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Today: Occasional wet snow or snow showers, mixed with rain in the valley. A coating-1" of slushy snow possible in the valley, 1-3" in the higher terrain. Breezy and chilly. Highs: 31-35. Winds: NW 5-15 mph. First Warning Met ...
Sat, March 28, 2015
32°
Light Snow
Feels like 21°
Humidity: 82%
Dew Point: 27
Wind: NNE at 17 mph
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Care Assistant Charged with Stealing from Disabled Veteran

March 27th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- A grand jury in Boston has indicted a personal care assistant on charges she stole nearly $128,500 from a disabled Vietnam War veteran for whom she was caring. The Suffolk County grand jury Thursday indicted 48-year-old...

Complaints Over Winter Electric Rates Filed with Mass. AG’s Office

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March 27th, 2015
REGION (WGGB) -- Frustration is mounting over rising electric bills and now, the Mass. Attorney General is getting involved. It's the same old story when it comes to electric bills, but customers are still waiting for a different ending....

Electricity for Byer Street Residents Restored

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March 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- More than three dozen people were evacuated from their Byers Street apartment building in Springfield Thursday night because of carbon monoxide detectors going off. It was a long evening for residents at 32 Byers...

Italy’s Highest Court Overturns Amanda Knox Murder Conviction

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March 27th, 2015
By COLLEEN BARRY and FRANCES D'EMILIO, Associated Press ROME (AP) -- Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case. The decision by...

WMass. Alcohol Center Working Towards Extension to Relocate

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March 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- As MGM Springfield continues to demolish buildings downtown, there's concern tonight that a successful rehab program might be destroyed as well. The Western Massachusetts Correctional Alcohol Center on Howard...

Follow-Up: Eversource Contacts Local Day Care Over Nearly $5K Bill

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March 27th, 2015
(WGGB) -- A follow-up tonight about the woman we told you about this week who incurred a nearly $5,000 electric bill. Today, we were told that Eversource reached out to Carole Nelson to help dissolve those additional costs after she switched...

Western Mass. Shut Out of Snow Disaster Declaration Request

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March 27th, 2015
By BOB SALSBERG and STEVE LeBLANC, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- The governor of Massachusetts has formally asked the federal government to declare a disaster in 10 counties after a record-setting series of winter storms. Gov. Charlie...

Police Make Arrest in Fall River Courthouse Bomb Threat

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March 27th, 2015
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- Police have arrested a man they allege called in a bomb threat that forced the evacuation of the courthouse where the trial of Aaron Hernandez is being held. Fall River police on Friday announced the arrest of...

CHD’s Cammer Cup Coming to Westfield on Saturday

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March 27th, 2015
(WGGB) -- If you're a fan of exciting hockey action, then tomorrow you will want to head to the Amelia Ice Arena for an incredible sled hockey showdown The events features physically challenged athletes on ice showing off their amazing hockey...

Lisa Fischer to Perform Tuesday at the Calvin Theater

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March 27th, 2015
(WGGB) -- A former backup singer is now taking center stage. Lisa Fischer is coming to the Calvin Theatre on Tuesday. Friday, she joined ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz on ABC40 News at 12:30 p.m. by phone to talk about her upcoming...

Pierce Brothers Mark 20 Years of Gourmet Coffee Roasting in Western Mass.

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March 27th, 2015
(WGGB) -- If you're like millions of Americans, you just can't get your day going until you've had that morning cup of coffee. However, did you know that located right here in western Massachusetts, there's a company that can deliver fresh,...

Western Mass. Native Sarah Elizabeth Charles Releases New Album

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March 27th, 2015
(WGGB) -- Sarah Elizabeth Charles is an up-and-coming musician who has performed all over the world, but she has roots in western Massachusetts. This week, Charles released a new album called "Inner Dialogue." Friday, she joined ABC40's Tom...

Chicopee Comp. Receives Grant from Mass. Life Sciences Center

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March 27th, 2015
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Chicopee Comprehensive High School students receive an enormous gift that will prepare them for the real world. The school is getting an an $83,000 grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. It will allow...

Jury Deliberations Underway in Trial of UMass Rape Suspect

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March 27th, 2015
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- A jury is now deciding the fate of a 21-year-old Pittsfield man in connection with an alleged gang rape at UMass. The jury began its deliberations Friday after closing statements this morning in the case of...

Aaron Hernandez’s Fiancee: He was Intoxicated Before Killing

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March 27th, 2015
(AP Photo/Faith Ninivaggi, Pool) by MICHELLE R. SMITH, Associated Press FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has testified in his murder trial that he was intoxicated in the hours...