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UMass Police Looking for Man Following Indecent Exposure Incident

August 21st, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- UMass is warning the public to be on the lookout for a man they say exposed himself in a university parking lot. UMass Police say a woman parked her car Wednesday in Lot 25 along Commonwealth Avenue when another car...

2 American Ebola Patients Released from Hospital

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August 21st, 2014
by KATIE FOODY and JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — The two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital after nearly three weeks of treatment,...

Family Dollar Rejects Dollar General Offer

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August 21st, 2014
(Ross Taylor/Associated Press) MATTHEWS, N.C. (AP) -- Family Dollar is rebuffing Dollar General's takeover bid, citing antitrust issues. The discounter's board supports its existing merger with Dollar Tree. Family Dollar Stores Inc. Chairman...

Justice Dept. Announces $17B Settlement with Bank of America

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August 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) by PETE YOST and MARCY GORDON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has announced a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in...

Sisters Rescued from Bottom of Hotel Pool

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August 21st, 2014
YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) -- Two young sisters from New York vacationing on Cape Cod have been flown to a Boston hospital after they were pulled unconscious from a motel swimming pool. Police and paramedics, as well EMTs from a passing Dennis...

51 UPS Retail Stores Breached

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August 21st, 2014
(AP) -- Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores. A spokeswoman for UPS says the information includes card numbers, postal and email...

Drive-By Shooting Targets Men on George St. Porch

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August 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- Three young men avoided any injury when they were targeted in a drive-by shooting in Springfield early Thursday. Springfield Police say that officers were dispatched around 12:40 a.m., when their ShotSpotter system...

Traffic Alert: Resurfacing Work to Begin on Several Holyoke Roads

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August 21st, 2014
HOLYOKE (WGGB) -- Several streets in Holyoke will be under construction starting Thursday, as the Department of Public Works prepares roads for paving. Crews from Garrity Asphalt Reclaiming, Inc. will begin removing asphalt from sections of these...

Hamas Says Three Senior Leaders Killed in Gaza Strike

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August 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/Adel Hana) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior leaders of the Hamas military wing on Thursday, the militant group said, in what is likely to be a major blow to the organization's morale and a...

Streets of Ferguson Quieter, as Grand Jury Hears Evidence

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August 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Curtis Compton) FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Some protesters returned to the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, Wednesday evening but in smaller numbers. They marched around a single block as a thunderstorm filled...

Learn, Don’t Shoot. Message from Group to Returning Students.

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August 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- "No violence as you head back to school." That positive message going out to students and parents Wednesday night by a local group in Springfield. The group called : "One Springfield: Young People Stand Up," held...

Marijuana Supplier Named Pot Playboy gets 27 Years

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August 20th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- Prosecutors say a Canadian drug kingpin who was one of New York's biggest marijuana suppliers and was dubbed the Pot Playboy has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for leading a $1 billion international drug trafficking...

Man faces charges in killings of Lowell brothers

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August 20th, 2014
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) -- Authorities say an arrest has been made in connection with the shooting deaths of two brothers in Lowell. Police and the Middlesex District Attorney's office announced Wednesday that 28-year-old Dara Poum, of Chelsea, had...

Governor Candidate Profile: Charlie Baker

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August 20th, 2014
Springfield, MA (WGGB)---Charlie Baker is the top front-runner in the race for governor. He's been here before having lost to Deval Patrick in 2010. Baker says jobs and education are his top priorities. "For me the big thing is always going to...

UMass Amherst Professor Remembers Former Student James Foley

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August 20th, 2014
Amherst (WGGB)-- Before he became a Journalist, James Foley studied writing at UMass Amherst. The New Hampshire native graduated with a masters degree in 2003. "Jim Foley was a young man of acute intelligence, a young man of great...