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Sat, April 18, 2015
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Dog Shows Underway at the Big E this Weekend

April 17th, 2015
WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB) -- The New England Spring Classic Dog Shows are this weekend at the Big E fairgrounds. You can see all kinds of pooches as they strut their stuff. Dogs go through conformation, obedience and there's a microchip...

Pet Disaster Relief Trailer Donated to Springfield

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April 17th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB) -- Springfield is now more prepared to help area residents in the event of another natural disaster. The city received an AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer Friday.  It was donated by eleven state dog clubs and the Eastern...

Amherst Police Preparing for ‘Extravaganja’ on Town Common

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April 17th, 2015
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- Thousands of people will descend on Amherst Saturday, voicing their support for the legalization of marijuana. The event is called 'Extravaganja' and it's organized by the UMass Cannabis Reform...

Local NAACP Leader Reacts to ‘Black Lives Matter’ Protest in Springfield

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April 17th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The president of the local NAACP is coming out and voicing his opinion on Monday afternoon's 'Black Lives Matter' protest in Springfield. While Bishop Talbert Swan commends the protesters for fighting, he says...

Veterans Oppose Bill to Eliminate Local Veterans Agents

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April 17th, 2015
REGION (WGGB) -- Local veterans are upset over proposed legislation on Beacon Hill that would impact their services. The bill calls for the elimination of local veterans agents and creates regional operational centers instead. The bill is...

WNEU Poll Shows Voters Against Boston 2024

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April 17th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Olympics could be coming to Boston in 2024, but the bid for the Games has drawn in mixed reviews. Western New England University polled nearly 430 voters last week and found that voters are leaning against the...

Columbia Gas Fighting to Increase Revenue, Customer Rates Jump

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April 17th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It was a rough winter for people in Western Massachusetts, after electric rates jumped. Columbia Gas is also looking to increase its bottom line for next year, which means your utility bills could continue to...

Man Who Jumped White House Fence in October Takes Plea

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April 17th, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Maryland man arrested after scaling a White House fence last year has pleaded guilty in connection with the case. Dominic Adesanya of Bel Air, Maryland, pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to a charge of entering or...

Parents of Marathon Victim Say Take Death Penalty Off Table

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April 17th, 2015
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / Twitter) BOSTON (AP) — The parents of the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing are urging federal authorities to consider taking the death penalty off the table for the man convicted in the...

Palmer Parents Upset After Not Being Notified of Bomb Threat

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April 17th, 2015
PALMER, Mass. (WGGB) -- Parents in Palmer are angry because the school superintendent never notified them about a bomb threat. A threatening note was found last week in a bathroom at the Converse Middle School. Now, parents want to know...

Springfield Police Looking for Help Identifying Alleged Thief

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April 17th, 2015
(Photo provided by Springfield Police) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police in Springfield are looking for the public's help in identifying a person who allegedly stole a wallet from a local hospital. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says...

Rice Farm Stand in Wilbraham Reopens

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April 17th, 2015
WILBRAHAM, Mass. (WGGB)-A century-old landmark re-opens in the community. The Rice Farm Stand in Wilbraham has been closed since 2009, but today it's back in business! Abc40's Brittany Decker stopped by before the doors opened this morning....

Crews Battle Kitchen Fire on Nursery Street in Springfield

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April 17th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Four people were able to escape a kitchen fire Friday afternoon in Springfield. Springfield Fire Deputy Chief Glenn Guyer says that crews were called to 33 Nursery Street around 1:20 p.m. Friday. When...

ESPN Suspends Reporter After Insult-Laced Video Surfaces

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April 17th, 2015
ARLINGTON, Va. (WGGB/AP) — ESPN has suspended reporter Britt McHenry after a video surfaced of her insulting a towing company clerk's intelligence, job and appearance. ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz said Thursday that McHenry has been...

Springfield Falcons Sign Affiliation Agreement with Arizona Coyotes

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April 17th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Springfield Falcons have entered into a multi-year affiliation agreement with the Arizona Coyotes. According to Bruce Landon, director of hockey operations, the team has signed a three-year agreement,...