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Lawyers for Aaron Hernandez Ask to Move Trial to Hampden or Worcester Co.

September 30th, 2014
(AP Photo/CJ Gunther, Pool) (WGGB) -- Lawyers for Aaron Hernandez are requesting a change of venue for his murder trial. In a court filing Tuesday, Hernandez's lawyers requested the trial be moved to a county "outside the boundaries of the...

MADD Recognizes Amherst Police for Drunk Driving Efforts

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September 30th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- Mothers Against Drunk Driving honored Amherst Police Tuesday for their commitment to enforce drunk driving laws in the town and their work to prevent underage drinking. The department was presented with the "Police...

Manny’s TV and Appliances expands to Westfield

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September 30th, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- It was a grand opening event for local business Manny's TV & Appliances. The business opened their fifth store in Westfield this morning. It's been six and a half years since Westfield has seen a Manny's...

Groundbreaking Held for Second Phase of Runway Renovations at Barnes

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September 30th, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Ground is broken for the second phase the runway reconstruction project at Barnes Air National Guard base in Westfield. The multi-million project will consist of an aircraft parking ramp for the 104th Fighter...

Special Honor for 102-Year-Old Springfield Woman

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September 30th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- There was a special birthday celebration at a Springfield elementary school Tuesday. Ms. Alberta Howard was honored on her 102nd birthday at the DeBerry Elementary School on Union Street. A city resident,...

State Warns of Scam Targeting Brazilian Community

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September 30th, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB) -- State officials are issuing a warning to investors - especially those in the Brazilian community - of a phone scam circulating across the state. That warning is over iFreex, which Mass. Secretary of the Commonwealth William...

Virus Probed in Polio-Like Cases at Boston Children’s Hospital

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September 30th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston Children's Hospital says it is treating four patients for muscle weakness or paralysis similar to nine cases reported in Colorado, and they are investigating if the symptoms are related to enterovirus 68. Neurologist...

Police: 1 Child Hurt, School Evacuated in Kentucky

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September 30th, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police say one child has been injured and a high school has been evacuated after a report of weapons seen on the campus in Louisville, Kentucky. Spokeswoman Alicia Smiley says the child sustained non-life threatening...

Olympian Michael Phelps Arrested on DUI Charge

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September 30th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) BALTIMORE (WGGB/AP) — Authorities say Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in Maryland. Transit police say they stopped the 29-year-old Phelps at the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore...

Bay Path University Receives Federal Grant

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September 30th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Two Massachusetts colleges are among 24 nationwide to share in a $75 million Education Department to foster innovation in college value and efficiency. Bay Path University in Longmeadow received more than $3.5 million while...

Balloon Handlers Needed for Parade of Big Balloons

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September 30th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Spirit of Springfield is looking for hundreds of volunteers to help with the upcoming Tower Square Parade of Big Balloons. On Friday, November 28, thousands will line the streets of downtown Springfield as the...

Lt. Col. Fontenot to be Buried in Colorado

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September 30th, 2014
(Photo Provided by Barnes ANGB) AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) -- A Massachusetts Air National Guard pilot who was killed in the crash of an F-15C fighter jet will be buried at the Air Force Academy in Colorado. Lt. Col. Morris M. Fontenot...

Secret Service Head Takes Heat on White House Breach

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September 30th, 2014
by ALICIA A. CALDWELL and JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday the agency failed in executing its plan to protect the...

Marathon Bombing Suspects’ Sister Faces NYC Judge

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September 30th, 2014
(AP Photo/Boston Herald, Mark Garfinkel, Pool, File) By COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- A sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was led away in handcuffs Tuesday after a brief court appearance on allegations that she...

Man Facing Molestation Charges in Berkshire Co. Held Without Bail

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September 30th, 2014
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (AP) — A Connecticut man described by prosecutors as a serial child molester has been held without bail in Massachusetts after being charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy. The Berkshire Eagle reports that...