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Local Residents Make Last-Minute Push to Complete Taxes

April 15th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Today, April 15 is tax day. Here in the Bay State, the deadline for state income tax returns has been extended until Friday because of problems with the electronic filing system, but federal taxes still need to...

NBA D-League Announces Sale of Springfield Armor

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April 15th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- After weeks of speculation, the Springfield Armor is officially leaving the Birthplace of Basketball for the Midwest. The NBA Development League, or D-League, announced Tuesday that the Armor have been sold to SSJ...

Two Water and Sewer Projects to Impact Springfield Motorists

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April 15th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Two separate Springfield water and sewer projects are set to impact motorists beginning next week. Springfield's Water and Sewer Commission says that beginning Monday, April 21, crews will begin work to replace sewer...

Conn. Man Charged with Assaulting Infant Daughter

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April 15th, 2014
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A man has been arrested and charged with assaulting his 2-month-old daughter who is hospitalized in critical condition. Hartford police say 32-year-old Marcus Rooks of Manchester was arrested Tuesday and charged with...

Judge Blocks Mass. Ban on Painkiller

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April 15th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A federal judge has blocked Massachusetts from banning the powerful new painkiller Zohydro. U.S. District Court Judge Rya Zobel on Tuesday issued the preliminary injunction after the maker of the drug, Zogenix, said in a...

VIDEO: Moment of Silence, Flag Raising Marks Marathon Bombings

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April 15th, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB/AP) — Survivors, first-responders and public officials have observed a moment of silence near the Boston Marathon finish line to mark the moment two pressure cooker bombs exploded a year ago. Three people were killed and 260...

VIDEO: Solemn Tribute Marks Boston Marathon Bombings

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April 15th, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB/AP) — It was a year ago today that Boston was rocked by a deadly bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. And today, survivors of the bombing and family members of the three people who died that day are among...

Mass. Extends State Tax Filing Deadline

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April 15th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Tax procrastinators will have a few more days to file their state returns in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Department of Revenue said Tuesday that because of delays with their electronic filing system they have extended the...

Springfield Traffic Stop Leads to Fugitive Arrest

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April 15th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A traffic stop led Springfield Police to arrest what they call one of their "most wanted" fugitive. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that around 1:00 a.m. Tuesday, two officers were on-patrol on Wilbraham...

Wife of Bomb Suspect Got Triple-Slaying Subpoena

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April 15th, 2014
(AP Photo/Katie Zezima, File) PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The attorney for the wife of the dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect says a federal grand jury asked her for items that belonged to one of the victims in a triple slaying in a Boston suburb...

Suspect in Kansas Shootings Faces Murder Charges

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April 15th, 2014
(AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Kansas prosecutors have filed state-level murder charges against the white supremacist accused in a shooting spree that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban...

Wreath Laying Held at Site of Marathon Bombings

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April 15th, 2014
by DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings has started with a wreath-laying ceremony at the site of the explosions. The ceremony Tuesday morning was attended by the families of the...

President Obama Reflects on Anniversary of Marathon Bombings

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April 15th, 2014
WASHINGTON (WGGB) -- President Obama says that one year later, the nation continues to remember the lives of those killed as a result of the Boston Marathon Bombings. The President adds that through the tragedy, "the most vivid images from...

North Adams Residents to Deliver Hospital Petition

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April 15th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A group of western Massachusetts residents, hospital workers and community leaders are planning a bus trip to the Statehouse to press the governor and legislative leaders to help restore health care services at North Adams...

Crash Causes Multiple Injuries, Road Closure in Holyoke

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April 15th, 2014
HOLYOKE (WGGB) -- Holyoke Fire crews had to use the Jaws of Life Tuesday morning to rescue a driver from a violent crash on Apremont Highway in Holyoke. The crash has closed Route 202 going from Holyoke to Westfield since shortly after...