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Sun, March 29, 2015
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Boston Woman Charged with Marathon Injury Fraud

March 27th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- A Boston woman has been indicted on charges of fraudulently receiving tens of thousands of dollars in benefits by claiming she was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing. Joanna Leigh was indicted on charges of larceny and...

Senate’s Harry Reid Announces He Won’t Seek Re-Election

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March 27th, 2015
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) By ERICA WERNER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, who's dominated the Senate for a decade from the minority to the majority and back again, announced Friday he will...

Moment of Silence Held on Deadly Boston Fire’s Anniversary

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March 27th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston firefighters observed a moment of silence to remember two colleagues killed a year ago in a wind-swept fire in the city's Back Bay neighborhood. Thirty-three-year-old firefighter Michael Kennedy and 43-year-old Lt....

State Considers Route 3 Toll Lanes

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March 27th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- State transportation officials are considering adding paid express lanes on a section of Route 3 south of Boston in an effort to ease congestion and improve safety. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is considering...

Police Shoot, Kill Armed Charlton Man During Domestic Disturbance

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March 27th, 2015
WEBSTER, Mass. (AP) -- The Worcester district attorney says Webster police officers responding to a domestic disturbance fatally shot a man who fired on them with a shotgun. District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. says 40-year-old Neil Seifert, of...

German Prosecutors: Co-Pilot May Have Hid Illness from Employers

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March 27th, 2015
In this Oct. 16, 2014 file photo an Airbus 320 of Germanwings is parked at the airport as their pilots went on strike in Duesseldorf, Germany. A Germanwings Airbus plane with at least 142 passengers, two pilots and four flight attendants on board...

Four Arrested with 600 Bags of Heroin in Springfield

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March 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- Four heroin dealers were arrested in Springfield, netting 600 bags of the drug. The Springfield Police Department says the arrests were a result of an extensive investigation into heroin distribution by dealers operating out...

Honor Roll Live: Westfield High School

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March 27th, 2015
WESTFIELD (WGGB) - ABC40’s Honor Roll Live heads to Westfield this week. Today, we’re at the home of the Bombers – Westfield High School. From student groups and clubs, to athletes and musicians, to academic successes, we’re...

Power Outage Repaired at Minnechaug Regional

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March 27th, 2015
WILBRAHAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- Utility crews have repaired a power outage at Minnechaug Regional High School early Friday morning. The outage was first reported just after 5 a.m. According to the Wilbraham Fire Department, there were issues with...

Family Out Safely, as Fire Damages Garage of Springfield Home

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March 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- Residents at a house on Fair Oak Rd. are safely back in their home, after a garage fire early Friday morning. Aide to the Springfield Fire Commissioner Dennis Leger says the fire started around 3:40 a.m. at the home on...

GOP-Controlled Senate Clears Budget Plan with Trillions in Cuts

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March 27th, 2015
(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate has approved a balanced-budget plan that calls for trillions in spending cuts and repeal of the controversial health care law to erase red ink by the...

U.S. Experts Criticize Vetting of Pilots for Mental Health

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March 27th, 2015
A police officer stands in front of an apartment building where they believe Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot of the crashed Germanwings airliner jet, lived in Duesseldorf, Germany. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner) By JOAN LOWY Associated...

Lawyer: Woman Speaking to Police, Kidnapping Wasn’t a Hoax

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March 27th, 2015
This undated photo released by the Vallejo Police Department shows Denise Huskins. Police say Huskins, who was reported kidnapped from her boyfriend's San Francisco Bay area home and held for ransom, has contacted her father to say she's in the...

No Murder Charge for Woman Accused of Cutting Baby from Womb

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March 27th, 2015
DENVER (AP) -- Prosecutors say a Colorado woman accused of luring an expectant mother to a basement and cutting the baby from her belly will not be charged with murder. Catherine Olguin, a spokeswoman for the Boulder County District Attorney's...

Springfield Sgt. Shares Personal Connection to C3 Program

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March 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The C3 Policing Program expanded in Springfield on Monday, covering the North End, South End, Mason Square, and Forest Park areas of the city. Sgt. Devon Williams, who is overseeing the Mason Square unit,...