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Sat, January 31, 2015
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Friday’s News on the Go 1/30

January 30th, 2015
REGION (WGGB) -- Rapper Suge Knight accused of deadly hit and run, testimony to resume in Hernandez trial, Jury selection resumes for Tsarnaev and more. Stay with Tom Lewis and Emily Volz for more details....

Rap Mogul Suge Knight Arrested on Murder Charge

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January 30th, 2015
This image from video shows Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight, right, walking into the Los Angeles County Sheriffs department early Friday morning Jan. 30, 2015 in connection with a hit-and-run incident that left one man dead and...

Casino and Viaduct Construction Pose Parking Problems

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January 30th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- An $800 million casino and a $235 million viaduct project are both coming to Springfield, which will make parking downtown no easy task. "We have a finite number of spaces in the garages and a finite number of...

Western Mass Baseball Hall Of Fame Inducts Joe Castiglione, 2015 Class

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January 29th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Ma (WGGB)----The Western Mass Baseball Hall of Fame inducted it's second class tonight at the La Quinta Inn in Springfield. Inductees this year include former Yankee pitchers Art Ditmar and Vic Raschi, Amherst youth baseball advocate...

Online Obsession: Are You Addicted to Social Media?

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January 29th, 2015
(WGGB) -- Social media, connecting people across the globe. But is it actually disconnecting you from the real world and those sitting right next to you. Abc40's Lindsay Iadeluca explored the world of social media and finds that your online fun...

John Kerry Fined $50 for Failing to Shovel Snow Outside Home

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January 29th, 2015
(AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool) BOSTON (AP) — John Kerry has many titles — secretary of state, former senator, one-time Democratic candidate for president. The globe-spanning diplomat can add one more: snow shoveling...

West Springfield Holds Forum to Fight Drug Abuse in Young Adults

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January 29th, 2015
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- As part of National Drug Facts Week, West Springfield High School hosted a community forum on substance and alcohol abuse Thursday night It was a free and interactive program meant to answer any and all questions...

Slain Massachusetts teacher had 16 stab wounds to neck

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January 29th, 2015
(AP Photo/Courtesy of Dale Webster via the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune)BOSTON (AP) -- A Massachusetts state trooper wiped his eyes while testifying about 16 stab wounds to the neck of a slain math teacher that were allegedly inflicted by a...

Be Careful Where You Dump Snow

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January 29th, 2015
HOLYOKE, Mass (WGGB) -- As we clean up from one storm, and get ready for a couple more inches of snow Friday, a reminder to people living in Holyoke, but actually for all of us about getting rid of snow. It’s hard to go anywhere in Holyoke...

Ludlow Students Donate ‘Socks of Love’ Packages to Those in Need

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January 29th, 2015
LUDLOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- A thoughtful gift from young children to those in need. Two third graders from St. John the Baptist School in Ludlow decided to skip their field trip to deliver "Socks of Love" care packages to men, women and...

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito Visits Western Mass. on ‘Building Stronger Communities’ Tour

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January 29th, 2015
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Mass. Lt. Governor Karyn Polito made stops in Western Massachusetts on Thursday. Her visit was part of the Baker administration's Building Stronger Communities tour. Lt.Governor Polito met for an hour Thursday...

NFL: Ref Inspected Footballs Properly in AFC Title Game

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January 29th, 2015
by BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer PHOENIX (AP) — NFL officiating chief Dean Blandino says the inspection of the footballs by referee Walt Anderson before the AFC championship game was handled properly. Blandino also said Thursday the...

Heroin Deaths Rising in Massachusetts at an Alarming Rate

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January 29th, 2015
  (Massachusetts), (WGGB)--Heroin overdoses are rising at an alarming rate in Massachusetts. Last month saw a disturbing number of drug overdoses across the commonwealth," The sad fact with the opiate addiction is that it remains...

UMass Athletic Director to Take Post at UC Santa Barbara

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January 29th, 2015
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- UMass Athletic Director Jon McCutcheon is stepping down from his post in Amherst for a position out west. McCutcheon will become the new Athletic Director at UC Santa Barbara and will be formally introduced at a press...

Springfield Plow Driver Attacked

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January 29th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A plow driver attacked Tuesday night in Springfield while trying to clear a street during the winter storm. Frustrated residents blocked the plow driver and threw ice, shattering the truck's...