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House and Cars in Springfield Sustain Damage After Stormy Weather

October 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- One Springfield family was left devastated after Wednesday night's storm. Renee Baker fought-back tears as she described the damage to her Gifford Street home -- a totaled car and a destroyed garage. Baker's...

CDC Details New Ebola Response and Prep Teams

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October 23rd, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / 3D4Medical) By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- The government's new federal Ebola response squads were getting their first test Thursday, dispatched to New York to help care for the city's first...

Northampton Community Members Looking to Stop Standardized Testing

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October 23rd, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Two Northampton organizations co-sponsored a forum Thursday night to discuss standardized testing in public schools. The Northampton Public Schools Coalition and Northampton Human Rights Commission invited...

Amherst S.A.L.T. Program Offering Senior Citizens Lock Boxes

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October 23rd, 2014
 AMHERST, Mass (WGGB) -- Lock boxes are now available for senior citizens in Amherst thanks to the salt program. The boxes are being provided free of charge for residents to keep house keys in - in case of medical of police matters. All...

Housing Experts See Improvement in Real Estate Market

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October 23rd, 2014
(SPRINGFIELD, Mass.) (WGGB)--The Housing market is improving. But will the trend continue. Two nationally recognized economists brought their expertise to Springfield today where they looked into their real estate crystal balls, "The economy's...

Deerfield Board of Health Bans Construction for Tennessee Pipeline Project

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October 23rd, 2014
 DEERFIELD, Mass (WGGB) --- In February 2014, Texas Corporation Kinder Morgan announced plans to build a pipeline through the town of Deerfield. But as Wednesday night Deerfield's board of health put that at a standstill. “High pressure,...

Interfaith Group Favors Passage of Ballot Question 3

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October 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Members of the faith community gathered in Springfield on Thursday to urge Massachusetts voters to vote Yes on Ballot Question 3 which calls for repeal of the casino deal," So we all need to say no dice and no...

Woman Dies Following Fire on Burnside Terrace in Springfield

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October 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A woman is dead following a fire Thursday in the city's East Forest Park neighborhood. Dennis Leger, aide to Springfield's fire commissioner, says that crews were called to 40 Burnside Terrace around 3:00 p.m....

Student-Built Sally Port Saves Town Big Bucks

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October 23rd, 2014
GRANBY, Mass. (WGGB) -- Keeping money in tax payers pockets. That was the idea behind the newest addition to the Granby Police Department's safety complex. The project proves that educational programs can benefit towns. This year, the...

Fmr. Boston Mayor Menino Suspending Cancer Treatment

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October 23rd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) — Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is suspending his cancer treatment and a recently-launched tour in support of his memoir, "Mayor For A New America." In a statement Thursday, Menino says he wants to spend more time with family...

Affordable Housing Grant Announced in Amherst

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October 23rd, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- Affordable housing in Amherst gets a boost. The $1.6 million with Beacon Communities allows 41 families to stay in their Rolling Green apartments. Those units were not protected by a deed restriction....

Official: 3 Dead, 2 Hurt in Maryland Mid-Air Crash

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October 23rd, 2014
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- A fire department official said three people were killed and two others were injured Thursday when an airplane and a helicopter collided in the air near the Frederick Municipal Airport in Maryland. Capt. Kevin Fox of...

Police Identify Suspect That Made Threat Made Against Frontier High

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October 23rd, 2014
DEERFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police have released the name of a man who allegedly made a threat against a Franklin County high school. Deerfield Police Chief John Paciorek, Jr. says that around 7:40 a.m. Thursday, their department was alerted...

Canadian Police: No Link Between Soldier Attacks

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October 23rd, 2014
(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Justin Tang) OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadian police say they have found no connection between the two attacks on soldiers this week. Royal Canadian Mounted Police commissioner Bob Paulson also says authorities...

Springfield Police Arrest Two Men, Seize Nearly 800 Bags of Heroin

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October 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Two men are facing drug charges following their arrests Wednesday in Springfield. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that over the last week, narcotics officers had been investigating an alleged drug...