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Judge Blocks Mass. Ban on Painkiller

April 15th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A federal judge has blocked Massachusetts from banning the powerful new painkiller Zohydro. U.S. District Court Judge Rya Zobel on Tuesday issued the preliminary injunction after the maker of the drug, Zogenix, said in a...

VIDEO: Moment of Silence, Flag Raising Marks Marathon Bombings

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April 15th, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB/AP) — Survivors, first-responders and public officials have observed a moment of silence near the Boston Marathon finish line to mark the moment two pressure cooker bombs exploded a year ago. Three people were killed and 260...

VIDEO: Solemn Tribute Marks Boston Marathon Bombings

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April 15th, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB/AP) — It was a year ago today that Boston was rocked by a deadly bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. And today, survivors of the bombing and family members of the three people who died that day are among...

Mass. Extends State Tax Filing Deadline

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April 15th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Tax procrastinators will have a few more days to file their state returns in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Department of Revenue said Tuesday that because of delays with their electronic filing system they have extended the...

Springfield Traffic Stop Leads to Fugitive Arrest

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April 15th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A traffic stop led Springfield Police to arrest what they call one of their "most wanted" fugitive. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that around 1:00 a.m. Tuesday, two officers were on-patrol on Wilbraham...

Wife of Bomb Suspect Got Triple-Slaying Subpoena

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April 15th, 2014
(AP Photo/Katie Zezima, File) PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The attorney for the wife of the dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect says a federal grand jury asked her for items that belonged to one of the victims in a triple slaying in a Boston suburb...

Suspect in Kansas Shootings Faces Murder Charges

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April 15th, 2014
(AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Kansas prosecutors have filed state-level murder charges against the white supremacist accused in a shooting spree that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban...

Wreath Laying Held at Site of Marathon Bombings

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April 15th, 2014
by DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings has started with a wreath-laying ceremony at the site of the explosions. The ceremony Tuesday morning was attended by the families of the...

President Obama Reflects on Anniversary of Marathon Bombings

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April 15th, 2014
WASHINGTON (WGGB) -- President Obama says that one year later, the nation continues to remember the lives of those killed as a result of the Boston Marathon Bombings. The President adds that through the tragedy, "the most vivid images from...

North Adams Residents to Deliver Hospital Petition

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April 15th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A group of western Massachusetts residents, hospital workers and community leaders are planning a bus trip to the Statehouse to press the governor and legislative leaders to help restore health care services at North Adams...

Crash Causes Multiple Injuries, Road Closure in Holyoke

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April 15th, 2014
HOLYOKE (WGGB) -- Holyoke Fire crews had to use the Jaws of Life Tuesday morning to rescue a driver from a violent crash on Apremont Highway in Holyoke. The crash has closed Route 202 going from Holyoke to Westfield since shortly after...

Red Cross Gives Coping Tips on Bombing Anniversary

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April 15th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) — The American Red Cross shares helpful tips on how to prepare for the emotional struggles the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing may elicit. The April 15 attack, which killed three and injured more than 260, left scars...

Heroin and Opiate Overdoses on the Rise

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April 15th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--Heroin and opiate abuse is a growing problem here in Western Mass. Across the state the rate of drug overdoses has increased to %50 in the last fifteen years. Richard McKeown Program Director for the Carlson Recovery...

Questions Linger Year After Boston Marathon Bombs

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April 15th, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa) by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer BOSTON (AP) — A year after the Boston Marathon bombings, prosecutors say they have a trove of evidence to use against suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR'...

Tuesday’s News on the Go 4/15

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April 15th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--In your News on the Go for this Tuesday morning, it is the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. We'll be bringing you live coverage of the memorial events all day as the city looks back. ABC40's Tom...