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Thursday April 17, 2014

Rocky's
37°
Clear
Feels like 32°
Humidity: 48%
Dew Point: 19
Wind: E at 7 mph
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Salsa Great Cheo Feliciano Dies in Car Crash at 78

April 17th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: Facebook / Cheo Feliciano) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Police say Puerto Rican salsa legend Cheo Feliciano has died in a car accident in the U.S. territory. He was 78. Police officer Israel Arroyo says Feliciano was alone...

Report: State Gains More Than 8K Jobs in March

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April 17th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- The state is out with an upbeat monthly jobs report. The Department of Labor and Workforce Development says preliminary estimates show Massachusetts gained more than 8,000 jobs in March and the state's unemployment rate dropped to...

Runners Selling their Spots in the Boston Marathon

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April 17th, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB) -- 36,000 runners are expected to take part in Monday's Boston Marathon, the first since the bombings that shook their city last year. Apparently, however, some of them will be handing over their bib to those willing to pay big...

Pleasant & Dry Through the Weekend!

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April 17th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - It's a cold start with temperatures down into the 20's.  However readings will be climing fast and will be into the lower 50's later today.  A much needed long stretch of dry weather began here in western...

Six-Alarm Fire Damages Cambridge Apartments

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April 17th, 2014
  CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- A six-alarm fire caused extensive damage to a Cambridge apartment building, but authorities say all the residents escaped unharmed. The fire on Massachusetts Avenue was reported just after midnight...

A Record Cold Morning!

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April 17th, 2014
 SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - It's a cold start with temperatures down into the 20's.  In fact we broke a record this morning. The old record at Westover ARB in Chicopee for April 17th was 24 degrees. Unofficially we've fallen to 23 degrees! We may...

Conditions Hindering Search for Passengers on South Korean Ferry

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April 17th, 2014
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean authorities have confirmed the death of a ninth victim from early Thursday's sinking of a ferry with 475 passengers aboard, most of them high school students. The death toll is expected to far exceed...

Three Pro-Russian Militants Killed in Base Attack in Ukraine

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April 17th, 2014
A combat vehicle with pro-Russian gunman on top goes through downtown Slovyansk on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The troops on those vehicles wore green camouflage uniforms, had automatic weapons and grenade launchers and at least one had the St....

Red Sox Outlast White Sox 6-4 in 14 Innings

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April 17th, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) CHICAGO (AP) -- Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run double off Chicago infielder Leury Garcia in the top of the 14th inning and the Boston Red Sox outlasted the White Sox 6-4 in a game that lasted 5 hours and 17...

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...

15 Injured when Fire Truck Rams California Eatery

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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...

Forest Park Revamps Pricing Policies Ahead Of Busy Season

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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...

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...