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Thursday April 24, 2014

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Woman Injured in Shooting in Springfield’s North End

April 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield Police are investigating a daytime shooting in Springfield's North End. The shooting happened around 12:40 p.m. Tuesday on Osgood Street. Witnesses say they heard more than 20 shots go off . “I...

Boston Marathon Suspect’s Friends Want Trial Moved

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April 22nd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) — Three friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are asking that their cases be tried outside of Massachusetts. The attorney for Dias Kadyrbayev filed papers in U.S. District Court on Tuesday asking that his...

Netflix Poised to Raise Prices

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April 22nd, 2014
By MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is preparing a sequel unlikely to be a hit with its subscribers. The Internet video service is about to raise its prices for the first time in three years to help pay for...

Springfield Police Asking for Help in Finding Missing Teen

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April 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield Police are looking for the public's help in locating a missing teenager. Springfield Police Det. Selenia Cruz says that the department's Youth Services Bureau is looking for 15-year-old Jacquelyne...

Mass. Social Workers Demand Easing of Caseload

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April 22nd, 2014
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) -- Employees of the state's child welfare agency are stepping up demands for state officials to take action to reduce social worker caseload. Members of the union representing social workers and other employees of the...

Sales of US Existing Homes Slip to a 20-Month Low

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April 22nd, 2014
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in March to their lowest level since July 2012 as rising prices and a tight supply of available homes discouraged many would-be...

Fmr. Springfield School Official Tapped to Head Hartford Schools

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April 22nd, 2014
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Hartford officials have named a Maryland educator as the capital city's new superintendent of schools. The city's Board of Education finished a nationwide search Monday and chose Beth Schiavino-Narvaez, a deputy...

Trial to Begin Tuesday in Berkshire County Triple Murder Case

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April 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- A North Adams man charged with playing a role in a triple slaying in Berkshire County faces trial. The trial of David Chalue is scheduled to start Tuesday in Hampden Superior Court. Prosecutors say the 47-year-old...

Teen Stowaway Could Have Survived Flight in “Hybernation-like State”

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April 22nd, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite the subzero temperatures and lack of oxygen, people can survive even a long journey in the wheel well of a jetliner. The latest example is a teenager who, according to authorities, stowed away on a 5 1/2-hour flight from...

UNC Whistle-Blower to Leave School after Athlete Report

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April 22nd, 2014
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WGGB) -- A professor at the University of North Carolina will leave the school she loves, due to backlash from her report that was critical of the university's treatment of student athletes. Mary Willingham has been called a...

Bringing the Boston Marathon Back to Its Roots

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April 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) BOSTON, Mass. (WGGB) – Getting back to an old fashioned Marathon Monday on Boylston Street. “Today was just special of what happened. Little somber, little emotional turning the corner into Boylston,” said Lisa...

Local Artist Hosts Paint Workshop in Westfield

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April 21st, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Locals were able to get in touch with their creative side at a painting workshop in Westfield Monday night. The acrylic painting workshop was hosted by Westfield Creative Arts and artists got some expert instruction...

Crime and Corruption: The Albano Years – The Rise and Fall of Frank Keough

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April 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Ten years ago was a bad time for the city of Springfield and disgraced Mayor Michael J. Albano.  Not only was the city in tough financial shape as a result of sloppy management and corruption, but some of the people...

Crews Battle Brush Fires in Several Western Mass. Communities

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April 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Firefighters across the area have been busy responding to brush fires Monday. Dennis Leger, aide to Springfield's fire commissioner, says that crews were called to the area of the railroad tracks on Taylor Street,...

Busy Afternoon for Springfield Fire Department

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April 21st, 2014
Blunt Park, Springfield SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Springfield Fire Department had a total of seven working fires Monday. Aide to the Fire Commissioner, Dennis Leger, told ABC 40 there were five brush fires and two structure fires...