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Mass. Pike Toll Collectors Help Save Man’s Life

December 24th, 2014
HOPKINTON, Mass. (AP) — Two Massachusetts Turnpike toll collectors are being credited with helping save the life of a man who was unresponsive in a car at a toll plaza. Peter Kusi tells The MetroWest Daily News he had just finished his shift...

Wednesday’s News On The Go 12/24

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December 24th, 2014
REGION (WGGB) -- Authorities say an officer has killed a man that pulled a gun and pointed it at him in Missouri, Former President George H. W. Bush is being treated in a Houston, Texas hospital and the former navy seal who claims to have killed...

Springfield Rescue Mission Serves Christmas Breakfast

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December 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Springfield Rescue Mission served up breakfast to the homeless and poor. Volunteers came out to share the holiday spirit with those who are in need.  Eggs, bacon, and hot chocolate were just some of the items...

Salvation Army Jewelry Gifts Spread Beyond Boston

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December 24th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- The Salvation Army says a holiday phenomenon in Boston -- anonymous gifts of expensive jewelry -- has spilled over to the suburbs. The charity says unidentified donors dropped wedding and engagement rings into a red donation kettle...

Police: Officer in Missouri Shot, Killed Man Who Pulled Gun

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December 24th, 2014
BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) -- Police in the St. Louis suburb of Berkeley, Missouri, are offering more details of last night's fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. The shooting led to violent protests last night and early...

Applications for US Jobless Aid Fall to 7-Week Low

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December 24th, 2014
By JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits has reached its lowest level in seven weeks, a sign that the U.S. economy and job market are steadily improving. The Labor...

Holiday Travel Bid by Man Accused in Naked Fall

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December 24th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A man who police say fell naked through the ceiling of a women's bathroom at Logan International Airport and then assaulted an elderly man will not be going home for the holidays. The Suffolk District Attorney's office says a...

Pittsfield Teen Pleads Not Guilty to Murder

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December 24th, 2014
PITTSFILED, Mass. (AP) -- An 18-year-old Pittsfield man has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in connection with a shooting last month that led to the death of a man a day later. Peter Campbell, already in jail facing charges connected...

Firefighters Bring Coats to Kids

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December 23rd, 2014
Local firefighters help to keep children warm this winter. Members of the Holyoke Firefighter's Union Local #1693 delivered 200 coats Tuesday evening to the Holyoke Boys & Girls Club. All are brand-new, American-made coats for children who...

Rallies Begin to Show Support For Law Enforcement

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December 23rd, 2014
(WGGB) -- Escalating nationwide turmoil between police and communities have many people coming out to take a stand behind law enforcement. In light of this weekend’s tragedy in New York City and countless internet threats against police...

Ex-President George H.W. Bush taken to hospital

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December 23rd, 2014
HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush has been taken to a Houston hospital after experiencing a shortness of breath. Spokesman Jim McGrath said in statement that Bush was taken by ambulance to Houston Methodist Hospital on Tuesday...

State Police Investigate Fatal Crash In Charlton

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December 23rd, 2014
CHARLTON, Mass. (AP) -- State police say a woman from Maine has died in a multi-vehicle crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike. The victim of the crash at about 1:40 p.m. Tuesday in the westbound lanes of Interstate 90 in Charlton was identified...

Store Owner brings Santa to kids of the South End

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December 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) As we quickly approach Christmas Eve - an inspirational story out of Springfield. A small business owner gives back to the children who live near his store, by giving them a chance to meet the jolly old elf himself. 1st...

Some Boston-Area Cinemas to Show ‘The Interview’

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December 23rd, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online / Columbia Pictures) CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- Some Boston-area cinemas are making plans to show "The Interview" after Sony Pictures Entertainment said it would allow a limited theatrical release. Apple Cinemas in...

Teachers Face Layoff Amid Budget Cuts

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December 23rd, 2014
HUNTINGTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- An $18 million budget cut in regional transportation funds has left a local school district under the bus. "I wish I could explain the reasoning's Governor Patrick made that cut and said it didn't impact...