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Thu, March 05, 2015
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UMass to Retire Jersey in Honor of Fmr. Coach John Calipari

March 4th, 2015
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- UMass Athletics plans to honor former coach John Calipari next season by retiring a jersey in his honor. The move will come as part of a 20th anniversary celebration of the men's...

Teacher Receives 5 Years on Porn Charge Involving Student

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March 4th, 2015
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A former science teacher at a prestigious Connecticut school for girls has been sentenced to five years in prison on a federal pornography charge involving a student. Forty-four-year-old Joseph Rajkumar was a teacher at...

SKorean Media say US Ambassador Attacked and Hurt

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March 4th, 2015
(photo usembassy.gov) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean media say U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert has been attacked while giving a lecture and taken to a hospital for treatment. Yonhap news agency said Lippert was injured, but it wasn't...

A Look Inside the State’s “Silent Call” 911 Program

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March 4th, 2015
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- When encountering an emergency situation, we are advised to call 911 for help, but sometimes, the person making the call can't speak. It could be a medical emergency or even a dangerous situation, but you should still...

Clogged Storm Drains cause Massive Water Puddles

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March 4th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Temperatures seem to be getting warmer which is melting snow banks but with the melting of those piles comes massive puddles of water. Mainly caused by storm drains being covered. Maintenance man at Silverloft...

Lawyer: Tsarnaev Widow Not ID’d as Witness in Bombing Trial

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March 4th, 2015
(Photo: FBI via AP) By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A lawyer for the widow of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev (tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) says she hasn't been identified as a witness in her...

Security Guard Attacked at Peter Pan Bus Terminal

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March 4th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A rough morning for a Security Guard at the Peter Pan Bus terminal and now another man is in jail. That individual was restrained by security after allegedly going after a veteran Springfield Police Officer. Cell...

City, State Officials Meet to Discuss Holyoke’s Innovation District

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March 4th, 2015
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- The future of ongoing and planned city projects in Holyoke was the topic of discussion Wednesday. Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse joined Mass. Secretary of Economic Development Jay Ash and others this afternoon for a tour of...

Meeting and Rally Held Over Closure of Curtis Blake Day School

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March 4th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Families continue to react after learning the Curtis Blake Day School - a school that focuses on learning disabilities - will be closing. These last few days have been an emotional roller coaster for them and...

Recall Roundup: Cradles and Snowboard Bindings

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March 4th, 2015
(WGGB) -- An unstable cradle and snowboard binding that could buckle top our Recall Roundup for this Wednesday, March 4 Dream on Me is recalling 2-in-1 Bassinet to Cradle due to fall and suffocation hazards. The wire supports on the sides of...

Online retailer Etsy Files for IPO Valued at Up To $100M

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March 4th, 2015
photo Etsy/Facebook NEW YORK (AP) -- Online retailer Etsy is filing for an initial public offering of stock valued at up to $100 million. The Brooklyn-based company was founded in June 2005 as a marketplace for handmade goods and craft...

Hartford Hospital Warns of Possible Exposure to Bacteria

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March 4th, 2015
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hartford Hospital says it has contacted 281 patients who may have been exposed to a strain of bacteria. Dr. Rocco Orlando, the hospital's chief medical officer, says the strain of E. coli is responsive to antibiotics...

Man Charged with Stealing Aircraft Beacon Light from Boston Bridge

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March 4th, 2015
(Photo of beacon found at The Bostonian Society - Provided by Mass. State Police) BOSTON (WGGB) -- A man is facing charges after he allegedly stole an aircraft warning beacon light from atop the Zakim Bridge in Boston. Mass. State Police...

President Obama Signs Homeland Security Funding Bill into Law

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March 4th, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed a law funding the Homeland Security Department through the end of the budget year. The president signed the bill Wednesday afternoon in the Oval Office with a small group of photographers...

House passes Amtrak bill that could boost Northeast service

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March 4th, 2015
By JOAN LOWY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House has passed a bill that could boost Amtrak service in the popular Northeast Corridor while giving states more authority over the routes they help subsidize. The bill was approved...