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Tonight: Overcast with a periods of light snow possible - mostly south leaving a coating-2". Turning colder with icy spots. Lows: 24-30. Winds: N/NW 4-12 mph. Thursday: Mostly cloudy with some afternoon clearing possible. B ...
Thu, March 05, 2015
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Humidity: 56%
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Wind: NNW at 10 mph
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Chicopee Sees Improvement In Homeless Issues

March 4th, 2015
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- "It's another one of the many challenges that public schools face...," said Assistant Superintendent for Student Support Services Alvin Morton. 234 school aged children were homeless in Chicopee hotels last...

Springfield Police Investigate Shooting Incident on Pomona St.

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March 4th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield police are on Pomona Street tonight for reports of a shooting there. The investigation is occurring right off of Sumner Avenue in the city's Forest Park section. No word yet on what exactly happened or...

Citizen Police Academy Underway in Springfield

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March 4th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Citizen's Police Academy in Springfield has begun once again and we take an inside look at what it's like to be an officer. It's the 39th class of the Springfield Citizen's Police Academy and is a free 10-week...

New FAA Proposed Rules on Drones Reviewed by Smith College Panel

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March 4th, 2015
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- There was a meeting Wednesday night at Smith College in Northampton on the new FAA proposed rules on drone use. With a drone flying over us...are they violating our privacy?  This was a thoughtful discussion at the...

Hundreds Turn Out for Holyoke Charter School Enrollment Lottery

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March 4th, 2015
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB)) Hundreds of local families turned out Wednesday night to see if their kids could get a spot in the Holyoke Community Charter School. And while this year the number of applicants was at an all-time high, unfortunately there...

President Obama Calls For Police Changes: Amherst Acting Already

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March 4th, 2015
AMHERST, Mass (WGGB) -- Law enforcement has been under the microscope recently after numerous altercations between police and community members and on Monday President Obama called for policy changes. "Most of the points I make are for the 18...

One Person Transported to Hospital from House Fire in Chicopee

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March 4th, 2015
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Emergency personnel responded to a house fire on Norman Street in Chicopee Wednesday night. The call came in shortly before 7:00 p.m. Wednesday. The Chicopee Fire Department reports the home is located at 61 Norman St...

Snow Possible Overnight – Mainly South

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March 4th, 2015
Low pressure moves along a cold front that is passing through and then to our south this evening.  Most of the moisture with this storm will stay to our south overnight but the northern fringes could clip us with some light snow. Southern...

UMass to Retire Jersey in Honor of Fmr. Coach John Calipari

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March 4th, 2015
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- UMass Athletics plans to honor former coach John Calipari next season by retiring a jersey in his honor. The move will come as part of a 20th anniversary celebration of the men's...

Teacher Receives 5 Years on Porn Charge Involving Student

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March 4th, 2015
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A former science teacher at a prestigious Connecticut school for girls has been sentenced to five years in prison on a federal pornography charge involving a student. Forty-four-year-old Joseph Rajkumar was a teacher at...

SKorean Media say US Ambassador Attacked and Hurt

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March 4th, 2015
(photo usembassy.gov) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean media say U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert has been attacked while giving a lecture and taken to a hospital for treatment. Yonhap news agency said Lippert was injured, but it wasn't...

A Look Inside the State’s “Silent Call” 911 Program

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March 4th, 2015
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- When encountering an emergency situation, we are advised to call 911 for help, but sometimes, the person making the call can't speak. It could be a medical emergency or even a dangerous situation, but you should...

Clogged Storm Drains cause Massive Water Puddles

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March 4th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Temperatures seem to be getting warmer which is melting snow banks but with the melting of those piles comes massive puddles of water. Mainly caused by storm drains being covered. Maintenance man at Silverloft...

Lawyer: Tsarnaev Widow Not ID’d as Witness in Bombing Trial

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March 4th, 2015
(Photo: FBI via AP) By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A lawyer for the widow of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev (tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) says she hasn't been identified as a witness in her...

Security Guard Attacked at Peter Pan Bus Terminal

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March 4th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A rough morning for a Security Guard at the Peter Pan Bus terminal and now another man is in jail. That individual was restrained by security after allegedly going after a veteran Springfield Police Officer. Cell...