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Workshop Held to Discuss Elder Abuse and Fraud

July 30th, 2014
  SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It seems we're hearing about a new phone scam pretty much every day and often the elderly are the target. That's why the Springfield Department of Elder Affairs held a workshop on elder abuse and fraud...

Local Children Go Face-to-Face with Reptiles at Springfield Museums

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July 30th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Reptiles were let loose at the Springfield Museums Wednesday, but no cause for alarm. It was all part of a unique learning experience for local kids. A slithering coiled up snake kept kids enthralled at...

Local Efforts Underway to Help Homeless Youth in Western Mass.

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July 30th, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Over 6,000 teens are homeless in Massachusetts and a new bill would provide housing as well as services to help them. Many in western Mass. already see first hand the scope of the problem. Jennifer Diaz...

Nine New Recruits Join the Holyoke Fire Dept.

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July 30th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Holyoke Fire Department swears in some new recruits today. They won't be seeing any action just yet though. The nine firefighters were trained in house and will now go to the academy. Holyoke Fire Chief...

Neighbors Express Concern Over Mining Near Congamond Lakes

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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...

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...

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...