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WNE Football Player Accused of Assault Released on Personal Recognizance

November 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Western New England University football player accused of beating his girlfriend can be released while he awaits trial. Following a two-day dangerousness hearing in Springfield District Court, a judge ruled that...

Northampton’s Mayor Talks Holiday Lights, Downtown Parking

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November 21st, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- It is known for its quaint downtown, it's progressive attitude, and one of the best places to live in western Mass. Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz joined ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz on ABC40 News at 12:30...

Bax & O’Brien Gear Up for the 2014 Mayflower Marathon

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November 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It's become an annual tradition along Springfield's riverfront. Every year, Bax and O'brien head down to the Basketball Hall of Fame and broadcast for 52 hours. They're not just doing it because they love to...

Marylou Sudders Named Baker’s HHS Chief

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November 21st, 2014
By BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Gov.-elect Charlie Baker has named Marylou Sudders, a former state commissioner of mental health and chief executive of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, to...

Agency: Schools Helped Lanza’s Mom ‘Appease’ Him

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November 21st, 2014
Adam Lanza (AP Photo) By PAT EATON-ROBB and MICHAEL MELIA, Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The school system unwittingly enabled Adam Lanza's mother in her preference to "accommodate and appease" him as he became more withdrawn...

Boehner: ‘We Will Not Stand Idle’ on Immigration

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November 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) By ERICA WERNER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner said Friday that President Barack Obama was "damaging the presidency" with his unilateral action on immigration. He said the...

Toyota Recalls Nearly 423K Lexuses for Fuel Leaks

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November 21st, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling nearly 423,000 Lexus luxury brand cars in the U.S. to fix fuel leaks that can cause fires. The recalls affect the 2006 to 2011 GS, 2007 to 2010 LS and the 2006 to 2011 IS...

Pioneering Amherst College Professor Rose Olver Dies

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November 21st, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: Amherst College)AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- Rose Richardson Olver, the first woman tenure-track professor at Amherst College who played a critical role as the school went coeducational, has died. The school announced that Olver died...

Victim in Pittsfield Shooting Dies

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November 21st, 2014
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Authorities say a 29-year-old man shot in the leg during what police say was a drug deal in Pittsfield earlier this week has died. The Berkshire district attorney's office says Anthony Gamache, of Goshen, died at the...

Two-Car Crash Leads Police to Downtown Intersection

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November 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- At least two cars collided at the intersection of State St. and Maple St. in Springfield late Thursday night. Both sustained serious damage in the collision shortly after 11:00 p.m. Springfield Police have not released...

Ruling Expected on New Jersey Sports Betting

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November 21st, 2014
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A federal judge is expected to rule on whether sports betting can begin in New Jersey in defiance of the federal government and the nation's biggest sports leagues. During a hearing on the matter Thursday in Trenton, U.S....

ABC40 Honor Roll Live: Ware Jr./Sr. High

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November 21st, 2014
WARE, Mass. (WGGB) -- ABC40's Honor Roll Live rolls on again this week. This week, we headed to the home of the Indians - Ware Junior/Senior High School. From student groups and clubs, to athletes and musicians, to academic successes, we...

FSU Gunman Became Troubled, Thought He was a Government Target

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November 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/Steve Cannon) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Friends of the Florida State University alumnus and attorney who shot three people at the school's library early Thursday are remembering him as sweet, smart and understated. But there had been...

Springfield Police Prepared for Protests Following Ruling in Michael Brown Case

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November 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Springfield Police Department maintains it is ready for any potential problems, following the impending decision on whether or not to charge Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in...

Supporters of Rebuilding Cathedral High Gathered to Discuss School’s Future

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November 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Just two weeks after the Bishop of Springfield announced he was rethinking plans to rebuild Cathedral High School, a local group organized to send a clear message: we want our school back. It's no understatement...