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Today: An early shower then some sun with building clouds, pop-up showers re-developing - an isolated shower may contain thunder/lightning and small hail. Much cooler and becoming windy. Highs: 52-58. Winds: N/NW 15-30 mph, gusts to 40 by late afternoon. Have a great Wednesday! Dan Brown
Wednesday April 23, 2014
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Suspect Arrested After Escaping Police, Abandoning Car

April 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- Springfield Police arrested a driver who ran from his vehicle, after avoiding a traffic stop early Wednesday morning. Police tried to pull over the driver for a traffic stop. However, once they did, the driver drove at the...

BU Coach to Leave School Following Allegations of Verbal Abuse

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April 23rd, 2014
(AP Photo/Fred Beckham) BOSTON (WGGB) -- A Boston University coach accused of verbal abuse is leaving the school where she coached for several years. Head women's basketball coach Kelly Greenberg made the announcement Wednesday morning on the...

Teen Stowaway Breached San Jose Airfield 7 Hours Before Departure

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April 23rd, 2014
HONOLULU (AP) -- A law enforcement official says surveillance video from San Jose International Airport shows the boy who survived a flight to Hawaii in a plane's wheel well was on the airfield seven hours before the jet departed. The official...

Mother of Student Killed in Tour Bus Crash Suing FedEx

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April 23rd, 2014
(AP Photo/Jeremy Lockett, File) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching...

Westfield Residents Claim Rail Trail is Invasion of Privacy

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April 22nd, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)- There are rail trails in many communities, used for walking, biking, and recreation. But Westfield residents aren't happy with the one in the city, because they say it’s now right in their yard. On Westfield's East...

Debate Reignites Over Controversial Holyoke Property

April 22nd, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass (WGGB) --   First it was Lowe's, then it was Wal-Mart that wanted to build on an 18 acre parcel of land owned by Holyoke Gas & Electric on Whiting Farms Road. Both were chased out of town as neighbors argued that their...

Ellsbury Returns, Helps Yanks Beat Red Sox 9-3

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April 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens) BOSTON (AP) -- Jacoby Ellsbury doubled, tripled, drove in two runs and made a sliding catch in his return to Fenway Park, helping the New York Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka beat the Boston Red Sox 9-3 on Tuesday...

Police Arrest Three Involved in Handgun Disturbance in Holyoke

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April 22nd, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) – Holyoke Police responded to a disturbance involving a handgun Tuesday afternoon. Now, they have made an arrest in that case. Patrol units responded to a disturbance at 851 Main Street and located a motor vehicle...

Group Plans to Raise Money to Save Historic Lake in North Hadley

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April 22nd, 2014
HADLEY, Mass. (WGGB) – Plans were unveiled to raise $350,000 to save a historical part of North Hadley Tuesday night. The group called “Friends of Lake Warner and the Mill River” is pushing for support for the new plans to restore a...

Crime and Corruption: The Albano Years – Gerry Phillips

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April 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- Ten years ago was a bad time for the city of Springfield and disgraced Mayor Michael J. Albano.  Not only was the city in tough financial shape as a result of sloppy management and corruption, but some of the...

Small Plane Sinks in Winnipesaukee; Pilot Rescued

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April 22nd, 2014
ALTON, N.H. (AP) -- Officials say a pilot has been rescued after a small plane crashed and sank in New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee. New Hampshire State Police say the pilot, who was found submerged in water and clinging to the plane, was the...

Man Arrested in Connection with April 9th Holyoke Shooting

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April 22nd, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) – Holyoke Police, along with the State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Unit, have arrested a suspect wanted for shooting a 21-year-old man. Jose Manual Santiago, 35, from Holyoke was arrested on Kensington Street in...

Holyoke Police Arrest Well Known Gang Member on Gun Charges

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April 22nd, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) – Detectives from the Holyoke Police Narcotics Unit arrested a man on gun charges Saturday. Joshua Marrero, 27, also known as “Wachezy” is a known LaFamilia street gang member and has been on the Holyoke Police...

Mass. Lottery Launches $30 Scratch Ticket

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April 22nd, 2014
BRAINTREE, Mass. (WGGB) -- There's a new scratch ticket on the market, but you will need a few more George Washington's to get your hands on them. Tuesday, the Mass. Lottery released "World Class Millions", a scratch ticket that the agency...

Lawyer: Client Says Boston Fire ‘Tragic Accident’

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April 22nd, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: Boston Fire Dept.) BOSTON (AP) -- A lawyer for the owner of a welding company accused in a lawsuit of sparking a brownstone fire that killed two Boston firefighters says his client doesn't accept responsibility for what he calls...