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Opening Statements Set for Tuesday in Hernandez Trial

January 23rd, 2015
(AP Photo/CJ Gunther, Pool) FALL RIVER (WGGB) -- Opening statements in the first of two murder trials for former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez are set for Tuesday. A Fall River Superior Court judge says the court will continue whittling...

Unemployment Rates Declining, But Many Still Struggle to Find Work

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January 22nd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Even with the state's latest labor figures showing thousands of added jobs, and a declining unemployment rate, one local woman contends finding a job is not an easy task. "I basically search everyday," says...

Toxic Exposures and Your Yard, Program Addresses Issue

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January 22nd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- There's a local effort that addresses chemical concerns that may lie right under our feet. The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition brought its toxic exposures educational program to Central High School this...

Bay Path University Opens New Health Science Center

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January 22nd, 2015
EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- There's something new and exciting at Bay Path University. Bay Path recently launched its new "Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center" on Denslow Road in East Longmeadow. ABC40 attended the grand-opening...

New Animal Sanctuary in Northampton

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January 22nd, 2015
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) --  It's Northampton's first animal sanctuary, founded by a couple in town who take animals under their wing, for a purpose. ABC40's Brittany Decker stopped by and learned more about the non-profit and met all of the...

Gov. Baker Praises Senate Effort to Dig Into Marijuana Issue

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January 22nd, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is praising Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenberg for trying to gather more information ahead of a potential effort to legalize marijuana. The Amherst Democrat has created a special...

Drivers Drag Racing on I-291 Cause 5 Vehicles to Crash

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January 22nd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Drag racing on I-291 in Springfield Thursday led to a 5 vehicle crash including one being a tractor trailer police say. The Massachusetts State Police Department reports that two cars were racing on I-291 westbound when...

Belchertown Woman Embezzled Over $1.5 Million from Former Employer

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January 22nd, 2015
BOSTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Belchertown woman who managed a medical practice office in Northampton has been charged with wire fraud and tax evasion. 56-year-old, Roxanne Tubolino was charged "in an Information with wire fraud and six counts of tax...

Westfield Man Charged with Assaulting Neighbor with Beer Bottle, Hitting Officers

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January 22nd, 2015
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A 30-year-0ld man from Westfield is facing multiple Assault and Battery charges after police say he assaulted his neighbor with a beer bottle and hit officers while they were trying to place him under arrest. This...

Saudi State TV Reports: King Abdullah Has Died at 90

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January 22nd, 2015
photo MGN-Online/Tina Hager RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi state TV says King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who joined Washington's fight against al-Qaida and sought to modernize the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom has died. He was...

Easthampton Police Investigating Reported Home Invasion

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January 22nd, 2015
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police in Easthampton are investigating after a home invasion was reported earlier this month. Easthampton Police Capt. Robert Alberti says that around 10:50 p.m. on Tuesday, January 6, police responded to a home...

Holyoke Public Schools Under State Scrutiny

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January 22nd, 2015
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- State education officials are taking a close look at Holyoke Public Schools. The state is concerned about under-performance and low MCAS scores. Holyoke School Superintendent Sergio Paez is concerned....

Postal Worker Attacked at Springfield Intersection

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January 22nd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It was an out-of-the-blue attack last night on one postal worker just sitting in his mail truck, while he waiting at a red light in Springfield. Samuel Brunett has managed a restaurant for years in the Forest Park...

Wilbraham Woman Honored for Volunteer Service at Correctional Center

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January 22nd, 2015
(WGGB) -- A Wilbraham woman is honored for her work at the Western Mass. Regional Women's Correctional Center today. Phyllis Grondalski is the longest-serving volunteer for the mother-child visitation program at the correctional center. The...

Reward Offered Following Suspicious Fire in Springfield

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January 22nd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Springfield Arson and Bomb Squad continue to investigate a suspicious fire that broke out New Year's morning at Eastern General Contractors. A reward of $5,000 is now being offered to any one who can provide...