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State Police Investigate Fatal Crash In Charlton

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...

Gas Prices Drop Just In Time For Holiday Travel

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December 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A gift that keeps on giving. Gas prices continue to drop across the state. The price fell another 11 cents last week, making it the steepest weekly decline in 6 years. $2.52 is the average price for a gallon of...

Advice on Getting Children Asleep Ahead of Santa’s Arrival

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December 23rd, 2014
(WGGB) -- Tomorrow night might be the most exciting night of the year for many children, and many parents are all too familiar with the struggle of getting their little ones to bed. Dr. Anthony Jackson from the sleep lab at Baystate Medical...

Businesses Eager For Amtrak Service To Launch

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December 23rd, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass (WGGB) -- It is under a week now until Amtrak service rolls through the Pioneer Valley for the first time in decades, and local businesses are preparing for a boost. Local stops will include Greenfield, Northampton, and...

Southwest Jet Loses Wingtip in LaGuardia Airport Incident

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December 23rd, 2014
(AP Photo/Jenny Kao) By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ NEW YORK (AP) — Some Christmas fliers got their wings clipped — literally. Two jets at New York's LaGuardia Airport got a little too close for comfort Tuesday morning, with one ripping the...

Six People Arrested Following Two Drug Raids in Ware

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December 23rd, 2014
WARE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Six people are facing drug-related charges following two separate raids in Ware on Tuesday. Ware Police Chief Dennis Healey says that Tuesday morning, officers executed search warrants at two town addresses - one at 97A...

Dow Tops 18,000 as Market Reaches New Highs

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December 23rd, 2014
(AP) -- The Dow Jones industrial average is breaking through another milestone, closing above 18,000 points for the first time following more encouraging news on the U.S. economy. The government reported early Tuesday that the economy grew at...

Springfield Man Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges

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December 23rd, 2014
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Springfield man is under arrest, charged with trafficking drugs. Agawam Police Sgt. Jennifer Blanchette says that officers arrested 24-year-old Reinaldo Laporte of Springfield in the town's Feeding Hills section on...

Marathon Bombing Suspect Wants Trial Delayed

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December 23rd, 2014
(Photo: FBI via AP) By PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Lawyers for the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect are asking a federal judge to delay his trial until September. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv)...

Murderer Linked to 1987 Death of Woman from Amherst

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December 23rd, 2014
CONCORD, N.H. (WGGB/AP) — Authorities say a convicted murderer who died in prison in Rhode Island in 2011 also killed women in New Hampshire and Massachusetts more than three decades ago. Edward Mayrand, who was convicted of killing...

City to Pumpkin Fest Organizers: Pay Up for Melee

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December 23rd, 2014
(AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Jeremy Fox, File) KEENE, N.H. (AP) -- Officials in a New Hampshire city want the organizers of an annual pumpkin festival to pay $90,000 in costs incurred after violent disturbances broke out this year. WMUR-TV...

Greenfield Man Facing Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop

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December 23rd, 2014
GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Greenfield man is facing drug charges after an traffic stop Tuesday morning. Greenfield Police say around 5 a.m. Tuesday, an officer on-patrol near the Franklin County House of Correction saw a vehicle...