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Wednesday July 30, 2014
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Teen Charged in Teacher Killing Challenges Law

July 30th, 2014
(ABC40 File Photo) SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A lawyer for a Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his 24-year-old math teacher is challenging the constitutionality of a state law that requires him to be tried as an adult. Philip Chism, now...

Axe Crashes Into Moving Vehicle Along I-95 in Topsfield

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July 30th, 2014
(Photo Provided by Mass. State Police) TOPSFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- State Police are reminding people to secure any loads after a scary incident Wednesday morning. Mass. State Police say that just before 11 a.m. Wednesday, a landscaper was...

A Pleasant Wednesday Afternoon

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July 30th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - This afternoon will feature pleasant conditions with a mixture of sunshine and clouds, along with high temperatures into the upper 70's. There may be a few sprinkles or spot showers but most of us will stay...

Bike Patrols Return to Chicopee

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July 30th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- As a 17-year veteran of the Chicopee Police Department, Officer Ryan Romano has been patrolling the city's streets for a while. But these days, it's mostly on two wheels. "We go in and out of the parks, we talk to the...

Man Accused of Breaking Into Chicopee Home in Broad Daylight

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July 30th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Just as police in Chicopee and Springfield warn residents to be on alert after a string of home break-ins an arrest is made for a separate incident. Chicopee Police say that around 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, officers were...

Springfield Police Arrest Shooting Suspect

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July 30th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Springfield man is under arrest after he allegedly shot another man late Tuesday night. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that around 10:40 p.m. Tuesday, officers were called to the area of 174...

Firefighters Battle 6-Alarm Blaze in East Boston

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July 30th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter.com/BostonFire) BOSTON (AP) — A six-alarm fire in the East Boston neighborhood has been brought under control. Boston Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn says residents are safe and accounted for after the blaze,...

Mass. Lawmakers Gear Up for Final Push

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July 30th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- The Massachusetts Legislature is gearing up for the final two days of its formal session with a handful of major bills still awaiting action. The 19-month session ends Thursday. Lawmakers can continue meet informally after that,...

Springfield Woman Arrested on Drug Charges

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July 30th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Springfield woman is under arrest after police say that she reportedly dealt drugs near a downtown Springfield building. Over the last several weeks, members of the Springfield Police Department's Narcotics and...

Early-Morning Fire Damages Agawam Home

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July 30th, 2014
AGAWAM (WGGB) -- A home was badly damaged by a fire early Wednesday morning. The Agawam's Fire Chief Alan Sirois says that a passerby called the fire department shortly after 5:30 a.m., saying there were flames coming out of a one-story home at...

Two Women Arrested in Springfield Prostitution Sweep

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July 30th, 2014
(Nicole Fields / Julie Rivera ) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Two local women are facing charges after they were arrested as part of a prostitution sweep. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that members of the department's Vice Squad...

Two Armed, Masked Suspects Wanted in Robbery of CVS in Holyoke

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July 30th, 2014
HOLYOKE (WGGB) -- Holyoke Police are searching for two suspects who they say robbed a CVS Pharmacy Tuesday night. Holyoke Police Lt. Larry Cournoyer says the two masked suspects walked into the CVS on Whiting Farms Rd. and showed a hand...

ABC40′s Brittany Decker Skydives in Orange

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July 30th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Imagine flying above the clouds, nearing the oxygen threshold at nearly 14,000 feet... and then diving to the ground. ABC40's Brittany Decker went to Jumptown in Orange to do just that. It begins, of course, with signing a waiver...

15 Killed as Shells Hit UN School in Gaza

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July 30th, 2014
(AP Photo/Hatem Moussa) JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school sheltering Gaza war refugees Wednesday, killing 15 Palestinians and wounding 90 after tearing through two classroom walls, a...

One Victim Treated After Rollover Crash in Holyoke

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July 30th, 2014
HOLYOKE (WGGB) -- Seven people were involved in a two-car crash in Holyoke late Tuesday night, but only one of them was transported to the hospital. Holyoke Police Lt. Larry Cournoyer says that officers responded to the intersection of Pleasant...