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Power Outage Leaves Some Springfield Residents in the Dark

September 14th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A power outage in the Forest Park area near Blaine Street left nearly 40 residents without power since Saturday evening. A Blaine street resident told ABC40 that crews from WMECO are working to fix the...

Paintball Event to Support the Shriners Hospital in Springfield

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September 14th, 2014
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- Fun way to support a great cause. On Sunday afternoon, the 2nd annual paintball tournament took place at Xtreme Paintball in Agawam. "We are thrilled to be working with Shriners again after the first succesful event...

Six Flags Hosts 2nd Annual “Anti-Bullying Day” Event

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September 14th, 2014
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- On Sunday afternoon, Six Flags collaborated with the Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover Foundation to host the 2nd annual back to school anti-bullying day. Annually the goal of the event is to promote awareness about bullying among...

Paratrooper from Massachusetts to be Laid to Rest

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September 14th, 2014
NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Family and friends of a paratrooper from Northborough killed in Afghanistan will be gathering for calling hours and a funeral in his hometown. Calling hours for Spc. Brian Arsenault will be held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m....

Nantucket Fire Still Keeping Emergency Crews Busy

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September 14th, 2014
NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) -- A fire at a landfill in Nantucket has firefighters busy for a second day. Officials say emergency crews remain at the landfill in the village of Madaket on the western side of the island Sunday. No injuries have been...

TRAFFIC ALERT: Part of Page Boulevard Closed for Downed Wires

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September 14th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) - A portion of Page Boulevard has been shut down this morning as crews work to fix downed wires. According to Springfield Police, a truck clipped those wires just after 8 a.m. Sunday, bringing them down into the road. Police...

Melding Health Overhaul and Taxes Gets Complicated

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September 14th, 2014
President Barack Obama's health care law uses the tax system to subsidize coverage for the uninsured. Promoting social policy goals through the tax code is a time-honored strategy for both political parties. For example, the nation's main...

4 Injured in Apartment Building Fire in Bridgeport

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September 14th, 2014
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- Bridgeport officials say four people are hospitalized, two in critical condition, after an overnight fire in an apartment building in Connecticut's largest city. William Kaempffer, a spokesman for the city's police and...

Greg Norman Injured by Chainsaw

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September 14th, 2014
ESPN Photo ESPN -- Golfing legend Greg Norman injured his left hand with a chainsaw, according to a post on his Instagram feed. "Working with a chainsaw ALWAYS be respectful of the unexpected," Norman said in the caption to a photo of the...

Accident Sends Two to Hospital, Highway Reopened

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September 14th, 2014
AGAWAM (WGGB) - Route 57 in Agawam is back open this morning following a major accident late Saturday night. State Police responded to the accident just before 11p.m. last night, about a quarter mile from the rotary. That's where, according...

Annual Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover Foundation 5k

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September 14th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- For the past four years, the Carl Joseph Walker- Hoover Foundation has joined with countless community members to shed light on the devastating effects of bullying. At 11 years old, Carl Joseph Walker - Hoover took...

Good Turnout At Big E Despite Rainy Weather

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September 13th, 2014
Rain or shine, the Big E will go on. "It just adds to the excitement," said Jason Leone from Rhode Island. The fair sold ponchos and umbrellas to people who still came out today despite the bad weather. "Whether it's raining or not...

Video Appears to Show British Aid Worker Slain

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September 13th, 2014
BEIRUT (AP) -- A video has been posted online purporting to show the beheading by the Islamic State group of British aid worker David Haines, who went missing in Syria last year. The video emerged hours after the family of Haines issued a public...

Local “Little Fest” event to Promote Literacy in Children

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September 13th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- On Saturday afternoon the Springfield Museum collaborated with Springfield City  Library to host the annual "Little Fest" event. Parents and children gathered at the Museum for the annual event. The event was...

Home Depot Data Breach Affects Conn.

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September 13th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut State Treasurer Denise Nappier is encouraging residents who may have used some of the state-issued prepaid debit cards at Home Depot to take steps to prevent unauthorized use of...