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Boston Time Capsule Believed Found in Lion Statue

September 23rd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- What appears to be a window to Boston's past has turned up in a rather unusual place: The head of a lion's statue on the former Massachusetts State House. The Bostonian Society says it has confirmed the presence of what is...

Great Entertainment Acts Make a Stop at The Big E

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September 23rd, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Big E is about more than just rides, food and vendors. There's a vast array of entertainment as well, from the circus, to special events, and musical groups. The man responsible for bringing the...

The Big E Recognizes Their ‘Host for the Day’

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September 23rd, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- They are the people who help make The Big E run efficiently and be a great experience for fair-goers. Those volunteers, employees, and other members of The Big E and Eastern States family that go...

Both Sides in Casino Debate Plan Strategies for Ballot Question Vote

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September 23rd, 2014
(SPRINGFIELD, Mass.) (WGGB)--Casino supporters officially kicked off their statewide campaign on Tuesday to defeat an attempt to repeal the state's gaming law. They delivered a strong pro-casino message in Springfield highlighted by the release...

State’s Transitional Assist. Commissioner Takes SNAP Challenge

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September 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Shopping for food on a tight budget. That was the challenge the Department of Transitional Assistance Commissioner Stacy Monahan took Tuesday. Monahan visited the Forest Park Farmers Market in Springfield to...

Blue Jackets, Falcons Extend Affiliation Agreement

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September 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Hockey will remain in Springfield through at least the end of the 2015-2016 AHL season. The Springfield Falcons and the Columbus Blue Jackets announced Tuesday an extension to their affiliation agreement through...

Mohawk Regional Student Being Treated for MRSA

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September 23rd, 2014
(WGGB) -- Mohawk Regional officials confirm a case of MRSA found in a high school student. MRSA is a staph infection, resistant to penicillin, but there are other types of antibiotics that can be used to treat it. Studies show one in three...

MONDAY ON ABC40 – Gubernatorial Candidates Debate in Springfield

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September 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- With the Primary Elections complete, the campaign trail marches on toward November. Next Monday, the five candidates for Massachusetts Governor will face-off in a debate sponsored by The Springfield Public Forum...

ABC40 Traffic Alert: Cottage Street, Easthampton

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September 23rd, 2014
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Those driving through Easthampton over the next couple days may experience some delays along Cottage Street. Easthampton Police Capt. Robert Alberti says that Cottage Street will be reduced to one-way traffic...

Take a Break from the Fair at The Big E Wine & Cheese Barn

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September 23rd, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- If you are heading to The Big E and have a hankering for some Merlot and Muenster, the fair may have the spot for you. Opened in 2013, the Big E Wine and Cheese Barn is an 1,800 square foot building that...

Campaign to Preserve Casino Law Kicks-Off in Springfield

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September 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/AP) -- Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and business and labor union leaders are kicking off a local political campaign to preserve the state's developing casino industry. The officials spoke Tuesday morning at the...

Venue Change Denied for Marathon Suspect’s Friend

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September 23rd, 2014
(AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins, File) BOSTON (AP) — A judge has denied a motion to move next week's trial for a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Prosecutors say Robel Phillipos was in Tsarnaev's dorm room...

Nutrition’s Impact on Diabetes and Childhood Obesity

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September 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A child's nutrition can often impact the likelihood of suffering from childhood obesity and being diagnosed with diabetes. Richard Wood, the director of Springfield College's Center for Wellness Education and...

ICE Takes Custody of Afghan Army Officers

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September 23rd, 2014
(AP Photo/Steven Senne) BOSTON (AP) — Three Afghanistan National Army officers who vanished during training in Massachusetts are now in custody of U.S. immigration officials after being detained on the Canadian border. U.S. Immigration and...

Springfield College Students Give Back with Community Service Projects

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September 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield College celebrated their 17th annual Humanics in Action Day Tuesday performing different community service projects across the city. Springfield College President Mary-Beth Cooper addressed nearly 2,000 of...