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Thursday April 17, 2014

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Forest Park Revamps Pricing Policies Ahead Of Busy Season

April 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- It's been the sight of many events benefiting charities, but now a new price policy at Forest Park is leading to some changes. One group, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, is deciding to take their event elsewhere...

Dorchester Home Explosion Injures 11, Two in Critical Condition

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April 16th, 2014
Courtesy of Boston EMS Incidents Courtesy of Boston EMS Incidents DORCHESTER, Mass. (WGGB) – Boston EMS responded to an explosion on Hansborough Street in Dorchester Wednesday night. Boston EMS took to Twitter to update the public. 11...

Lawrence Man Arrested in Athol on Heroin Charges

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April 16th, 2014
ATHOL, Mass. (WGGB) – A Lawrence man was arrested in Athol after police intercepted him attempting to delivery nearly 100 grams of heroin Wednesday. Julio Morales, 52, was carrying drugs that had a retail street value of $65,000. He was...

Disney on Ice Opens at MassMutual Center

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April 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Disney On Ice began its four day run at the MassMutual Center on Wednesday night. It’s always a big hit with kids and their families; children get to see some of their favorite characters come to life. This time...

Majestic Theater’s Last Show of the Season to Open Tomorrow

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April 16th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - The Majestic Theater's final play of the 2013-2014 season, "Next to Normal" opens April 17th at 7:30pm. The show is a Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winning musical about the struggles of a family dealing with...

Springfield School Teaches Kids How to Eat Better, Be More Active

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April 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – At Gergena School in Springfield’s North End, it was all about teaching kids how to eat better, Wednesday night. Project Coach helped organize the event which also featured other community groups and organizations...

Holyoke Superintendent Addresses How to Solve Problems with Public Schools

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April 16th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) – Holyoke public schools have been taken over by the state. Now, officials are discussing how to get them back. Superintendent Dr. Sergio Paez addressed the state of the schools Wednesday night, including adding Project...

Traffic Moving Normally after Tractor Trailor Crash on Mass. Pike in Palmer

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April 16th, 2014
PALMER, Mass. (WGGB) -- A tractor-trailer crash snarled traffic for about five miles along the Mass. Turnpike Wednesday evening. State police said cars were getting by very slowly and in the break down lane only. Mass. State Police said the...

MA Native Murdered in Nicaragua

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April 16th, 2014
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A man who confessed to robbing and killing a Wyoming woman found dead this week near a beach in northern Nicaragua has been arrested, authorities said Wednesday. National Police official Glenda Zavala said Fernando...

Mid-Winter Cold in Mid-April!

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April 16th, 2014
  After the 1-3" of snow Tuesday night and early Wednesday, cold Canadian high pressure builds in overnight Wednesday night and brings the possibility of record cold and a mid-winter feel to what is now almost a month into spring!  The...

Candidate Backs Massachusetts ‘Single Payer’ Plan

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April 16th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Democratic candidate for governor Don Berwick is calling for a "fully accountable, single health care payment system" for Massachusetts. Berwick, who served for 17 months as head of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...

Fire Truck Rams California Eatery; 15 Injured

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April 16th, 2014
MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities now say 15 people are hurt after two firetrucks collided in a Los Angeles suburb, sending one careening across a sidewalk and into a restaurant. At least five of those injured are firefighters. A...

DEA Announces Major Drug Bust in NYC

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April 16th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- Authorities in New York say they've arrested three suspects in a major drug bust. The Drug Enforcement Administration announced Wednesday that more than $12 million in heroin and crystal meth reportedly was confiscated in the...

House Approves $13B Transportation Bill

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April 16th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- The Massachusetts House has approved a bill authorizing the state to borrow nearly $13 billion to jumpstart major transportation projects around the state. The House voted 149-2 on Wednesday to accept a compromise worked out by...

Gov. Patrick: Appeal of Zohydro Ruling Unlikely

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April 16th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Deval Patrick is leaning against any further court action on the state's bid to ban the powerful new painkiller Zohydro in Massachusetts. A federal judge has issued an injunction against the ban, which Patrick ordered after...