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Magnitude-7.5 Earthquake Shakes Mexican Capital

April 18th, 2014
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — A powerful, magnitude-7.5 earthquake has shaken central and southern Mexico. The U.S. Geological Survey says it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the...

VIDEO: MIT Holds Service Remembering Ofc. Sean Collier

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April 18th, 2014
(AP Photo / Middlesex Cty. District Atty. Office) by STEVE LeBLANC, Associated Press CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Family members and friends of the police officer authorities say was killed by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects are...

ABC40 Honor Roll Live – Hopkins Academy

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April 18th, 2014
HADLEY (WGGB) - Brittany Decker and Honor Roll Live headed up to Hadley this morning to visit Hopkins Academy. There are only 277 students total at Hopkins Academy in Hadley and more than half were in attendance Friday morning. A small...

Ferry Captain Arrested in South Korea Disaster

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April 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/Yonhap)   SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A prosecutor says the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago has been arrested.   Senior prosecutor Yang Jung-jin Yonhap says 68-year-old Lee Joon-seok and...

ABC40 Alert: Michaels Stores Security Breach

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April 18th, 2014
IRVING, TX (AP) Michaels Stores Inc. said Thursday that about 2.6 million cards used at its namesake stores may have been affected in a security breach but it has received "limited" reports of fraud. The nation's largest arts and crafts...

Crash Takes Out Southwick Utility Pole, Sends Driver to Hospital

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April 18th, 2014
SOUTHWICK (WGGB) -- It was just after midnight when a driver lost control of her car on Granville Rd. in Southwick and slammed into a utility pole Friday. Southwick Police say only one car was involved, but the crash took out the utility pole...

Everest Avalanche Kills 12, Leaves 3 Missing

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April 18th, 2014
(Courtesy MGNOnline) KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. The...

Family of Officer Slain after Bombings to Run Marathon One Year Later

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April 18th, 2014
(AP Photo / Middlesex Cty. District Atty. Office) BOSTON (AP) -- Relatives of the police officer authorities say was killed by the Boston bombing suspects are remembering him a year later. Team Collier Strong is a group of 25 friends and family...

Kansas City Police Search Home of Suspected Highway Shooter

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April 18th, 2014
GRANDVIEW, Mo. (AP) -- Police have arrested a male suspect in a string of random Kansas City-area highway shootings that have wounded three people. Kansas City, Mo., police Chief Darryl Forte declined to identify the suspect during a Thursday...

Lester Out-Duels Sale, Red Sox Win 3-1

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April 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/Paul Beaty) CHICAGO (AP) -- Jon Lester pitched eight sharp innings and David Ross hit a tiebreaking RBI double in Boston's two-run ninth, leading the Red Sox to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night. Lester...

Online Dating Scams Can Take Your Heart and Your Money

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April 18th, 2014
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) – As people become busier with work and family, it seems there's less and less time to find that special someone, so the solution for many looking for love has been online dating. However, online relationships can...

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...

Best Buddies Holds 6th Annual Fashion Show

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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...