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Wed, March 04, 2015
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Chicopee Police Investigating Armed Robbery on Springfield Street

March 2nd, 2015
  CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Chicopee Police are investigating the afternoon robbery of a city convenience store. Chicopee Police Officer Michael Wilk says that around 4:15 p.m. Monday, police were called to the Kwik Mart at 447...

Congress Clears Bill to Award Gold Medal to Selma Marchers

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March 2nd, 2015
Martin Luther King (third from right) led marchers across the Alabama River on the first of a five day, 50 mile march to the state Capitol at Montgomery, Ala., on March 21, 1965. (AP File Photo) WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress is sending President...

Curtis Blake Day School to Close at End of Academic Year

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March 2nd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Curtis Blake Day School in Springfield is set to close at the end of the current academic year. Curtis Blake Learning Services says in a statement that they decided to cease school operations "as part of a...

Recall Roundup: BMW and Fords

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March 2nd, 2015
WGGB- A BMW with looe bolts and a ford that has a fire hazard top our recall roundup for this Monday, March2nd BMW of North America is recalling 156,137 2010-'11 vehicles, including the bmw 335i sedan, because loose bolts could lead to engine...

ABC40: Insurance Issues

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March 2nd, 2015
(WGGB) -- This winter weather has been relentless and its effects will last long after the last flake of snow has melted. This is especially true if you need pricey repairs to your home or vehicle. Tonight, ABC40 was here to help you...

Springfield Water & Sewer Dealing with Backlog of Frozen Service Line Calls

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March 2nd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The cold temperatures continue to cause problems for underground water service lines. Springfield Water and Sewer Commission spokesperson Joyce Mulvaney says that the department has been receiving a high...

MBTA Fines Company that Runs Commuter Rail System for Delays

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March 2nd, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- MBTA officials are fining the French company that operates Massachusetts' commuter rail system more than $434,000 after nearly two-thirds of trains were late or canceled during the heavy snows that pounded the region in...

High Court Upholds Mass. Ban on Stun Guns

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March 2nd, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- The state's highest court has ruled that Massachusetts' ban on the possession of stun guns does not violate the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Supreme Judicial Court, in a unanimous decision on Monday, upheld...

Skating Event to Raise Money for Urban Wildlife Rehabilitation

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March 2nd, 2015
(WGGB) -- Urban Wildlife Rehabilitation is a group that rescues sick and injured animals and nurses them back to health. This month, they are hosting a public skating fundraiser at the Mullins Center, so they can continue to take care of...

Chicopee’s Mayor Discusses City Projects, Issues

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March 2nd, 2015
(WGGB) -- From economic development downtown, to free WiFi, and the future of the Westover Air Reserve Base, Chicopee has a lot on its plate Chicopee Mayor Richard Kos recently delivered his State of the City address and joined ABC40's Tom...

Netanyahu Tells AIPAC that US-Israel Alliance Strong

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March 2nd, 2015
by ARON HELLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Israel's leader insists the alliance between his country and the Unites States is "stronger than ever." Benjamin Netanyahu's comments Monday to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee...

Drivers Jockey for Parking Following Springfield Lot Closure

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March 2nd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It's time to start building an $800 million casino in Downtown Springfield, but to do so, MGM has to make room. Starting today, several parking lots have been shut down, forcing hundreds of drivers to find...

Fifteen Horses Rescued After Mass. Barn Collapse

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March 2nd, 2015
NORWELL, Mass. (AP) -- Fifteen horses, some of which suffered superficial injuries, have been rescued from a Massachusetts barn after a portion of the roof collapsed under the weight of snow. The barn's owner, Ethelene Devers, says the...

Trial of Aaron Hernandez Resumes After Snow Delay

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March 2nd, 2015
Eds: APNewsNow. Updates with trial underway following delay. Will be updated. With AP Photos. FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has resumed after a snow delay with more testimony...

Civil Rights Group to Sue FBI Over Chechen Man’s Death

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March 2nd, 2015
(Orange County Sheriff's Office) ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A civil rights group says it intends to sue the FBI over the death of a Chechen man who was fatally shot while being questioned about a Boston Marathon bombing suspect. The Council of...