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Tue, March 03, 2015
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Recall Roundup: Kids Sunglasses and Patio Furniture

March 3rd, 2015
(WGGB) -- Sunglasses that need to get the lead out and a patio set that can bring you to your knees top our Recall Roundup for this Tuesday, March 3. FGX International is recalling children's sunglasses due to violation of the lead paint...

National Pancake Day Marked in Western Mass.

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March 3rd, 2015
(WGGB) -- It's National Pancake Day and carrying on a nearly decade-old tradition, free cakes were being offered at IHOP resturants nationwide. However, as ABC40 found, the free grub came with a request. On this day dedicated to the noble...

Judge: Teen’s Confession Can’t Be Used in Murder Trial

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March 3rd, 2015
(ABC40 File Photo) SALEM, Mass. (AP) -- Massachusetts judge has ruled that a teenager's confession to police that he killed his teacher cannot be used in his murder trial. Judge David Lowy's ruling came Tuesday in the case of 16-year-old...

Inside the Mine: What is Killing the Bats?

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March 3rd, 2015
REGION (WGGB) -- Usually this time of year bats hibernate, but instead they are dying. Since 2006 a fungus has been killing bats by the millions. A disease called White-Nose Syndrome has left the hill town's mine nearly bare. "It's...

New Cafe Opens at Springfield’s Jewish Community Center

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March 3rd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A new coffee shop opened up in Springfield Tuesday. Music started the celebration of the opening at the Cafe Kev at Vi's Coffee Conner at the Jewish Community Center on Dickinson Street. The concept for the...

Consumer Protection Workshop Held at Springfield City Hall

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March 3rd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It's National Consumer Protection Week and the state's Attorney Generals office is offering tips to avoid fraud, scams, and identity theft. A workshop was held Tuesday at Springfield City Hall. Some of the...

Crews Battle House Fire on Worthington Street in Springfield

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March 3rd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Three families were displaced this morning after a fire on Worthington Street destroyed their home. Springfield fire deputy's confirming with ABC40 tonight that it all started after two children were playing...

Congress Sends Homeland Security Bill to President Obama Without Conditions

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March 3rd, 2015
by ERICA WERNER and DAVID ESPO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is sending President Barack Obama a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the budget year, without overturning the president's...

Springfield Police Investigating Stabbing at Eastern Avenue Store

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March 3rd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police are investigating after a man was stabbed Tuesday at a store on Eastern Avenue in Springfield. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that just before 9 a.m., police were called to Paola Grocery on...

MBTA Considering Options to Compensate Riders for Snow Woes

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March 3rd, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- The MBTA is considering options for compensating customers for storm-related delays. MBTA Chief Financial Officer Jonathan Davis said those options include a week of free fares, which would cost the MBTA about $6...

Civil Rights Complaint Filed Against City of Chicopee, 8 Police Officers

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March 3rd, 2015
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Holyoke woman has filed a civil rights complaint in federal court against the City of Chicopee and eight former and present police officers. Chicope Mayor Richard Kos' office explains in a statement that they...

Official: US Report Finds Racial Bias in Ferguson Police

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March 3rd, 2015
by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that a Justice Department investigation has found patterns of racial bias in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department and at the...

Weather-Related Parking Bans

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March 3rd, 2015
REGION (WGGB) -- Some area cities and towns have issued weather-related parking bans. You can see an up-to-date list of those parking restrictions...

Three Officers in Skid Row Killing Had Training on Mentally Ill

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March 3rd, 2015
By TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The three Los Angeles police officers who fired their weapons in a videotaped struggle that left a homeless man dead were veterans of the Skid Row beat who had special training to deal...

Women’s Fund of Western Mass. to Hold “Summit for Success”

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March 3rd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Women are working together to accomplish more in our community and this week, local leaders will meet in Springfield to focus on success. Elizabeth Barajas-Román, the CEO of the Women's Fund of Western...