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Wednesday August 20, 2014
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Springfield-Area Gas Prices Down 5 Cents a Gallon

August 18th, 2014
(WGGB) -- The price of a gallon of gas continues to fall across the area. For the sixth straight week, the average in the Springfield area has dropped - this time, five cents over the last week to $3.49 per gallon. The survey,...

Local Dogs Take Part in National Soft Serve Ice Cream Day

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August 18th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Some local pets got a sweet treat today as a reprieve from the 'dog days of summer.' Monday, an ice cream social was held at The Good Dog Spot in Chicopee. Dogs at the center got to participate in National Soft...

Father of Abducted Amish Girls Sorry for Suspects

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August 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/St. Lawrence County Sheriff) OSWEGATCHIE, N.Y. (AP) — The father of two Amish girls abducted in northern New York last week said he feels sorry for the two people authorities say kidnapped and sexually abused his daughters. The...

Pope Confirms Hopes for 3-City US Trip in 2015

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August 18th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Onlien : Pope Francis / Facebook) ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has confirmed he wants to go to the United States next year and is considering a three-city trip in September 2015: Philadelphia for a family rally, Washington to...

Missouri Governor Sends Guard, Lifts Ferguson Curfew

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August 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is lifting a curfew while ordering the National Guard to help restore order in a St. Louis suburb that has seen sometimes violent protests since the fatal police shooting of...

Pope Endorses Use of Force in Iraq to Protect Minorities

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August 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) by NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis has endorsed the use of force in Iraq to stop Islamic militants from attacking religious minorities but says the international...

Pro, Anti-Casino Groups Launch Political Campaigns

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August 18th, 2014
By PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Pro and anti-casino groups are launching their campaign operations this week as voters will decide in November whether to repeal the state's casino law. The Committee to Protect...

1 Teen Shot, Another in Custody in Pittsfield

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August 18th, 2014
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- One teenager is in custody and a second is in the hospital after a morning shooting in Pittsfield. The Berkshire Eagle reports that police responded to gunfire in the vicinity of Tyler and First streets just before 9...

Groundbreaking Held for New Holyoke Housing Complex

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August 18th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- The site of a former Holyoke school is poised become a housing development in downtown Holyoke. Monday morning, local and state officials broke ground on the new Chestnut Park project, which is at the site of the...

Hernandez Fiancee Wants Perjury Charges Dismissed

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August 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/Bizuayehu Tesfaye, File) BOSTON (AP) -- The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is seeking to have the perjury charges she faces dismissed. Shayanna Jenkins' lawyers filed a motion in Bristol County Superior...

Former Vermont US Sen. Jeffords Dies at 80

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August 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File) By DAVE GRAM, Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Former Vermont U.S. Sen. James Jeffords, who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent, died...

Lawyer: Autopsy Shows Unarmed Teen Repeatedly Shot

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August 18th, 2014
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The attorney for the family of an unarmed black teenager fatally shot by police says a private autopsy confirms witness accounts that he was shot multiple times. Lawyer Benjamin Crump said Monday that the...

Governors Step into Supermarket Feud Fray

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August 18th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- The governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire are stepping up efforts to broker a deal to bring the Market Basket standoff to an end. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan actively...

Marijuana Company Official Resigns

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August 18th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A top official for a company that won a provisional license to operate two medical marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts has stepped down after it was reported he erroneously claimed he was a college graduate. Kevin Fisher said...

ABC News Reporter Elizabeth Vargas Back in Rehab

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August 18th, 2014
(Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File) by LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC News reporter Elizabeth Vargas has returned to a recovery center to be treated for alcohol dependency, she and the network said...