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Red Cross Gives Coping Tips on Bombing Anniversary

April 15th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) — The American Red Cross shares helpful tips on how to prepare for the emotional struggles the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing may elicit. The April 15 attack, which killed three and injured more than 260, left scars...

Heroin and Opiate Overdoses on the Rise

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April 15th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--Heroin and opiate abuse is a growing problem here in Western Mass. Across the state the rate of drug overdoses has increased to %50 in the last fifteen years. Richard McKeown Program Director for the Carlson Recovery...

Questions Linger Year After Boston Marathon Bombs

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April 15th, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa) by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer BOSTON (AP) — A year after the Boston Marathon bombings, prosecutors say they have a trove of evidence to use against suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR'...

Tuesday’s News on the Go 4/15

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April 15th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--In your News on the Go for this Tuesday morning, it is the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. We'll be bringing you live coverage of the memorial events all day as the city looks back. ABC40's Tom...

Boston Bombing Survivor: A ‘Miracle’ to be Here

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April 15th, 2014
by PAIGE SUTHERLAND, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — When John Odom left the Boston Medical Center five weeks after the Boston Marathon bombing it wasn't certain he would ever walk again. But after 11 surgeries and almost a year later, he gets...

Lunar Eclipse Leads to “Blood Moon” Early Tuesday

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April 15th, 2014
(WGGB) -- While the clouds ruined a magnificent sight for many in Western Mass., people across the nation got a look at a so-called "blood moon" early Tuesday morning. It is the effect of a lunar eclipse, where the sun, earth, and moon line up,...

Cellar Fire Badly Damages Springfield Home

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April 15th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- A fire caused significant damage to a Springfield home early Tuesday morning. Aide to the Springfield Fire Commissioner Dennis Leger says that firefighters responded to a one-story ranch home at 315 Tinkham Rd., where a...

Timeline of Events in the Boston Marathon Bombing

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April 15th, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) by the Associated Press (AP) -- A timeline of events related to the Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three people and injured 260 others on April 15, 2013. The suspects are Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed...

Moose Pays a Visit to Ludlow

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April 14th, 2014
LUDLOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- It was certainly a nice day for a walk - for a human and wildlife. Perhaps that is what led one Western Mass. moose to take a stroll into Ludlow. Mel O'Leary, president and CEO of Meredith-Springfield Associates, says...

Alleged Kansas Shooter Spoke Out To Local Show Host

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April 14th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- A local man's 2010 interview with a religious extremist who allegedly went on a violent anti-Jewish shooting spree Sunday in Kansas is going viral.  The conversation is shedding disturbing light into what led...

Wind Gusts Peel Back Section of Roof at Riverdale Shops

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April 14th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- The strong winds Monday night caused some serious damage at the Riverdale Shops in West Springfield. The roof on a section of the shops that stretches more than 150 feet was pulled back by the strong wind gusts. It...

Passover celebrated at Sunset

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April 14th, 2014
LONGMEADOW, Mass (WGGB) --   Passover began at sunset this evening. It marks the deliverance of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. ABC 40 was invited to the Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy in Longmeadow.... where students were taking...

Edward Kamuda, President and Founder of the Titanic Historical Society, dies at 74

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April 14th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) – The Springfield man who founded what would become the Titanic Historical Society (THS) back in 1963, died Sunday following a long illness. Edward Kamuda of Indian Orchard was one of five local men who established the...

Unfunded Mandates Take Toll on Hampden-Wilbraham Schools

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April 14th, 2014
WILBRAHAM, Mass. (WGGB) - Over $15 billion dollars - that's what it is projected it will cost to implement Common Core Standards across the country over the next 7 years. In the Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District, they've already...

Hampden & Wilbraham Residents Petition Against Common Core

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April 14th, 2014
WILBRAHAM, Mass. (WGGB) - Wilbraham is known for it's quiet streets, quaint small town feel and as the home of Friendly's. The town, though, is becoming less and less quiet when it comes to the Common Core Standards. The Falcons for...