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Today: Occasional wet snow or snow showers, mixed with rain in the valley. A coating-1" of slushy snow possible in the valley, 1-3" in the higher terrain. Breezy and chilly. Highs: 31-35. Winds: NW 5-15 mph. First Warning Met ...
Sat, March 28, 2015
35°
Overcast
Feels like 26°
Humidity: 75%
Dew Point: 28
Wind: N at 14 mph
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Berkshire Co. Man Charged with Stealing Construction Tools

March 26th, 2015
(Photo Provided by Mass. State Police) (WGGB) -- A Berkshire County man is under arrest, accused of stealing tools from a construction site. Mass. State Police say that 24-year-old Travis Cormier of Pittsfield has been arrested on charges of...

Jury Examines Models of Bombs Used in Boston Marathon Attack

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March 26th, 2015
(Photo: FBI via AP) by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer BOSTON (AP) — Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have examined models of the pressure cooker bombs used in the 2013 deadly attacks. FBI bomb expert...

Mass. Pension Board to Encourage Corporate Diversity

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March 26th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts' pension board is planning to use its shareholder muscle to press companies to include more women and racial minorities on their corporate boards. The Pension Reserves Investment Management Board voted unanimously...

Teen Accused of Bringing Gun to Mass. School Held without Bail

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March 26th, 2015
QUINCY, Mass. (AP) -- Authorities say a 19-year-old man accused of bringing a gun to a high school south of Boston was looking for a 16-year-old girl he met online, but she wasn't a student there. Jonathan Villagran of Watertown was ordered...

Aaron Hernandez Trial Resumes After Courthouse Bomb Threat

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March 26th, 2015
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has resumed after being disrupted by a bomb threat called in to the courthouse. The Fall River Justice Center was evacuated at around noon...

Local Organization Helps Find Employment for Disabled Adults

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March 26th, 2015
(WGGB) -- Looking for work is tough, but when you're looking for work with a disability, it can seem nearly impossible. Opportunity Services has just opened a Springfield location and they're working hard to find people meaningful...

Police Identify Murder Victim Found on Dwight Street in Springfield

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March 26th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Investigators have released the identity of a man who was found dead in Springfield's North End. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that 18-year-old Kenneth Lopez of Springfield was found dead Wednesday...

Investigators: Improper Disposal of Smoking Materials Caused Agawam Fire

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March 26th, 2015
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- Fire officials have determined the cause of a massive fire that destroyed an Agawam home. In a joint statement issued Thursday, Agawam Fire Chief Alan Sirois and Deputy State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey say that...

Suspect in Wilbraham Shooting Incident Appears in Court

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March 26th, 2015
PALMER, Mass. (WGGB) -- The man accused in a shooting incident in Wilbraham over the weekend was in court Thursday morning. Gilbert Barrett III was arrested Wednesday on an outstanding warrant stemming from the incident Sunday. He...

French Prosecutor: Co-Pilot Wanted to ‘Destroy’ the Plane

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March 26th, 2015
(AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani) By LORI HINNANT and DAVE McHUGH, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and "intentionally" sent the plane full speed into a mountain in the...

Crews Working to Repair Water Main Break on Bay Street in Springfield

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March 26th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- A water main break sent water gushing onto a Springfield intersection early Thursday morning. Springfield Police say crews will be on Bay Street all day long, after responding to the break around 3:30 a.m. Water could...

President and Mrs. Obama to Host Pope Francis at White House in Sept.

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March 26th, 2015
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online) WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will host Pope Francis in Washington when he visits the United States this fall. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama and first lady Michelle...

Police Now Say California Woman’s Kidnap Report was a Hoax

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March 26th, 2015
This undated photo released by the Vallejo Police Department shows Denise Huskins. Police say Huskins, who was reported kidnapped from her boyfriend's San Francisco Bay area home and held for ransom, has contacted her father to say she's in the...

Senate Due Up, after House Passes Bold Conservative Budget

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March 26th, 2015
Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, to discuss the budget. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is up next after House Republicans pushed through a boldly...

President Authorizes Some Support for Saudi Airstrikes in Yemen

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March 26th, 2015
Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States Adel Al-Jubeir speaks during a news conference, saying his country began airstrikes against the Houthi rebels in Yemen, who drove out the U.S.-backed Yemeni president. (AP Photo/Carolyn...