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Thu, March 05, 2015
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Springfield Adopts Casino Ethics Rules for City Officials

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...

New Cafe Opens at Springfield’s Jewish Community Center

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March 3rd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A new coffee shop opened up in Springfield Tuesday. Music started the celebration of the opening at the Cafe Kev at Vi's Coffee Conner at the Jewish Community Center on Dickinson Street. The concept for the...

Consumer Protection Workshop Held at Springfield City Hall

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March 3rd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It's National Consumer Protection Week and the state's Attorney Generals office is offering tips to avoid fraud, scams, and identity theft. A workshop was held Tuesday at Springfield City Hall. Some of the...

Crews Battle House Fire on Worthington Street in Springfield

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March 3rd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Three families were displaced this morning after a fire on Worthington Street destroyed their home. Springfield fire deputy's confirming with ABC40 tonight that it all started after two children were playing...

Congress Sends Homeland Security Bill to President Obama Without Conditions

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March 3rd, 2015
by ERICA WERNER and DAVID ESPO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is sending President Barack Obama a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the budget year, without overturning the president's...