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Tonight: Clear, cold late! Lows: 24-32 (record: 25 in 1950). Winds: N/NW 10-20 mph early evening then becoming light overnight. Friday: Sunshine mixing with high, thin clouds (filtered sun). Milder. Highs: 64-70. Winds: ->S/SW 5-15 mph. Rick Sluben
Friday April 25, 2014

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40°
Clear
Feels like 36°
Humidity: 45%
Dew Point: 20
Wind: NW at 6 mph
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Firefighters Battle Massive Barn Fire in Chicopee

April 24th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Flames shot from all directions from the 230 plus year old barn on Montgomery Street in Chicopee. The fire broke out around 3PM and was called in by a witness. "Sitting down in that chair here and we heard a loud...

Iginla’s Overtime Goal Lifts Bruins Past Red Wings 3-2

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April 25th, 2014
(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) DETROIT (AP) — Jarome Iginla scored with 6:28 left in overtime, lifting the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night in Game 4 of their first-round series. The Presidents' Trophy winners...

Holyoke Geriatric Authority’s Last Patient Leaves Thursday

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April 24th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- The last patient at the Holyoke Geriatric Authority left Thursday afternoon. Human Resources Director, Kathy Brown confirmed to ABC 40 the final patient at the authority left around 2:00 PM. Brown said the Authority...

Tip-A-Cop Event Raised Funds for Special Olympics

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April 24th, 2014
HADLEY, Mass. (WGGB) – Police officers from Hadley and the surrounding area raised money for a good cause Thursday night. The event, called Tip-A-Cop, brought together officers from Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, and Hampshire College to...

Crime and Corruption: The Albano Years – Anthony Ardolino

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April 24th, 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 people...

Deerfield Police Warning Residents About Scam Linked to Local School

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April 24th, 2014
DEERFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Deerfield Police are warning residents of a scam regarding a local school. The Bement School notified police to tell them someone is sending out express mail with letters and checks referencing an alleged fundraiser...

Massachusetts Gets Extra Year on Health Care Rules

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April 24th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Federal health care officials are balking at Gov. Deval Patrick's request for a permanent waiver for small businesses from some requirements of President Barack Obama's health care law, instead granting the state an additional year to...

11 Kids, Driver Hurt in California School Bus Crash

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April 24th, 2014
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say 11 elementary school students and their driver were injured in a school bus crash in Southern California. Anaheim police Lt. Bob Dunn says three of the injured -- the driver and two of the children -- are...

Wilbraham Residents Left Without Power Thursday Night

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April 24th, 2014
WILBRAHAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- Some Wilbraham residents were in the dark Thursday night. Wilbraham Police confirmed there were some residents without power in the town. National Grid spokeswoman Debbie Drew said there were some wires down on...

Weekend Looks Cool, At Times Damp

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April 24th, 2014
After a beautiful Friday, some much-needed rainfall arrives as the weekend begins. Low pressure developing over the Plains states will track up the Ohio Valley Friday and right over New England Saturday. Rain from this storm will arrive here...

New Jersey Forest Fire Burns Half a Square Mile

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April 24th, 2014
By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press A large brush fire has burned about a half a square mile in central New Jersey, yet some residents are being allowed back into their homes after earlier evacuations. Police in Berkeley Township say the fire,...

Kerry Warns Russia of Expensive New Sanctions

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April 24th, 2014
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry is accusing Russia of failing to live up to commitments it made to ease the crisis in Ukraine. In unusually blunt language, Kerry said Thursday that unless Moscow...

Springfield Officials Attend Summit in Roxbury to Discuss Gun Trafficking

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April 24th, 2014
SRPINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Gun violence continues to take lives in Massachusetts. Firearms crimes are on the rise despite tough gun control laws in the Bay State. A summit, hosted by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, was held at Roxbury Community...

Advocates Urge Lawmakers for Access to Marijuana

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April 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The move to legalize marijuana for recreational use continues in Massachusetts. A legislative committee heard testimony today on a bill that would legalize and tax marijuana. The bill called the Cannabis...

Piccolo Restaurant Delivered Cease and Desist After Stabbing Incident

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April 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Piccolo Restaurant in Springfield has been handed a Demand to Cease and Desist Operating without Common Victualler License by the city of Springfield. The restaurant came under scrutiny by city officials after an...

Brush Fires on the Rise; Crews Battle in Holyoke

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April 24th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Firefighters in the Paper City put out a brush fire Thursday afternoon. The fire location was not far from Community Field, which is off Route 202. Dry, windy conditions are being found across western...