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Man Charged in Cape Cod Fatal Shooting

April 15th, 2014
BOURNE, Mass. (AP) -- A Buzzards Bay man has been charged in the fatal shooting of a man found lying on a street in Bourne. The Cape and Islands district attorney's office said Tuesday that 25-year-old Sonny Tavares has been charged with murder,...

UMass Reseachers Gather Data on Gambling’s Impact in Massachusetts

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April 15th, 2014
(AMHERST, Mass.) (WGGB)--Two members of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission got briefed on Tuesday on a massive research project being conducted at the University of Massachusetts. Researchers are conducting a three and a half million dollar...

Edward Kamuda, Titanic Historical Society Founder, Dies at 74

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April 15th, 2014
(SPRINGFIELD, Mass) (WGGB)--Edward Kamuda who founded the Titanic Historical Society has died at the age of 74. Kamuda passed away Sunday at home after a long illness. He and five others founded the THS in 1963. The organization became...

Montague Man Sentenced After Failing to Register as Sex Offender

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April 15th, 2014
MONTAGUE, Mass. (WGGB) – An alleged homeless man from Montague was charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender Monday. William Brannigan, 55, who’s address is listed as homeless plead guilty in Franklin Superior Court on charges of...

Colo. Man Charged with Sending Nude Pictures to 12-Year-Old Mass. Girl

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April 15th, 2014
ORANGE, Mass. (WGGB) – A man from Colorado was arraigned in Franklin Superior Court on charges of Enticement of a Child under Age 16, among other charges. Daniel Gordon, 23, from Colorado Springs, Colo. was also charged with two counts of...

Agawam Man Arraigned on Charges of Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

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April 15th, 2014
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) – An Agawam man was arraigned on two counts of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, Monday. Ferdinand Fountain, 45, is a Level 3, Habitual Offender. In the past he was convicted of rape and lied about where he...

Crowds Gather in Boston to Commemorate Boston Marathon Bombings

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April 15th, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB) -- Tuesday was a day to remember and honor those injured and killed during the Boston Marathon Bombings and its aftermath, as well as recognize the first responders, doctors and nurses who helped when terror struck. The day...

Rainy Weather Creating Concerns Over Flooding

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April 15th, 2014
(WGGB) -- With that flood warning in effect, a close eye is being kept on rivers and other water-ways. It has been raining consistently and coming down hard at times. Obviously, it is beautiful seeing the water here at the Holyoke dam, but...

Local Residents Make Last-Minute Push to Complete Taxes

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April 15th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Today, April 15 is tax day. Here in the Bay State, the deadline for state income tax returns has been extended until Friday because of problems with the electronic filing system, but federal taxes still need to...

NBA D-League Announces Sale of Springfield Armor

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April 15th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- After weeks of speculation, the Springfield Armor is officially leaving the Birthplace of Basketball for the Midwest. The NBA Development League, or D-League, announced Tuesday that the Armor have been sold to SSJ...

Two Water and Sewer Projects to Impact Springfield Motorists

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April 15th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Two separate Springfield water and sewer projects are set to impact motorists beginning next week. Springfield's Water and Sewer Commission says that beginning Monday, April 21, crews will begin work to replace sewer...

Conn. Man Charged with Assaulting Infant Daughter

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April 15th, 2014
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A man has been arrested and charged with assaulting his 2-month-old daughter who is hospitalized in critical condition. Hartford police say 32-year-old Marcus Rooks of Manchester was arrested Tuesday and charged with...

Judge Blocks Mass. Ban on Painkiller

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April 15th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A federal judge has blocked Massachusetts from banning the powerful new painkiller Zohydro. U.S. District Court Judge Rya Zobel on Tuesday issued the preliminary injunction after the maker of the drug, Zogenix, said in a...

VIDEO: Moment of Silence, Flag Raising Marks Marathon Bombings

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April 15th, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB/AP) — Survivors, first-responders and public officials have observed a moment of silence near the Boston Marathon finish line to mark the moment two pressure cooker bombs exploded a year ago. Three people were killed and 260...

VIDEO: Solemn Tribute Marks Boston Marathon Bombings

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April 15th, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB/AP) — It was a year ago today that Boston was rocked by a deadly bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. And today, survivors of the bombing and family members of the three people who died that day are among...