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Gov. Baker Extends Health Connector Payment Deadline

January 23rd, 2015
BOSTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Massachusetts Health Connector payment deadline has been extended through January 28. Governor Charlie Baker made the announcement Friday night saying, "With long wait times, the Health Connector is still struggling to...

Jason Strickland Denied New Trial in Beating of Haleigh Poutre

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January 23rd, 2015
BOSTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- The state's highest court has denied a new trial for Jason Strickland, the man convicted of beating his step-daughter, Haleigh Poutre. The Supreme Judicial Court announced their decision Friday. Strickland was found...

Federal Judge Strikes Down Gay-Marriage Ban in Alabama

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January 23rd, 2015
By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- A federal judge has struck down Alabama laws banning gay marriage. U.S. District Callie V.S. Granade ruled Friday in favor of two Mobile women who sued to challenge Alabama's refusal...

Privacy Concerns Over Health Care Website Prompt Reversal

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January 23rd, 2015
(Image Courtesy: MGN) By JACK GILLUM and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bowing to privacy concerns, the Obama administration reversed itself Friday, scaling back the release of consumers' personal information...

Issue of Homelessness Discussed at Legislative Breakfast

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January 23rd, 2015
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Teaming up to tackle the issue of homelessness in the community. This morning, more than a dozen legislators met with representatives from local non-profits to address the problem and take steps toward a...

Family Displaced Following House Fire in Longmeadow

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January 23rd, 2015
LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- A house fire on Birchwood Avenue in Longmeadow Friday evening has left the family that lives there displaced after firefighters from two communities were brought to the scene. The call came from a neighbor around...

Surgeon Killed at Boston Hospital Laid to Rest

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January 23rd, 2015
photo Susan Symonds/AP WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) -- Hundreds of people attended the funeral of a cardiac surgeon who was shot to death in a murder-suicide at a prominent Boston hospital earlier this week. The service for Dr. Michael Davidson was...

HCC, Westfield State Form Partnership for Low-Cost College Program

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January 23rd, 2015
(WGGB) -- Helping with the high cost of a college education. A local community college and a local university are partnering to offer a low cost college degree. Holyoke Community College President William Messner and interim Westfield State...

YWCA Receives Grant to Combat Domestic Violence, Sexual Abuse

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January 23rd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The YWCA of Western Massachusetts gets a big grant to fight domestic violence and sexual abuse. The nearly $1 million dollar grant comes from the U.S. Department of Justice. It will be distributed over a three...

Two Arrested Following Chicopee Break-In

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January 23rd, 2015
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Two Springfield men are under arrest after police caught them allegedly breaking into a Chicopee home. Chicopee Police Officer Michael Wilk says that around 11:40 a.m. Friday, police received a call of a suspicious...

Holyoke Police Recognizes Four Retiring Members of the Department

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January 23rd, 2015
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Holyoke Police Department says goodbye to four members who spent long careers in the Paper City. A captain and three officers are retiring and the department had a small gathering to wish them well and thank...

Holyoke’s Hazen Paper Makes Super Bowl XLIX Program Cover

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January 23rd, 2015
HOLYOKE, Mass (WGGB) --  For the 12th straight year, there’s a unique Western Mass. connection to the Super Bowl. It’s a company that’s been a fixture on the Holyoke business landscape for more than 85 years. The official program of...

Recall Roundup: Burgers and Nuts

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January 23rd, 2015
WGGB- Burgers with nuts that dont belong and nuts with bacteria that doesnt belong top our recall roundup for this Friday January 23rd Franklin Farms issues allergy alerts for chili-bean veggiburgers due to undeclared peanut allergen....

’20/20′ Examines UMass Student Informant Program

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January 23rd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Back in October 2013, ABC40 reported on the death of a UMass junior from a drug overdose. It was later learned that the student, identified only as Logan, had agreed to a deal not to be arrested if he became a...

Opponents Weigh Referendum on Boston’s 2024 Olympics Bid

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January 23rd, 2015
By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Opponents of bringing the 2024 Summer Olympics to Boston are weighing a voter referendum. The group No Boston Olympics says it could pursue a question for the 2016 statewide election or the...