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Thu, March 05, 2015
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Girl Scouts Get Ready For Cancer Connection Campout

March 3rd, 2015
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Girl Scouts of Central and Western Mass. are helping get things ready for the Cancer Connection Campout. They built a snow shelter, which is now ready for the Campout in downtown Northampton...

East Longmeadow Honors Brave Heroes In Ceremony

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March 3rd, 2015
EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- An emotional ceremony Tuesday night as a Western Massachusetts town that is now designated a "Purple Heart Community" honors its brave heroes. East Longmeadow paid tribute tonight to its Purple Heart war...

Holyoke City Council Considers Government Changes

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March 3rd, 2015
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) --The Holyoke City Council faced some big decisions tonight, as members considered several questions that would change the charter of their city's government. Members looked at changing the term in office for all...

Amherst Bars Opening Late Saturday For Blarney Blowout

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March 3rd, 2015
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Pre-St. Patrick's Day celebration turned violent quickly. Students threw beer cans, snowballs and bottles. And officers, resorting to pepper spray. "Last year was a collective failure by all stakeholders, and...

Springfield Adopts Casino Ethics Rules for City Officials

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March 3rd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Springfield has adopted new casino ethics rules barring elected officials and top city administrators from benefiting from the local casino for a period after leaving office. Mayor Dominic Sarno signed the new ethics...

Latest Weather Closes Mountain Road in Easthampton Again

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March 3rd, 2015
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) --  With another winter storm upon us, the Easthampton Police Department reports they've closed down Mountain Road. The closure began at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and there's no word yet on when it will be...

“FREAK attack” Flaw Affected Apple, Android Browsers

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March 3rd, 2015
apple google photo MGN By BRANDON BAILEY AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices, thanks to a newly discovered security flaw...

4th Wesleyan Student Arraigned after Molly Drug Overdoses

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March 3rd, 2015
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) -- A Wesleyan University student suspected of selling the club drug Molly on campus has been arraigned on charges stemming from on-campus overdoses that sent a dozen people to the hospital. Andrew Olson, of Atascadero,...

US Marshals say Man Killed by Los Angeles Police Was Wanted

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March 3rd, 2015
By TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) -- U.S. marshals say a homeless ex-convict killed on Skid Row by Los Angeles police had an active warrant for violating probation in a bank robbery case. Deputy U.S. Marshal Matthew Cordova...

Heavy Snow Season Causes More Back Injuries

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March 3rd, 2015
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) (WGGB) -- Shoveling snow is an inevitable part of winter in New England, unfortunately so is the risk for injuries. "You're often very you sitting for long term periods of time then you are very active so that...

NASA Investigating Short Circuit on Mars Rover Curiosity

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March 3rd, 2015
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- The Curiosity rover has temporarily stopped work on Mars while NASA engineers investigate a short circuit. The space agency said Tuesday that the electrical problem was discovered over the weekend as Curiosity tried to...

Recall Roundup: Kids Sunglasses and Patio Furniture

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March 3rd, 2015
(WGGB) -- Sunglasses that need to get the lead out and a patio set that can bring you to your knees top our Recall Roundup for this Tuesday, March 3. FGX International is recalling children's sunglasses due to violation of the lead paint...

National Pancake Day Marked in Western Mass.

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March 3rd, 2015
(WGGB) -- It's National Pancake Day and carrying on a nearly decade-old tradition, free cakes were being offered at IHOP resturants nationwide. However, as ABC40 found, the free grub came with a request. On this day dedicated to the noble...

Judge: Teen’s Confession Can’t Be Used in Murder Trial

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March 3rd, 2015
(ABC40 File Photo) SALEM, Mass. (AP) -- Massachusetts judge has ruled that a teenager's confession to police that he killed his teacher cannot be used in his murder trial. Judge David Lowy's ruling came Tuesday in the case of 16-year-old...

Inside the Mine: What is Killing the Bats?

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March 3rd, 2015
REGION (WGGB) -- Usually this time of year bats hibernate, but instead they are dying. Since 2006 a fungus has been killing bats by the millions. A disease called White-Nose Syndrome has left the hill town's mine nearly bare. "It's...