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FRIDAY ON ABC40 – Honor Roll Live: Palmer High

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...

MA Democrats Split On Netanyahu Speech

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March 3rd, 2015
AP File Photo (WGGB/AP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will speak before Congress later this morning, but not all of Washington's top lawmakers will be in attendance, including several from here in the Baystate. In addition to...

Volcano in Southern Chile Erupts, Thousands Evacuated

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March 3rd, 2015
(Ctsy: Twitter) SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- A volcano in southern Chile has erupted, prompting officials to evacuate thousands of people in the surrounding area. The Villarica volcano erupted Tuesday around 3 a.m. local time (0600 GMT), according...

Final Jury to be Chosen in Marathon Bombing Trial

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March 3rd, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Just one final step remains before a jury is seated in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. A panel of 12 jurors and six alternates is expected to be selected Tuesday after...

Addressing The Needs Of Small Businesses

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March 2nd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- With so much local business attention being focused around the plan involving MGM Springfield, the City Council has formed the Neighborhood Development Business Committee to help out smaller businesses in the...

Man who tried to scale White House barrier won’t be charged

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March 2nd, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A man charged with trying to climb a barrier set up outside the White House has entered into an agreement with prosecutors to have his case dismissed. Mauricio Juan Jimenez Aguirre of Washington was arrested in February and...

Parents React to Upcoming Closure of Curtis Blake School

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March 2nd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- When families learned a local school that focuses on learning disabilities was closing, their hearts sank. "We need this school. This isn't an option for our kids and this you know, population. We absolutely need...

Wok King in Springfield Robbed, Police Search for Suspect

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March 2nd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Wok King, a Chinese Restaurant on State Street in Springfield, was the scene of an armed robbery Monday night. The call came into police shortly before 7:00 p.m. with a report that a shot may have been fired....

Municipal Electric Companies Charge Significantly Lower Rates

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March 2nd, 2015
(WGGB) - Electric bills aren’t skyrocketing for all customers and some people are asking why. "Investor owned utilities are only allowed to contract for power 6 months in advance which essentially exposes their customers to short term market...

Casino Ethics Law Approved by City Council, Mayor to Review Next

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March 2nd, 2015
SpringSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Springfield City Council has passed the proposed casino ethics law in a 13 to 0 vote Monday night and it now heads to the Mayor's desk for final approval. This according to City Council President, Michael...

Solar Energy Helping With High Electric Bills?

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March 2nd, 2015
(WGGB) - Solar Energy is becoming more of a conversation now that electric bills for many are through the roof. “With a solar array you can produce your own electricity and eliminate your bill,” Gregory Garrison, President of Northeast...

More Businesses Turn to Insurance for Protection Against Hackers

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March 2nd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- It seems every week there's another company that's been hacked. Who can forget the massive cyber-attack on Target just before the holiday's in 2013, when a hacker stole more than 40 million credit and debit card...

Holyoke School District Review by State Presented to School Committee

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March 2nd, 2015
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) --  The Holyoke school district review by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education was presented Monday night before the school committee highlighting the positives and the negatives. Our crew who attended the...