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This Afternoon: Mostly cloudy with a few showers and downpours - an isolated shower may contain thunder/lightning and small hail. Much of the afternoon will stay dry, cooler and becoming windy. Highs: 50-55. Winds: N/NW 15-30 mph, gusts to 40 by late afternoon. Have a great afternoon! Dan Brown
Wednesday April 23, 2014
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48°
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Feels like 42°
Humidity: 82%
Dew Point: 43
Wind: NW at 17 mph
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Springfield Works to Fight Prescription Drug Addiction

April 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- As Program Director at Springfield’s Department of Health and Human Services, Marie Graves is tasked with trying to combat prescription drug addiction. “In general, prescription drug abuse has been a problem,...

State Issues New Restrictions on Zohydro

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April 22nd, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB) -- Following an failed attempt to outright ban Zohydro from pharmacy shelves. new rules are in now place to restrict the availability of recently approved painkiller Zohydro. Anne Roach, spokesperson for the state's Department...

Inmates File Suit Against Women’s Jail Over Videotaping Strip Searches

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April 22nd, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- A strip search controversy involving female inmates at the Chicopee Women's Correctional Center is being heard in federal Court in Springfield. Inmates say the practice of having male guards videotape a female...

Group Holds Yogathon Event at UMass to Raise Health Awareness

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April 22nd, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Protect Our Breasts organization held their first annual Yogathon at the UMass Fine Arts Center Tuesday. Nine hours of continuous yoga were practiced and participants were given some enivormentally friendly...

Rep. Neal Continues Push for Services at North Adams Region. Hospital

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April 22nd, 2014
(WGGB) -- The battle continues to get at least the emergency room back open at North Adams Regional Hospital. Deep in debt, the hospital shut down abruptly last month. Employees plan to picket at a bankruptcy hearing Thursday in Springfield....

Fluffernutter Gets Boost for State Sandwich

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April 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola) BOSTON (AP) -- A bill that would make the fluffernutter Massachusetts' official sandwich has been given initial approval by state lawmakers. The measure was advanced Tuesday on a voice vote during an informal session...

Yankee Candle CEO Leaving Company

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April 22nd, 2014
(ABC40 File Photo) SOUTH DEERFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- After over a decade with the Franklin County candle maker, Yankee Candle CEO Harlan Kent is leaving the company. Kent, who has been with Yankee Candle for 13 years, was given the opportunity...

Falcons Fans Invited to Playoff Standout Event

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April 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Fans of the Springfield Falcons are being asked to come out and show their support for the team Wednesday. The Falcons will hold a standout on West Columbus (Hall of Fame) Avenue, near the Basketball Hall of Fame...

2014 Big E to Celebrate NY World’s Fair

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April 22nd, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: Jordan Zolan) WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- New England's largest fair is set to pay homage to one of the world's most iconic fairs this fall. Officials with Eastern States Exposition announced Tuesday that this year's...

State Police K-9 Helps Find Missing Hatfield Boy

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April 22nd, 2014
HATFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A State Police K-9 is being credited with helping locate a missing boy Monday in Hatfield. Mass. State Police say that around 11:45 a.m. Monday, troopers were called to Hatfield to help search for a 10-year-old boy...

Woman Injured in Shooting in Springfield’s North End

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April 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield Police are investigating a daytime shooting in Springfield's North End. The shooting happened around 12:40 p.m. Tuesday on Osgood Street. Witnesses say they heard more than 20 shots go off . “I...

Boston Marathon Suspect’s Friends Want Trial Moved

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April 22nd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) — Three friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are asking that their cases be tried outside of Massachusetts. The attorney for Dias Kadyrbayev filed papers in U.S. District Court on Tuesday asking that his...

Netflix Poised to Raise Prices

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April 22nd, 2014
By MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is preparing a sequel unlikely to be a hit with its subscribers. The Internet video service is about to raise its prices for the first time in three years to help pay for...

Springfield Police Asking for Help in Finding Missing Teen

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April 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield Police are looking for the public's help in locating a missing teenager. Springfield Police Det. Selenia Cruz says that the department's Youth Services Bureau is looking for 15-year-old Jacquelyne...

Mass. Social Workers Demand Easing of Caseload

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April 22nd, 2014
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) -- Employees of the state's child welfare agency are stepping up demands for state officials to take action to reduce social worker caseload. Members of the union representing social workers and other employees of the...