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Wednesday April 16, 2014

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Clear
Feels like 18°
Humidity: 61%
Dew Point: 18
Wind: N at 16 mph
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Cooking Made Healthier with Author Lisa Cain

April 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--Lisa Cain, Author of the new book "Snack Girl to the Rescue" that hits stands next week joins ABC40's Tom Lewis to show how to cut calories by swapping simple ingredients when cooking....

Health Matters: Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week

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April 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--Doctors from Baystate will be participating in a free screening today in Springfield for oral, head, and neck cancer awareness week! Dr. Brian Acker Chief Radiation Oncology from Baystate joins ABC40's Tom Lewis to talk...

Heavy Rain Leads to Flooding Along the Connecticut

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April 16th, 2014
 SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) Yesterday's storm dropped 2-3" of rain across western Mass leading to some localized street and small river and stream flooding. The small rivers and stream will continue to flow into the Connecticut River causing...

Western Mass Waking up to Some April Snow!

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April 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - The rain changed to wet snow overnight dropping a coating to 3" on the ground. In greater Springfield there's about a coating to 1" however areas north and west saw as much as 3" of snow, mainly on grassy surfaces....

Wednesday’s News on the Go 4/16

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April 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--Waking up to some snow on this April morning making for a slippery commute, a tractor-trailer crash closes two lanes on 1-91 South in Enfield, and all this rain causing some flooding on the CT River! ABC40's Tom Lewis...

Tractor-Trailer Crash Stalls Traffic on I-91 South in Windsor

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April 16th, 2014
WINDSOR, Conn. (WGGB) -- A tractor-trailer jackknifed along Interstate 91 southbound in Windsor, Connecticut Wednesday morning. Connecticut State Police say two lanes of I-91 south have been closed between Exits 37 and 36. The closure is...

Overnight April Snow Leads to Icy Spots This Morning

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April 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) Watch out for icy spots and slippery roads, even in greater Springfield but especially across the higher terrain and Franklin County early this morning. The rain changed to snow last night leaving a coating to 2" across...

Two Killed when South Korean Ferry Sinks off Coast

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April 16th, 2014
(AP Photo/Yonhap) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after a ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast,...

Falling Temps Lead to Snow Fall Ahead of Morning Commute

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April 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- Commuters may wake up to a coating of snow on their yard Wednesday morning, as rain turned to snow overnight. Sleet, snow, and the rain leftover from Tuesday are making the roads slick, as temperatures drop into the lower...

Boston Pauses To Reflect On Bombing Anniversary

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April 16th, 2014
BOSTON, Mass (WGGB) -- The storefronts along Boylston Street in Boston are back open for business, as are the bars and restaurants. The hearts of those whose lives were ripped apart by the Boston Marathon bombings one year ago Tuesday, are still...

April Snow Reduces Speed Limit on Mass. Pike Exits 1 to 6

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April 15th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Rain has turned to snow in the late hours of Tuesday night, causing Massachusetts State Police to reduce the speed limit on the western portion of the Mass. Pike. State Police Trooper Dustin Fitch said through his official Twitter feed...

Hoax Devices Detonated at Marathon Finish Line

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April 15th, 2014
BOSTON, Mass. (WGGB/AP) – Two unattended backpacks left at the Boston Marathon finish line were detonated as a precautionary measure Tuesday night. The bags contained rice cookers, a hoax device that police say was not a threat, according to...

China’s Growth Slows to 24-year Low of 7.4 Percent

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April 15th, 2014
BEIJING (AP) -- China's economic growth slowed to a 24-year low of 7.4 percent in the first quarter, raising the risk of job losses and a potential impact on its trading partners. The figure reported Wednesday by the government was down from the...

Springfield Schools Discuss Condom Availability for Students

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April 15th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Springfield Public School officials discussed sexual health in schools Tuesday night. Parents, teachers and school representatives discussed condom availability in schools and access to sexual health services, which...

Change to Snow Overnight Will Leave Light Accumulation

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April 15th, 2014
  Tonight will be a stormy night here in western Massachusetts with periods of rain and gusty winds as a powerful frontal system and much colder air mass continues to push in. Behind the front, enough cold air rushes in to change the rain...