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Tonight: Mostly cloudy then thickening clouds overnight with some late rain or wet snow showers developing. Lows: 28-32. Winds: N/NW 2-12 mph. Saturday: Occasional wet snow or snow showers, mixed with rain in the valley. A c ...
Fri, March 27, 2015
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Westfield Woman Without Water for More Than Four Weeks

March 25th, 2015
WESTFIELD, MA (WGGB) -- Just as it seems we've turned the corner on old man winter... a story out of Westfield tonight of a single mom still battling the weather. For the past several weeks, she's been without water and so far no one's been...

Kids in Agawam Thank Others at Shining Star Event

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March 25th, 2015
AGAWAM, MA (WGGB) -- A night of celebration in Agawam Wednesday evening as young students came out for dinner to honor those who have made a positive impact in their lives. Students picked a person who stands out to them above the rest; someone...

Neighbors Find 18-Year-Old Shot Dead in Springfield

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March 25th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A gruesome find in between two houses. Springfield Police are investigating a deadly shooting in the North End. Officers were called to the area of 1470 Dwight Street in Springfield around 10:30 a.m....

The Latest: Report says 1 Pilot Locked Out Before Crash

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March 25th, 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...

Teen with Gun, Drugs Arrested Peacefully Outside School

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March 25th, 2015
MILTON, Mass. (AP) -- Officials say a 19-year-old nonstudent carrying a gun has been peacefully arrested after trying to enter a high school south of Boston as it was getting out for the day. Milton High School officials said the teen didn't get...

Power Restored to Several Hundred Longmeadow Customers

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March 25th, 2015
LONGMEADOW, MA (WGGB) -- Several hundred people were without electricity in Longmeadow Wednesday evening after a tree damaged wires. According to the Eversource outage map at the height of the power loss around 8:00 p.m.,  there were 554...

Saudi Ambassador: Military Campaign in Yemen, Airstrikes Underway

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March 25th, 2015
By KEN DILANIAN AP Intelligence Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Saudi ambassador to the United States says his country has begun airstrikes against the Houthi rebels in Yemen, who drove out the U.S.-backed Yemeni president. Ambassador Adel...

Chairlift Accident Caused by Broken Drive Shaft

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March 25th, 2015
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) -- Investigators looking into a chairlift malfunction that injured seven skiers at Maine's Sugarloaf ski resort believe the rollback was caused by a broken drive shaft on a gearbox. They also say an emergency brake...

GOP-Controlled House Okays Balanced Budget Plan

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March 25th, 2015
By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican-controlled House has approved a budget blueprint that projects balance by the end of the decade and includes trillions of dollars in savings from benefit programs. The vote in favor of...

AG Healey Urges Supreme Court to Uphold EPA Power Plant Rule

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March 25th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a federal rule aimed at reducing mercury and other pollutants from coal and oil-fired electric power plants. Healey said the standards adopted...

Newton School in Greenfield Needs Repairs Following Ice Dam Damage

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March 25th, 2015
GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Greenfield elementary school needs roof repairs thanks to water damage caused by ice dams. The 100-year old Newton School, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, will likely need $300,000...

Verizon Wireless Gives $20K Donation to YWCA

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March 25th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The YWCA of Western Mass. gets a big donation to help prevent domestic violence. Verizon Wireless donated $20,000 to the YWCA. A round-table discussion was held today in Springfield. The two are working...

Mass. House Backs Early Retirement Plan for State Workers

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March 25th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- The Massachusetts House has approved Gov. Charlie Baker's plan to offer early retirement packages to thousands of state employees. The House voted 149-to-0 Wednesday afternoon, with three members voting present. The plan still...

Baker’s Country Furniture in Stafford Springs Closing Its Doors

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March 25th, 2015
STAFFORD SPRINGS, Conn. (WGGB) -- The oldest furniture store in the country will be closing its doors in Stafford Springs. After 207 years, Baker's Country Furniture is having a going-out-of-business sale starting Thursday. Founded in...

Recall Roundup: Bistro Chairs and Kia Soul

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March 25th, 2015
(WGGB) -- A chair that can give you a sinking feeling and a Kia with brittle pedals top our Recall Roundup for this Wednesday, March 25. Ross Stores recalls bistro chairs due to fall hazard. The chair's seat can fail to attach to the frame...