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Friday April 18, 2014

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Collapsed Curb on Main Street in Northampton Still Not Fixed

April 18th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass (WGGB) -- Nearly a month after this big block of retaining wall collapsed onto a man as he accessed his car, saw horses and police tape remain on Main Street in Northampton. There is a stalemate brewing between the city and Pan-Am...

Falcons Snap Winning Streak with Loss to Hartford Wolf Pack

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April 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – The Springfield Falcons win streak was snapped by a defeat by the Hartford Wolf Pack at the XL Center Friday night. The final score of the game was 2-1. This ends the team’s three-game win streak. Playoffs...

Good Friday Observed Across Western Mass

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April 18th, 2014
CHICOPEE/SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) --  It was a living stations of the cross in Chicopee on Good Friday evening. This is an annual event performed by St. Stanislaus School students in the performing arts program at the school, along with...

Survivors Keep Busy as Boston Marathon Approaches

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April 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa) BOSTON (AP) -- Survivors of last year's twin bombings at the Boston Marathon say they have mixed feelings as the race day approaches. Celeste Corcoran and Heather Abbott say the days leading up to the race have been...

Ortiz Wants to Visit Marathon Finish Line Monday

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April 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/Matt Slocum) BOSTON (AP) -- David Ortiz wants to visit the Boston Marathon finish line Monday after the Red Sox are done with their Patriots' Day game against Baltimore. Just over a year ago, two bombs went off near the finish line,...

Bruins Fall to Detroit Red Wings in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Playoffs

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April 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) BOSTON, Mass. (WGGB/AP) -- The Boston Bruins fell to the Detroit Red Wings in the start of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The puck dropped at 7:30 PM at the TD Garden in Boston. The final score of the game...

Whole Foods Recalls Croissants Over Undeclared Egg

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April 18th, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Whole Foods Markets is recalling mini butter croissants sold in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana because they contain eggs, an undeclared allergen. The recalled item is sold with a Whole Foods market scale label...

Easter Weekend Forecast

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April 18th, 2014
The long holiday weekend still features some near perfect spring weather all three days. The weekend starts spectacularly Saturday with sunshine all day.  It will become quite breezy though with wind gusts over 30 mph from time-to-time...

Bryant U. Cracks Down on Selfies at Graduation

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April 18th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Rhode Island's Bryant University is asking students to resist the urge to take selfies with its president while receiving their diplomas. University President Ronald Machtley says students ask him to take selfies on the Smithfield...

New England Fish and Chips Reopens for Good Friday

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April 18th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Holyoke has a fish and chips restaurant back just in time for Good Friday. New England Fish and Chips reopened Thursday. Holyoke business man Frank Cardona now owns the High Street restaurant, which has been closed since...

Pit Bull: A Best Friend and Therapy Dog

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April 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)- Pit bulls; they have a bad reputation. Some fear the dogs and animal shelters are filled with them. Headlines out there show pit bulls to be aggressive. Some apartments even rule against the breed saying they're too...

5 New Officers Sworn into Chicopee PD

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April 18th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) - Five new police officers will soon be patrolling the streets of Chicopee. The new recruits are being called the best of the best by Mayor Kos and Chief of Police Thomas Charette. For DeShawn Brown and his family, Friday...

EBT Accepted at Local Fast Food Restaurants

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April 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - A new firm of payment is now acceptable at three Burger King restaurants in the area. Two locations in Springfield and another in Pittsfield. For many, being able to use an EBT card at a fast food restaurant may...

Springfield Church Marks Way of the Cross

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April 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield's Blessed Sacrament Church marked Good Friday today with their traditional outdoor Way of the Cross. Many came out to see the reenactment of the day Jesus Christ was put to death on the cross....

Colorado Deaths Stoke Worries About Pot Edibles

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April 18th, 2014
DENVER (AP) -- Two recent deaths have stoked concerns about Colorado's recreational marijuana industry and the effects of pot edibles that can be exponentially more potent than a joint. Authorities have not formally linked the shooting death of...