Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:38:14 GMT
MOORE, OK - The trembling, mud-spattered dog whose photo went viral on Tuesday was not actually standing watch over her owner's body - her name is Susie, her owner is named Curtis Collins, and he's alive.ThanksMore >>
There's a happy ending to the story of the little dog who was found standing guard over a body after the EF-5 tornado that decimated her neighborhood in Moore, OK. Her owner is alive, and they have been reunited thanks to the viral photo. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:32 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:32:31 GMT
ORLANDO, FL (RNN) – A man with possible ties to a Boston Marathon bombing suspect was shot and killed after the FBI interviewed him early Wednesday. The FBI confirmed a special agent fatally shot a manMore >>
A man killed Wednesday during questioning by the FBI said he and Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev were accomplices in a 2011 slaying. More >>
Anthony Weiner's run for a renaissance is officially on.More >>
Anthony Weiner knows there may be a lot of New Yorkers who would never consider voting for him again, but he says he's running for mayor because he wants to bring his ideas to the fore - and win.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:56 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:56:41 GMT
Jodi Arias (Source: CBS 5 News)
It is now in the hands of the 12 jurors to decide if Jodi Arias will live her life behind bars or if she'll be executed. The defense and prosecution gave their closing statement Tuesday afternoon andMore >>
The jury has gone home for the day without a verdict on life or death for convicted murderer Jodi Arias.More >>
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -
The budget cuts known as the sequester will slash $85 billion from federal programs and will have impacts on Western Mass, especially when it comes to defense spending and social service programs.
U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-MA, tells CBS 3 Springfield Western Mass residents need to brace for the impact of the sweeping cuts that have already been signed in to order.
"It's going to be felt. I think people need to be realistic about it, it might be something people feel tomorrow or next week, but surely if this were to roll on well into April, May or June, you would feel the reaction," he said.
The congressman was in CBS 3 studios to talk about the sequester, saying the negotiations in Washington have been empty and filled with volatile language.
They're the same frustrations that are now echoing throughout Western Mass.
"Everyone wants to blame it on the president, or the Democrats, or the Republicans, it's both of them, it's not having that ability to reach some sort of compromise," said Adam Pop, of Holyoke.
Lawmakers had a year and a half to review the extensive budget cuts that will effect everything from furloughs at Westover Air Reserve Base to cuts in funding for social welfare programs.
While some Western Mass residents wanted a deal, others say something has to give.
"This is inevitable, it has to happen, and hopefully look for better days a couple years from now when things start picking up again, and hopefully we learn a couple lessons by then," said Pari Hoxha, of Southwick.
Neal says lawmakers will continue to work to strike a deal, but this is the first time in his decades-long career on Capitol Hill that he's seen such an impasse.
"This is really the first time in my years in the Congress that these sorts of issues have played out the way they have," he said.
Neal says he thinks there is still hope for a compromise on March 27 when lawmakers must come up with a continuing resolution that would provide money to the government for much of the rest of the year.
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Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:12 AM EDT2013-05-22 15:12:14 GMT
Granby Police responded to MacDuffle School around 5:00 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a report that a student had been struck by lightening. Police say the 16-year-old girl had regained consciousness byMore >>
Granby police responded to MacDuffle School around 5 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a report that a student had been struck by lightning. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:45:20 GMT
The Hampden County District Attorney's office has identified the name of the 7-year-old boy killed in a traffic accident in Westfield as Michael Ryan. Ryan was struck and killed by a dump truck whileMore >>
The Hampden County District Attorney's office has identified the name of the 7-year-old boy killed in a traffic accident in Westfield as Michael Ryan.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:56 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:56:01 GMT
(RNN) – Of the 24 killed in the EF-5 tornado that decimated Moore, OK, 10 are children - two of which are infants according to a release by the Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office. All the childrenMore >>
The last of the missing from Monday's massive tornado that tore through the town of Moore, OK, have been accounted for. More >>