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Pierce Brothers Mark 20 Years of Gourmet Coffee Roasting in Western Mass.

March 27th, 2015
(WGGB) -- If you're like millions of Americans, you just can't get your day going until you've had that morning cup of coffee. However, did you know that located right here in western Massachusetts, there's a company that can deliver fresh,...

Western Mass. Native Sarah Elizabeth Charles Releases New Album

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March 27th, 2015
(WGGB) -- Sarah Elizabeth Charles is an up-and-coming musician who has performed all over the world, but she has roots in western Massachusetts. This week, Charles released a new album called "Inner Dialogue." Friday, she joined ABC40's Tom...

Chicopee Comp. Receives Grant from Mass. Life Sciences Center

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March 27th, 2015
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Chicopee Comprehensive High School students receive an enormous gift that will prepare them for the real world. The school is getting an an $83,000 grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. It will allow...

Jury Deliberations Underway in Trial of UMass Rape Suspect

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March 27th, 2015
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- A jury is now deciding the fate of a 21-year-old Pittsfield man in connection with an alleged gang rape at UMass. The jury began its deliberations Friday after closing statements this morning in the case of...

Aaron Hernandez’s Fiancee: He was Intoxicated Before Killing

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March 27th, 2015
(AP Photo/Faith Ninivaggi, Pool) by MICHELLE R. SMITH, Associated Press FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has testified in his murder trial that he was intoxicated in the hours...

Boston Woman Charged with Marathon Injury Fraud

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March 27th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- A Boston woman has been indicted on charges of fraudulently receiving tens of thousands of dollars in benefits by claiming she was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing. Joanna Leigh was indicted on charges of larceny and...

Senate’s Harry Reid Announces He Won’t Seek Re-Election

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March 27th, 2015
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) By ERICA WERNER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, who's dominated the Senate for a decade from the minority to the majority and back again, announced Friday he will...

Moment of Silence Held on Deadly Boston Fire’s Anniversary

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March 27th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston firefighters observed a moment of silence to remember two colleagues killed a year ago in a wind-swept fire in the city's Back Bay neighborhood. Thirty-three-year-old firefighter Michael Kennedy and 43-year-old Lt....

State Considers Route 3 Toll Lanes

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March 27th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- State transportation officials are considering adding paid express lanes on a section of Route 3 south of Boston in an effort to ease congestion and improve safety. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is considering...

Police Shoot, Kill Armed Charlton Man During Domestic Disturbance

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March 27th, 2015
WEBSTER, Mass. (AP) -- The Worcester district attorney says Webster police officers responding to a domestic disturbance fatally shot a man who fired on them with a shotgun. District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. says 40-year-old Neil Seifert, of...

German Prosecutors: Co-Pilot May Have Hid Illness from Employers

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March 27th, 2015
In this Oct. 16, 2014 file photo an Airbus 320 of Germanwings is parked at the airport as their pilots went on strike in Duesseldorf, Germany. A Germanwings Airbus plane with at least 142 passengers, two pilots and four flight attendants on board...

Four Arrested with 600 Bags of Heroin in Springfield

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March 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- Four heroin dealers were arrested in Springfield, netting 600 bags of the drug. The Springfield Police Department says the arrests were a result of an extensive investigation into heroin distribution by dealers operating out...

Honor Roll Live: Westfield High School

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March 27th, 2015
WESTFIELD (WGGB) - ABC40’s Honor Roll Live heads to Westfield this week. Today, we’re at the home of the Bombers – Westfield High School. From student groups and clubs, to athletes and musicians, to academic successes, we’re...

Power Outage Repaired at Minnechaug Regional

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March 27th, 2015
WILBRAHAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- Utility crews have repaired a power outage at Minnechaug Regional High School early Friday morning. The outage was first reported just after 5 a.m. According to the Wilbraham Fire Department, there were issues with...

Family Out Safely, as Fire Damages Garage of Springfield Home

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March 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- Residents at a house on Fair Oak Rd. are safely back in their home, after a garage fire early Friday morning. Aide to the Springfield Fire Commissioner Dennis Leger says the fire started around 3:40 a.m. at the home on...