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Unfunded Mandates Take Toll on Hampden-Wilbraham Schools

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...

Proposal Calls for New Strategies on Autism

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April 14th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- State lawmakers are proposing new strategies for addressing the needs of a growing number of children diagnosed with autism. The House of Representatives will consider a bill later this week to create a state Autism Commission...

Dog Killed and House Damaged After Truck Crashes Through Home in Springfield

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April 14th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police and Fire personnel have responded to a crash in Springfield involving a truck that went through a home on Gillette Avenue just a short time ago. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney told ABC40 they, along with...

Take an Exclusive Look at ’24: Live Another Day’

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April 14th, 2014
(WGGB) -- '24' is back, and WGGB.com has your exclusive first look at the return of Jack Bauer. Kiefer Sutherland, Benjamin Bratt, William Devane, along with writers and producers, give you this special inside look of the highly anticipated...

40 Force: Shred It!

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April 14th, 2014
(WGGB) -- There were plenty of reasons to come out to our 40 Force: Shred It! event on Monday, but most importantly, it served as a way to keep your sensitive information safe. We invited you our viewers to stop by our station parking lot...

Bail Set for Man Accused in Florida Day Care Crash

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April 14th, 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A judge has set bail at $100,000 for a man accused in a crash that killed a 4-year-old girl and injured 14 people at a central Florida daycare center. Prosecutors sought to raise 28-year-old Robert Corchado's bail to...

Court Says Utilities Can Be Charged for Storm Fund

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April 14th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- The state's highest court has upheld a law that allows Massachusetts utility regulators to charge electric companies for the costs of investigating major outages after storms. The companies had challenged a provision that...

Lawmakers Approve ‘Boston Strong’ License Plate

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April 14th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A bill creating a "Boston Strong" license plate has been given final approval by lawmakers. The measure was sent to Gov. Deval Patrick's desk on Monday, one day before the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. The phrase...

Fmr. Boston Police Commissioner in Amherst to Begin ‘Blarney Blowout’ Review

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April 14th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis will make a trip to UMass Amherst Monday as part of his investigation to the police response to last month's 'Blarney Blowout.' The annual day of partying got out of hand,...

Feds to Probe Hate Crimes Link in Kansas Shootings

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April 14th, 2014
(AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) By PETE YOST, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Eric Holder says Justice Department prosecutors will investigate whether federal hate crimes were committed in the Kansas shootings that killed three...

No Ruling in Massachusetts Painkiller Ban

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April 14th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts' ban of the powerful new painkiller Zohydro remains in effect for now. U.S. District Court Judge Rya Zobel heard arguments Monday in a lawsuit claiming the state's first-in-the-nation ban is unconstitutional, but...

FRIDAY ON ABC40 – Honor Roll Live: Hopkins Academy

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April 14th, 2014
HADLEY, Mass. (WGGB) -- After a stop to Pathfinder Regional last week, ABC40's Honor Roll Live is set to hit the road again. This week, we head north to Hadley and the home of the Golden Hawks - Hopkins Academy. From student groups and...

Springfield-Area Gas Prices Up Over 2 Cents Per Gallon

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April 14th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A recent survey of Springfield-area gas stations shows that the price of a gallon of gas has creeped upward. According to GasBuddy.com, a survey of 257 gas stations shows that the price has climbed 2.4 cents per...

Congressional Report: E-Cig Rules Needed Now

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April 14th, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Concerns about electronic cigarettes, including flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, underscore the need to regulate the fast-growing industry, according to a Congressional report released Monday. The...