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Official Says FSU Gunman was Alumnus

November 20th, 2014
By GARY FINEOUT and BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida State University alumnus and attorney shot three people at the school's library early Thursday before being killed by police, a law enforcement...

Mohegan Police Make Arrest in Gambling Chips Theft

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November 20th, 2014
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) -- Tribal police have charged one of two suspects linked to the theft of $7,000 of gambling chips from a casino customer before punching the patron during his escape. Mohegan police arrested Niren J. Davis of Norwich at...

Mass. Jobless Rate Holds Steady at Six Percent

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November 20th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- The state's office of Labor and Workforce Development says Massachusetts gained an estimated 1,200 jobs in October, but the state's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6 percent. The monthly report on Thursday also included...

Caring for Elderly Loved Ones

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November 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--Maura McQueeney, President of Baystate Visiting Nurse Association joins ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz to talk about getting the proper treatment for your elderly loved ones as November is Home Care and Hospice month!...

Iconic Director Mike Nichols Dies at Age 83

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November 20th, 2014
(Photo by Dario Cantatore/Invision/AP, File) (WGGB) -- Entertainment icon Mike Nichols, who was also the husband of ABC News Anchor Diane Sawyer, has died at the age of 83. Nichols' death happened suddenly on Wednesday and was announced in a...

Minivans Fare Poorly in New Insurance Industry Crash Tests

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November 20th, 2014
(File Photo / Courtesy: MGNOnline) DETROIT (AP) — The Honda Odyssey was the only minivan to earn the highest safety rating in new crash tests by the insurance industry. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said Thursday that the...

Inside the Reconstruction of a Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Collision

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November 19th, 2014
REGION (WGGB) -- At the scene of an accident, there are usually more questions than answers. Every piece of evidence is critical and it takes an expert to find solutions. The Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM) provides...

Local Organizations and Families Embrace Holyoke’s Order on Civil Immigration Detainers

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November 19th, 2014
Adam and Marina Velazquez with their children HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Local organizations and families are speaking out in favor of an executive order that Mayor Morse signed Wednesday afternoon. The order directs Holyoke's Police...

Possible Elimination of Minimum Sentences in Drug Cases

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November 19th, 2014
REGIONAL (WGGB) -- If a person is busted with a small amount of drugs should they be taking up space in jails that have been deemed over-crowded. It's a question ABC40 discussed Wednesday night with the in-coming Hampden County DA. It's an...

Clinton Says Obama On ‘Firm’ Ground On Immigration

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November 19th, 2014
By KEN THOMAS Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton says every U.S. president in the modern era has issued some type of executive order on immigration, and he suggests that President Barack Obama is on "pretty...

Connecticut Sending Equipment to Help NY With Snow

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November 19th, 2014
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut's Department of Transportation is sending equipment and personnel to Buffalo, New York, to help clean up massive amounts of snow blanketing the area. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said three jumbo snowblowers, plow...

East Longmeadow Woman Alleged to Have Embezzled from Retirement Community

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November 19th, 2014
EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- An East Longmeadow woman, arrested today in Virginia, is now facing embezzlement charges in U.S. District Court. Alice Lacroix, 53, was indicted on eight counts of wire fraud, eight counts of money laundering,...

Local Cities and Towns To Receive Surrounding Community Money from MGM

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November 19th, 2014
(SPRINGFIELD, Mass.) (WGGB)--Local communities will start receiving money from MGM now that the casino giant has been awarded its license from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. MGM was awarded its license from the gaming commission on Nov....

Town Ends Bid to Ban Tobacco Sales After Outcry

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November 19th, 2014
(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) WESTMINSTER, Mass. (AP) -- Health officials in a small Massachusetts town have withdrawn a first-in-the-nation proposal to ban all tobacco sales. Westminster's board of health voted 2-1 at its regular meeting...

Local Unions Look Forward to Casino Jobs

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November 19th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--MGM says its Springfield casino will create 2,000 construction jobs and 3,000 permanent jobs. Local Union leaders like Michael Langone, Business Manager and Financial Secretary for the Plumbers and Pipefitters...