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Wednesday April 16, 2014

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38°
Scattered Clouds
Feels like 29°
Humidity: 44%
Dew Point: 18
Wind: N at 17 mph
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Groups Gather at UMass to Support, Protest LGBTQ Community

April 16th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- Hundreds gathered at UMass to show support for the LGBTQ community. According to organizers, the event, called UMassUnited, asked that the community come together to "rally togther in an expression of solidarity and...

Boston Marathon Organizers Confident of Safe Race

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April 16th, 2014
By BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Organizers and law enforcement officials are urging Boston Marathon spectators to leave backpacks and other bags at home. They also say crowds will be limited at the finish line where two bombs...

Plenty of April Sun but the March-like Chill Sticks Around

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April 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) The snow is melting away but it will stay chilly as we go into the afternoon. Temperatures will only make it into the 40's, despite the strong April sunshine! (The sun is equal to late August so be sure to use the...

Marathon Hoax Suspect Appears in Court

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April 16th, 2014
(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) BOSTON (WGGB/ABC) -- A man accused of leaving a suspicious backpack not far from the Boston Marathon finish line appeared before a judge Wednesday. This is the man police say sparked a big security scare near the...

Springfield Police: Drug Suspect Arrested with Child in the Car

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April 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A traffic stop by Springfield Police led to the arrest of a Holyoke man they say was allegedly on his way to deliver Heroin with his son in the car. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that around 5:20 p.m....

Cooking Made Healthier with Author Lisa Cain

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April 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--Lisa Cain, Author of the new book "Snack Girl to the Rescue" that hits stands next week joins ABC40's Tom Lewis to show how to cut calories by swapping simple ingredients when cooking....

Health Matters: Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week

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April 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--Doctors from Baystate will be participating in a free screening today in Springfield for oral, head, and neck cancer awareness week! Dr. Brian Acker Chief Radiation Oncology from Baystate joins ABC40's Tom Lewis to talk...

Heavy Rain Leads to Flooding Along the Connecticut

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April 16th, 2014
 SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) Yesterday's storm dropped 2-3" of rain across western Mass leading to some localized street and small river and stream flooding. The small rivers and stream will continue to flow into the Connecticut River causing...

Western Mass Waking up to Some April Snow!

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April 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - The rain changed to wet snow overnight dropping a coating to 3" on the ground. In greater Springfield there's about a coating to 1" however areas north and west saw as much as 3" of snow, mainly on grassy surfaces....

Wednesday’s News on the Go 4/16

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April 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--Waking up to some snow on this April morning making for a slippery commute, a tractor-trailer crash closes two lanes on 1-91 South in Enfield, and all this rain causing some flooding on the CT River! ABC40's Tom Lewis...

Tractor-Trailer Crash Stalls Traffic on I-91 South in Windsor

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April 16th, 2014
WINDSOR, Conn. (WGGB) -- A tractor-trailer jackknifed along Interstate 91 southbound in Windsor, Connecticut Wednesday morning. Connecticut State Police say two lanes of I-91 south have been closed between Exits 37 and 36. The closure is...

Two Killed when South Korean Ferry Sinks off Coast

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April 16th, 2014
(AP Photo/Yonhap) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after a ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast,...

Falling Temps Lead to Snow Fall Ahead of Morning Commute

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April 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- Commuters may wake up to a coating of snow on their yard Wednesday morning, as rain turned to snow overnight. Sleet, snow, and the rain leftover from Tuesday are making the roads slick, as temperatures drop into the lower...

Boston Pauses To Reflect On Bombing Anniversary

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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 Trooper Dustin Fitch said through his official Twitter feed...