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Overnight: Mostly clear. Low: 34-40. Wind: N 5-10 mph. Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, cooler, pleasant. Highs: 60-65. Winds: N: 5-10 mph. Have a great Sunday! Dan Brown ...
Sun, April 19, 2015
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Feels like 52°
Humidity: 47%
Dew Point: 33
Wind: NNE at 12 mph
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Sunny Sunday, Rainy Monday

April 18th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – It was a warm Saturday, as temperatures soared into the upper 70s! Overnight, the sky will be mostly clear with a light north wind. Sunday is much cooler, in the low 60s, but with a sunny sky. High clouds will move...

Local Entrepreneurs Say Extravaganja Boosts Business

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April 18th, 2015
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- Nearly 6,000 people crammed into the Amherst Town Common on Saturday for this year's Extravaganja. "I'm just really excited to be here," says Vick Ramshah, a freshman at UMass Amherst. The town common was lined...

Search Continues For Missing Holyoke Man

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April 18th, 2015
Holyoke, Mass. (WGGB) -- The mother and sister of Joshua Devine have traveled to Thailand to help with the search effort. Devine is a Holyoke native. He was last seen on a diving trip in Thailand with friends last weekend. The family has...

Bus Carrying UConn Students Catches Fire on Highway

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April 18th, 2015
(Courtesy: Massachusetts State Police) Sturbridge, Mass. (WGGB) -- Some scary moments for a group of UConn students traveling on the Massachusetts Turnpike on Saturday afternoon, as their bus suddenly caught fire. It happened around 3:30 p.m....

Thousands Flock to Amherst Town Common for Extravaganja 2015

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April 18th, 2015
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- Thousands packed the Amherst Town Common for the 24th-annual Extravaganja on Saturday. People from all over Western Massachusetts gathered to voice their support for the legalization of marijuana, as well as...

Volunteers Pick Up Used Syringes Off Streets

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April 18th, 2015
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Getting used syringes off the streets of Holyoke. It's an issue that city officials have been trying to find a solution to. Tapesry Health organized a syringe clean up in the city. A training was held for volunteers...

Activists urge lawmakers to ramp up fight against AIDS

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April 18th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Activists are urging state lawmakers to increase spending on the fight against AIDS with a goal of bringing the number of new infections each year to zero. AIDS Action Committee Executive Director Carl Sciortino said that while...

Emergency Crews Respond to Two-Car Crash in Holyoke

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April 18th, 2015
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Emergency crews responded to a two-car crash in Holyoke on Saturday afternoon. It happened at the corner of Elm and Cabot Streets just after 12 p.m. ABC40 was first on scene. Our crews reported seeing an SUV on its...

Sinkhole On Main Street in Springfield

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April 18th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)- Traffic is diverted around a sinkhole Saturday afternoon in downtown Springfield. Crews responded to the sinkhole in front of Red Rose Pizzeria, 1060 Main Street. Police and the Department of Public Works are on scene...

Massachusetts Soldier’s Funeral Scheduled for Monday

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April 18th, 2015
NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- The town of Northbridge is paying its final respects to a local soldier killed in Afghanistan. A wake for Cpl. John Dawson is scheduled for Sunday at the Carr Funeral Home in the village of Whitinsville. His...

New England’s Snowy Winter Pushes Back Gardening Season

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April 18th, 2015
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The historic barrage of snow and cold in New England this winter has pushed back the gardening season and left behind damaged bushes, trees and greenhouses as well as gardeners eager to get outside and in the dirt....

Communities Already Spending Money Trickling in from Casinos

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April 18th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts cities and towns already are seeing gambling windfalls even before the first casino has opened its doors. Fifteen communities have received roughly $5 million from the state's three licensed casino operators...

Massachusetts Statehouse Offering Access to Kennedy Statue

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April 18th, 2015
(AP Photo/Boston Herald, Mark Garfinkel) BOSTON (AP) -- Visitors to the Massachusetts Statehouse will once again be able to view the statue of former President John F. Kennedy up close. Beginning on Tuesday, visitors to the historic gold-domed...

Brush Fire Risk High This Weekend

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April 18th, 2015
REGION (WGGB) - Some communities have begun banning opening burning this weekend as dry weather and blustery winds raise the risk for brush fires. Among those communities, Wilbraham, whose fire department tweeted the ban early Saturday...

Saturday Morning News on the Go 4/18

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April 18th, 2015
(WGGB) - Springfield Police hand out thousands of dollars in trash related citations. Meanwhile, preparations are underway for the 2015 Boston Marathon, while Amherst prepares for this year's Extravaganja. All that in your Saturday Morning News on...