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Tonight: Clear and cold. Lows 23-28. Winds: Light. Easter Sunday: Sunny & pleasant. Highs: 59-64. Have a great evening! Greg Pollak
Sunday April 20, 2014
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Holyoke Students Celebrate Reading with Community

April 17th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB)- All students and teachers in Holyoke are participating in a district-wide 25 books campaign. The goal for the program is to read  at least 25 books and one million words in a year. Thursday, Donahue School...

President Obama: 8 Million Signed Up for Health Care

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April 17th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says 8 million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges. That's 1 million more than congressional scorekeepers had initially projected. Obama also says 35 percent...

All-Clear Given After Bomb Threat at UMass Boston

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April 17th, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB) -- A building on the campus of UMass Boston was evacuated Thursday following a bomb threat. The university issued a campus alert and tweeted around 12:45 p.m. that there was possibly a bomb in Wheatley Hall. As a result,...

Mass. State Police to Keep an Eye on Boston Marathon from the Sky

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April 17th, 2014
(ABC40's Ray Hershel goes airborne with the Air Wing) FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- Law enforcement are set to have a heavy presence on the ground for Monday's 118th running of the Boston Marathon. However, there will be an increased...

Patrick Names Gants State’s Chief Justice

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April 17th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: Mass. Supreme Jud. Court) By BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Deval Patrick has nominated Supreme Judicial Court Justice Ralph Gants to serve as the chief justice of the state's highest court. If...

President Obama Hopeful for Ukraine Following Talks

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April 17th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he hopes Russia lives up to its agreement with Ukraine but adds that Russia's previous actions give him concern. Obama says his hope is that Russia will follow through in the next several days...

MGM Asks State to Delay Casino Fee Collection

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April 17th, 2014
By PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Casino giant MGM is asking Massachusetts gambling regulators to slow down the process of collecting required state fees for a casino license in the state's western region as it seeks to...

Aaron Hernandez Associate Accused of Lying to Feds

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April 17th, 2014
By DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer BOSTON (AP) -- An associate of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has appeared in federal court in Orlando, Fla., on charges in a gun trafficking investigation related to...

Springfield Murder Suspect Held Without Bail

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April 17th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Springfield woman arrested on a murder charge appeared in court this morning. Diomaris Valentin, 28, of Springfield was arrested Wednesday, accused in the murder of 61-year-old Craig Sheridan. Sheridan's...

Pathfinder Students Share ‘Food for Thought’

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April 17th, 2014
PALMER, Mass. (WGGB) -- The older we get, the more important healthy eating becomes. But when you're 17 and you've got homework, sports, college applications, and prom to worry about, keeping tabs of your daily sodium intake often takes a...

Three to Run Marathon to Help Pa. School Stabbing Victims

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April 17th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Three people from the western Pennsylvania town where 21 students and a security guard were wounded in a high school stabbing rampage are hoping to raise money for the victims by running the...

Crews Battle House Fire in Chicopee

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April 17th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Firefighters are out battling a structure fire in Chicopee. Chicopee fire officials say that they are currently on the scene of a working fire at 99 Aristan Street. No other information is immediately...

Ex-Ambulance Service GM Pleads Guilty to Larceny

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April 17th, 2014
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- The former general manager of a Berkshire County ambulance service has pleaded guilty to his role in stealing nearly a quarter million dollars from the nonprofit. The Berkshire Eagle reports that Albert Miller was...

Report: State Gains More Than 8K Jobs in March

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April 17th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- The state is out with an upbeat monthly jobs report. The Department of Labor and Workforce Development says preliminary estimates show Massachusetts gained more than 8,000 jobs in March and the state's unemployment rate dropped to...

Salsa Great Cheo Feliciano Dies in Car Crash at 78

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April 17th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: Facebook / Cheo Feliciano) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Police say Puerto Rican salsa legend Cheo Feliciano has died in a car accident in the U.S. territory. He was 78. Police officer Israel Arroyo says Feliciano was alone...