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Thu, April 02, 2015
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Chicopee City Council Allocates $60K for Lawsuit-Related Legal Fees

April 1st, 2015
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- An ABC40 follow up for you tonight regarding the lawsuit against the City of Chicopee after multiple officers are being sued over allegations of police brutality following the incident involving Maylene Moldando, who...

Park Near Lynch School in Springfield in Need of Repairs Following Winter Storms

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April 1st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A neighborhood park is in deplorable condition after this rough winter and it's located right next to Mary Lynch Elementary in Springfield. Now, residents want to know who's going to clean it up. ABC40 heard from...

Family of Alex Scafuri Provides Update on Teen’s Condition

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April 1st, 2015
(photo courtesy: Chris Scafuri/Facebook) AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- The family of the Agawam teen hit by a car last month is offering an update on his condition. Alex Scafuri's family tells ABC40 he is being flown to Atlanta for further...

Suspected Heroin Deaths Top 200 So Far This Year

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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...

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...