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F-15C from Barnes Crashes in Virginia, Fate of Pilot Unknown

August 27th, 2014
DEERFIELD, Va. (WGGB) — An F-15C that originated from Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield has crashed in Virginia. Major Matthew Mutti with the 104th Fighter Wing says that one of their F-15C aircraft crashed this morning in...

Supports Gather Ahead of This Weekend’s MDA Telethon

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August 27th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- There's a "show of strength" going on tonight in Springfield for the Muscular Dystrophy Association - a viewing party at the Sheraton for supporters, ahead of this weekend's telethon. Mike Degnan is a husband,...

Construction Delays Start of School for One Local District

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August 27th, 2014
SOUTHWICK, Mass. (WGGB) -- Southwick delays the start of school and construction is to blame. The work has been going on all summer, but just couldn't be finished in time. Southwick students should be in the classroom today, but instead,...

Chicopee Police Warning of Sales Scam

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August 27th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Chicopee Police warning of a sales scam. They say people are going door-to-door selling Rockstar Subscriptions. Police explain that the sellers are not registered with the city to sell door-to-door. There have...

State Rep. & Reservist Stresses Importance of F-15 Training

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August 27th, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A local state representative, who is a Captain in the Army Reserve, says the training done by the members of 104th Fighter Wing is vital for any mission they may be called to. Wednesday morning, an F-15 out of...

Conn. Man Charged Following Wilbraham Crash

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August 27th, 2014
WILBRAHAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Connecticut man is under arrest after he allegedly hit two other cars in Wilbraham Wednesday morning. Wilbraham Police Capt. Timothy Kane says that just before 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to a...

Special Prosecutor Assigned to Investigate Death of Wilbraham Man

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August 27th, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB) -- A special prosecutor has been named to conduct a criminal investigation into the 2009 death of a Wilbraham man at Bridgewater State Hospital. Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley has asked Attorney Marty Murphy to...

Police: 320 Bags of Heroin Seized During Springfield Raids

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August 27th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Three people are facing drug charges after three raids were conducted Tuesday in Springfield. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that narcotics officers conducted a lengthy investigation, which targeted a...

Arrest Warrant Issued After Retired Firefighter Attacks Commissioner

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August 27th, 2014
Joseph Conant (Courtesy: Springfield Fire Dept.) EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- An arrest warrant has been issued for Michael Richard, the retired Springfield firefighter accused of attacking Springfield Fire Commissioner Joseph Conant at...

Wing Memorial Hospital to Get New Name

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August 27th, 2014
PALMER, Mass. (WGGB) -- As Wing Memorial Hospital moves to new ownership, the facility will be getting a new name. Baystate Health Systems announced Wednesday that as of September 1, the Palmer-based hospital will be called Baystate Wing...

Court: Men Shooting Searches of Women Unconstitutional

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August 27th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- A federal judge has ruled that allowing male guards to videotape strip searches of female inmates at a western Massachusetts jail is unconstitutional. The judge in U.S. District Court in Springfield ruled...

US Journalist Thankful for Work to Secure Freedom

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August 27th, 2014
(AP Photo/Curtis Family) by PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A U.S. journalist says he is overwhelmed to learn of the efforts that went into securing his release from a Syrian extremist group. Peter Theo...

Sales Down at Smith & Wesson in Most Recent Quarter

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August 27th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Smith & Wesson is reporting lower sales for the most recent quarter due mostly to falling demand for rifles. The Springfield-based gun maker announced that sales for the quarter were $131.9 million, a decrease of...

Two Bound Bodies Found in Pennsylvania River

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August 27th, 2014
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police say the bound bodies of two people have been recovered from a Philadelphia river and a third man who said he managed to free himself is being treated at a hospital for stab wounds. Chief Inspector Scott Small says...

American Militant Killed Fighting for ISIS in Syria

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August 27th, 2014
(AP Photo/Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff's Office) NEW HOPE, Minn. (AP) — An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official said...