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Thursday April 17, 2014

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Groups Gather at UMass to Support, Protest LGBTQ Community

April 16th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- An estimated two thousand people gathered at UMass to show support for the LGBTQ community. According to organizers, the event, called UMassUnited, asked that the community come together to "rally together in...

Fire in Springfield Causes About $25K in Damage

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April 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Investigators are looking into what caused a Wednesday morning fire at a Springfield apartment building. Dennis Leger, aide to Springfield's Fire Commissioner, says that around 10:40 a.m. Wednesday, firefighters...

Racial and Homophobic Graffiti Found at Smith Voc. High

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April 16th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass (WGGB) -- Administrators found racial and anti-gay graffiti at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in Northampton on Monday. ABC40 spoke with the Northampton Police Department and they report they received the...

Boston Marathon Organizers Confident of Safe Race

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April 16th, 2014
By BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Organizers and law enforcement officials are urging Boston Marathon spectators to leave backpacks and other bags at home. They also say crowds will be limited at the finish line where two bombs...

Marathon Hoax Suspect Appears in Court

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April 16th, 2014
(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) BOSTON (WGGB/ABC) -- A man accused of leaving a suspicious backpack not far from the Boston Marathon finish line appeared before a judge Wednesday. This is the man police say sparked a big security scare near the...

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

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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...