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Friday April 18, 2014

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Elderly Man Displaced After Fire at Home in Orange

April 17th, 2014
ORANGE, Mass. (WGGB) – Orange Fire officials responded to a house fire Thursday afternoon. It was at a single-family residence at 115 Brookside Road where an elderly man lived by himself. An initial investigation into the blaze showed an...

Chicopee Comp High School Holds Suicide Prevention Walk

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April 17th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- They're raising awareness for suicide prevention at Chicopee Comprehensive High School, with the first Out of the Darkness Walk on campus. Organized by the "HOPE" Club, students are walking to draw attention to this...

Chelsea Clinton Expecting First Child

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April 17th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online / Gbcue / Wikicommons2008) by KEN THOMAS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year. The daughter of former President Bill...

Two Men Arrested in Amherst on Drug Charges

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April 17th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- An anti-crime task force investigation has led to the arrest of two men on drug charges. Mary Carey, spokesperson for the Northwestern District Attorney's office, says that on Tuesday afternoon, investigators executed a...

Ware Man Pleads Guilty to Social Security Fraud

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April 17th, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB) -- A Ware man is set to be sentenced later this year after he pleaded guilty defrauding the Social Security Administration of over $50,000. The office of U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Carmen Ortiz says that 43-year-old Carl...

Holyoke Students Celebrate Reading with Community

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April 17th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB)- All students and teachers in Holyoke are participating in a district-wide 25 books campaign. The goal for the program is to read  at least 25 books and one million words in a year. Thursday, Donahue School...

President Obama: 8 Million Signed Up for Health Care

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April 17th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says 8 million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges. That's 1 million more than congressional scorekeepers had initially projected. Obama also says 35 percent...

All-Clear Given After Bomb Threat at UMass Boston

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April 17th, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB) -- A building on the campus of UMass Boston was evacuated Thursday following a bomb threat. The university issued a campus alert and tweeted around 12:45 p.m. that there was possibly a bomb in Wheatley Hall. As a result,...

Mass. State Police to Keep an Eye on Boston Marathon from the Sky

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April 17th, 2014
(ABC40's Ray Hershel goes airborne with the Air Wing) FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- Law enforcement are set to have a heavy presence on the ground for Monday's 118th running of the Boston Marathon. However, there will be an increased...

Patrick Names Gants State’s Chief Justice

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April 17th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: Mass. Supreme Jud. Court) By BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Deval Patrick has nominated Supreme Judicial Court Justice Ralph Gants to serve as the chief justice of the state's highest court. If...

President Obama Hopeful for Ukraine Following Talks

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April 17th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he hopes Russia lives up to its agreement with Ukraine but adds that Russia's previous actions give him concern. Obama says his hope is that Russia will follow through in the next several days...

MGM Asks State to Delay Casino Fee Collection

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April 17th, 2014
By PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Casino giant MGM is asking Massachusetts gambling regulators to slow down the process of collecting required state fees for a casino license in the state's western region as it seeks to...

Aaron Hernandez Associate Accused of Lying to Feds

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April 17th, 2014
By DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer BOSTON (AP) -- An associate of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has appeared in federal court in Orlando, Fla., on charges in a gun trafficking investigation related to...

Springfield Murder Suspect Held Without Bail

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April 17th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Springfield woman arrested on a murder charge appeared in court this morning. Diomaris Valentin, 28, of Springfield was arrested Wednesday, accused in the murder of 61-year-old Craig Sheridan. Sheridan's...

Pathfinder Students Share ‘Food for Thought’

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April 17th, 2014
PALMER, Mass. (WGGB) -- The older we get, the more important healthy eating becomes. But when you're 17 and you've got homework, sports, college applications, and prom to worry about, keeping tabs of your daily sodium intake often takes a...