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Best Buddies Holds 6th Annual Fashion Show

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...

MEMA and Boston Athletic Association Announce App for Marathon Safety Alerts

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April 17th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online / Boston Athletic Assoc.) BOSTON, Mass. (WGGB) – Security is expected to be extra-heightened at this year’s Boston Marathon and now there’s a way for you to stay in the know too. The Boston Athletic...

Woman Charged With Drunk Driving in Serious Hit And Run

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April 17th, 2014
FEEDING HILLS, Mass. (WGGB) – One man is in the hospital after a woman allegedly hit him while driving under the influence in Agawam Thursday. Agawam Police received the call around noon for a car versus pedestrian in the area of 491...

State Police Team Reflect on Capture of Bombing Suspect a Year Ago

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April 17th, 2014
(FRAMINGHAM, Mass.) (WGGB)--Massachusetts police have beefed up security for this year's Boston Marathon. State police will have four helicopters hovering over the 26-mile marathon route,"They'll be up on Monday, just as they do regular patrol...

Worthington Wins in State Senate to Separate from Regional School District

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April 17th, 2014
HUNTINGTON, Mass. (WGGB) - The fate of a western Mass school district is decided in Boston. The town of Worthington is seeking to withdraw from Gateway Regional School District. Thursday, the issue went to the Senate floor and...

Area Florists See Brisk Week of Business

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April 17th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Area florists are dealing with an especially busy week this year. Not only is Easter around the corner, but Passover and Greek Easter fall in the same week as well. Filling orders for various services are keeping...

Elderly Man Displaced After Fire at Home in Orange

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April 17th, 2014
ORANGE, Mass. (WGGB) – Orange Fire officials responded to a house fire Thursday afternoon. It was at a single-family residence at 115 Brookside Road where an elderly man lived by himself. An initial investigation into the blaze showed an...

Chicopee Comp High School Holds Suicide Prevention Walk

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April 17th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- They're raising awareness for suicide prevention at Chicopee Comprehensive High School, with the first Out of the Darkness Walk on campus. Organized by the "HOPE" Club, students are walking to draw attention to this...