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Suspected Heroin Deaths Top 200 So Far This Year

April 1st, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts state police are reporting more than 200 suspected heroin overdose deaths during the first three months of 2015 -- figures that do not even include the state's three largest cities. According to statistics provided...

Mental Health Workers Rally in Northampton

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April 1st, 2015
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Mental health workers in Northampton say they don't have the resources necessary to properly serve their clients. Wednesday, they rallied outside Clinical and Support Options in Northampton, calling for better...

Lt. Gov. Polito to Officiate at Same-Sex Marriage of Sen. Rosenberg

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April 1st, 2015
By BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Senate President Stan Rosenberg has confirmed that Republican Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, a one-time staunch opponent of gay marriage, will officiate at his upcoming wedding to partner Bryon...

Latest Developments on Religious Objection Laws

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April 1st, 2015
(AP Photo/Danny Johnston) by JENI O'MALLEY, Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has urged lawmakers to send a bill to his desk by the end of the week to clarify the intent of a new religious objections law that...

Jerry’s Place in South Deerfield Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

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April 1st, 2015
(WGGB) -- As most of you know by now, it is April Fools Day, but to one restaurant in South Deerfield, today is no joke. This morning, Jerry's Place in South Deerfield held a unique celebration. The grill's fired up and the coffee is hot....

‘Dining in the Dark’ Event to Benefit Choroidaremia Research Foundation

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April 1st, 2015
(WGGB) -- What's it like to eat when you can't see your food? You're invited to find out! It's an event called 'Dining in the Dark' and it benefits a very worthy cause. Cory MacDonald from the Choroidaremia Research Foundation joined...

First Defendant in UMass Gang Rape Case Sentenced to 8 to 10 Years

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April 1st, 2015
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- A judge has sentenced a 21 year-old man to eight to ten years in state prison for his participation in a gang rape of a UMass Amherst student. Emmanuel Bile of Pittsfield is the first of four defendants to be...

Mt. Zion Baptist Church to Hold ‘BelieveAgain’ Easter Service

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April 1st, 2015
(WGGB) -- With Easter Sunday fast approaching, it's a time for many to reaffirm their spiritual side and celebrate the season Dr. Atu White, pastor at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Springfield, joined ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz on ABC40...

Greenfield and Northampton Coop. Banks Complete Merger

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April 1st, 2015
(WGGB) -- Greenfield Cooperative Bank and Northampton Cooperative Bank have successfully completed their merger. The two banks will now work under the Greenfield Cooperative Bank name, except for in Hampshire County. All branches there...

Westover Conducting Controlled Burns of Nearby Grassland

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April 1st, 2015
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- If you live or work near Westover Air Reserve Base, you could see some smoke coming from the area. That's because starting today, more than 200 acres of grassland on the base are being burned. Areas to be burned...

No Joke Just Bright, Brisk & Cool

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April 1st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - Welcome to April! No jokes this time around, at least weather-wise. We'll see plenty of sunshine this afternoonbut it will be breezy and cool with highs in the middle 40s. The average high for April one is about 52...

Springfield Police Make One Arrest, Seize Drugs During Raid

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April 1st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police arrested a Springfield man, as well as seized over 400 bags of heroin, during a raid Tuesday. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that through an investigation by members of the department's...

Cynthia Lennon, First Wife of John Lennon, Dies of Cancer

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April 1st, 2015
(AP Photo/ Jane Mingay, File)LONDON (AP) -- A publicist says Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of former Beatle John Lennon, has died of cancer at her home in Spain. She was 75. The news was announced Wednesday on the website of her son, Julian...

Singer Joni Mitchell Hospitalized in Los Angeles

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April 1st, 2015
(Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joni Mitchell was in intensive care in a Los Angeles-area hospital on Tuesday, according to the Twitter account and website of the folk singer and Rock and Roll Hall of...

Domestic Workers Enjoy Tougher Protections as Law Kicks In

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April 1st, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Domestic workers in Massachusetts can begin enjoying tougher labor protections under a new law set that takes effect Wednesday. The law requires people who hire nannies, caregivers and other domestic workers in Massachusetts to...