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Thu, September 18, 2014
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Animal Cruelty Charges Against Berkshire Co. Man Dismissed

September 17th, 2014
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) -- A judge has dismissed more than 30 counts of animal cruelty against a Berkshire County man who was breeding cats, ruling that authorities' search of his properties violated his constitutional rights. In total, 31...

Three Arraigned in Disappearance of Fitchburg Boy

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September 17th, 2014
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- Three Fitchburg residents charged with hindering the investigation into the disappearance and death of a 5-year-old boy have been arraigned in Superior Court. Christian Sierra, Ashley Cormier and Caily Thibault pleaded...

TRAFFIC ALERT: 2 Lanes Closed on I-90WB in Westfield

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September 17th, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- 2 lanes are currently closed on I-90 Westbound following a truck rollover this morning. State Police say the accident involved two tractor trailers and one of vehicles did end up on its side.  However, no one was...

WPI Students Dies in Fall from Parking Garage

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September 17th, 2014
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- A Worcester Polytechnic Institute sophomore from Maryland has died in a fall from a parking garage. Officials at the Massachusetts college identified the victim as 19-year-old Patrick Theron Degenhardt of...

Vikings Reverse Course, Suspend Peterson Amid Charges

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September 17th, 2014
(AP Photo/Tom Gannam, File) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt/commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child...

Cigarette Sparks Fire that Destroys Mobile Home in Springfield

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September 17th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- A cigarette sparked a large fire that destroyed a mobile home in Springfield early Wednesday morning. Aide to the Springfield Fire Commissioner Dennis Leger says firefighters responded to the one-story mobile home at 54...

FIBA Rules Players Can Wear Religious Headgear

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September 17th, 2014
(Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir is a former Springfield basketball stand-out, who chose not to pursue a professional basketball career due to FIBA’s rule on headscarfs during games.) (AP) -- International basketball's governing body said Tuesday that...

House Passes Bills Highlighting IRS Controversy

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September 17th, 2014
(Ctsy: MGN Online) WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House has passed three bills designed to highlight complaints that the IRS mistreated conservative political groups when they applied for tax-exempt status. One bill forbids IRS workers from using...

Armed Robbery Suspect Facing Stiff Charges Under New Law

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September 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- Fake gun, real charges. It's a story only ABC40 brought to you with chilling video of a violent armed robbery last week in Springfield. An accused robber, caught on camera, fighting with a clerk. "It is shocking to...

Twin Sisters Plead Not Guilty to Medical Fraud

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September 16th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Twin sisters who once lived in Massachusetts have pleaded not guilty to charges they stole more than $580,000 from federal, state and local agencies by allegedly providing unlicensed psychological services. The Massachusetts...

Clinton Urges Renewal of 9/11 Compensation Act

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September 16th, 2014
By JILL COLVIN Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Congress on Tuesday to reauthorize federal legislation that compensates first responders who got sick working at ground zero in the...

Union Appeals Rice’s Indefinite Suspension by NFL

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September 16th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) BALTIMORE, MD (AP) -- The NFL players' union has appealed the league's indefinite suspension of Ray Rice. Rice was originally handed a two-game suspension in July under the NFL's personal conduct policy after he...

Man Drives Across US, Confesses To 1997 Homicide

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September 16th, 2014
PHOENIX (AP) — A cold case homicide has been solved after a man, apparently racked with guilt, drove across the country to confess killing an Arizona woman with a flashlight more than 15 years ago. Matthew Gibson has been sentenced to 10...

Massachusetts Paratrooper Laid to Rest

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September 16th, 2014
Photo Courtesy of WCVB, ABC Affiliate in Boston NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Hundreds have paid their respects and flags lined the streets of a central Massachusetts town to honor a paratrooper killed in Afghanistan. The Worcester Telegram &...

Aaron Hernandez: I Felt Helpless to Refuse Police

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September 16th, 2014
(AP Photo/CJ Gunther, Pool) FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez says in a court filing that he felt helpless and concerned about his fiancee and their baby when police investigating a 2013 killing...