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Wednesday August 20, 2014
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Former Vermont US Sen. Jeffords Dies at 80

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...

Missouri Governor Sends National Guard to Ferguson Amid Unrest

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August 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered the National Guard to Ferguson to help restore order to the St. Louis suburb after a week of sometimes-violent protests over the fatal police shooting of an...

Dollar General Enters Bidding for Family Dollar

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August 18th, 2014
(Ross Taylor/Associated Press) GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- There's now a bidding war for Family Dollar, with Dollar General offering about $9.7 billion for the discounter in an effort to trump Dollar Tree's bid. Dollar General Corp. said...

Kurdish Forces Retake Mosul Dam, with Help from U.S. Strikes

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August 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- Kurdish forces have recaptured part of Iraq's largest dam, with the help of U.S. and Iraqi airstrikes. But a Kurdish commander says his fighting forces are so poorly armed that they won't be able...

Two Killed, Two Injured in Arkansas Freight Train Collision

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August 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Melissa Sue Gerrits) Two Union Pacific train crew members were killed and two others were injured when two freight trains collided head-on in northeast Arkansas early Sunday, Arkansas State Police...

Target Extending Hours to Compete with Online Shopping

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August 17th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Target is keeping its doors open until 11 p.m. or midnight in 900 of their stores. The tactic is meant to help the store compete with online retailers. The new hours start this month and will last at least through the holidays. After...

Protest Continues to Escalate in Ferguson

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August 17th, 2014
(AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen) Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) -- A day of peaceful protests devolved into a night of Molotov cocktails and tear gas in Ferguson, Missouri. Officers fired tear gas into a crowd of hundreds of protesters...

Sharpton: Ferguson shooting is ‘defining moment’

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August 17th, 2014
(AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)   FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- The Rev. Al Sharpton called the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in suburban St. Louis a "defining moment for this...

Kane’s Krusade Holds K9 Cookout

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August 17th, 2014
 SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- Kane's Krusade, a nonprofit organization that helps dogs in need in the greater Springfield area, held their third annual Kane's Cookout on Sunday at King Phillip's Stockade. The day's events featured food...

Artists Come Together to Fill Alleyways with Art

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August 17th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Holyoke Alleyway Revitalization Project is set to revamp the blocks between Veteran's Park and the city library using different types of art. The art will connect those alleyways and make a more interesting walkway for...

“They Took a Son’s Father”; Friend Remembers Holyoke Shooting Victim

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August 17th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- "They took a mothers son and a sons father," a tearful David Sanchez says. Sanchez referred to the 31-year-old man who died early Saturday morning as his "brother from another mother". "He's an outgoing guy,...