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This afternoon: Mainly cloudy and mild, a few bright spots possible - especially north. Highs: 40-46. Winds: W/NW 5-15 mph. Have a great Wednesday! First Warning Meteorologist Don Maher ...
Wed, March 04, 2015
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Feels like 38°
Humidity: 78%
Dew Point: 32
Wind: at 3 mph
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Civil Rights Complaint Filed Against City of Chicopee, 8 Police Officers

March 3rd, 2015
(WGGB) -- The City of Chicopee and eight former and current police officers are facing a federal civil lawsuit tonight, brought by a woman who alleged her civil rights were violated. The suit is based upon the alleged actions of those...

Official: US Report Finds Racial Bias in Ferguson Police

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March 3rd, 2015
by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that a Justice Department investigation has found patterns of racial bias in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department and at the...

Weather-Related Parking Bans

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March 3rd, 2015
REGION (WGGB) -- Some area cities and towns have issued weather-related parking bans. You can see an up-to-date list of those parking restrictions...

Three Officers in Skid Row Killing Had Training on Mentally Ill

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March 3rd, 2015
By TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The three Los Angeles police officers who fired their weapons in a videotaped struggle that left a homeless man dead were veterans of the Skid Row beat who had special training to deal...

Women’s Fund of Western Mass. to Hold “Summit for Success”

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March 3rd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Women are working together to accomplish more in our community and this week, local leaders will meet in Springfield to focus on success. Elizabeth Barajas-Román, the CEO of the Women's Fund of Western...

Jury Seated in Trial of Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect

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March 3rd, 2015
(Photo: FBI via AP) BOSTON (AP) — A jury has been seated in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The panel of 12 jurors and six alternates was chosen Tuesday. Opening statements are scheduled...

ABC40 Goes One-on-One with Comedian Lewis Black

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March 3rd, 2015
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Majestic Theater's latest production is a romantic comedy, "One Slight Hitch", and its author, comedian Lewis Black, was in attendance for opening night last Thursday. Before the opening curtain,...

Mass. Speaker Says He Supports Tax Credit for Filmmakers

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March 3rd, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Charlie Baker may have a tough time convincing lawmakers to eliminate a tax credit the state offers to encourage movie-making in Massachusetts. House Speaker Robert DeLeo said Tuesday that he's been a big supporter of the...

DOJ: Ex-CIA Chief Admits Mishandling Classified Information

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March 3rd, 2015
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice says former CIA Director David Patraeus has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified materials. A Justice Department statement says a plea agreement has been filed in U.S....

Netanyahu Assails Iran-Nuclear Talks in Congress Address

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March 3rd, 2015
By ARON HELLER and DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In a speech that stirred political intrigue in two countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that negotiations underway between...

Baker Plans Boost in State Subsidies for MBTA

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March 3rd, 2015
By BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Charlie Baker plans to seek a nearly $65 million increase in state subsidies for the Boston area's beleaguered public transit system. An administration spokesman says the funding boost...

Dalton Man Gets Up to 5 Years For Parking Lot Robbery

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March 3rd, 2015
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- A Dalton man who jumped into the back of an elderly couple's car in a supermarket parking lot, held a knife to the woman's throat, and demanded money, has been sentenced to up to five years in prison. The Berkshire...

FRIDAY ON ABC40 – Honor Roll Live: Palmer High

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March 3rd, 2015
PALMER, Mass. (WGGB) -- ABC40’s Honor Roll Live heads to eastern Hampden County this week. Friday, we'll head to the home of the Panthers - Palmer High School. From student groups and clubs, to athletes and musicians, to academic...

Road Rage: I-291 Construction Causes Traffic Hazard

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March 3rd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)- Are drivers speeding on your street? Are there dangerous crosswalks, roundabouts, or a lack of road signs where you live? It's a series we call "Road Rage." Brittany Decker investigates areas across Western Mass....

Clinton Used Personal E-mail Account as Secretary of State

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March 3rd, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton used a personal email account during her time as secretary of state, rather than a government-issued email address. Deputy State Department spokesperson Marie Harf says the department asked former...