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Friday April 18, 2014

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One Person Displaced by Suspicious House Fire in Westfield

April 18th, 2014
WESTFIELD (WGGB) -- Crews from the Westfield Fire Department responded to a house fire in the early hours of Friday morning. Westfield Police say the fire broke out in the attic of a home at 918 Granville Rd. in Westfield. They have put out the...

Another Cold Start but Great Weekend on the Way!

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April 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - It's another chilly morning, almost as cold as yesterday with temperatures back down into the 20's! No record cold this morning however. The record for today is 19 degrees. (although it will be close) There may be a bit...

Crash Takes Out Southwick Utility Pole, Sends Driver to Hospital

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April 18th, 2014
SOUTHWICK (WGGB) -- It was just after midnight when a driver lost control of her car on Granville Rd. in Southwick and slammed into a utility pole Friday. Southwick Police say only one car was involved, but the crash took out the utility pole and...

Everest Avalanche Kills Six, Leaves Nine Missing

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April 18th, 2014
(Courtesy MGNOnline) KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- A Nepalese tourism official says six local guides have been killed and nine more are missing after an avalanche swept a route used to ascend the world's highest peak. Nepal Tourism Ministry...

Family of Officer Slain after Bombings to Run Marathon One Year Later

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April 18th, 2014
(AP Photo / Middlesex Cty. District Atty. Office) BOSTON (AP) -- Relatives of the police officer authorities say was killed by the Boston bombing suspects are remembering him a year later. Team Collier Strong is a group of 25 friends and family...

Kansas City Police Search Home of Suspected Highway Shooter

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April 18th, 2014
GRANDVIEW, Mo. (AP) -- Police have arrested a male suspect in a string of random Kansas City-area highway shootings that have wounded three people. Kansas City, Mo., police Chief Darryl Forte declined to identify the suspect during a Thursday...

Lester Out-Duels Sale, Red Sox Win 3-1

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April 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/Paul Beaty) CHICAGO (AP) -- Jon Lester pitched eight sharp innings and David Ross hit a tiebreaking RBI double in Boston's two-run ninth, leading the Red Sox to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night. Lester...

Best Buddies Holds 6th Annual Fashion Show

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April 17th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) – Fashion was the name of the game for “Best Buddies” of Western Mass. Thursday night. They held their 6th Annual Fashion Show at Thorne’s Marketplace in Northampton and invited ABC 40 to check it out. “This...

Downtown Area Near Gas Explosion Still Messy Over a Year Later

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April 17th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – It’s a year and a half after the gas explosion in downtown Springfield and the area is still a mess. The Armory Quadrangle Civic Association said enough is enough Thursday night at their general meeting. Members of...

26 Teachers Inducted into Class of 2014 Pioneer Valley Excellence Program

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April 17th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – There were 26 teachers recognized by the school committee at Springfield City Hall Thursday night. They are the class of 2014, getting the “Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award.” The award acknowledges an...

Massachusetts Teacher Charged in Child Porn Case

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April 17th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston federal prosecutors have filed a child pornography charge against a Cambridge fifth grade teacher they say acknowledged secretly videotaping children changing clothes, including in a locker room. The U.S. attorney's office...

Wedding Bells Ring for Boston Marathon Surivivor

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April 17th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- An injured survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing is celebrating a personal milestone. Marc Fucarile married his longtime fiancee, Jennifer Regan, at Fenway Park on Thursday. Fucarile lost his right leg and suffered other...

Napoli Back in Red Sox Lineup after Missing Game

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April 17th, 2014
(AP Photo/Nick Wass) CHICAGO (AP) -- First basemen Mike Napoli was back in Boston's starting lineup on Thursday night, two days after dislocating a finger on his left hand. Napoli hurt his ring finger on a headfirst slide into second base in...

State Police Arrest Man in Holyoke on Heroin, Gun Charges

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April 17th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) – It was another win for the war on heroin Wednesday night. Massachusetts State Police from the Northampton Barracks stopped 37-year-old Calendula Caudle of  Holyoke just after 10:00 PM. During that traffic stop, the...

Brush Fire Extends to Structure in Goshen, $15k in Damages

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April 17th, 2014
GOSHEN, Mass. (WGGB) – Goshen Fire, along with neighboring towns, responded to a brush fire, turned structure fire on Thursday afternoon. Goshen Fire Chief Susan Lebrie told ABC 40 an elderly woman was burning grass in her backyard when the...