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Today: Light rain and wet snow ending then mostly cloudy with some breaks of sun. Highs: 42-46. Winds: N/NW: 2-12 mph. Have a great Friday! First Warning Meteorologist Dan Brown ...
Fri, March 27, 2015
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Wind: NE at 1 mph
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It’s Business as Usual at Red Rose Pizzeria as Casino Construction Begins

March 26th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB) -- Its official, Red Rose Pizzeria located in downtown Springfield is here to stay. After hearing multiple rumors that MGM had bought them up, the owners are adamant in telling customers, that they in fact, have not been...

Co-Pilot’s Apartment, Parents’ Home Searched

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March 26th, 2015
In this Oct. 16, 2014 file photo an Airbus 320 of Germanwings is parked at the airport as their pilots went on strike in Duesseldorf, Germany. A Germanwings Airbus plane with at least 142 passengers, two pilots and four flight attendants on board...

Athol Men Face Drug and Firearm Charges, Police Seize $20,000

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March 26th, 2015
Hamlet St. items ATHOL, MA (WGGB) -- Two men from Athol were taken into custody Thursday morning on multiple gun and drug charges following an in-depth heroin investigation by police. 40-year-old, Juan Vega and 26-year-old, Joshua Davoren...

Residents say North End Needs Community Involvement

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March 26th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A community saddened by the loss of another young man whose life was taken too soon. That teen was found shot to death on Dwight Street in Springfield. Marisol Ortiz is in the area visiting her sister and she says,...

ABC40 Traffic Alert: Sumner Avenue and Allen Street in Springfield

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March 26th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- An ABC40 traffic alert: your commute may be a little more tricky starting on Monday. A section of Allen Street at Sumner Avenue will be closed in Springfield. It's all part of a million dollar plan to improve...

Work Continues to Repair Sinkhole on Sargeant Street in Holyoke

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March 26th, 2015
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- An update tonight on that huge sinkhole that opened up in Holyoke Wednesday afternoon. The repairs - expected to take a day or two - will now last well into next week, and the street closures have expanded as well....

Region Braces for Bad Spring Allergy Season

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March 26th, 2015
REGION (WGGB) -- Spring is right around the corner and with spring flowers comes allergy season. Many people already feeling the congestion especially with the large amount of moisture in the air. Spring may not have been early this year, but...

Man Accused of Making Sexual Advances Towards 10-Year-Old Girl

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March 26th, 2015
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A 54-year-old man is out on personal recognizance tonight, accused of making sexual advances toward a 10-year-old girl. Alfred Marotte was in Westfield District Court yesterday. He faces a few charges, among them...

Defendant Denies Raping UMass Student

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March 26th, 2015
(NORTHAMPTON, Mass.) (WGGB)--The defendant got a chance to tell his side of the story on Thursday in the alleged gang rape of a UMass student. Emmanuel Bile took the stand in his own defense denying that he raped the woman. Bile spent more...

Financial Firm Ordered to Pay Massachusetts $1.9 Million

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March 26th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- A Lawrence financial and legal services firm and its owner accused of preying on vulnerable customers during the foreclosure crisis have been ordered by a judge to pay Massachusetts more than $1.9 million. Attorney General Maura...

Carando Provides Special Easter Lunch to Members of Springfield Police

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March 26th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield Police was treated to a special lunch today, thanks to a local company. Springfield-based Carando Classic Italian Meats served Easter lunch to the men and woman of the police department. The company...

ABC40 Follow-Up: Eversource Reaching Out to Day Care with Nearly $5K Bill

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March 26th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- An ABC40 follow-up to a story we brought you yesterday. Eversource is responding to Carole Nelson, the daycare provider who received an electric bill for nearly $5,000. The company says they are following up...

Yahoo Says it Will Buy Back $2 billion in Stock

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March 26th, 2015
Courtesy: MGN Online NEW YORK (AP) -- Yahoo says it will buy back $2 billion in company stock as it prepares to spin off its stake in Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba. Investors were pushing Yahoo to use some of the proceeds from the...

Childhood Home of Dr. Seuss Up for Sale

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March 26th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Dr. Seuss's childhood home is up for sale in Springfield. Located on Fairfield Street, the five bedroom house is where Theodor Geisel and his family lived for many years. The children's author is most famous...

ABC40 Follow-Up: Hot Water Restored to Chicopee Apartment Complex

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March 26th, 2015
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- It's an ABC40 follow-up to a story we brought you earlier this week. It's good news for residents of MacArthur Terrace in Chicopee. New hot water boilers have been installed at the apartment complex, and all...