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Saturday August 02, 2014
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Mass. Legislature Holds Final Formal Meeting of Year

July 31st, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- It could be a long day for state legislators as they rush to complete work on several proposed new laws. Thursday marks the end of formal meetings in the two-year legislative session that began in January 2013. Lawmakers are...

Average US 30-Year Mortgage Rate at 4.12 Percent

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July 31st, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Average U.S. mortgage rates declined slightly this week, hovering near their lows for the year. Mortgage company Freddie Mac says the nationwide average for a 30-year loan slipped to 4.12 percent from 4.13 percent last...

Woodstock, VT Man Arrested in Deerfield Following Police Pursuit

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July 31st, 2014
photo courtesy MA State Police DEERFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A 30-year-old man from Woodstock, Vermont was taken into custody Thursday evening in Deerfield on multiple drug and motor vehicle violations after spike strips were put down to stop him...

Majestic Theater’s Open Mic Night

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July 31st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--Looking for a night of entertainment with a wide variety of talents? Floyd Patterson joins ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz to talk about hosting the Majestic Theater's Open Mic Nights every Tuesday and it's grand finale...

Detective Seeks Justice, after K-9 Killed by Poisoning

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July 31st, 2014
RHODE ISLAND (WGGB) -- A police detective from Westport, Mass. is seeking justice, after his canine died from poisoning. Detective Jeff Majewski maintains that a criminal intentionally poisoned his German shepherd, Siren, as revenge for something...

Invasive Beetle Found in Massachusetts

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July 31st, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- An invasive and destructive beetle has been found at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston. State officials say it's the first emerald ash borer to be detected in Suffolk County. The small, green beetle is native to Asia and was...

Legislature Holds Final Formal Meeting of the Year

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July 31st, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- It could be a long day for state legislators as they rush to complete work on several proposed new laws. Thursday marks the end of formal meetings in the two-year legislative session that began in January 2013. Lawmakers...

Sisters of St. Joseph Enter Sale Agreement for Mont Marie Property

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July 31st, 2014
(Ctsy. iobserve.org) HOLYOKE (WGGB) -- The Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield have signed a purchase and sale agreement for the Mont Marie property in Holyoke. Tryko Partners, LLC plans to acquire the property, which includes the Mont...

Congress Races to Finish Veterans, Highway Bills

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July 31st, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress is racing to wrap up legislation addressing chronic problems at the Veterans Affairs Department and a shortfall in highway money ahead of its five-week summer break. Deep divisions cast doubt on any resolution to the...

Israel Calls up Another 16,000 Reserves

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July 31st, 2014
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's military says it is calling up another 16,000 reserves. Thursday's move gives the military the ability to substantially widen its 23-day-old Gaza offensive. More than 1,360 Palestinians have been killed since the...

ABC40 Investigates: The Pit Bull Debate

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July 30th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- It's no stretch to say pit bulls, seemingly more so than any other dogs, are as polarizing as they are popular. Just mentioning them on the news is enough to elicit a strong response from supporters and...

Blue Jays Complete Sweep of Red Sox with 6-1 Win

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July 30th, 2014
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola) BOSTON (AP) -- Mark Buehrle pitched 6 2-3 innings to earn his first win in almost two months and Dioner Navarro had three hits and three RBIs to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to their fifth consecutive victory, a 6-1 win...

104th Fighter Wing Takes to the Sky for Night Training

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July 30th, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- If you heard the booming sounds of fighter jets tonight, you weren't alone. The 104th Fighter Wing at Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield has been busy carrying out nighttime training missions these past two...

MA Lawmakers eye Aug. 16-17 for tax free weekend

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July 30th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts shoppers hoping to shave a little off their shopping spree should plan to hit the stores on Aug. 16-17. That's the weekend lawmakers have picked to suspend the state's sales tax for many purchases. The date is...

Gun bill would give chiefs FID card discretion

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July 30th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts police chiefs would have the right to go to court to deny firearms identification cards needed to buy rifles or shotguns to individuals they feel are unsuitable under a compromise bill released by lawmakers. The bill,...