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Roosevelt Ave. Bridge to Close for Several Days Next Week

April 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A busy Springfield bridge will be closed for several days next week. James Leydon, Communications Director for Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, says that MassDOT has told the city that the final stages of work on...

Jerry Seinfeld to Perform at Springfield’s Symphony Hall

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April 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld is set to take the stage in Springfield this spring. Seinfeld will perform his stand-up comedy routine at Symphony Hall on Friday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m. The comedian is best...

Body Found Along I-190 ‘Consistent’ with Missing Fitchburg Boy

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April 18th, 2014
WORCESTER, Mass. (WGGB) — Investigators say that the body of a child found Friday may be that of a missing five year old from Fitchburg. At a press conference Friday afternoon, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early said that...

Gov. Patrick Signs Law Creating ‘Boston Strong’ Plate

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April 18th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: Spencer Crispino / Governor's Office) BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts drivers will soon have an opportunity to purchase a "Boston Strong" license plate. Gov. Deval Patrick on Friday signed into law a bill creating the specialty...

Some Clouds This Afternoon but Weekend Looking Good!

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April 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - It was another cold morning with temperatures down into the 20's but like yesterday temperatures will rebound making their way into the low to mid 50's. However, unlike yesterday a cool easterly flow off the Atlantic,...

Red Cross Will Offer Emotional Support in Boston

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April 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) --     This Monday, when more than a million people crowd the 26.2 mile marathon route from Hopkinton to Boston, emergency responders know they'll have an enormous responsibility, especially this year. "There are...

Mazda Recalls 109,000 Older SUVs for Rust Problem

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April 18th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts. The recall covers SUVs from the 2001 through 2004 model years. Mazda says in documents filed with U.S. safety regulators that the...

Springfield Man Charged with Allegedly Selling Heroin

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April 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A man is under arrest after police say he was selling Heroin from his Springfield home. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that narcotics detectives had received information that a man who lived on...

Magnitude-7.5 Earthquake Shakes Mexican Capital

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April 18th, 2014
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — A powerful, magnitude-7.5 earthquake has shaken central and southern Mexico. The U.S. Geological Survey says it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the...

One Person Charged with Arson Following Westfield Fire

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April 18th, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- One person is under arrest, accused of setting fire to a Westfield home. Jennifer Mieth, spokesperson for the state's Department of Fire Services, says that Gloria Dandeneau has been arrested and charged with...

VIDEO: MIT Holds Service Remembering Ofc. Sean Collier

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April 18th, 2014
(AP Photo / Middlesex Cty. District Atty. Office) by STEVE LeBLANC, Associated Press CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Family members and friends of the police officer authorities say was killed by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects are...

ABC40 Honor Roll Live – Hopkins Academy

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April 18th, 2014
HADLEY (WGGB) - Brittany Decker and Honor Roll Live headed up to Hadley this morning to visit Hopkins Academy. There are only 277 students total at Hopkins Academy in Hadley and more than half were in attendance Friday morning. A small...

Warrant Issued for Captain of Sunken South Korean Ferry

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April 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/Yonhap) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Prosecutors say they've asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago, leaving hundreds missing and feared dead. Prosecutors said Friday...

ABC40 Alert: Michaels Stores Security Breach

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April 18th, 2014
IRVING, TX (AP) Michaels Stores Inc. said Thursday that about 2.6 million cards used at its namesake stores may have been affected in a security breach but it has received "limited" reports of fraud. The nation's largest arts and crafts...

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...