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Ex-Chief Acquitted of Charges in Boy’s Uzi Death in More Legal Trouble

September 16th, 2014
BELCHERTOWN, Mass. (AP) -- A former Massachusetts police chief who was acquitted of charges connected to the death in 2008 of an 8-year-old boy at a gun show he sponsored is facing more legal trouble. Former Pelham Chief Edward Fleury is charged...

Ukraine Parliament Ratifies Pact with European Union

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September 16th, 2014
(Protesters in Kiev, Ukraine / AP) KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's parliament has ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union. Tuesday's vote draws a line under the issue that last year sparked...

Generic Drugs Lead to Better Treatment of Cholesterol

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September 16th, 2014
(WGGB) -- High cholesterol affects more than 100 million Americans, making statins one of the most-prescribed drugs in the country. However, when it comes to choosing those drugs, a new study shows that generic drugs lead to more effective...

Concerns Raised Over Obamacare Abortion Coverage

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September 16th, 2014
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010. The...

Governor Patrick Heading to London for Trade Mission

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September 16th, 2014
Michael Dwyer/AP BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is spending the day zipping around London as part of his latest trade mission. Patrick's crowded Tuesday schedule includes meetings with Deputy Prime Minister Nicholas Clegg and...

Local VFW Leaders Honor Fallen Northborough Solider

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September 15th, 2014
NORTHBOROUGH, Mass (WGGB) -- Honoring a fallen solider, two local VFW leaders presented official commendations to the family of Army Specialist Brian K. Arsenault of Northborough.  Arsenault was killed earlier this month while serving overseas in...

Trooper Struck by Impaired Motorist on I-290 in Worcester

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September 15th, 2014
WORCESTER, Mass. (WGGB) -- A state trooper was struck by an impaired motorist in Worcester Monday night. The trooper was inside his cruiser, when the motorist hit him from behind on Rt. 290-- just after 8 p.m. Zachary Dion, 25 -- of...

Suspect in 2 Boston Rapes Pleads Not Guilty

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September 15th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A Dedham man charged with raping two women a decade ago has pleaded not guilty and been ordered held on $500,000 bail. Dwayne McNair had once been set free because DNA testing could not differentiate him from his twin brother....

State Police Investigating Two Car Crash on Rt. 57 in Agawam

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September 15th, 2014
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- State Police are investigating a two car accident that closed one lane on Rt. 57 near Suffield Street Monday night. It happened just after 9 p.m. ABC40's Brendan Monahan reports that a pick-up truck rolled over and...

Crowd Pleasers & Fan Favorites at This Year’s Big E

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September 15th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- When many people think of the Big E, they often think about the food. But, the fair is also a local favorite because of the activities -- and sights -- you don't get to do or see every day. "I really...

First US Strike in Expanded Iraq Fight

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September 15th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. officials say the United States took the first step in the planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants Monday, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces south of Baghdad who were being attacked by enemy...

Woman Arrested for Bringing Gun to Big E

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September 15th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A woman who lost her gun at the Big E appeared in court Monday... after being locked up over the weekend. West Springfield's police chief tells ABC 40... Gabrielle Emerson of Keene New Hampshire was drunk when...

Ex-Boyfriend Pleads Guilty In Drunk Driving Crash That Killed Agawam Woman

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September 15th, 2014
(Photo Provided by The Bard Family) (WGGB) BOSTON, Mass. – The ex-boyfriend of an Agawam woman, Evan Bard - who was killed in a car accident last year - admitted he was driving drunk at the time of the crash. Sean Jackman, 25, of...

Ebola patient in Nebraska bored in isolation room

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September 15th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy of UMass Medical School)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska doctors treating an American aid worker battling Ebola say that as he improves, he's getting bored in his isolation room. Debbie Sacra says the Nebraska Medical Center brought...

Bombing suspect’s lawyers: Didn’t pose as FBI

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September 15th, 2014
(Photo: FBI via AP)BOSTON (AP) -- Attorneys for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are denying as "false" and "preposterous" an allegation that defense team members posed as FBI employees while investigating the case in...