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Lufthansa: Co-Pilot Disclosed Earlier “Severe Depression”

March 31st, 2015
(AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani) by DAVID McHUGH and JOAN LOWY, Associated Press Business Writers FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Lufthansa knew that the co-pilot of the passenger plane that crashed in the French Alps last week had suffered from an...

Gov. Baker’s Proposed Budget Includes Money for Programs that Combat Violence

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March 31st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Shootings and stabbings. We've seen it too many times in the last few weeks alone, but now, some help could be on the way for kids in our community. As part of his proposed budget, Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker has...

Milestone Moment for Greater Springfield YMCA

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March 31st, 2015
(SPRINGFIELD, Mass.) (WGGB)--The Greater Springfield YMCA reaches a milestone in its b163 year old history. For the first time ever, the organization's corporate board has a person of color as its chairman. Springfield attorney Jeff Poindexter...

‘Ride to Remember’ to Benefit Beauregard-Schiavina Memorial Field

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March 31st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A long neglected memorial field in Springfield, dedicated to a pair of fallen police officers, is getting a makeover. The soccer field, named for Officers Michael Schiavina and Alain Beauregard, sits on Tinkham...

Holyoke School Supt. Fights Possible State Takeover

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March 31st, 2015
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Holyoke's School Superintendent Sergio Paez is making an 11th hour appeal against a possible takeover of city schools. Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester is recommending that the state takeover the...

Springfield Police Take to Social Network to Help Curb Violence

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March 31st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- With another shooting in Springfield, police are still looking for ways to stem the violence. Now they're looking to social media to get the community involved in the fight against crime. Springfield Police are...

Police: Man, Woman Found Dead After Medical Office Shooting

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March 31st, 2015
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Police in central California say a man and a woman in a romantic relationship are dead after a shooting at a medical office building in downtown Fresno. Fresno police Lt. Joe Gomez confirmed the shooting Tuesday and said...

Westfield Police Seek Woman Wanted on Ten Warrants

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March 31st, 2015
(Photo Provided by Westfield Police) WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police in Westfield are looking for the public's help in locating a woman whom they say is wanted on ten warrants. Westfield Police are looking for Yelena Timoshenko, who was...

Bill Would Help More Kids Attend Pre-Kindergarten Programs

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March 31st, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Early education advocates are pushing a bill they say will help close a persistent achievement gap in schools and make sure more Massachusetts children can attend pre-kindergarten programs. Test scores have shown that white and...

Defense Rests in First Phase of Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

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March 31st, 2015
(Photo: FBI via AP) by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer BOSTON (AP) — The defense has rested its case in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Tsarnaev's lawyers ended their case Tuesday...

Clock’s Ticking Towards the Tax Filing Deadline

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March 31st, 2015
(WGGB) -- You can only put it off for so long. The tax filing deadline is approaching, which means you're running out of time to submit your return. Barbara Trombley from Trombley Associates joined ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz to talk...

Fundraiser Scheduled to Benefit Northampton Jazz Festival

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March 31st, 2015
(WGGB) -- This fall, one of the largest jazz festivals in the region returns to Northampton and the best part: that event is free to the public. To keep the event free, they're holding a fundraiser next month. Steven Campbell, president of...

Police: Man Pointed Fully Loaded Gun at Springfield Officer

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March 31st, 2015
Chaz Clark and Khair-Ulrin Raheem-Abdul (Photos provided by Springfield Police)SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Two men are under arrest following an investigation Monday in Springfield, during which one of those men allegedly pointed a fully loaded...

Upcoming April Events at the West Springfield Public Library

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March 31st, 2015
(WGGB) -- With spring comes the urge to explore and the West Springfield Library has a fun line-up of events to put a spring in anyone's step Jessica Miller from the West Springfield Public Library joined ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz on...

Wolfie’s in South Deerfield Closed Following Early Morning Fire

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March 31st, 2015
SOUTH DEERFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A popular Franklin County restaurant is closed after a kitchen fire early Tuesday morning. Deerfield Police Chief John Paciorek, Jr. says that around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, Officer Bill Kimball, "who was overly...