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Wednesday April 16, 2014

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All ‘View’ Co-Hosts to Return for Walters Salute

April 16th, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Sykes) LOS ANGELES (WGGB/AP) — ABC's "The View" will gather all 11 past and present co-hosts to salute Barbara Walters as she retires from daily television. The network said Wednesday the first-ever reunion will air live...

Springfield Police: Drug Suspect Arrested with Child in the Car

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April 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A traffic stop by Springfield Police led to the arrest of a Holyoke man they say was allegedly on his way to deliver Heroin with his son in the car. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that around 5:20 p.m....

Cooking Made Healthier with Author Lisa Cain

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April 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--Lisa Cain, Author of the new book "Snack Girl to the Rescue" that hits stands next week joins ABC40's Tom Lewis to show how to cut calories by swapping simple ingredients when cooking....

Health Matters: Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week

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April 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--Doctors from Baystate will be participating in a free screening today in Springfield for oral, head, and neck cancer awareness week! Dr. Brian Acker Chief Radiation Oncology from Baystate joins ABC40's Tom Lewis to talk...

Heavy Rain Leads to Flooding Along the Connecticut

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April 16th, 2014
 SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) Yesterday's storm dropped 2-3" of rain across western Mass leading to some localized street and small river and stream flooding. The small rivers and stream will continue to flow into the Connecticut River causing...

Western Mass Waking up to Some April Snow!

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April 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - The rain changed to wet snow overnight dropping a coating to 3" on the ground. In greater Springfield there's about a coating to 1" however areas north and west saw as much as 3" of snow, mainly on grassy surfaces....

Wednesday’s News on the Go 4/16

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April 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--Waking up to some snow on this April morning making for a slippery commute, a tractor-trailer crash closes two lanes on 1-91 South in Enfield, and all this rain causing some flooding on the CT River! ABC40's Tom Lewis...

Tractor-Trailer Crash Stalls Traffic on I-91 South in Windsor

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April 16th, 2014
WINDSOR, Conn. (WGGB) -- A tractor-trailer jackknifed along Interstate 91 southbound in Windsor, Connecticut Wednesday morning. Connecticut State Police say two lanes of I-91 south have been closed between Exits 37 and 36. The closure is...

Falling Temps Lead to Snow Fall Ahead of Morning Commute

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April 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- Commuters may wake up to a coating of snow on their yard Wednesday morning, as rain turned to snow overnight. Sleet, snow, and the rain leftover from Tuesday are making the roads slick, as temperatures drop into the lower...

Boston Pauses To Reflect On Bombing Anniversary

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April 16th, 2014
BOSTON, Mass (WGGB) -- The storefronts along Boylston Street in Boston are back open for business, as are the bars and restaurants. The hearts of those whose lives were ripped apart by the Boston Marathon bombings one year ago Tuesday, are still...

April Snow Reduces Speed Limit on Mass. Pike Exits 1 to 6

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April 15th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Rain has turned to snow in the late hours of Tuesday night, causing Massachusetts State Police to reduce the speed limit on the western portion of the Mass. Pike. State Police Trooper Dustin Fitch said through his official Twitter feed...

Hoax Devices Detonated at Marathon Finish Line

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April 15th, 2014
BOSTON, Mass. (WGGB/AP) – Two unattended backpacks left at the Boston Marathon finish line were detonated as a precautionary measure Tuesday night. The bags contained rice cookers, a hoax device that police say was not a threat, according to...

Springfield Schools Discuss Condom Availability for Students

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April 15th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Springfield Public School officials discussed sexual health in schools Tuesday night. Parents, teachers and school representatives discussed condom availability in schools and access to sexual health services, which...

Brothers Hurt in Marathon Bombing Retrace Route

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April 15th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Two Boston-area brothers who each lost a right leg in the Boston Marathon bombings have retraced the marathon route on the first-year anniversary in a relay walk-and-ride with family and friends. Paul and J.P. Norden of Stoneham...

Man Charged in Cape Cod Fatal Shooting

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April 15th, 2014
BOURNE, Mass. (AP) -- A Buzzards Bay man has been charged in the fatal shooting of a man found lying on a street in Bourne. The Cape and Islands district attorney's office said Tuesday that 25-year-old Sonny Tavares has been charged with murder,...