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Patrick Names Gants State’s Chief Justice

April 17th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: Mass. Supreme Jud. Court) By BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Deval Patrick has nominated Supreme Judicial Court Justice Ralph Gants to serve as the chief justice of the state's highest court. If...

President Obama Hopeful for Ukraine Following Talks

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April 17th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he hopes Russia lives up to its agreement with Ukraine but adds that Russia's previous actions give him concern. Obama says his hope is that Russia will follow through in the next several days...

MGM Asks State to Delay Casino Fee Collection

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April 17th, 2014
By PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Casino giant MGM is asking Massachusetts gambling regulators to slow down the process of collecting required state fees for a casino license in the state's western region as it seeks to...

Aaron Hernandez Associate Accused of Lying to Feds

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April 17th, 2014
By DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer BOSTON (AP) -- An associate of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has appeared in federal court in Orlando, Fla., on charges in a gun trafficking investigation related to...

Springfield Murder Suspect Held Without Bail

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April 17th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Springfield woman arrested on a murder charge appeared in court this morning. Diomaris Valentin, 28, of Springfield was arrested Wednesday, accused in the murder of 61-year-old Craig Sheridan. Sheridan's...

Pathfinder Students Share ‘Food for Thought’

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April 17th, 2014
PALMER, Mass. (WGGB) -- The older we get, the more important healthy eating becomes. But when you're 17 and you've got homework, sports, college applications, and prom to worry about, keeping tabs of your daily sodium intake often takes a...

Three to Run Marathon to Help Pa. School Stabbing Victims

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April 17th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Three people from the western Pennsylvania town where 21 students and a security guard were wounded in a high school stabbing rampage are hoping to raise money for the victims by running the...

Crews Battle House Fire in Chicopee

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April 17th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Firefighters are out battling a structure fire in Chicopee. Chicopee fire officials say that they are currently on the scene of a working fire at 99 Aristan Street. No other information is immediately...

Ex-Ambulance Service GM Pleads Guilty to Larceny

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April 17th, 2014
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- The former general manager of a Berkshire County ambulance service has pleaded guilty to his role in stealing nearly a quarter million dollars from the nonprofit. The Berkshire Eagle reports that Albert Miller was...

Report: State Gains More Than 8K Jobs in March

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April 17th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- The state is out with an upbeat monthly jobs report. The Department of Labor and Workforce Development says preliminary estimates show Massachusetts gained more than 8,000 jobs in March and the state's unemployment rate dropped to...

Salsa Great Cheo Feliciano Dies in Car Crash at 78

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April 17th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: Facebook / Cheo Feliciano) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Police say Puerto Rican salsa legend Cheo Feliciano has died in a car accident in the U.S. territory. He was 78. Police officer Israel Arroyo says Feliciano was alone...

Runners Selling their Spots in the Boston Marathon

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April 17th, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB) -- 36,000 runners are expected to take part in Monday's Boston Marathon, the first since the bombings that shook their city last year. Apparently, however, some of them will be handing over their bib to those willing to pay big...

Six-Alarm Fire Damages Cambridge Apartments

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April 17th, 2014
  CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- A six-alarm fire caused extensive damage to a Cambridge apartment building, but authorities say all the residents escaped unharmed. The fire on Massachusetts Avenue was reported just after midnight...

A Record Cold Morning!

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April 17th, 2014
 SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - It's a cold start with temperatures down into the 20's.  In fact we broke a record this morning. The old record at Westover ARB in Chicopee for April 17th was 24 degrees. Unofficially we've fallen to 23 degrees! We may...

Conditions Hindering Search for Passengers on South Korean Ferry

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April 17th, 2014
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean authorities have confirmed the death of a ninth victim from early Thursday's sinking of a ferry with 475 passengers aboard, most of them high school students. The death toll is expected to far exceed...