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Flood Warning (for forecast points) is in effect for Hampden County from 6:00 AM today; and Franklin County and Hampshire County from 3:20 PM today until 12:47 PM Friday...

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Wednesday April 16, 2014
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32°
Light Snow
Feels like 23°
Humidity: 100%
Dew Point: 32
Wind: NW at 12 mph
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Boston Pauses To Reflect On Bombing Anniversary

April 16th, 2014
BOSTON, Mass (WGGB) -- The storefronts along Boylston Street in Boston are back open for business, as are the bars and restaurants. The hearts of those whose lives were ripped apart by the Boston Marathon bombings one year ago Tuesday, are still...

April Snow Reduces Speed Limit on Mass. Pike Exits 1 to 6

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April 15th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Rain has turned to snow in the late hours of Tuesday night, causing Massachusetts State Police to reduce the speed limit on the western portion of the Mass. Pike. State Police said through their Twitter feed that the speed limit has...

Hoax Devices Detonated at Marathon Finish Line

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April 15th, 2014
BOSTON, Mass. (WGGB/AP) – Two unattended backpacks left at the Boston Marathon finish line were detonated as a precautionary measure Tuesday night. The bags contained rice cookers, a hoax device that police say was not a threat, according to...

China’s Growth Slows to 24-year Low of 7.4 Percent

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April 15th, 2014
BEIJING (AP) -- China's economic growth slowed to a 24-year low of 7.4 percent in the first quarter, raising the risk of job losses and a potential impact on its trading partners. The figure reported Wednesday by the government was down from the...

Springfield Schools Discuss Condom Availability for Students

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April 15th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Springfield Public School officials discussed sexual health in schools Tuesday night. Parents, teachers and school representatives discussed condom availability in schools and access to sexual health services, which...

Change to Snow Overnight Will Leave Light Accumulation

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April 15th, 2014
  Tonight will be a stormy night here in western Massachusetts with periods of rain and gusty winds as a powerful frontal system and much colder air mass continues to push in. Behind the front, enough cold air rushes in to change the rain...

Brothers Hurt in Marathon Bombing Retrace Route

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April 15th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Two Boston-area brothers who each lost a right leg in the Boston Marathon bombings have retraced the marathon route on the first-year anniversary in a relay walk-and-ride with family and friends. Paul and J.P. Norden of Stoneham...

Man Charged in Cape Cod Fatal Shooting

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April 15th, 2014
BOURNE, Mass. (AP) -- A Buzzards Bay man has been charged in the fatal shooting of a man found lying on a street in Bourne. The Cape and Islands district attorney's office said Tuesday that 25-year-old Sonny Tavares has been charged with murder,...

UMass Reseachers Gather Data on Gambling’s Impact in Massachusetts

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April 15th, 2014
(AMHERST, Mass.) (WGGB)--Two members of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission got briefed on Tuesday on a massive research project being conducted at the University of Massachusetts. Researchers are conducting a three and a half million dollar...

Edward Kamuda, Titanic Historical Society Founder, Dies at 74

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April 15th, 2014
(SPRINGFIELD, Mass) (WGGB)--Edward Kamuda who founded the Titanic Historical Society has died at the age of 74. Kamuda passed away Sunday at home after a long illness. He and five others founded the THS in 1963. The organization became...

Montague Man Sentenced After Failing to Register as Sex Offender

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April 15th, 2014
MONTAGUE, Mass. (WGGB) – An alleged homeless man from Montague was charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender Monday. William Brannigan, 55, who’s address is listed as homeless plead guilty in Franklin Superior Court on charges of...

Colo. Man Charged with Sending Nude Pictures to 12-Year-Old Mass. Girl

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April 15th, 2014
ORANGE, Mass. (WGGB) – A man from Colorado was arraigned in Franklin Superior Court on charges of Enticement of a Child under Age 16, among other charges. Daniel Gordon, 23, from Colorado Springs, Colo. was also charged with two counts of...

Agawam Man Arraigned on Charges of Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

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April 15th, 2014
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) – An Agawam man was arraigned on two counts of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, Monday. Ferdinand Fountain, 45, is a Level 3, Habitual Offender. In the past he was convicted of rape and lied about where he...

Crowds Gather in Boston to Commemorate Boston Marathon Bombings

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April 15th, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB) -- Tuesday was a day to remember and honor those injured and killed during the Boston Marathon Bombings and its aftermath, as well as recognize the first responders, doctors and nurses who helped when terror struck. The day...

Rainy Weather Creating Concerns Over Flooding

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April 15th, 2014
(WGGB) -- With that flood warning in effect, a close eye is being kept on rivers and other water-ways. It has been raining consistently and coming down hard at times. Obviously, it is beautiful seeing the water here at the Holyoke dam, but...