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Thu, March 05, 2015
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Mass. Gov. Baker Unveils $38B State Budget Plan

March 4th, 2015
By STEVE LeBLANC and BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Charlie Baker is taking the wraps off his first state budget, a $38 billion spending plan that calls for a 3 percent increase in overall spending but includes no new...

Tsarnaev Goes on Trial in Boston Marathon Bombing

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March 4th, 2015
By DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial for his life Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing with his own lawyer bluntly telling the jury he committed the crime. But she argued that he had...

Sheriff: Gold Heist from Armored Truck Suspicious

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March 4th, 2015
By JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press WILSON, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina sheriff says there were suspicions that the heist of millions in gold from an armored truck was an inside job. Wilson County Sheriff Calvin Woodard acknowledged...

‘Dogly’ App Allows Dog Lovers to Share Pictures While Helping Shelters

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March 4th, 2015
(WGGB) -- Using technology to help pets in need of a good home. That's the goal of a new smartphone app called 'Dogly'. 'Dogly' donates to shelters like the Dakin Humane Society and others across the country. The more "loves" a photo gets,...

US Clears Officer in Ferguson Case, Criticizes Police Force

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March 4th, 2015
By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department says it won't prosecute former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old that led to weeks of...

Milton Bradley School Placed on Lockdown Due to Nearby Police Activity

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March 4th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Springfield elementary school was placed on lockdown Wednesday morning due to a nearby police investigation. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney explains that around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, police got a call...

Suspect in 2008 Holyoke Cold Case Murder Arraigned

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March 4th, 2015
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Investigators have charged a man in the 2008 murder case. Hampden County District Attorney Anthony Gulluni announced Wednesday that 22-year-old Ismael Rodriguez of Holyoke is being charged with murder in the June...

Victim of Deadly Mobile Home Fire Identified

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March 4th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Fire officials have identified a man killed in a fire last week in Springfield. Dennis Leger, aide to Springfield's Fire Commissioner, says that 53-year-old Timothy Introvigne died after the mobile home he was...

McDonald’s to Use Chicken Without Human Antibiotics

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March 4th, 2015
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / Chris Potter) By CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- McDonald's says it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics important to human health and milk from cows that are not treated...

Area Businesses Prepare for I-91 Viaduct Replacement

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March 4th, 2015
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is gearing up for a massive, $235 million improvement project to the I-91 Viaduct in Springfield. Officials say work should begin in late summer or early fall, but folks who...

Springfield Police Arrest Vehicle Break-In Suspect

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March 4th, 2015
(Photo Provided by Mass. State Police) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield Police have arrested a man they allege broke into several vehicles overnight. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that around 2:45 a.m. Wednesday, police...

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges Against Springfield Pair

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March 4th, 2015
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) -- Two Springfield residents are facing drug trafficking charges stemming from a traffic stop in North Adams. Devron Wicks and Sasha Santiago pleaded not guilty at their arraignment Tuesday. Wicks was held on $100,000 bail...

U.S., Iran Resume Nuclear Talks after Netanyahu Speech

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March 4th, 2015
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) -- Undeterred by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's scathing speech against an Iran nuclear deal, U.S. and Iranian negotiators have resumed work on an agreement meant to crimp Iran's atomic program in exchange for...

Girl Scouts Get Ready For Cancer Connection Campout

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March 3rd, 2015
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Girl Scouts of Central and Western Mass. are helping get things ready for the Cancer Connection Campout. They built a snow shelter, which is now ready for the Campout in downtown Northampton...

East Longmeadow Honors Brave Heroes In Ceremony

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March 3rd, 2015
EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- An emotional ceremony Tuesday night as a Western Massachusetts town that is now designated a "Purple Heart Community" honors its brave heroes. East Longmeadow paid tribute tonight to its Purple Heart war...