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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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Attorneys Seek Dismissal of Charges in Islamic State Case

April 18th, 2015
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) CHICAGO (AP) -- Attorneys for a Chicago-area man charged with trying to join the Islamic State group in Syria are seeking the dismissal of the charges. Lawyers for 19-year-old Mohammed Hamzah Khan also filed a...

Beating the Odds: Wilbraham Man with MS to Run Boston Marathon

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April 17th, 2015
WILBRAHAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Wilbraham man diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis is taking on a huge challenge. He's running the Boston Marathon on Monday. Bernardo Cuadra, of Wilbraham, was diagnosed with MS four years ago. "Never once did...

Springfield Police Handing Out Citations for Blighted Properties

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April 17th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB) -- Over 3,000 citations have been given out in Springfield so far this year and that number is still growing.  It's an effort to get folks to clean up their trash. The 8 foot snow drifts are all gone and large pieces of...

Gas-Line Blast Closes Major Highway in California, Injures 11

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April 17th, 2015
By SCOTT SMITH Associated Press FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims says 11 people were injured in a large gas-pipeline explosion that shut down a major highway in the region. Mims says three of the people injured...

Dog Shows Underway at the Big E this Weekend

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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...