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This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, breezy and cool. Highs: 43-48. Winds: NW 6-16 mph. Have a great Wednesday! First Warning Meteorologist Dan Brown ...
Wed, April 01, 2015
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Springfield Police Make One Arrest, Seize Drugs During Raid

April 1st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police arrested a Springfield man, as well as seized over 400 bags of heroin, during a raid Tuesday. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that through an investigation by members of the department's...

Cynthia Lennon, First Wife of John Lennon, Dies of Cancer

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April 1st, 2015
(AP Photo/ Jane Mingay, File)LONDON (AP) -- A publicist says Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of former Beatle John Lennon, has died of cancer at her home in Spain. She was 75. The news was announced Wednesday on the website of her son, Julian...

Singer Joni Mitchell Hospitalized in Los Angeles

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April 1st, 2015
(Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joni Mitchell was in intensive care in a Los Angeles-area hospital on Tuesday, according to the Twitter account and website of the folk singer and Rock and Roll Hall of...

First Defendant in UMass Gang Rape Case Sentenced to 8 to 10 Years

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April 1st, 2015
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- A judge has sentenced a 21 year-old man to eight to ten years in state prison for his participation in a gang rape of a UMass Amherst student. Emmanuel Bile of Pittsfield is the first of four defendants to be...

Domestic Workers Enjoy Tougher Protections as Law Kicks In

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April 1st, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Domestic workers in Massachusetts can begin enjoying tougher labor protections under a new law set that takes effect Wednesday. The law requires people who hire nannies, caregivers and other domestic workers in Massachusetts to...

Driver Escapes Rollover Crash with Minor Injuries

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April 1st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- A driver escaped a rollover crash without serious injuries early Wednesday morning. Springfield Police responded to the area of 1100 Dickinson St. around 2:30 a.m. to find a black sedan on its side that was badly damaged,...

No Joke Just Bright, Brisk & Cool

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April 1st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - Welcome to April! No jokes this time around, at least weather-wise. We'll see plenty of sunshine this afternoonbut it will be breezy and cool with highs in the middle 40s. The average high for April one is about 52...

3 Suspects in Custody after Overnight Armed Robberies

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April 1st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- Springfield Police have arrested three people believed to have been involved in a series of armed robberies and at least one home invasion early Wednesday morning. Officers first responded to the Gulf gas station on...

Iran Nuclear Talks Resume, after Missed Deadline

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April 1st, 2015
(AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool) LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran nuclear negotiators resumed talks here Wednesday, just hours after abandoning a March 31 deadline to reach the outline of a deal and agreeing to press on. However, as the...

Heir to Oil Fortune Andrew Getty Found Dead in Hollywood Hills

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March 31st, 2015
(AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu) LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles County coroner's investigators say the death of Getty oil heir Andrew Getty is most likely via natural causes or an accident. Coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter says the death...

Gary Rome a Part of Vacant Lot Debate in Holyoke

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March 31st, 2015
HOLYOKE, MA (WGGB) --  Up for debate Tuesday night... what will fill that vacant lot on Whiting Farms Road in Holyoke. Zoning laws to sell that property have been in place for a while now and Tuesday evening, Gary Rome, of Gary Rome Hyundai,...

Springfield College Using Smart Phone for Student Safety

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March 31st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB) -- In light of the recent shootings in Springfield, colleges in the city are becoming proactive when trying to keep their students safe. It's not always an easy task - especially after several reports of nearby gunfire...

Lawmakers Approve Compromise Budget Bill

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March 31st, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- The Legislature has signed off on a compromise spending bill that includes funds for snow removal, homeless shelters and state employee health insurance. The $364 million bill was approved Tuesday by the House and Senate after...

Police Investigate Summit Street Shooting, Victim’s Girlfriend Arrested

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March 31st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A 27-year-old man was shot in Springfield Tuesday afternoon and his girlfriend is under arrest after police say they spotted drugs in her purse.  Police continue to search for the shooter. Officers were called to...

Westover to Burn Over 200 Acres of Grassland

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March 31st, 2015
CHICOPEE, MA (WGGB) -- An ABC40 alert for you...if you're in the Chicopee area you could see some smoke near Westover Air Reserve Base properties over the next day or so. They're conducting grassland burning of 235 acres of land on the base and...