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Tonight: Clearing (full "worm" moon), frigid late! Lows: -4 to 4. Winds: -> Light NW. Friday: Sunny but continued chilly. Highs: 22-28. Winds: Light W/SW. First Warning Meteorologist Rick Sluben ...
Thu, March 05, 2015
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Feels like 10°
Humidity: 41%
Dew Point: 1
Wind: NNW at 13 mph
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Citizen Police Academy Underway in Springfield

March 4th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Citizen's Police Academy in Springfield has begun once again and we take an inside look at what it's like to be an officer. It's the 39th class of the Springfield Citizen's Police Academy and is a free 10-week...

New FAA Proposed Rules on Drones Reviewed by Smith College Panel

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March 4th, 2015
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- There was a meeting Wednesday night at Smith College in Northampton on the new FAA proposed rules on drone use. With a drone flying over us...are they violating our privacy?  This was a thoughtful discussion at the...

Hundreds Turn Out for Holyoke Charter School Enrollment Lottery

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March 4th, 2015
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB)) Hundreds of local families turned out Wednesday night to see if their kids could get a spot in the Holyoke Community Charter School. And while this year the number of applicants was at an all-time high, unfortunately there...

President Obama Calls For Police Changes: Amherst Acting Already

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March 4th, 2015
AMHERST, Mass (WGGB) -- Law enforcement has been under the microscope recently after numerous altercations between police and community members and on Monday President Obama called for policy changes. "Most of the points I make are for the 18...

One Person Transported to Hospital from House Fire in Chicopee

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March 4th, 2015
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Emergency personnel responded to a house fire on Norman Street in Chicopee Wednesday night. The call came in shortly before 7:00 p.m. Wednesday. The Chicopee Fire Department reports the home is located at 61 Norman St...

UMass to Retire Jersey in Honor of Fmr. Coach John Calipari

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March 4th, 2015
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- UMass Athletics plans to honor former coach John Calipari next season by retiring a jersey in his honor. The move will come as part of a 20th anniversary celebration of the men's...

Teacher Receives 5 Years on Porn Charge Involving Student

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March 4th, 2015
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A former science teacher at a prestigious Connecticut school for girls has been sentenced to five years in prison on a federal pornography charge involving a student. Forty-four-year-old Joseph Rajkumar was a teacher at...

SKorean Media say US Ambassador Attacked and Hurt

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March 4th, 2015
(photo usembassy.gov) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean media say U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert has been attacked while giving a lecture and taken to a hospital for treatment. Yonhap news agency said Lippert was injured, but it wasn't...

A Look Inside the State’s “Silent Call” 911 Program

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March 4th, 2015
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- When encountering an emergency situation, we are advised to call 911 for help, but sometimes, the person making the call can't speak. It could be a medical emergency or even a dangerous situation, but you should still...

Clogged Storm Drains cause Massive Water Puddles

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March 4th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Temperatures seem to be getting warmer which is melting snow banks but with the melting of those piles comes massive puddles of water. Mainly caused by storm drains being covered. Maintenance man at Silverloft...

Lawyer: Tsarnaev Widow Not ID’d as Witness in Bombing Trial

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March 4th, 2015
(Photo: FBI via AP) By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A lawyer for the widow of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev (tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) says she hasn't been identified as a witness in her...

Security Guard Attacked at Peter Pan Bus Terminal

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March 4th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A rough morning for a Security Guard at the Peter Pan Bus terminal and now another man is in jail. That individual was restrained by security after allegedly going after a veteran Springfield Police Officer. Cell...

City, State Officials Meet to Discuss Holyoke’s Innovation District

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March 4th, 2015
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- The future of ongoing and planned city projects in Holyoke was the topic of discussion Wednesday. Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse joined Mass. Secretary of Economic Development Jay Ash and others this afternoon for a tour of...

Meeting and Rally Held Over Closure of Curtis Blake Day School

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March 4th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Families continue to react after learning the Curtis Blake Day School - a school that focuses on learning disabilities - will be closing. These last few days have been an emotional roller coaster for them and...

Recall Roundup: Cradles and Snowboard Bindings

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March 4th, 2015
(WGGB) -- An unstable cradle and snowboard binding that could buckle top our Recall Roundup for this Wednesday, March 4 Dream on Me is recalling 2-in-1 Bassinet to Cradle due to fall and suffocation hazards. The wire supports on the sides of...