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ABC40 Traffic Alert: Main Street in Springfield

September 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A two motor vehicle accident that occurred on Sunday afternoon near the intersection of Main Street and Front Street is causing traffic delays. Springfield Police Department have reported some injuries. The level of...

Out of Darkness Walk in Springfield to Raise Suicide Awareness

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September 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- According the American foundation for Suicide Prevention over 39 thousand Americans committed suicide in 2011 their most recent year for data. Every 13 minutes nation-wide that year someone committed suicide making it...

Security Breach Prompts More White House Security

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September 21st, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Secret Service is boosting security outside the White House following an embarrassing security breach in which an intruder with a knife scaled the White House fence and made it all the way inside before agents managed to stop...

Car Fire Ruled Arson By Springfield Arson and Bomb Squad

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September 21st, 2014
Photo Courtesy: Springfield Fire Dept SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A car fire early Sunday morning has been ruled arson. Fire officials say they responded to a call early Sunday morning and found a 2004 Ford Explorer on fire at 136 Johnson...

GM Recalls 221,558 Sedans for Fire Risk

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September 21st, 2014
Courtesy: MGNOnline DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors is recalling 221,558 Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impala sedans because the brake pads can stay partially engaged even when they're not needed, increasing the risk of a fire. The recall...

California Authorities Catch 4 of 5 Jail Escapees

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September 21st, 2014
(Madera County Department of Corrections) By TERRY COLLINS Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Authorities say four of five inmates who escaped from a central California jail have been caught. Madera County sheriff's spokeswoman Erica...

SpaceX Launches 3-D Printer, Other Station Gear

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September 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/NASA TV) By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- A SpaceX cargo ship is rocketing toward the International Space Station. The company launched its unmanned Dragon capsule from Cape Canaveral, Florida,...

Shelter in Place Order Lifted as Search for Trooper Killer Enters 9th Day

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September 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/Pennsylvania State Police) By MARC LEVY and MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) -- The search for the suspect in the deadly ambush of a Pennsylvania State Police barracks in the Pocono Mountains is in its ninth...

Local Man Honored for Extensive Community Service

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September 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Saturday night was a very memorable one for one man from Springfield. Jerald "Jay" Griffin was awarded the 23rd annual Ubora Award at a special ceremony at the Springfield Museum's Quadrangle. It was hosted by the...

Local Restaurants Compete in Annual Ribfest Fundraiser

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September 20th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) --  The Hampshire County Bar Association held a Ribfest fundraiser on Saturday at the Three County Fairgrounds. It was a day full of ribs, beer, and live music. The money raised was donated to a child advocacy...

Friends of Holyoke Library Host Gala Fundraiser

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September 20th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Holyoke Library was flooded with patrons and supporters Saturday night for a special gala event. The party, hosted by the Friends of the Holyoke Public Library, was put on to help raise funds for library...

Big E Breaks Record Attendance

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September 20th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Vermont Day at the Big E proved to be historic, as a more than 30-year old record was broken by the crowds! 170,612 guests entered the fairgrounds on Saturday, breaking the All-Time Single Day Attendance...

Penn State Powers Past UMass, 48-7

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September 20th, 2014
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Bill Belton and Zach Zwinak rushed for a pair of touchdowns each, Christian Hackenberg threw for 179 yards and Penn State defeated Massachusetts 48-7 on Saturday. Penn State (4-0), which needed late-game drives to win...

2nd Annual “Ride to Remember” Ends in Boston

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September 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Bikers from across the state are celebrating the end of their 106 mile charity ride tonight in Boston. Starting at 7 a.m., the Springfield Police Department, Law enforcement and other public agencies took part in the...

Second Man Arrested Trying to Enter White House

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September 20th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Secret Service says a man has been arrested for trying to unlawfully enter the White House, less than 24 hours after a fence-jumper made it all the way into the building. Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan says a man...