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Archive for February, 2014
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(SPRINGFIELD, Mass.) (WGGB)–A rash of fires has the Red Cross out straight, helping people up and down the Pioneer Valley. The number of fires has put a strain on services. Mary Nathan is the Disaster Program Manager for the Pioneer Valley… Read more

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A man places sandbags at the top of a street lined with K-rail and sandbags in Glendora, Calif., as the city and residents prepare for possible flooding Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. Mandatory evacuation orders have been issued for 1,000 homes in… Read more

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Kerry Kennedy, second from left, walks with her mother, Ethel Kennedy, third from left, as she leaves the Westchester County Courthouse, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 in White Plains, N.Y. Kerry Kennedy was acquitted Friday of driving while impaired…. Read more

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Around 9 a.m. on Sept. 9, someone in Fort Lee, N.J., called for an ambulance. A dispatch call went out. But the town, and the George Washington Bridge into New York City, was completely gridlocked because… Read more

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FILE – In this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at the National Organizing Summit in Washington. Two days before attention shifts to Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, the White… Read more

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In this Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 photo, an election official checks a voter’s photo identification at an early voting polling site, in Austin, Texas. In elections that begin next week, voters in 10 states will be required to present photo… Read more

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SOUTHWICK, Mass. (WGGB) — Students at Southwick’s Woodland Elementary School took part in a national reading challenge Friday. Dubbed “Read the Most – Coast to Coast,” students were encouraged to read more and take part in the one-day effort… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – It comes every year and works to gain access to your personal information. But it’s not a scam; it’s the American Community Survey, put out by the Census Bureau. It’s part of an ongoing survey that provides… Read more

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Willow Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith Jada Pinkett Smith isn’t subjecting herself to Hollywood’s standards anymore. The actress, 42, revealed on Facebook that she’s put on a few pounds, and she has no intention of losing it. “My… Read more

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Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy Mary-Kate Olsen is engaged to French banker Olivier Sarkozy, Us Weekly reports. How well do you know Grey’s Anatomy? Olsen, 27, and Sarkozy, 44, have been dating since 2012. This will be the first marriage for… Read more

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CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) — Country Trading Post in Chicopee received a special delivery Friday – beer by air. However, it was not just any air delivery. It flew in on a drone. A package of Yuengling beer was flown in to the parking lot… Read more

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Sandra Bullock, Chiwetel Ejiofor 12 Years a Slave or Gravity? Or something else? Oscars’ tightest race for the top prize in years will come down to a photo finish Sunday (8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT,… Read more

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by MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is warning Russia there will be costs if Russia intervenes militarily in Ukraine. Obama says the U.S. is deeply concerned by reports of military movements… Read more

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers were expected to pass a bill Friday that could allow people to pack guns on college campuses, despite opposition to the measure from multiple police chiefs and the leaders of all eight of the… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — It’s Hollywood’s night to shine as the 86th Academy Awards – The Oscars – are held Sunday night at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. Ellen DeGeneres will host this year’s festivities as actors, film… Read more