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Fri, January 30, 2015
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Student Initiative Strives to Keep UMass Safe for Super Bowl

January 30th, 2015
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- Whether students are rooting for the Pats or the Seahawks, UMass wants to make sure its campus stays safe this Super Bowl. The student-driven initiative, Team Positive Presence, launched this past semester -- and will...

Police Respond to Armed Robbery, Suspect Steals $7,000

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January 30th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Springfield Police Department responded to the scene of an armed robbery Friday night at 2450 Main Street. The call came in around 9:45 p.m. that a male suspect got away with $7,000 from the Bank of America...

Remains found on beach identified as those of missing woman

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January 30th, 2015
SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. (AP) -- Massachusetts medical examiners have identified body parts found on a beach in Swampscott as those of a 25-year-old woman who went missing in November. The Essex District Attorney's Office said on Friday that the remains...

Man charged with sex trafficking of teen girls

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January 30th, 2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A 19-year-old man has been charged with the alleged sex trafficking of two teenage girls in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Authorities announced on Friday that Reginald Chaney of East Providence, Rhode Island, was...

Weekend Outlook: Super Cold!

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January 30th, 2015
As we head into Super Bowl weekend, Arctic air and strong winds will produce dangerously low wind chills late tonight.  In fact, The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for all of western Massachusetts tonight through...

Immigration judge denies asylum for Afghan soldier

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January 30th, 2015
(Ctsy. Joint Base Cape Cod)BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- An immigration judge has denied asylum for one of three Afghan military officers who fled a U.S. training exercise in Massachusetts to avoid returning to Afghanistan. The judge ruled Friday that...

Super Bowl on High Alert After Growing Concern of Measles in Arizona

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January 30th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- There's growing concern across the country about Measles. In fact, Arizona health officials are attempting to contain a Measles outbreak that has already spread through multiple states as thousands of fans arrive in...

Local Fans Hitting the Stores for Super Bowl Sunday

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January 30th, 2015
(WGGB) -- For those of us not flying to Super Bowl XLIX, it's prep time and everyone seems to be out getting the provisions they need for that ultimate party. You have 48 hours to get your supplies for the big game. Patriots and Seahawks...

Electric Customers See Their Bills Increase as a Result of Rate Hikes

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January 30th, 2015
(SPRINGFIELD, Mass.) (WGGB)--If you've received your electric bills this month, you may not like what you see. Rate increases are in effect and customers are complaining. Electric customers knew this was coming. National Grid was granted a...

Springfield Police Recognizes Retirement of Three Officers

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January 30th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Several members of the Springfield Police Department celebrated their retirements Friday. Two officers and a captain were honored today with a party at the police headquarters. Capt. Eugene Dexheimer says he's...

Local Patriots Fans Head to The Super Bowl

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January 30th, 2015
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WGGB) -- It's the weekend Patriots fans everywhere have been waiting for, The Super Bowl. Now one lucky local group of friends is heading to Arizona for the big game. Friends of the group started a go fund me account to pay for...

Palmer’s Police Chief Marks Last Day on the Job

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January 30th, 2015
PALMER, Mass. (WGGB) -- Palmer's police chief spent his last day on the job Friday. Chief Robert Frydryk has spent nearly 38 years on the force. Frydryk said today was going to be a tough day to get through, given his career history. "I'm...

Springfield Homeless Issues to be Discussed in Boston

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January 30th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The City of Springfield brings its concerns over the placement of homeless families all the way to the state's top housing official. On Monday, a team from the city meets with state and legislative leaders in...

Recall Roundup: Peanut Butter Bars, Chili Seasoning

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January 30th, 2015
(WGGB) -- Peanut butter bars and chili seasoning top our food recalls on the roundup for Friday, January 30. Probar is recalling frosted peanut butter bars due to possible presence of undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or...

Mass. Leaders Agree on Revenue Estimate for New Year

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January 30th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Budget negotiators in Gov. Charlie Baker's office and the Massachusetts House and Senate have estimated how much the state is expected to collect in revenue during the next fiscal year that begins July 1. They've pegged the...