB) -- Springfield Police are searching for two men in connection with an early-morning armed robbery at an Indian Orchard convenience store Monday. Springfield Police believe two Hispanic males showed a gun while robbing the...

Study Examines Affect of Tax Structure on Massachusetts

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September 15th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Advocates for changing Massachusetts' personal income tax may have new fuel for their campaign, as a new national study suggests a more progressive income tax that requires wealthier individuals to pay higher tax rates could help...

Banners Fly Over NFL Stadiums Calling for Goodell’s Resignation

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September 15th, 2014
(A banner flies over FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, one of three displayed over NFL stadiums on Sunday calling for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to step down.) CLEVELAND, Ohio (WGGB) -- Sunday brought one of the worst weeks in NFL history to...

Prime Minister David Cameron says ISIS a ‘Massive’ Threat to U.K.

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September 15th, 2014
(AP Photo / Peter Morrison, File) LONDON (AP) -- Britain's prime minister says Islamic State terrorists pose a "massive" security threat that cannot be ignored. David Cameron says the extremists who beheaded two American journalists and now a...

Miss New York Crowned as Miss America 2015

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September 14th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- There's a new Miss America. Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was crowned Sunday night at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall. It marks the third year in a row that a contestant from her state...

United Methodist Church Opens Its Doors After Repairs

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September 14th, 2014
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (WGGB) -- It was nearly three years ago when Pastor Peter Milloy heard a large noise above his head during a worship service. "We came down here for the rest of service and afterward, somebody sent the Fire Department and...