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Chicopee Police Searching for Armed Robbery Suspect Near Grattan Street

December 18th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Chicopee Police Department was called to the scene of an armed robbery Thursday night. The call came in just after 8:30 p.m. from New Corner Variety on Grattan Street. According to the Police Department's...

Store Owner Arrested in Alleged Food Stamp Scheme

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December 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Authorities say the owner of a Springfield convenience store and market has been arrested in connection with the unlawful use of Electronic Benefit Transfer cards and food stamps. Ten illegal gaming machines also...

Middletown Police Handcuff 10-Year-Old Girl

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December 18th, 2014
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) -- Middletown police say a detective handcuffed a 10-year-old girl as officers arrested her father. A police report says the incident happened just before 9 p.m. Wednesday as 27-year-old Kenneth Ford was leaving a...

Woman Booked for OUI After Hitting Pedestrian in Chicopee

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December 18th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Chicopee woman is facing charges after police say she struck a pedestrian on a sidewalk Thursday. Chicopee Police say that around 6:45 p.m. Thursday, officers were called to the area of 86 Broadway after a car...

Springfield Fire Responds to Reported Gas Leak

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December 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Springfield Fire Department was on-scene of an alleged gas leak, after receiving reports of a gas odor Thursday night. The Fire Department was called to 120 Chestnut Street. Residents from two floors...

Foxwoods Hiring of Convict Challenged in Court

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December 18th, 2014
MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) -- The court operated by the tribe that owns the Foxwoods Resort Casino has heard a challenge over the hiring of a former tribal councilor who had been convicted of theft charges. Steven Thomas got a human resources...

Rondo-to-Mavs Deal Nearly Completed

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December 18th, 2014
BOSTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Boston Celtics are in the process of finalizing a deal to send point guard Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks. According to ESPN, the Celtics and Mavericks have an agreement in principle to send Rondo to Dallas...

Searchers Locate Body of Missing Woman from Orange

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December 18th, 2014
(Cynthia Ayer / Photo Courtesy: NW Mass. Incident Mgmt. Team) ORANGE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Crews have found the body of a woman from Orange who was reported missing this week. Terry Dun, Deputy Team Leader for the Northwest Mass. Incident...

Deadly Fire Prompts Renewed Smoke Alarm Push

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December 18th, 2014
ENFIELD, Conn (WGGB) -- The investigation is ongoing into a deadly Enfield fire that killed four people last week on South River Street. One other person was injured. More than a week later, the impacts of the devastating incident are being felt...

Suicide Problem Discussed in Northampton Conference

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December 18th, 2014
(NORTHAMPTON, Mass.) (WGGB)-- Teen suicide continues to be a serious problem. On Thursday in Northampton, educators came together to discuss the problem. The numbers are disturbing. According to the Center for Disease Control, teen suicide...

Two-Car Crash Closes Portion of Chapin Street in Ludlow

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December 18th, 2014
LUDLOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- A two-car crash closed down a portion of a busy Ludlow roadway Thursday night. Ludlow Police Sgt. Brian Shameklis says that the crash occurred around 4:45 p.m. Thursday in the area of 650 Chapin Street, near E. Akard...

Mohawk Fine Papers Coming to South Hadley

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December 18th, 2014
(SOUTH HADLEY, Mass.) (WGGB)--Mohawk Fine Papers is coming to South Hadley and that means new jobs for the area. The new plant will be located on the site of the former James River Graphics property on Gaylord Street. The property's been...

D.A. Breaks Down Typical “Negligence” Conditions Following Deadly Crash

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December 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The woman cited for hitting and killing a West Springfield crossing guard has until next week to request a show-cause hearing.  Police cited Cynthia Mathias of Agawam with "motor vehicle homicide by...

Amber Alert Issued for 5-Year-Old N.Y. Boy

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December 18th, 2014
BERNE, N.Y. (WGGB/AP) — New York law enforcement officials have issued an Amber Alert after a 5-year-old boy was abducted from a home in eastern New York by two men wearing black ski masks. Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple says Kenneth...

Two Defendants in Meningitis Outbreak Case Seek Bail

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December 18th, 2014
By PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Two men at the center of a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people asked to be freed from prison until their criminal trials. Barry Cadden, a co-founder of the now-shuttered...