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Fri, March 06, 2015
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Springfield Announces 311 Pothole Hotline

March 5th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) - Because they're everywhere, Springfield is announcing a "Pothole Hotline". Springfield DPW Director Chris Cignoli urges residents to report potholes as soon as they're noticed and not to assume the city is already aware....

Mistrial in Arias Case Eliminates Death Penalty

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March 5th, 2015
PHOENIX (AP) -- A judge has declared a mistrial in the Jodi Arias sentencing retrial after jurors deadlocked on whether the convicted murderer should be executed or sent to prison for life for killing her lover in 2008. The decision on...

Noble Hospital and Baystate Sign “Letter of Intent”

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March 5th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) - One of the area's last independent hospitals might be joining a larger health network. The boards of trustees of Noble Hospital and Baystate Health have agreed to a "letter of intent", which begins the process of...

Vince Wilfork: Pats Not Picking up Option

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March 5th, 2015
(AP Photo / Stephan Savoia) FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (WGGB) - Beloved Patriots nose tackle Vince Wolfork broke the news Thursday that the team won't be picking up the "option" in his contract, setting the stage for the end of his eleven-year career...

Ringling Bros. Circus to Ban Elephant Acts

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March 5th, 2015
Courtesy MGNOnline POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) -- The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its iconic elephant acts. The circus' parent company, Feld Entertainment, told The Associated Press exclusively that the acts will be...

Suspected Water Main Break Floods Agawam Home, Closes Road

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March 5th, 2015
AGAWAM (WGGB) -- A suspected water main break has damaged an Agawam home and led police to close off a neighborhood road early Thursday. Agawam Police say the leaking water is causing a sinkhole to form in front of 207 Maynard St., leading them...

Hilary Clinton Urges State Department to Release Her Emails

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March 5th, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton is urging the State Department to release the emails she wrote from a private email account as secretary of state. In a tweet late Wednesday, the likely Democratic presidential candidate wrote, "I want...

Fate of Obamacare Subsidies Lie in Hands of Two Justices

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March 5th, 2015
photo MGN-Online WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court argument over subsidies that help millions of people afford their health insurance suggests that the Obama administration has two chances to attract one critical vote. The justices will...

Second L.A. Hospital Reports ‘Superbug’ Infections

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March 5th, 2015
(Courtesy: CDC) LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A second hospital in Los Angeles says several patients have been infected with a "superbug" tied to a medical scope similar to a recent outbreak at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Cedars-Sinai...

Chicopee Sees Improvement In Homeless Issues

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March 4th, 2015
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- "It's another one of the many challenges that public schools face...," said Assistant Superintendent for Student Support Services Alvin Morton. 234 school aged children were homeless in Chicopee hotels last...

Springfield Police Investigate Shooting Incident on Pomona St.

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March 4th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield police are on Pomona Street tonight for reports of a shooting there. The investigation is occurring right off of Sumner Avenue in the city's Forest Park section. No word yet on what exactly happened...

Citizen Police Academy Underway in Springfield

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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...