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Tue, March 31, 2015
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Kennedy’s Legacy Remembered in WMass. as Institute Dedicated

March 30th, 2015
(WGGB)-The country's top political leaders including President Obama came to Boston today to help dedicate the Kennedy Institute. The Institute is located next to the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum. It was Ted Kennedy's vision to help...

Police Investigating Report of Shots Fired Near AIC

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March 30th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police in Springfield are investigating after another report of shots fired near a city college. Springfield Police Trent Duda told ABC40 that they responded to Maynard Street around 5 p.m. following a report...

Urban Colleges Work to Keep Students Safe from Neighborhood Violence

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March 30th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- An ABC40 follow-up after shots are fired over the weekend, hitting American International College's campus center, while some students were eating their lunch. It's raising concerns about the safety of students...

Area Officials Say I-91 Viaduct Work Can’t Start Soon Enough

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March 30th, 2015
REGION (WGGB) -- Commuters at their breaking point with the I-91 viaduct. Emergency repairs meant drivers were stuck in the middle of 91 for hours Friday. While the big improvement project is just on the horizon, businesses say it isn't...

State Police C3 Unit Helps Capture Three Springfield Fugitives

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March 30th, 2015
(WGGB) -- Three fugitives, whom police say were wanted on drug charges, were arrested over the weekend. Mass. State Police say that on Saturday, members of the department's C3 Policing Team had gathered information that three fugitive members...

Jurors Find First Defendant in UMass Gang Rape Trial Guilty on Two Counts

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March 30th, 2015
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Jurors have found the first defendant in a 2012 gang rape at UMass Amherst guilty on two counts. On Monday, Emmanuel Bile, 21, of Pittsfield was found guilty on two counts: one of aggravated vaginal rape and...

Choosing the Best Flowers for Early Spring and Easter

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March 30th, 2015
(WGGB) -- Believe it or not, Spring is upon us and Easter is this weekend. What are the best flowers to bring to your Easter gatherings or to buy to spruce up your yard? Karen Randall from Randall's Farm and Greenhouse joined ABC40's Tom...

Easing Back into Your Spring Sports Routine

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March 30th, 2015
(WGGB) -- Spring fever has us itching to get outside, but when the snow melts, it's important to ease into that workout routine. Dr. Julio Martinez-Silvestrini, medical director for Baystate Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, joined...

President Obama Salutes ‘Hero’ Boston Police Officer Shot in Face

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March 30th, 2015
(Photo Courtesy: Boston Police) BOSTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has praised a Boston police officer who was shot point-blank in the face by a suspect, calling the downed officer a "hero." Obama began his speech at the dedication of the...

Prosecution Rests Its Case Against Boston Marathon Bomber

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March 30th, 2015
(Photo: FBI via AP) By DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer BOSTON (AP) -- Prosecutors have rested their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev with gruesome autopsy photos of the people who died in the 2013 terror...

Dedication Held for Institute Honoring Sen. Edward Kennedy

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March 30th, 2015
(AP Photo/Steven Senne) by DAVID ESPO and NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says American politicians in an era of partisanship should try to carry themselves more the late Massachusetts Sen. Edward...

US Officials: One Dead After Car Tries to Ram Fort Meade Gate

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March 30th, 2015
(AP Photo/WJLA-TV) By MEREDITH SOMERS and LOLITA C. BALDOR FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A firefight erupted Monday when two people in a car tried to ram a National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade, killing at least one person, according to...

ABC40 Alert: Scammers Using Turbo Tax for Identity Theft

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March 30th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD,Mass(WGGB) -- Scam expert Steve Weisman warns about tax identity theft and how thieves are taking advantage of turbo tax. Plus he also addresses a crack-down on car leasing fraud and some new concerns from a new android...

JetBlue Experiences Widespread Service Outage

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March 30th, 2015
(WGGB) - Passengers hoping to fly on JetBlue flights are having trouble checking in this morning, as the airline experiences a wide-spread service outage. The airline did not go into detail about the issue as it tweeted to several...

Hernandez Fiancee Set to Resume Testimony in Murder Trial

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March 30th, 2015
(AP Photo/Faith Ninivaggi, Pool) FALL RIVER (AP) -- The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will take the stand for a second day of testimony in his murder trial. Shayanna Jenkins on Monday is expected to talk about...