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Police: 5 Adults Found Dead Inside Phoenix Home

April 16th, 2015
PHOENIX (AP) -- Authorities say three men and two women have been found dead inside a Phoenix home after a shooting. Phoenix police say officers arrived at the home Thursday and SWAT team members used a megaphone to communicate with a person...

Pilot of Gyrocopter that Landed Near US Capitol Charged

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April 16th, 2015
Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP WASHINGTON (AP) -- The postal carrier who flew a gyrocopter onto the lawn of the U.S. Capitol is facing two criminal charges. But he's being released from federal custody to return to Florida. Doug Hughes made his...

Southwick Police K-9 Unit Named “Narcotic Detection Team of the Year”

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April 16th, 2015
SOUTHWICK, MA (WGGB) --   A couple members of the Southwick Police Department have received the "Narcotic Detection Team of the Year" award.   It was for a large drug bust they took part in with the Agawam Police Department back in October of...

Springfield’s Coffee with a Cop Gives Residents the Chance to Talk

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April 16th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB) -- Springfield residents had coffee with a cop this morning. They were able to sit and talk with Springfield Officer, Mark Kenney at the Eat Restaurant on Page Boulevard.  The opportunity gives people a chance to bring...

Graduate Students Protest Low Pay at UMass, Amherst

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April 16th, 2015
AMHERST, MA (WGGB) -- A group of graduate students from UMass, Amherst are protesting their low wages and asking the school for more. The students make up the graduate employee organization. They say they're working as teaching assistants and...

USDA Veterinarian: Bird Flu Outbreak Could Be ‘Devastating’

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April 16th, 2015
photo MGN By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The nation's poultry industry may have to live with a deadly bird flu strain for several years, which would be "devastating," the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief...

State Police Recover Stolen Car, Illegal Handgun in Springfield

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April 16th, 2015
(Photo Courtesy: Mass. State Police) (WGGB) -- State police arrested two men after troopers pulled over the stolen vehicle they were traveling in and located a handgun inside the car. Police in Springfield were advised to be on the lookout...

Fight Outside Van Sickle Middle School Caught on Tape

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April 16th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield Police are investigating a fight that took place between middle schoolers between a group of students who attend the Van Sickle Middle School. A family sent us the video, showing two girls fighting....

Changes Coming to Holyoke Hotel Property

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April 16th, 2015
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Holyoke Hotel has been the scene of activity for quite sometime now, after it became a prime spot for the state to house homeless families in need. That's all coming to end on May 1 when the state will transfer...

Patriots DE Chandler Jones Offers Support to Agawam Hit and Run Victim

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April 16th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Help continues to pour in for Alex Scafuri, the Agawam teen hit by a car last month. The New England Patriots have now gotten involved in supporting Alex's recovery. The team learned about what happened and...

ABC40 Follow-Up: Springfield Plaza Potholes

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April 16th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- An ABC40 follow-up to a story we first brought you last week. The Springfield Plaza on Liberty Street was dangerous for cars travelling through it. Potholes were all over the parking lot and access...

Woman Suffers Burn Injuries Following Kitchen Fire in Springfield

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April 16th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB) -- A woman in Springfield suffered burns to her hand and head Thursday following a fire in her kitchen. The Springfield Fire Department was called to Larkspur St. at about 3:30 p.m. and arrived on scene a few minutes later....

Holyoke Parents Discuss Possible State Takeover

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April 16th, 2015
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- The countdown is on to whether or not the state will take over the operation of Holyoke Public Schools. On April 27, the Holyoke community will be given the opportunity to voice their opinions at a public hearing...

Williston Northampton Faculty Member Faces Sexual Misconduct Allegation

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April 16th, 2015
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- A longtime faculty member at the Williston Northampton School is under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct involving a student. The school says the alleged sexual misconduct took place in the late...

Study: High School Smoking Fell as E-Cigarette Use Boomed

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April 16th, 2015
photo MGN-Online By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- Teen smoking hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed, a government report shows. The number of high school students...