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Palmer Parents Upset After Not Being Notified of Bomb Threat

April 17th, 2015
PALMER, Mass. (WGGB) -- Parents in Palmer are angry because the school superintendent never notified them about a bomb threat. A threatening note was found last week in a bathroom at the Converse Middle School. Now, parents want to know...

Springfield Police Looking for Help Identifying Alleged Thief

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April 17th, 2015
(Photo provided by Springfield Police) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police in Springfield are looking for the public's help in identifying a person who allegedly stole a wallet from a local hospital. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says...

Rice Farm Stand in Wilbraham Reopens

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April 17th, 2015
WILBRAHAM, Mass. (WGGB)-A century-old landmark re-opens in the community. The Rice Farm Stand in Wilbraham has been closed since 2009, but today it's back in business! Abc40's Brittany Decker stopped by before the doors opened this morning....

Crews Battle Kitchen Fire on Nursery Street in Springfield

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April 17th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Four people were able to escape a kitchen fire Friday afternoon in Springfield. Springfield Fire Deputy Chief Glenn Guyer says that crews were called to 33 Nursery Street around 1:20 p.m. Friday. When...

ESPN Suspends Reporter After Insult-Laced Video Surfaces

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April 17th, 2015
ARLINGTON, Va. (WGGB/AP) — ESPN has suspended reporter Britt McHenry after a video surfaced of her insulting a towing company clerk's intelligence, job and appearance. ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz said Thursday that McHenry has been...

Springfield Falcons Sign Affiliation Agreement with Arizona Coyotes

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April 17th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Springfield Falcons have entered into a multi-year affiliation agreement with the Arizona Coyotes. According to Bruce Landon, director of hockey operations, the team has signed a three-year agreement,...

Westfield Police Seek Public’s Help in Locating Suspcet

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April 17th, 2015
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Westfield Police are asking for the public's help in finding this man. Police say an arrest warrant has been issued for Corey Mitchell-Edwards. His current charges involve non-violent related crimes, but police...

Aaron Hernandez’s Mom: I Shared Bond with Victim’s Mother

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April 17th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) — The mother of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez says she shared a special bond with the mother of the man her son was convicted of killing. Terri Hernandez tells the Boston Herald that after the verdict was read...

Detectives Investigating Stabbing in Springfield

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April 17th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- The Springfield Detective Bureau continues to investigate a stabbing that happened Thursday night. Police cruisers responded to an apartment building on Locust St. around 9:30 p.m. The Detective Bureau says someone...

Mass. Man Charged in Plot to Kill State Trooper

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April 17th, 2015
CHELMSFORD, Mass. (AP) -- A federal prosecutor in Massachusetts says a man charged with trying to hire someone to kill his estranged wife has now been charged with trying to hire a gang member to kill two prosecution witnesses, including a state...

WMass. Correctional Alcohol Center to Temporarily Relocate to Holyoke

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April 16th, 2015
(ABC40 File Photo) HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Western Mass. Correctional Alcohol Center will temporarily relocate to the former Geriatric Authority of Holyoke building. Hampden County Sheriff Michael Ashe made the announcement along...

Police: 5 Adults Found Dead Inside Phoenix Home

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April 16th, 2015
PHOENIX (AP) -- Authorities say three men and two women have been found dead inside a Phoenix home after a shooting. Phoenix police say officers arrived at the home Thursday and SWAT team members used a megaphone to communicate with a person...

Pilot of Gyrocopter that Landed Near US Capitol Charged

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April 16th, 2015
Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP WASHINGTON (AP) -- The postal carrier who flew a gyrocopter onto the lawn of the U.S. Capitol is facing two criminal charges. But he's being released from federal custody to return to Florida. Doug Hughes made his...

Southwick Police K-9 Unit Named “Narcotic Detection Team of the Year”

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April 16th, 2015
SOUTHWICK, MA (WGGB) --   A couple members of the Southwick Police Department have received the "Narcotic Detection Team of the Year" award.   It was for a large drug bust they took part in with the Agawam Police Department back in October of...

Springfield’s Coffee with a Cop Gives Residents the Chance to Talk

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April 16th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB) -- Springfield residents had coffee with a cop this morning. They were able to sit and talk with Springfield Officer, Mark Kenney at the Eat Restaurant on Page Boulevard.  The opportunity gives people a chance to bring...