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Heir to Oil Fortune Andrew Getty Found Dead in Hollywood Hills

March 31st, 2015
(AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu) LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles County coroner's investigators say the death of Getty oil heir Andrew Getty is most likely via natural causes or an accident. Coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter says the death...

Gary Rome a Part of Vacant Lot Debate in Holyoke

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March 31st, 2015
HOLYOKE, MA (WGGB) --  Up for debate Tuesday night... what will fill that vacant lot on Whiting Farms Road in Holyoke. Zoning laws to sell that property have been in place for a while now and Tuesday evening, Gary Rome, of Gary Rome Hyundai,...

Springfield College Using Smart Phone for Student Safety

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March 31st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB) -- In light of the recent shootings in Springfield, colleges in the city are becoming proactive when trying to keep their students safe. It's not always an easy task - especially after several reports of nearby gunfire just...

Lawmakers Approve Compromise Budget Bill

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March 31st, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- The Legislature has signed off on a compromise spending bill that includes funds for snow removal, homeless shelters and state employee health insurance. The $364 million bill was approved Tuesday by the House and Senate after...

Police Investigate Summit Street Shooting, Victim’s Girlfriend Arrested

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March 31st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A 27-year-old man was shot in Springfield Tuesday afternoon and his girlfriend is under arrest after police say they spotted drugs in her purse.  Police continue to search for the shooter. Officers were called to...

Westover to Burn Over 200 Acres of Grassland

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March 31st, 2015
CHICOPEE, MA (WGGB) -- An ABC40 alert for you...if you're in the Chicopee area you could see some smoke near Westover Air Reserve Base properties over the next day or so. They're conducting grassland burning of 235 acres of land on the base and...

Doyle Drive Provides New Access to Holyoke Community College

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March 31st, 2015
HOLYOKE, MA (WGGB) -- Students and staff have a new way to access Holyoke Community College. There's a new road now that has been in the works for more than a decade.  It's on the south side of the college and provides direct access to...

April Showers Usher in Easter Weekend

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March 31st, 2015
As low pressure scoots just to our south this evening, its northern fringe of light rain and wet snow just misses us.  But some of our southern border towns could see a sprinkle or wet flurry through mid-evening.  Otherwise, skies will clear...

Route 9 Diner Shuts Its Doors; Frequent Customers Shocked

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March 31st, 2015
HADLEY, Mass. (WGGB)- A popular diner in Hadley has shut its doors following reports of sexual harassment on female servers there. The investigation is launched by the state Attorney General’s office. At the location on Russell Street...

Lufthansa: Co-Pilot Disclosed Earlier “Severe Depression”

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March 31st, 2015
(AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani) by DAVID McHUGH and JOAN LOWY, Associated Press Business Writers FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Lufthansa knew that the co-pilot of the passenger plane that crashed in the French Alps last week had suffered from an...

Gov. Baker Awards Funding to Salvation Army to Combat Violence

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March 31st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Shootings and stabbings. We've seen it too many times in the last few weeks alone, but now, some help is on the way for kids in our community. Over $14 million was granted for youth programs in western...

Milestone Moment for Greater Springfield YMCA

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March 31st, 2015
(SPRINGFIELD, Mass.) (WGGB)--The Greater Springfield YMCA reaches a milestone in its b163 year old history. For the first time ever, the organization's corporate board has a person of color as its chairman. Springfield attorney Jeff Poindexter...

‘Ride to Remember’ to Benefit Beauregard-Schiavina Memorial Field

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March 31st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A long neglected memorial field in Springfield, dedicated to a pair of fallen police officers, is getting a makeover. The soccer field, named for Officers Michael Schiavina and Alain Beauregard, sits on Tinkham...

Holyoke School Supt. Fights Possible State Takeover

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March 31st, 2015
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Holyoke's School Superintendent Sergio Paez is making an 11th hour appeal against a possible takeover of city schools. Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester is recommending that the state takeover the...

Springfield Police Take to Social Network to Help Curb Violence

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March 31st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- With another shooting in Springfield, police are still looking for ways to stem the violence. Now they're looking to social media to get the community involved in the fight against crime. Springfield Police are...