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Tue, March 03, 2015
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Final Jury to be Chosen in Marathon Bombing Trial

March 3rd, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Just one final step remains before a jury is seated in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. A panel of 12 jurors and six alternates is expected to be selected Tuesday after...

Addressing The Needs Of Small Businesses

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March 2nd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- With so much local business attention being focused around the plan involving MGM Springfield, the City Council has formed the Neighborhood Development Business Committee to help out smaller businesses in the...

Man who tried to scale White House barrier won’t be charged

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March 2nd, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A man charged with trying to climb a barrier set up outside the White House has entered into an agreement with prosecutors to have his case dismissed. Mauricio Juan Jimenez Aguirre of Washington was arrested in February and...

Curtis Blake School Closing Doors, Parents React

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March 2nd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- When families learned a local school that focuses on learning disabilities was closing, their hearts sank. "We need this school. This isn't an option for our kids and this you know, population. We absolutely need...

Wok King in Springfield Robbed, Police Search for Suspect

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March 2nd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Wok King, a Chinese Restaurant on State Street in Springfield, was the scene of an armed robbery Monday night. The call came into police shortly before 7:00 p.m. with a report that a shot may have been fired....

Municipal Electric Companies Charge Significantly Lower Rates

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March 2nd, 2015
(WGGB) - Electric bills aren’t skyrocketing for all customers and some people are asking why. "Investor owned utilities are only allowed to contract for power 6 months in advance which essentially exposes their customers to short term market...

Casino Ethics Law Approved by City Council, Mayor to Review Next

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March 2nd, 2015
SpringSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Springfield City Council has passed the proposed casino ethics law in a 13 to 0 vote Monday night and it now heads to the Mayor's desk for final approval. This according to City Council President, Michael...

Solar Energy Helping With High Electric Bills?

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March 2nd, 2015
(WGGB) - Solar Energy is becoming more of a conversation now that electric bills for many are through the roof. “With a solar array you can produce your own electricity and eliminate your bill,” Gregory Garrison, President of Northeast...

More Businesses Turn to Insurance for Protection Against Hackers

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March 2nd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- It seems every week there's another company that's been hacked. Who can forget the massive cyber-attack on Target just before the holiday's in 2013, when a hacker stole more than 40 million credit and debit card...

Snow Then Mix Tuesday into Tuesday Night Weighs In

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March 2nd, 2015
Snow with our next storm begins sometime during the late afternoon to early evening Tuesday (5-8 PM).  The snow quickly becomes steady and sticks with temperatures in the lower and middle 20s as it falls.  Towards midnight the mix line will...

Holyoke School District Review by State Presented to School Committee

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March 2nd, 2015
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) --  The Holyoke school district review by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education was presented Monday night before the school committee highlighting the positives and the negatives. Our crew who attended the...

Google Selling Wireless Plans to Get More People Online

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March 2nd, 2015
By JOSEPH WILSON and MICHAEL LIEDTKE Associated Press BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Search giant, self-driving car developer, smartphone and tablet maker. Turned data plan provider? Google wants more people to get online so they can search around...

Defense Files 4th Bid to Move Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

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March 2nd, 2015
(Photo: FBI via AP) By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer BOSTON (AP) -- Defense attorneys for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) have filed a fourth motion to move his trial from the city. The...

House Backs Bill to Force VA Execs to Give Back Bonuses

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March 2nd, 2015
By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House on Monday approved a bill allowing the Veterans Affairs secretary to force senior executives to repay bonuses if the employees engaged in misconduct. The bill, approved on a voice...

North Korea Lifts Ebola Travel Restrictions

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March 2nd, 2015
photo MGN-Online By ERIC TALMADGE Associated Pres TOKYO (AP) -- North Korea has lifted severe restrictions on foreign travel it imposed last year to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders. The already isolated country virtually...