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5 New Officers Sworn into Chicopee PD

April 18th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) - Five new police officers will soon be patrolling the streets of Chicopee. The new recruits are being called the best of the best by Mayor Kos and Chief of Police Thomas Charette. For DeShawn Brown and his family, Friday...

EBT Accepted at Local Fast Food Restaurants

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April 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - A new firm of payment is now acceptable at three Burger King restaurants in the area. Two locations in Springfield and another in Pittsfield. For many, being able to use an EBT card at a fast food restaurant may...

Springfield Church Marks Way of the Cross

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April 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield's Blessed Sacrament Church marked Good Friday today with their traditional outdoor Way of the Cross. Many came out to see the reenactment of the day Jesus Christ was put to death on the cross....

Colorado Deaths Stoke Worries About Pot Edibles

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April 18th, 2014
DENVER (AP) -- Two recent deaths have stoked concerns about Colorado's recreational marijuana industry and the effects of pot edibles that can be exponentially more potent than a joint. Authorities have not formally linked the shooting death of...

Company Hired to Finish Demolition of Chestnut Junior Middle School

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April 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield has chosen a company to demolish the former Chesnut Junior Middle school. Residents have been complaining about the pile of rubble that was once the school, sitting on the property after the building...

Feeding Hills Woman Posts $2,500 Bail in Crash that Injured Pedestrian

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April 18th, 2014
FEEDING HILLS, Mass. (WGGB) – A Feeding Hills woman accused of hitting a man with her car while driving under the influence Thursday has appeared before a judge. Cathy Sabol of Feeding Hills was arraigned Friday in Westfield District Court...

Boston Prepares for Huge Wave of Marathon Visitors

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April 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/Steven Senne) by PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year's bombings elevating interest in one of the world's great races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an...

Roosevelt Ave. Bridge to Close for Several Days Next Week

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April 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A busy Springfield bridge will be closed for several days next week. James Leydon, Communications Director for Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, says that MassDOT has told the city that the final stages of work on...

Westfield Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Arson Charges

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April 18th, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- One person is under arrest, accused of setting fire to a Westfield home. Jennifer Mieth, spokesperson for the state's Department of Fire Services, says that Gloria Dandeneau has been arrested and charged with...

Jerry Seinfeld to Perform at Springfield’s Symphony Hall

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April 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld is set to take the stage in Springfield this spring. Seinfeld will perform his stand-up comedy routine at Symphony Hall on Friday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m. The comedian is best...

US Delays Review of Keystone XL Pipeline

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April 18th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / Wiki Commons) by DINA CAPPIELLO and JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is giving federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL pipeline before deciding whether to...

Body Found Along I-190 ‘Consistent’ with Missing Fitchburg Boy

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April 18th, 2014
WORCESTER, Mass. (WGGB) — Investigators say that the body of a child found Friday may be that of a missing five year old from Fitchburg. At a press conference Friday afternoon, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early said that...

Gov. Patrick Signs Law Creating ‘Boston Strong’ Plate

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April 18th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: Spencer Crispino / Governor's Office) BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts drivers will soon have an opportunity to purchase a "Boston Strong" license plate. Gov. Deval Patrick on Friday signed into law a bill creating the specialty...

Red Cross Will Offer Emotional Support in Boston

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April 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) --     This Monday, when more than a million people crowd the 26.2 mile marathon route from Hopkinton to Boston, emergency responders know they'll have an enormous responsibility, especially this year. "There are...

Mazda Recalls 109,000 Older SUVs for Rust Problem

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April 18th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts. The recall covers SUVs from the 2001 through 2004 model years. Mazda says in documents filed with U.S. safety regulators that the...