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US Stocks Plunge Over 300 Points, Wiping Out July’s Gains

July 31st, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks had their worst one-day drop since February as traders worried about weak corporate earnings and the looming end of economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve. The drop interrupted a prolonged advance in the market...

State: Fmr. Westfield State President Spent $180K for Personal Use

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July 31st, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB) -- A state investigation says that former Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle spent over $180,000 in university money for personal expenses during his time with the school. Dobelle retired late last year, just...

North Adams Hospital Gets New Ownership

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July 31st, 2014
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (WGGB) -- The former North Adams Regional Hospital finally has new ownership. At a hearing today, Berkshire Medical Center was the highest bidder. The hospital closed in March due to financial troubles, leaving more than 500...

Red Sox Send Stephen Drew to Yankees for Johnson

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July 31st, 2014
(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese) by HOWARD ULMAN, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have obtained third baseman Kelly Johnson from the New York Yankees for shortstop Stephen Drew. Drew hit .253 for the World...

Newspaper Publishers Fault Domestic Violence Bill

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July 31st, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- The head of a newspaper association is faulting a portion of a bill intended to overhaul the state's domestic violence laws. Massachusetts Newspaper Publishers Association Executive Director Robert Ambrogi criticized the bill for...

US Sen. Warren to Visit Western Mass. as Part of Statewide Tour

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July 31st, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is taking advantage of the congressional break to tour Massachusetts cities and towns. The Democratic lawmaker says she wants to talk about what she calls her agenda of fighting for Massachusetts and...

Orioles Get Miller in Trade with Red Sox

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July 31st, 2014
by DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have obtained left-hander reliever Andrew Miller from the Boston Red Sox for minor league pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez. Miller provides the AL East-leading Orioles...

Basketball Hall of Fame Prepares for Enshrinement

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July 31st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Putting a shine on one of the jewels of Springfield. Preparations for the 2014 Basketball Hall of Fame induction weekend are in full swing and part of those preps involved sprucing up the silver dome. A giant crane...

MONDAY AT ABC40 – 40 Force: E-ZPass

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July 31st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It's been several months since tolls were reinstated along the western portion of the Mass. Pike and likely, many of you have been stuck in congestion at the tolls. There is, however, a way to breeze through those...

US Warns Against Traveling to Ebola-Hit Countries

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July 31st, 2014
by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are warning Americans not to travel to the three African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola. The travel advisory issued Thursday applies to non-essential travel to...

Sox Trade Lackey, Minor Leaguer to the Cardinals

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July 31st, 2014
(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File) (WGGB) -- The Red Sox are reportedly making some more moves as the trade deadline approaches. Just hours after Sox pitcher Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes were traded to Oakland, the Sox announced...

Holyoke Bar Gets Liquor License Back

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July 31st, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) --  Double Six bar in Holyoke is now open after getting its liquor license revoked three weeks ago. The city license commission suspended the bar's liquor license on July 9, after gunshots were fired outside of the bar on...

Demoted Worker Shoots CEO, Kills Self in Chicago

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July 31st, 2014
By DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) -- A demoted worker shot and critically wounded his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself Thursday inside a downtown high-rise office building in Chicago's bustling financial district,...

Man Found Floating in East Longmeadow Pool Has Died

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July 31st, 2014
EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- An East Longmeadow man has died after police find him floating face down in his pool. East Longmeadow Police Sgt. Richard Bates says that it's believed that the 61-year old resident of John Street was cleaning...

Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes Traded to Oakland

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July 31st, 2014
(Photos Courtesy: Boston Red Sox) (WGGB) -- As the Major League Baseball trade deadline looms for later today, two members of the Red Sox are heading west. The Red Sox say that Sox pitcher Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes have been...