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Friday April 18, 2014

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Company Hired to Finish Demolition of Chestnut Junior Middle School

April 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield has chosen a company to demolish the former Chesnut Junior Middle school. Residents have been complaining about the pile of rubble that was once the school, sitting on the property after the building...

Feeding Hills Woman Posts $2,500 Bail in Crash that Injured Pedestrian

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April 18th, 2014
FEEDING HILLS, Mass. (WGGB) – A Feeding Hills woman accused of hitting a man with her car while driving under the influence Thursday has appeared before a judge. Cathy Sabol of Feeding Hills was arraigned Friday in Westfield District Court...

Boston Prepares for Huge Wave of Marathon Visitors

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April 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/Steven Senne) by PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year's bombings elevating interest in one of the world's great races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an...

Roosevelt Ave. Bridge to Close for Several Days Next Week

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April 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A busy Springfield bridge will be closed for several days next week. James Leydon, Communications Director for Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, says that MassDOT has told the city that the final stages of work on...

Jerry Seinfeld to Perform at Springfield’s Symphony Hall

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April 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld is set to take the stage in Springfield this spring. Seinfeld will perform his stand-up comedy routine at Symphony Hall on Friday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m. The comedian is best...

US Delays Review of Keystone XL Pipeline

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April 18th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / Wiki Commons) by DINA CAPPIELLO and JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is giving federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL pipeline before deciding whether to...

Body Found Along I-190 ‘Consistent’ with Missing Fitchburg Boy

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April 18th, 2014
WORCESTER, Mass. (WGGB) — Investigators say that the body of a child found Friday may be that of a missing five year old from Fitchburg. At a press conference Friday afternoon, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early said that...

Gov. Patrick Signs Law Creating ‘Boston Strong’ Plate

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April 18th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: Spencer Crispino / Governor's Office) BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts drivers will soon have an opportunity to purchase a "Boston Strong" license plate. Gov. Deval Patrick on Friday signed into law a bill creating the specialty...

Some Clouds This Afternoon but Weekend Looking Good!

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April 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - It was another cold morning with temperatures down into the 20's but like yesterday temperatures will rebound making their way into the low to mid 50's. However, unlike yesterday a cool easterly flow off the Atlantic,...

Red Cross Will Offer Emotional Support in Boston

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April 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) --     This Monday, when more than a million people crowd the 26.2 mile marathon route from Hopkinton to Boston, emergency responders know they'll have an enormous responsibility, especially this year. "There are...

Mazda Recalls 109,000 Older SUVs for Rust Problem

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April 18th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts. The recall covers SUVs from the 2001 through 2004 model years. Mazda says in documents filed with U.S. safety regulators that the...

Springfield Man Charged with Allegedly Selling Heroin

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April 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A man is under arrest after police say he was selling Heroin from his Springfield home. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that narcotics detectives had received information that a man who lived on...

Magnitude-7.5 Earthquake Shakes Mexican Capital

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April 18th, 2014
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — A powerful, magnitude-7.5 earthquake has shaken central and southern Mexico. The U.S. Geological Survey says it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the...

One Person Charged with Arson Following Westfield Fire

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April 18th, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- One person is under arrest, accused of setting fire to a Westfield home. Jennifer Mieth, spokesperson for the state's Department of Fire Services, says that Gloria Dandeneau has been arrested and charged with...

VIDEO: MIT Holds Service Remembering Ofc. Sean Collier

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April 18th, 2014
(AP Photo / Middlesex Cty. District Atty. Office) by STEVE LeBLANC, Associated Press CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Family members and friends of the police officer authorities say was killed by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects are...