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Friday August 22, 2014
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US officials: Video Shows American’s Execution

August 19th, 2014
AP Photo/Steven Senne, File By LARA JAKES and JULIE PACE Published: 12 minutes ago WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two U.S. officials say they believe American journalist James Foley was the victim executed by Islamic State militants as shown in a...

FDA Approves New Drug for Rare Genetic Disease

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August 19th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a new capsule-based drug to treat Gaucher's disease. Regulators approved the new drug, Cerdelga, for patients with the Type 1 form of the rare genetic disorder, which causes...

Texas Gov. Perry Booked on Abuse of Power Charges

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August 19th, 2014
  (Travis County Sheriff''s Office) By WILL WEISSERT and PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Gov. Rick Perry has been booked on two felony counts of abuse of power for carrying out a threat to veto funding to state...

Market Basket Dispute Impacts South Deerfield Farm

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August 19th, 2014
South Deerfield, Mass. (WGGB)- A local farm is losing big bucks as a result of the Market Basket dispute. For over a month employees have been protesting the grocery store chain. Although the closest supermarket locations are in Central...

Three-Day Farm Tour Visits Valley Malt in Hadley

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August 19th, 2014
HADLEY, Mass. (WGGB)- In support of local agriculture, a district-wide farm tour began today. U.S. Representative Jim McGovern joined U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Edward Avalos, and other...

Greenfield Schools Ready to Meet Homeless Students’ Needs

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August 19th, 2014
GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Local school systems are getting ready for the opening day of classes. In Greenfield, they are also preparing for an additional challenge of educating a number of homeless students who are living in motels in...

Tackling the High Cost of Raising a Child

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August 19th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Last night, we told you that the cost of raising a child is going up. The USDA data finds the average cost to raise a child up to the age of 18 is $245,000, and back-to-school time can be even more of a stress on parents -- who spend...

Phase One of Greenfield High Project Nearing Completion

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August 19th, 2014
GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- When Greenfield High School students go back to school in two weeks, they will see a new high school. Final preparations continue on phase one of the new high school project. Some 500 students will be heading...

Police: Man, 90, Victim of Carjacking

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August 19th, 2014
SAUGUS, Mass. (AP) -- Police in Saugus say a 90-year-old man was the victim of a carjacking outside a supermarket. Police said in a statement that officers found the man, a Saugus resident, bleeding on a sidewalk when they arrived at the Stop...

Both Sides of Casino Debate Prepare to Campaign for Votes

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August 19th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Both sides in the casino debate in Massachusetts are gearing up for a hard fought campaign through election day when voters will decide the fate of gaming in the Bay State. The latest side to be heard is the...

Local Survey Shows Support for ‘Bike Sharing’ Program

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August 19th, 2014
REGION (WGGB) -- Residents around the Pioneer Valley say they would like to see a 'bike sharing' program in their community. The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission says 80 percent of residents they surveyed responded positively to the...

Farm Workers Council Helps Local Baseball Player with Trip

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August 19th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Putnam High School baseball player gets help funding a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Carlos Gonzalez is going into his senior year and has been selected as a member of the 17-U New England team in North...

Ferguson Pledges Outreach Efforts After Shooting

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August 19th, 2014
By NIGEL DUARA, Associated Press FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Ferguson's leaders urged residents Tuesday to stay home after dark to "allow peace to settle in" and pledged several actions to reconnect with the predominantly black community in the St....

Police: St. Louis Officers Kill Knife-Wielding Man

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August 19th, 2014
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A large crowd has gathered at the site where St. Louis police officers shot and killed a knife-wielding man after a reported convenience store robbery. The shooting Tuesday happened just a few miles from Ferguson, where...

Local Class Provides Crucial Babysitting Skills

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August 19th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Babysitting is not an easy job and with the safety and well-being of children at stake, training for babysitters is crucial. Mannequins with imaginary dirty diapers - all part of a group of kids learning the...