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Tonight: Mainly clear then late clouds, quite chilly. Lows: 20-26. Winds: Becoming Calm. Thursday: Mostly cloudy then becoming sunny, windy and milder. Highs: 54-62. Winds: -> S/SW 10-25 mph & gusty late. First Warning Met ...
Wed, April 01, 2015
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Multi-Vehicle Crash Snarls Traffic at Liberty Street Rotary

March 31st, 2015
(WGGB) -- Springfield Police are on the scene of a car crash at the rotary at Liberty and Armory Streets. That crash occurred about 11:30 a.m. near the exit to I-291 eastbound. At least two cars were involved in the accident and multiple...

Police: Prisoner Who Stole Gun, Fled Hospital Found in DC

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March 31st, 2015
By MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Police say a prisoner who escaped custody at a northern Virginia hospital with a guard's gun has been captured in Washington. Fairfax County police tweeted just before noon Tuesday...

Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Testifies at Aaron Hernandez Trial

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March 31st, 2015
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots team owner Robert Kraft has taken the stand in the murder trial of his former player Aaron Hernandez. Kraft was called to testify Tuesday morning by the prosecution. Hernandez has pleaded not...

Chicopee Police Identify Suspect Who Stole Wallet from a Downtown Office

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March 31st, 2015
(Photo Provided by Chicopee Police) (Photo Provided by Chicopee Police) (Photo Provided by Chicopee Police) (Photo Provided by Chicopee Police) CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police say they have identified a man accused of stealing a...

Pittsfield Jeweler Sentenced for Defrauding Customers

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March 31st, 2015
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- A Pittsfield jeweler who defrauded his customers out of $350,000 to fuel his gambling and drug addictions has been sentenced to up to five years in prison. The Berkshire Eagle reports that Mark Yannone was sentenced...

Committee Will Study Ways to Close Wage Gap in Mass.

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March 31st, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- State Treasurer Deb Goldberg says she wants Massachusetts to lead the nation in narrowing the wage gap between men and women. Goldberg announced Tuesday the creation of a statewide, public-private sector advisory committee to...

Charter Communications Buying Bright House Networks

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March 31st, 2015
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Charter Communications Inc. is buying fellow cable operator Bright House Networks LLC in a deal valued at $10.4 billion. Charter is the fourth-largest cable operator in the U.S, while Bright House is the sixth...

Fmr. Berkshire Co. Nursing Home Worker Convicted of Assault on Patient

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March 31st, 2015
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- A former Berkshire County nursing home employee charged with sexually assaulting a bedridden patient under his care has been convicted of two charges, but acquitted of the most serious charge he faced. Paul Shartrand...

Half of Americans Saving Next to Nothing

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March 31st, 2015
(CNN) - When it comes to saving, we aren't doing enough of it. Roughly half of Americans are saving 5% or less of their incomes, including 18% that are not saving anything, according to a survey from Bankrate. Only about a quarter of people...

Defense to Begin Case in Marathon Bombing Trial

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March 31st, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzkhokar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) are trying to show that his older brother was the driving force behind the 2013 terror attack. The defense called its first witnesses Monday. A cell...

Differences Remain on Deadline for Iran Nuclear Deal

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March 31st, 2015
Officials from several nations wait for the start of a meeting on Iran's nuclear program in Switzerland Monday, March 30, 2015. Negotiations are entering a critical phase with differences still remaining just two days before a deadline for the...

U.S. Pledges New Emissions Cut for Global Climate Treaty

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March 31st, 2015
(AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File) WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States will pledge to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by up to 28 percent as its contribution to a major global climate treaty nearing the final stages of negotiation. That's...

Sarno Under Fire for Comments Following Weekend Homicide

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March 30th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno is coming under fire after making what some are calling insensitive comments following Springfield's ninth homicide. City officials held a press conference Saturday afternoon to...

Special Permit Approved to Demolish Vacant JCPenney Building at Eastfield Mall

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March 30th, 2015
photo MGN-Online SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB) -- The vacant building at the Eastfield Mall in Springfield that once housed JCPenney is one step closer to being demolished. Monday evening the Springfield City Council voted unanimously in favor of...

AIC Students Respond To Recent Gunfire Near Campus

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March 30th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Today, there were new reports of shots fired near the AIC campus. The latest incident comes just a day after a stray bullet hit the campus center. "On campus, I've really always felt safe. I haven't really...