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Officials: US Rescue Mission in Syria Failed

August 20th, 2014
By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senior Obama administration officials say the U.S. military launched a secret mission earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held captive by militants in Syria but failed...

Free Summer Lunch to Fight Hunger

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August 20th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB)- Making sure children get fed even when they're not in school. That's the mission of the federally funded Summer Food Service Program. Since June the Summer Food Service Program has prevented children from going...

Officer who pointed gun at protesters suspended

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August 20th, 2014
(AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen) FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Officials say a police officer who was part of the effort to keep peace during protests in Ferguson has been suspended for pointing a semi-automatic assault rifle at...

Latino Community Picnic Draws Large Crowd

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August 20th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB)- It was the 6th Annual event held at Heritage Park in Holyoke to show appreciation for small business employees and their families. The event is organized by the Mass. Latino Chamber of Commerce. On the menu: a pig-roast...

Ten Members of the Springfield Fire Department Promoted

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August 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A badge pinning ceremony for members of the Springfield Fire Department Wednesday. Seven were promoted to Lieutenant, two to temporary Captains, and one to a District Chief. Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and...

California Highway Patrol Says Officer May Face Serious Beating Charges

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August 20th, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The California Highway Patrol says one of its officers could face serious charges in the videotaped beating of a woman on the side of a freeway. The CHP said it forwarded its investigation Wednesday to the Los Angeles County...

Tony Stewart Skipping Bristol After Ward’s Death

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August 20th, 2014
(AP Photo) By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, the third Sprint Cup race he's skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr....

Dog Found Starving in Springfield Continuing to Recover

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August 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- An update for you on a dog found starving in Springfield. 'Sunflower' the chihuahua continues to make some progress at the Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center. Officials there say 'Sunflower'...

Gov. Patrick: Market Basket Battle at ‘Critical Point’

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August 20th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Deval Patrick says he hopes to talk again to warring cousins whose battle over management of the Market Basket grocery store chain has sparked an employee walkout and customer boycott. Patrick said he will likely speak to...

Mass. Investigators Disrupt Large-Scale Auto Insurance Fraud Ring

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August 20th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Nearly 300 indictments have been handed up following an multi-state insurance fraud investigation. Mary Carey, spokesperson for the Northwestern District Attorney's office, explains that grand juries in Hampshire...

Voter Registration Deadline Approaches for Sept. Primary

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August 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- If you haven't already, you have less than three hours to register to vote in the September 9 primary. The Springfield Election Commission held a registration drive for a couple of hours Wednesday on Court...

Casino Opponents Gather to Discuss Issue Ahead of November Election

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August 20th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Several people gathered Wednesday to discuss the possibility of casinos coming to the Bay State. The question will be put before voters in the November elections. Anti-casino activists met in a West...

State Announces Plan to Move Knowledge Corridor Rail Project Forward

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August 20th, 2014
GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Governor Deval Patrick brings good news for western Massachusetts rail service during a stop in Greenfield. The Governor announced that the state is purchasing the PanAm Southern rail line. By doing so, the...

Guilty Plea Expected by Friend of Marathon Suspect

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August 20th, 2014
by DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is expected to plead guilty to impeding the investigation into the deadly attack. Dias Kadyrbayev is charged with obstruction...

Two People Transported Following Four Car Crash in Longmeadow

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August 20th, 2014
LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- Two people were taken to the hospital following a multi-vehicle crash in Longmeadow. Longmeadow Police Capt. John Stankiewicz says that just before 1 p.m. Wednesday, officers were called to the intersection of...