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New England News
8:17 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Trooper Shoots Man To death At Traffic Stop

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A 23-year-old Springfield man has been killed and a 22-year-old woman wounded in an altercation with a Massachusetts state trooper during a routine traffic stop.

State police say the trooper stopped the pair at about 12:20 a.m. on Interstate 91 in Chicopee.

Police say at some point the male driver became combative, and began struggling with the officer, who then fired shots into the vehicle.

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New England News
5:25 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Advocates For Child Safety Back Window Guard Law

A child safety advocate demonstrates how to install a window guard during a news conference at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield
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A bill filed in the Massachusetts legislature is aimed at preventing a leading cause of injury to children, falls from windows.   The bill was endorsed by child safety advocates at a news conference in Springfield on Tuesday. 

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New England News
6:04 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Study Finds Many Medical Practices Closed To Disabled Patients

A new survey of medical specialists by researchers in Springfield Massachusetts found many could not accommodate patients who use a wheelchair.   The 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act  mandates that all medical practitioners must provide full and equal access. 

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New England News
12:29 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Baystate Hospital Opens New Emergency Center

One of the 94 patient care rooms in the new emergency center at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield MA
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A new $45 million dollar emergency and trauma center opened at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield this morning.  The state of the art facility will treat critically injured and ill people from throughout western Massachusetts.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

The new emergency department at Baystate Medical Center’s main campus in Springfield’s North End was opened to receive patients beginning at 7:30  Monday morning. The new facility is 72,000 square feet, 55,000 square feet larger than the old emergency room.

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