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Westfield Police Seek Woman Wanted on Ten Warrants

March 31st, 2015
(Photo Provided by Westfield Police) WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police in Westfield are looking for the public's help in locating a woman whom they say is wanted on ten warrants. Westfield Police are looking for Yelena Timoshenko, who was...

Bill Would Help More Kids Attend Pre-Kindergarten Programs

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March 31st, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Early education advocates are pushing a bill they say will help close a persistent achievement gap in schools and make sure more Massachusetts children can attend pre-kindergarten programs. Test scores have shown that white and...

Defense Rests in First Phase of Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

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March 31st, 2015
(Photo: FBI via AP) by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer BOSTON (AP) — The defense has rested its case in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Tsarnaev's lawyers ended their case Tuesday after...

Police Investigating Afternoon Shooting on Summit Street in Springfield

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March 31st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police are investigating after someone was shot in Springfield Tuesday afternoon. Officers were called to the report of a shooting on Summit Street around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday A victim was taken by ambulance...

Clock’s Ticking Towards the Tax Filing Deadline

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March 31st, 2015
(WGGB) -- You can only put it off for so long. The tax filing deadline is approaching, which means you're running out of time to submit your return. Barbara Trombley from Trombley Associates joined ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz to talk...

Fundraiser Scheduled to Benefit Northampton Jazz Festival

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March 31st, 2015
(WGGB) -- This fall, one of the largest jazz festivals in the region returns to Northampton and the best part: that event is free to the public. To keep the event free, they're holding a fundraiser next month. Steven Campbell, president of...

Police: Man Pointed Loaded Gun at Springfield Officer

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March 31st, 2015
Chaz Clark and Khair-Ulrin Raheem-Abdul (Photos provided by Springfield Police) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Two men are under arrest following an investigation Monday in Springfield, during which one of those men allegedly pointed a loaded...

A Cool Start to April but Warm Up on the Way

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March 31st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - Sunshine will mix with clouds this afternoon. It's mainly high and mid-level clouds that move in as a weak area of low pressure tracks to our south during the evening.  An area of rain or even some wet snow in the...

Upcoming April Events at the West Springfield Public Library

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March 31st, 2015
(WGGB) -- With spring comes the urge to explore and the West Springfield Library has a fun line-up of events to put a spring in anyone's step Jessica Miller from the West Springfield Public Library joined ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz on...

Wolfie’s in South Deerfield Closed Following Early Morning Fire

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March 31st, 2015
SOUTH DEERFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A popular Franklin County restaurant is closed after a kitchen fire early Tuesday morning. Deerfield Police Chief John Paciorek, Jr. says that around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, Officer Bill Kimball, "who was overly...

Multi-Vehicle Crash Snarls Traffic at Liberty Street Rotary

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March 31st, 2015
(WGGB) -- Springfield Police are on the scene of a car crash at the rotary at Liberty and Armory Streets. That crash occurred about 11:30 a.m. near the exit to I-291 eastbound. At least two cars were involved in the accident and multiple...

Police: Prisoner Who Stole Gun, Fled Hospital Found in DC

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March 31st, 2015
By MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Police say a prisoner who escaped custody at a northern Virginia hospital with a guard's gun has been captured in Washington. Fairfax County police tweeted just before noon Tuesday...

Chicopee Police Identify Suspect Who Stole Wallet from a Downtown Office

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March 31st, 2015
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police say they have identified a man accused of stealing a wallet Monday afternoon. Chicopee Police say that around 12:40 p.m. Monday, a suspect walked into an office suite in downtown Chicopee, and stole a wallet...

Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Testifies at Aaron Hernandez Trial

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March 31st, 2015
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots team owner Robert Kraft has taken the stand in the murder trial of his former player Aaron Hernandez. Kraft was called to testify Tuesday morning by the prosecution. Hernandez has pleaded not...

Pittsfield Jeweler Sentenced for Defrauding Customers

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March 31st, 2015
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- A Pittsfield jeweler who defrauded his customers out of $350,000 to fuel his gambling and drug addictions has been sentenced to up to five years in prison. The Berkshire Eagle reports that Mark Yannone was sentenced...