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Sat, February 28, 2015
22°
Clear
Feels like 13°
Humidity: 33%
Dew Point: -3
Wind: W at 8 mph
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FCC Approves Tougher Rules for Internet Providers

February 26th, 2015
by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission has agreed to impose strict new regulations on Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T. The regulatory agency voted 3-2 Thursday...

United Way Helping Neighbors Heat Their Homes Through Warming Hearts Campaign

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February 26th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It's been a brutally cold February. Just look at your home heating bill! Unfortunately, there are many families who can't afford to put the thermostat above 60 degrees. Dora Robinson, President and CEO of the...

Gov. Baker Says He Wanted Own Team on Connector Board

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February 26th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker says he asked for and received the resignations of four members of the state's health connector board because the agency has "underperformed" and he wanted to replace them with members of his own team. Among...

Lawmakers Seek Answers on Boston Transit Troubles

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February 26th, 2015
By BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- State lawmakers plan to grill MBTA and state transportation officials about the massive breakdowns and delays that have angered and frustrated commuters during the recent stretch of severe...

Senate Panel OK’s President Obama Attorney General Pick

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February 26th, 2015
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) By ERICA WERNER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved Loretta Lynch's nomination to be attorney general, sending it to the full Senate. The vote was 12 to 8, with...

Long Investigation Likely in 70-Car Pileup on Maine Highway

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February 26th, 2015
AP/Main State Police/Maine Emergency Management, Stephen McCausland ETNA, Maine (AP) — State police say the investigation into a 70-car pileup that injured at least 17 people on a snowy interstate in Maine could take a while. Police say the...

Applications for US Jobless Aid Rise to 313,000

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February 26th, 2015
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, though the number of applications was still consistent with steady hiring. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly...

Witness: Aaron Hernandez Smoked Pot Hours Before the Killing

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February 26th, 2015
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- A witness in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has testified that she saw him smoking marijuana outside a bar hours before the killing. Hernandez is charged with killing Odin Lloyd...

Hartford Firefighter Died After Tank Ran Out of Air

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February 26th, 2015
(AP Photo/Hartford Fire Dept.) HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The Connecticut medical examiner's office says a Hartford firefighter who lost his life battling a house fire in October died because his tank ran out of air. The medical examiner ruled...

Average US Rate on 30-Year Mortgage Rises to 3.80 Percent

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February 26th, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates have edged up for a third straight week while remaining near their historically low levels reached in May 2013. Mortgage company Freddie Mac says the nationwide average for a 30-year...

New US Intelligence Assessment Says Cyber Threats Expanding

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February 26th, 2015
photo MGN-Online By KEN DILANIAN, AP Intelligence Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. intelligence agencies assess that saboteurs, spies and thieves are expanding their computer attacks against a vulnerable American internet infrastructure, chipping...

Marathon Bombing Suspect’s Lawyers Seek Indictment Dismissal

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February 26th, 2015
(Photo: FBI via AP) BOSTON (AP) -- Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have asked a judge to dismiss the indictment against their client, arguing that the way jury selection was conducted violates the...

ABC40 Alert: Chrysler 200 Recall

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February 26th, 2015
DETROIT (AP) -- Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 26,000 midsize cars in North America to fix automatic transmissions that might not shift into park. The recall covers the Chrysler 200 with V-6 engines from the 2015 model year. The company...

US Panel: Use New Meningitis Vaccines Only for Outbreaks

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February 26th, 2015
by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer ATLANTA (AP) — A U.S. panel on Thursday recommended that two new meningitis vaccines only be used for rare outbreaks, resisting tearful pleas to give it routinely to teens and college students. The...

Couple Arrested for Heroin Possession in Greenfield

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February 26th, 2015
GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Greenfield police arrested two people on Wednesday who intended to sell hundreds of dollars worth of heroin. 33 year-old Joseph Ewig and his girlfriend, 30 year-old Hillary Henderson, were arrested at Ewig's Chapman...