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Tonight: Mainly clear then late clouds, quite chilly. Lows: 20-26. Winds: Becoming Calm. Thursday: Mostly cloudy then becoming sunny, windy and milder. Highs: 56-62. Winds: -> S/SW 10-25 mph & gusty late. First Warning Met ...
Thu, April 02, 2015
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Singer Joni Mitchell Hospitalized in Los Angeles

April 1st, 2015
(Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joni Mitchell was in intensive care in a Los Angeles-area hospital on Tuesday, according to the Twitter account and website of the folk singer and Rock and Roll Hall of...

Domestic Workers Enjoy Tougher Protections as Law Kicks In

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April 1st, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Domestic workers in Massachusetts can begin enjoying tougher labor protections under a new law set that takes effect Wednesday. The law requires people who hire nannies, caregivers and other domestic workers in Massachusetts to...

Driver Escapes Rollover Crash with Minor Injuries

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April 1st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- A driver escaped a rollover crash without serious injuries early Wednesday morning. Springfield Police responded to the area of 1100 Dickinson St. around 2:30 a.m. to find a black sedan on its side that was badly damaged,...

Three Suspects in Custody after Overnight Armed Robberies

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April 1st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Three arrests are made after a series of armed robberies overnight in Springfield. Springfield Police say it all began with a home invasion on Better Way, off of Boston Road, where a bowl of money was stolen...

Iran Nuclear Talks Resume, after Missed Deadline

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April 1st, 2015
(AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool) LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran nuclear negotiators resumed talks here Wednesday, just hours after abandoning a March 31 deadline to reach the outline of a deal and agreeing to press on. However, as the...

Heir to Oil Fortune Andrew Getty Found Dead in Hollywood Hills

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March 31st, 2015
(AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu) LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles County coroner's investigators say the death of Getty oil heir Andrew Getty is most likely via natural causes or an accident. Coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter says the death...

Gary Rome a Part of Vacant Lot Debate in Holyoke

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March 31st, 2015
HOLYOKE, MA (WGGB) --  Up for debate Tuesday night... what will fill that vacant lot on Whiting Farms Road in Holyoke. Zoning laws to sell that property have been in place for a while now and Tuesday evening, Gary Rome, of Gary Rome Hyundai,...

Springfield College Using Smart Phone for Student Safety

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March 31st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB) -- In light of the recent shootings in Springfield, colleges in the city are becoming proactive when trying to keep their students safe. It's not always an easy task - especially after several reports of nearby gunfire...

Lawmakers Approve Compromise Budget Bill

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March 31st, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- The Legislature has signed off on a compromise spending bill that includes funds for snow removal, homeless shelters and state employee health insurance. The $364 million bill was approved Tuesday by the House and Senate after...

Police Investigate Summit Street Shooting, Victim’s Girlfriend Arrested

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March 31st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A 27-year-old man was shot in Springfield Tuesday afternoon and his girlfriend is under arrest after police say they spotted drugs in her purse.  Police continue to search for the shooter. Officers were called to...

Westover to Burn Over 200 Acres of Grassland

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March 31st, 2015
CHICOPEE, MA (WGGB) -- An ABC40 alert for you...if you're in the Chicopee area you could see some smoke near Westover Air Reserve Base properties over the next day or so. They're conducting grassland burning of 235 acres of land on the base and...

Doyle Drive Provides New Access to Holyoke Community College

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March 31st, 2015
HOLYOKE, MA (WGGB) -- Students and staff have a new way to access Holyoke Community College. There's a new road now that has been in the works for more than a decade.  It's on the south side of the college and provides direct access to...

Route 9 Diner Shuts Its Doors; Frequent Customers Shocked

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March 31st, 2015
HADLEY, Mass. (WGGB)- A popular diner in Hadley has shut its doors following reports of sexual harassment on female servers there. The investigation is launched by the state Attorney General’s office. At the location on Russell Street...

Lufthansa: Co-Pilot Disclosed Earlier “Severe Depression”

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March 31st, 2015
(AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani) by DAVID McHUGH and JOAN LOWY, Associated Press Business Writers FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Lufthansa knew that the co-pilot of the passenger plane that crashed in the French Alps last week had suffered from an...

Gov. Baker’s Proposed Budget Includes Money for Programs that Combat Violence

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March 31st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Shootings and stabbings. We've seen it too many times in the last few weeks alone, but now, some help could be on the way for kids in our community. As part of his proposed budget, Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker has...