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Wednesday April 16, 2014

Rocky's
43°
Clear
Feels like 36°
Humidity: 30%
Dew Point: 13
Wind: N at 14 mph
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Joining Forces in Song

April 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- Young performers join forces with seasoned voices in a unique concert coming up in Northampton. Rehearsals are well underway for the Young@Heart Chorus' Second Annual Intergenerational Mash- Up. The world acclaimed...

Springfield Police Seeking Attempted Theft Suspects

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April 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield Police is looking for the public's help in identifying two suspects they say tried to steal an expensive piece of yard equipment. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that on the morning of Tuesday,...

Flooding: Oxbow Marina Parking Lot, Soccer Field, Property Underwater

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April 16th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB)- Rain through the night caused flooding in many areas, especially along the Connecticut River. Those working in flood zones say the water may set back business for the season.  Right now the water level at Oxbow...

Wireless Industry Makes Anti-Theft Commitment

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April 16th, 2014
by TERRY COLLINS, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter...

Feds: Bomb Suspect Not Entitled to 2011 Murder File

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April 16th, 2014
(AP Photos/Lowell Sun and FBI, File) by DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors have told a judge they have no evidence that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) knew about...

Classes Resume at Pa. High School Rocked by Stabbings

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April 16th, 2014
(AP Photo/Joe Mandak) by JOE MANDAK, Associated Press MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Classes resumed Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school where authorities said a student stabbed or slashed 21 others and a security guard a week ago while...

Fire in Springfield Causes About $25K in Damage

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April 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Investigators are looking into what caused a Wednesday morning fire at a Springfield apartment building. Dennis Leger, aide to Springfield's Fire Commissioner, says that around 10:40 a.m. Wednesday, firefighters...

Racial and Homophobic Graffiti Found at Smith Voc. High

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April 16th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass (WGGB) -- Administrators found racial and anti-gay graffiti at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in Northampton on Monday. ABC40 spoke with the Northampton Police Department and they report they received the call...

Groups Gather at UMass to Support, Protest LGBTQ Community

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April 16th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- Hundreds gathered at UMass to show support for the LGBTQ community. According to organizers, the event, called UMassUnited, asked that the community come together to "rally togther in an expression of solidarity and...

Boston Marathon Organizers Confident of Safe Race

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April 16th, 2014
By BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Organizers and law enforcement officials are urging Boston Marathon spectators to leave backpacks and other bags at home. They also say crowds will be limited at the finish line where two bombs...

Plenty of April Sun but the March-like Chill Sticks Around

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April 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) The snow is melting away but it will stay chilly as we go into the afternoon. Temperatures will only make it into the 40's, despite the strong April sunshine! (The sun is equal to late August so be sure to use the...

Marathon Hoax Suspect Appears in Court

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April 16th, 2014
(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) BOSTON (WGGB/ABC) -- A man accused of leaving a suspicious backpack not far from the Boston Marathon finish line appeared before a judge Wednesday. This is the man police say sparked a big security scare near the...

All ‘View’ Co-Hosts to Return for Walters Salute

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April 16th, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Sykes) LOS ANGELES (WGGB/AP) — ABC's "The View" will gather all 11 past and present co-hosts to salute Barbara Walters as she retires from daily television. The network said Wednesday the first-ever reunion will air live...

Springfield Police: Drug Suspect Arrested with Child in the Car

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April 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A traffic stop by Springfield Police led to the arrest of a Holyoke man they say was allegedly on his way to deliver Heroin with his son in the car. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that around 5:20 p.m....

Cooking Made Healthier with Author Lisa Cain

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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....