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Wednesday July 30, 2014
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Neighbors Express Concern Over Mining Near Congamond Lakes

July 30th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Neighbors around a section of Congamond Lakes in Suffield, Conn. are taking court action over what they consider a danger to an area near the lake. A company has been granted a permit to mine for sand and gravel...

Springfield Man Accused of Spraying Yellow Paint on Berkshire Ave. Property

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July 30th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Springfield man is facing charges after he sprayed yellow paint all over a homeowner's property. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that around 6 a.m. Wednesday, officers were called to an address on...

Chicopee Police Arrest Man After He Allegedly Stole Scrap Metal

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July 30th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Chicopee Police have charged a man they say stole scrap metal Wednesday morning. Chicopee Police say that just before 7 a.m. Wednesday, Officer Joe Brunelle responded to a Front Street address for a report of a...

Dunbar Community Center Faces Foreclosure

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July 30th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--A Springfield landmark in Mason Square is in financial trouble and facing foreclosure. At risk is the Dunbar Community Center which fills a variety of community needs. Dunbar has had financial problems for...

Patrick Signs New Abortion Clinic Bill

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July 30th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill designed to tighten security around abortion clinics in Massachusetts. Wednesday's signing comes a little more than one month after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a 2007 state law that...

Gas Leak Forces Evacuations, Closure of Boston Road in Springfield

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July 30th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A gas leak in Springfield forced a busy roadway to be closed off and some buildings to be evacuated for a time on Wednesday. Dennis Leger, aide to Springfield's fire commissioner, says that just after 2:00 p.m....

Hyundai Recalls 883K Sonatas to Fix Gear Shifters

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July 30th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers. The recall covers 883,000 cars from the 2011 through 2014 model years. The Korean automaker says the automatic transmission...

ABC40 Traffic Alert: Paving, Milling Work on Longhill Street, Springfield

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July 30th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Paving work scheduled for this week could cause traffic delays in Springfield's Forest Park neighborhood. City officials say that, weather permitting, crews from Palmer Paving will be milling and paving Longhill...

Probe Exposes Flaws Behind HealthCare.gov Rollout

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July 30th, 2014
(AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File) by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials tell The Associated Press that a nonpartisan investigative report concludes that management failures by the Obama administration set the...

Teen Charged in Teacher Killing Challenges Law

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July 30th, 2014
(ABC40 File Photo) SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A lawyer for a Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his 24-year-old math teacher is challenging the constitutionality of a state law that requires him to be tried as an adult. Philip Chism, now...

Axe Crashes Into Moving Vehicle Along I-95 in Topsfield

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July 30th, 2014
(Photo Provided by Mass. State Police) TOPSFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- State Police are reminding people to secure any loads after a scary incident Wednesday morning. Mass. State Police say that just before 11 a.m. Wednesday, a landscaper was...

A Pleasant Wednesday Afternoon

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July 30th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - This afternoon will feature pleasant conditions with a mixture of sunshine and clouds, along with high temperatures into the upper 70's. There may be a few sprinkles or spot showers but most of us will stay...

TONIGHT AT 11 – The Pit Bull Debate

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July 30th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The facts are facts. "The dog came off the porch and grabbed the smaller of the two chihuahuas," explains Springfield City Councilor Melvin Edwards. Pitbulls are responsible for more dog bites in our...

Bike Patrols Return to Chicopee

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July 30th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- As a 17-year veteran of the Chicopee Police Department, Officer Ryan Romano has been patrolling the city's streets for a while. But these days, it's mostly on two wheels. "We go in and out of the parks, we talk to the...

Man Accused of Breaking Into Chicopee Home in Broad Daylight

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July 30th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Just as police in Chicopee and Springfield warn residents to be on alert after a string of home break-ins an arrest is made for a separate incident. Chicopee Police say that around 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, officers were...