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Fri, September 19, 2014
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Cigarette Sparks Fire that Destroys Mobile Home in Springfield

September 17th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- A cigarette sparked a large fire that destroyed a mobile home in Springfield early Wednesday morning. Aide to the Springfield Fire Commissioner Dennis Leger says firefighters responded to the one-story mobile home at 54...

FIBA Rules Players Can Wear Religious Headgear

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September 17th, 2014
(Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir is a former Springfield basketball stand-out, who chose not to pursue a professional basketball career due to FIBA’s rule on headscarfs during games.) (AP) -- International basketball's governing body said Tuesday that...

House Passes Bills Highlighting IRS Controversy

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September 17th, 2014
(Ctsy: MGN Online) WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House has passed three bills designed to highlight complaints that the IRS mistreated conservative political groups when they applied for tax-exempt status. One bill forbids IRS workers from using...

Armed Robbery Suspect Facing Stiff Charges Under New Law

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September 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- Fake gun, real charges. It's a story only ABC40 brought to you with chilling video of a violent armed robbery last week in Springfield. An accused robber, caught on camera, fighting with a clerk. "It is shocking to...

Twin Sisters Plead Not Guilty to Medical Fraud

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September 16th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Twin sisters who once lived in Massachusetts have pleaded not guilty to charges they stole more than $580,000 from federal, state and local agencies by allegedly providing unlicensed psychological services. The Massachusetts...

Clinton Urges Renewal of 9/11 Compensation Act

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September 16th, 2014
By JILL COLVIN Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Congress on Tuesday to reauthorize federal legislation that compensates first responders who got sick working at ground zero in the...

Union Appeals Rice’s Indefinite Suspension by NFL

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September 16th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) BALTIMORE, MD (AP) -- The NFL players' union has appealed the league's indefinite suspension of Ray Rice. Rice was originally handed a two-game suspension in July under the NFL's personal conduct policy after he...

Man Drives Across US, Confesses To 1997 Homicide

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September 16th, 2014
PHOENIX (AP) — A cold case homicide has been solved after a man, apparently racked with guilt, drove across the country to confess killing an Arizona woman with a flashlight more than 15 years ago. Matthew Gibson has been sentenced to 10...

Massachusetts Paratrooper Laid to Rest

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September 16th, 2014
Photo Courtesy of WCVB, ABC Affiliate in Boston NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Hundreds have paid their respects and flags lined the streets of a central Massachusetts town to honor a paratrooper killed in Afghanistan. The Worcester Telegram &...

Aaron Hernandez: I Felt Helpless to Refuse Police

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September 16th, 2014
(AP Photo/CJ Gunther, Pool) FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez says in a court filing that he felt helpless and concerned about his fiancee and their baby when police investigating a 2013 killing...

Ex-Police Chief Gets 10 Years in Kidnap-Kill Case

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September 16th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- The former police chief at a Massachusetts Veterans Administration medical center has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in a kidnap-murder case that resulted from the prosecution of a cannibalism case against a New York City...

Police: No Past Reason to Enter Squalid Home

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September 16th, 2014
BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) -- Police in Blackstone say they responded to several calls in recent years from the home where the remains of three infants were found last week, but never had reason to check conditions inside the home. Erika Murray,...

Ebola Patient in Nebraska Regains His Appetite

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September 16th, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- The American doctor battling the Ebola virus has regained his appetite as he continues to improve at the Nebraska Medical Center. Debbie Sacra said Tuesday her husband, Dr. Rick Sacra, scarfed down every bite of the...

Community Works to Raise Funds for Deteriorating Historic Bridge

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September 16th, 2014
LEEDS, Mass (WGGB) -- The Hotel Bridge in Northampton has been connecting pedestrians from Main Street to Water Street for almost 200 years. But after a recent inspection deemed it unsafe - barriers went up and sparked community members to start...

Ware Students Recognized by AG for Dating Violence Video

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September 16th, 2014
 WARE, Mass (WGGB) -- Adolescents and adults are often unaware that teens experience dating violence. According to the Centers for Disease Control 9.4% of teens reported being hit, slapped or physically hurt by a significant other. Twenty-one...