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Monday July 28, 2014
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Man in Hospital After Hit and Run in Chicopee

July 26th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Chicopee Police responded to a call of a man down in Chicopee Friday night. Around 11:35 p.m., officers found an unconscious male at the intersection of McKinstry Avenue and Kendall Street, lying on the road. It is...

Saturday’s News on the Go 7/26

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July 26th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- House passes "Amanda's Law", Obama meets with Latin American presidents, 12-hour cease fire between Israel and Hamas begins, wreckage of Algerian flight found, 3 kids killed by carjackers in Philadelphia and American...

3 Vehicle Crash Sends Man to Hospital in Peabody

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July 26th, 2014
PEABODY, Mass. (WGGB) -- Massachusetts State Police from the Danvers Barracks responded to a three vehicle crash on Route 1 North in Peabody around six o'clock Saturday morning. According to police, one of the vehicles struck a utility pole,...

Rollover Crash Leaves 1 dead, 2 injured in Worcester

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July 26th, 2014
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- One man is dead and two others are hospitalized with serious injuries following a rollover crash on a highway in Worcester. State police say a vehicle rolled over on an elevated portion of Route 190 on Friday, landing on...

US Evacuates Embassy in Libya Amid Clashes

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July 26th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department has shuttered the U.S. embassy in Libya and evacuated American staffers there as the security situation in the capital Tripoli deteriorates amid worsening clashes between rival militias. The department said...

Police Seek Suspects in Overnight Shootings

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July 26th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) - Springfield Police are looking for suspects in two shootings that happened overnight. The first occurred just before 1 a.m. on Sumner Avenue. Police were alerted to the incident by the Shot Spotter system. When they arrived...

North Korea Fires Short-Range Missile into Sea

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July 26th, 2014
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's Defense Ministry says North Korea has fired a short-range ballistic missile into waters off its east coast. The launch is the latest in a slew of missile and rocket tests the North has been conducting in...

UN Finds Second Black Box of Air Algerie Jet

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July 26th, 2014
(AP Photo/Kevin Cleynhens) PARIS (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande said Saturday he wants the remains of all passengers on the Air Algerie plane that fell from the sky and disintegrated to be brought to France and the site of this...

Connecticut Seeking Upgraded Freight Rail Line

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July 26th, 2014
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A 390-mile freight rail system linking New England to the rest of the Northeast lacks a key element: a 21st-century rail line in Connecticut. Elected officials in Connecticut are backed by regional business owners and the...

Kiteboarders Object to Sport’s Ban on Cape Cod

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July 26th, 2014
(Robert E. Klein/Associated Press) BOSTON (AP) -- Kiteboarders are pushing back against bans of their increasingly popular sport in the protected waters off Cape Cod. Federal officials say the kites are scaring away piping plovers and other...

Embattled Grocery Chain Asks Workers to Return

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July 26th, 2014
By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) -- The beleaguered New England grocery store chain Market Basket is appealing to workers to return after a week of protests and halted store deliveries demanding the return of its...

No Truce, but 12-hour Lull in Gaza Fighting Begins

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July 26th, 2014
(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- A 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire has begun to allow civilians in Gaza to receive aid and evacuate to safer areas. The Israeli military says Saturday's 12-hour pause began at 8 a.m....

Storm Week: When Lightning Strikes

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July 25th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Lightning brightens the sky on a stormy night.  Many call it a light show, free of charge by Mother Nture. However, you could pay in other ways. "She thought she heard a lightning strike pretty close," says...

Mathieson Relieved Amanda’s Law Passes in Mass. House

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July 25th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass (WGGB) -- Michelle Mathieson will always be angry that some Chicopee Police officers snapped and spread photos of her daughter Amanda Plasse's dead body. Now that emotion is leading to a new law. "It's disgusting, it's outright...

Israel: 12-Hour Gaza Cease-fire to Start Saturday

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July 25th, 2014
(AP Photo/Hatem Moussa) JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military says a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza will start Saturday morning. The military says in a statement that the lull will start at 8 a.m. local time Saturday and end at 8...