Monday, May 20 2013 10:59 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:59:14 GMT
The iconic bed and breakfast and its infamous buffet are making a comeback in downtown Tallassee. Hotel Talisi is finally showing signs of major progress after an arson heavily damaged the building inMore >>
The iconic bed and breakfast and its infamous buffet are making a comeback in downtown Tallassee. Hotel Talisi is finally showing signs of major progress after an arson heavily damaged the building in 2009. More >>
By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer Ray Manzarek, the keyboardist who was a founding member of The Doors, has died. He was 74.More >>
By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer Ray Manzarek, a founding member of the 1960s rock group The Doors whose versatile and often haunting keyboards complemented Jim Morrison's gloomy baritone and helped set...More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:26 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:26:16 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:17 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:17:01 GMT
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley issued this statement following the devastating tornado that killed numerous people in Oklahoma Monday:"Dianne and I are offering prayers of support for everyone in Oklahoma. TheMore >>
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley issued this statement following the devastating tornado that killed numerous people in Oklahoma Monday:More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastMore >>
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.More >>
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -
In light of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, Springfield police are training teachers how to respond to potential intruders.
The group of principals and school administrators from across the city never thought they'd have to come a training seminar like this one.
"Honestly you try not to think about it. And everyone's saying you never think it will happen to you," said Derek Conway, student management coordinator at Sabis International Charter School.
But after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary that left 20 first-graders and six teachers dead, teachers came face to face with the possibility that tragedy can happen anywhere.
Springfield police knew they had to implement training.
"We want to make sure that what happened in Sandy Hook doesn't happen in Springfield," said Sgt. John Delaney.
In this three-week seminar, school workers will learn the basics of self-defense.
"It's there to empower them that if they're ever confronted in the hallway with whatever might happen, the unexpected, that they're prepared for it," Delaney said.
For many of these teachers and principals, the elementary school shooting hits close to home.
That's why Jenny Santana-Molin came.
"Working in a front office, it's scary ... it's very scary, but it feels good to learn," she said.
Since the shooting, Springfield police have taken steps, including sending officers to elementary schools.
Police say the training will give parents across the city peace of mind.
"I'm a parent. Every parent that dropped their kids off the next day at school after this tragedy, it was in their mind that, 'My God, I'm leaving my kids here in the custody of these people, are they going to be able to keep them safe?' Well we're doing that right now," Delaney said.
And teachers say they're eager to bring their training back to their schools.
"Going back to the school, being able to let them know how to get out of situations that could potentially be dangerous," Conway said.
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Monday, May 20 2013 10:46 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:46:14 GMT
We have new information from Wilbraham police on the 7-year old who drowned Saturday. The child has been identified as Estefani Alfaro, who was a Springfield resident. The pool was in-ground pool. OnMore >>
We have new information from Wilbraham police on the 7-year-old who drowned Saturday.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 12:04 AM EDT2013-05-20 04:04:03 GMT
As far as commencement speakers go, it does not get much bigger than a U.S. Senator. Sunday, returning to the building where she earned the Democratic nomination just last year, Springfield College'sMore >>
Sunday, returning to the building where she earned the Democratic nomination just last year, Springfield College's class of 2013 got to hear from U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:51 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:51:22 GMT
Sarah Baker Patrick Morgese, the eldest daughter of Diane and Deval Patrick, and her husband, Marco Morgese, welcomed their son into the world this morning in San Francisco. Gianluca Noah Patrick MorgeseMore >>
Sarah Baker Patrick Morgese, the eldest daughter of Diane and Deval Patrick, and her husband, Marco Morgese, welcomed their son into the world this morning in San Francisco. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 7:21 PM EDT2013-05-18 23:21:13 GMT
A 7-year-old girl died Saturday evening, after what appears to be an accidental drowning. Authorities responded to the house on Shirley Street around 5:30 p.m. Sgt. Bob Zollo of the Wilbraham PoliceMore >>
A 7-year-old girl died Saturday evening after what appears to be an accidental drowning.More >>