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Thu, December 18, 2014
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Premiere of “The Interview” Cancelled Over Threats

December 17th, 2014
(AP Photo/Nick Ut, File) NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York premiere of the comedy "The Interview" has been canceled following threats of violence against theaters carrying it. The Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy is about a CIA plot to kill...

FDA to Require Menus to List Calorie Counts for Alcohol

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December 17th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Don't want to be confronted with the number of calories in that margarita or craft beer? Then avoid the menu and order at the bar. New menu labeling rules from the Food and Drug Administration will require chain restaurants...

Russian Ruble Opens Down in Wake of Interest Rate Hike

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December 17th, 2014
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's embattled currency, the ruble, is down 3.5 percent at the opening of trading in Moscow. The ruble lost over 15 percent of its value this week despite Tuesday's massive interest rate hike by the Russian central...

Pakistan Mourns 141 Killed in Military School Attack

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December 17th, 2014
(AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad) PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan is mourning as the nation prepares for mass funerals for 141 people, most of them children, killed in a Taliban attack on a military-run school in the country's northwest. A...

Clinton Denounces Torture, Says Black Lives Matter

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December 16th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton says she's proud to have been part of an administration that worked to ban brutal interrogations and says the U.S. should never condone or practice torture anywhere in the world. Clinton spoke about the...

Plans Made for Displaced Families Following Essex House Collapse

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December 16th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Their world came crumbling down last Thursday. But at the City Council meeting Tuesday night, Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse announced a plan for those nine families who were displaced by the Essex House collapse....

Holyoke School Committee Suspends Plans to Add Extra Buses

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December 16th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Plans for additional school buses this winter in Holyoke have been suspended, which means some students will have to brave the cold. The plan to utilize extra buses would have cost the city more than $128,000....

Elementary Teacher Asks to Revise Wellness Policy

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December 16th, 2014
LUDLOW, Mass (WGGB)-- It's a long-time controversy in schools, to bring or not to bring food inside the classrooms. Tuesday night one Ludlow elementary teacher and mother of a peanut allergy child addressed the school committee on this very...

Longmeadow Police On High Alert After Six Break-Ins in One Week

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December 16th, 2014
LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Longmeadow Police Department is on high alert, after six homes were broken into this past week. Police say thieves have been breaking into homes around Blueberry Hill Road, Converse Street, and Longmeadow High...

The Debate Is Over: It’s a “Christmas Tree” in Front of Holyoke City Hall

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December 16th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- The debate is now over. The tree in front of Holyoke City Hall will now be called a "Christmas Tree." City Councilors Tuesday night voted 12-1 to reinstate its original name, after recently being called a "Holiday...

Obama Signs $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill into Law

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December 16th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With little fanfare to mark a rare bipartisan achievement, President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed a massive, $1.1 trillion spending bill that keeps the government operating over the next nine months. The legislation was...

Springfield Man Pulls Knife on Police

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December 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Springfield man is behind bars after police say he pulled a knife on them Tuesday morning. Springfield Police, along with troopers from the State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Unit, and members of a U.S....

JCC Celebrates Hanukkah with Lighting of Huge Menorah

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December 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Hanukkah officially began at sundown Tuesday and the celebration kicked off inside the Springfield Jewish Community Center with family friendly games, crafts, and food - including the potato pancakes known as...

Fire Crews in Chicopee Battling House Fire

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December 16th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Chicopee Fire Department is on the scene of a house fire on Warwick Road. The call came in just after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. One engine remains on Warwick Road. The Chicopee Fire Department could not release...

State Police: Nearly 60 Heroin/Opiate Related Deaths Since December 1st

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December 16th, 2014
Map of the suspected heroin overdose locations and numbers since December 1st in Massachusetts. Boston, Springfield and Worcester data is not included in this chart. SPRINGFIELD, Mass.  (WGGB) -- State Police report they've responded to 58...