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Committee Will Study Ways to Close Wage Gap in Mass.

March 31st, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- State Treasurer Deb Goldberg says she wants Massachusetts to lead the nation in narrowing the wage gap between men and women. Goldberg announced Tuesday the creation of a statewide, public-private sector advisory committee to...

Charter Communications Buying Bright House Networks

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March 31st, 2015
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Charter Communications Inc. is buying fellow cable operator Bright House Networks LLC in a deal valued at $10.4 billion. Charter is the fourth-largest cable operator in the U.S, while Bright House is the sixth...

Fmr. Berkshire Co. Nursing Home Worker Convicted of Assault on Patient

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March 31st, 2015
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- A former Berkshire County nursing home employee charged with sexually assaulting a bedridden patient under his care has been convicted of two charges, but acquitted of the most serious charge he faced. Paul Shartrand...

Half of Americans Saving Next to Nothing

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March 31st, 2015
(CNN) - When it comes to saving, we aren't doing enough of it. Roughly half of Americans are saving 5% or less of their incomes, including 18% that are not saving anything, according to a survey from Bankrate. Only about a quarter of people...

Defense to Begin Case in Marathon Bombing Trial

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March 31st, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzkhokar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) are trying to show that his older brother was the driving force behind the 2013 terror attack. The defense called its first witnesses Monday. A cell...

Differences Remain on Deadline for Iran Nuclear Deal

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March 31st, 2015
Officials from several nations wait for the start of a meeting on Iran's nuclear program in Switzerland Monday, March 30, 2015. Negotiations are entering a critical phase with differences still remaining just two days before a deadline for the...

U.S. Pledges New Emissions Cut for Global Climate Treaty

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March 31st, 2015
(AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File) WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States will pledge to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by up to 28 percent as its contribution to a major global climate treaty nearing the final stages of negotiation. That's...

Sarno Under Fire for Comments Following Weekend Homicide

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March 30th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno is coming under fire after making what some are calling insensitive comments following Springfield's ninth homicide. City officials held a press conference Saturday afternoon to...

Special Permit Approved to Demolish Vacant JCPenney Building at Eastfield Mall

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March 30th, 2015
photo MGN-Online SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB) -- The vacant building at the Eastfield Mall in Springfield that once housed JCPenney is one step closer to being demolished. Monday evening the Springfield City Council voted unanimously in favor of...

AIC Students Respond To Recent Gunfire Near Campus

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March 30th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Today, there were new reports of shots fired near the AIC campus. The latest incident comes just a day after a stray bullet hit the campus center. "On campus, I've really always felt safe. I haven't really...

Man and Woman From Amherst Arrested on Heroin Charges

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March 30th, 2015
photo Deerfield PD/Facebook DEERFIELD, MA (WGGB) -- Deerfield police made a heroin bust over the weekend following a traffic stop on Sunderland Road. An officer pulled over 23-year-old,  Emily Browne and 35-year-old, Dennis Lavigne just...

Co-pilot Had Been Treated for Suicidal Tendencies

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March 30th, 2015
In this Oct. 16, 2014 file photo an Airbus 320 of Germanwings is parked at the airport as their pilots went on strike in Duesseldorf, Germany. A Germanwings Airbus plane with at least 142 passengers, two pilots and four flight attendants on board...

Boston transit system gets advice from ‘peer’ cities

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March 30th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Transit officials from other cold-weather cities are offering advice to Boston on how to deal with some of the problems that crippled its system during a record-setting winter. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's...

Greenfield Man Arrested on Third OUI Following Traffic Stop

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March 30th, 2015
photo Greenfield PD/Facebook GREENFIELD, MA (WGGB) -- A Greenfield man is facing his third OUI offense after being pulled over Sunday by police for driving erratically. This according to the Greenfield Police Department's Facebook page which...

AG Files Complaint Against Route 9 Diner in Hadley, Restaurant Closes

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March 30th, 2015
HADLEY, MA (WGGB) -- A popular diner in Hadley has shut its doors following an investigation that has been launched by the state Attorney General's Office into reports of sexual harassment on female servers there. No one picked up the phone at...