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Thursday August 21, 2014
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Natural Gas Customers Facing Possible Price Hikes

August 21st, 2014
(SPRINGFIELD, Mass.) (WGGB)--With Labor Day fast approaching we'll soon be thinking about those winter heating bills and some are predicting higher prices for natural gas customers. Some at the state level are predicting higher home heating...

A New Way of Learning: Schools Combine Art & Academic Classes

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August 21st, 2014
REGION (WGGB) -- Students will return to school in many communities next week. Springfield's Conservatory for the Arts and Wildwood Elementary School are two schools planning on incorporating both art and academics into their...

Residents of Massachusetts Town Told to Boil Water

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August 21st, 2014
WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) -- Wellesley residents and businesses are being told to boil their water before using after a test detected E. coli at a town reservoir. The notice issued on Thursday urges all Wellesley water customers to boil tap water for...

Two Winning Lottery Tickets Sold in Franklin Co. About to Expire

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August 21st, 2014
BRAINTREE, Mass. (WGGB) -- State officials are warning that time is running out for the owners of two winning 'Lucky for Life' tickets purchased in Franklin County to claim their prize. 'Lucky for Life' is a multi-state lottery game, operated...

More Problems For a Northampton Bridge

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August 21st, 2014
(NORTHAMPTON, Mass.) (WGGB)--More problems for a section of bridge in Northampton. The bridge work is keeping a busy I-91 on-ramp closed. If you get off I-91 northbound at exit 18 and take a left going toward downtown Northampton you pass...

Early Morning Boston Blaze Leaves 1 Dead, 9 Hurt

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August 21st, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston investigators say an electrical problem is to blame for a fire that left one person dead and nine other injured. Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn says the blaze started at about 7:30 a.m. Thursday in a multi-family home in...

MONDAY ON ABC40 – 40 Force: Sex Offender Search

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August 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Do you know where the sex offenders live in your community, or do you even know how to look? Monday night, the 40 Force will show you the tools and resources available to see if a sex offender is living near your...

Agawam Family Asks School to Ban Peanuts

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August 21st, 2014
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- Playing in her Agawam backyard, 5-year-old Samantha Gagne looks ready to tackle the world. But a small bracelet on her wrist tells a different story. "She was around 2 years old and she picked up an empty wrapper off the...

Ford Recalling More Than 160,000 Vehicles

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August 21st, 2014
DETROIT (AP) -- Ford is recalling more than 160,000 vehicles in North America for two safety issues. The largest recall involves 159,395 Focus ST and Escape vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years. Ford says their engines could hesitate...

Greater Springfield Parvo Virus Cases Rising

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August 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The number of Parvo cases in dogs is on the rise in greater Springfield.   Parvo is a highly contagious virus that's often passed on through vomit and feces. Unvaccinated dogs are especially susceptible to...

Agawam Police Investigating Rise in Daytime Break-In Calls

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August 21st, 2014
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police in Agawam are alerting residents to an increase in reports of daytime break-ins. Agawam Police Det. Sgt. Steven Grasso says that, over the past several weeks, the department has seen daytime breaking and...

Guilty Plea from Marathon Bombing Suspect’s Friend

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August 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins, File) by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer BOSTON (AP) — A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has pleaded guilty to impeding the investigation into the deadly...

New US Restrictions on Painkiller to Take Effect

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August 21st, 2014
by MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is finalizing new restrictions on hundreds of medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug...

Missouri Governor Orders Withdrawl of Guard from Ferguson

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August 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen) FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Jay Nixon is ordering the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally...

Death of Conn. Toddler Left in Hot Car Ruled a Homicide

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August 21st, 2014
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The death of a 15-month-old Connecticut boy who was left in a hot car in July has been ruled a homicide. The office of the state medical examiner determined that Benjamin Seitz died of hyperthermia after he was left...