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WMass. Alcohol Center Working Towards Extension to Relocate

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...

Boston Woman Charged with Marathon Injury Fraud

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March 27th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- A Boston woman has been indicted on charges of fraudulently receiving tens of thousands of dollars in benefits by claiming she was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing. Joanna Leigh was indicted on charges of larceny and...

Senate’s Harry Reid Announces He Won’t Seek Re-Election

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March 27th, 2015
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) By ERICA WERNER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, who's dominated the Senate for a decade from the minority to the majority and back again, announced Friday he will...

Moment of Silence Held on Deadly Boston Fire’s Anniversary

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March 27th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston firefighters observed a moment of silence to remember two colleagues killed a year ago in a wind-swept fire in the city's Back Bay neighborhood. Thirty-three-year-old firefighter Michael Kennedy and 43-year-old Lt....

State Considers Route 3 Toll Lanes

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March 27th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- State transportation officials are considering adding paid express lanes on a section of Route 3 south of Boston in an effort to ease congestion and improve safety. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is considering...