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ABC40 Alert: Good News for Gmail, Latest Hack Victims

September 15th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--Scam expert Steve Weisman joins ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz to give us some good news about those Gmail accounts being hacked and the latest celebrity who fell victim to...

Skin Shocks Used at Mass. School Draw FDA Look

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September 15th, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa) By JENNIFER C. KERR and LAURAN NEERGAARD, Associated Press CANTON, Mass. (AP) — Some cut themselves. Others slam their heads against walls or desks — so hard that one girl detached both retinas and a young man...

Two Suspects Sought in Armed Robbery at Indian Orchard Store

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September 15th, 2014
INDIAN ORCHARD (WGGB) -- Springfield Police are searching for two men in connection with an early-morning armed robbery at an Indian Orchard convenience store Monday. Springfield Police believe two Hispanic males showed a gun while robbing the...

Study Examines Affect of Tax Structure on Massachusetts

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September 15th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Advocates for changing Massachusetts' personal income tax may have new fuel for their campaign, as a new national study suggests a more progressive income tax that requires wealthier individuals to pay higher tax rates could help...

Banners Fly Over NFL Stadiums Calling for Goodell’s Resignation

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September 15th, 2014
(A banner flies over FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, one of three displayed over NFL stadiums on Sunday calling for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to step down.) CLEVELAND, Ohio (WGGB) -- Sunday brought one of the worst weeks in NFL history to...

Prime Minister David Cameron says ISIS a ‘Massive’ Threat to U.K.

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September 15th, 2014
(AP Photo / Peter Morrison, File) LONDON (AP) -- Britain's prime minister says Islamic State terrorists pose a "massive" security threat that cannot be ignored. David Cameron says the extremists who beheaded two American journalists and now a...

Miss New York Crowned as Miss America 2015

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September 14th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- There's a new Miss America. Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was crowned Sunday night at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall. It marks the third year in a row that a contestant from her state...

United Methodist Church Opens Its Doors After Repairs

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September 14th, 2014
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (WGGB) -- It was nearly three years ago when Pastor Peter Milloy heard a large noise above his head during a worship service. "We came down here for the rest of service and afterward, somebody sent the Fire Department and...

Man Arrested for Recording Women in Cafe Bathroom

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September 14th, 2014
ARLINGTON, Mass. (AP) -- A New Hampshire man has been charged with secretly recording women in a bathroom at a Massachusetts cafe, and authorities say they're investigating whether he planted cameras at other restaurants. Police arrested...

Special Prosecutor Appointed in Fall River Probe

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September 14th, 2014
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter has appointed a special prosecutor to investigate whether Fall River Mayor William Flanagan used a gun to intimidate a city councilor Sutter says former state and federal...

Boston Group Gets $158K Grant for Bankruptcy Help

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September 14th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- The Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association has received a $158,000 grant to develop new legal aid clinics and technology to help low-income clients with bankruptcy. The project will test "pop-up" bankruptcy...

Puerto Rican Pride Takes over Downtown Springfield

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September 14th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass ((WGGB)) -- It was a sea of blue, red and white Sunday in Springfield as the Puerto Rican parade marched down Main Street. "Well i had to come and represent my nationality, I had to. We have to show where we come from and how...

Lawyer: Hopeful Tests Show Dead Infants Stillborn

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September 14th, 2014
BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) -- The lawyer for a Massachusetts woman arrested after the bodies of three infants were found in her home says he's optimistic that forensic testing will show the babies weren't born alive, and therefore weren't harmed or...

Barbecue Fundraiser Benefits City’s Upcoming Events

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September 14th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Local bands came together for a good cause on Sunday. A barbecue fundraiser was held at the Holyoke Canoe Club to benefit three upcoming events: Passport Holyoke, The Holyoke Latin Jazz Festival and The Holyoke Winter...

Brady, Patriots bounce back to beat Vikings 30-7

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September 14th, 2014
(AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt) MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (WGGB) -- The Minnesota Vikings got off to a fast start against the New England Patriots, who came into the game hoping to avoid their first 0-2 start since the Drew Bledsoe era. The Patriots,...