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WNEU Poll Shows Voters Against Boston 2024

April 17th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Olympics could be coming to Boston in 2024, but the bid for the Games has drawn in mixed reviews. Western New England University polled nearly 430 voters last week and found that voters are leaning against the...

Columbia Gas Fighting to Increase Revenue, Customer Rates Jump

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April 17th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It was a rough winter for people in Western Massachusetts, after electric rates jumped. Columbia Gas is also looking to increase its bottom line for next year, which means your utility bills could continue to...

Man Who Jumped White House Fence in October Takes Plea

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April 17th, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Maryland man arrested after scaling a White House fence last year has pleaded guilty in connection with the case. Dominic Adesanya of Bel Air, Maryland, pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to a charge of entering or...

Parents of Marathon Victim Say Take Death Penalty Off Table

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April 17th, 2015
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / Twitter) BOSTON (AP) — The parents of the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing are urging federal authorities to consider taking the death penalty off the table for the man convicted in the...

Palmer Parents Upset After Not Being Notified of Bomb Threat

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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...