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Tuesday September 02, 2014
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St. Mark Celebrates Its Annual Armenian Festival in Springfield

August 31st, 2014
St. Mark Armenian Church in Springfield celebrated its Annual Armenian Festival in Springfield. Specialty Armenian dishes were served such as Shish Kabob, lamb Hamburgers also known as Losh Kabob and chicken dishes. A group out of Wilbraham...

Northampton Celebrates its 197th Edition of the Three County Fair

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August 31st, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass (WGGB) -- 197 years later, and the Three County Fair is still standing. It's the oldest continuous agricultural fair in America. "The first fair was in October of 1818. And we do all of this crazy stuff, where everybody likes...

Celebrity Chef Todd English Charged with DWI in NY

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August 31st, 2014
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) -- Celebrity chef Todd English has been arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated in New York. Police in Southampton say the 54-year-old English was arrested at around 3:30 a.m. Sunday on a county road on Long...

Massachusetts Officials Warn about Deer, Moose

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August 31st, 2014
WEST BOYLSTON, Mass. (AP) -- The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife is reminding drivers to be aware of increased deer and moose activity, especially during early morning and evening hours. Moose found in central and western...

Ludlow Parish Celebrates the 66th Anniversary of its Annual Festa Festival

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August 31st, 2014
LUDLOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- On Sunday afternoon, the 66th annivesary of the Festa festival took place. The annual event was held at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Ludlow. Parishioners were present to kick off the event with an open air mass. The...

Lee’s Ex-Police Chief Faces New Federal Charges

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August 31st, 2014
Photo Courtesy The Berkshire Eagle PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Lee's former police chief faces new federal charges for allegedly taking more than $50,000 intended for Christmas gifts for underprivileged children. Twelve indictments were issued...

Conn. Police Take Suspect in Possible Obama Threat

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August 31st, 2014
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) -- Hamden police say a vehicle believed to be driven by someone who may have threatened President Barack Obama has been located and a person involved was taken into custody. Hamden police, Connecticut State Police and Secret...

3 Holyoke Councilors Set to Host “Walk Against Violence” Rally

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August 31st, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass (WGGB) -- Following the recent increase in crime rate in Holyoke , some Holyoke Councilors are saying enough is enough. Jossie Valentin, organizer and Councilor of Ward 4 in Holyoke tells ABC40 40: " There has been too many increase...

Conn. Launches Campaign Against Highway Speeding

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August 31st, 2014
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut is beginning a crackdown on highway speeders just in time for the busy Labor Day holiday weekend. The state Department of Transportation highway safety office is launching the first part of an anti-speeding...

Fatal Mass. Crash Scene Linked to RI Hit-and-Run

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August 31st, 2014
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) -- One person has died and two others were injured in a crash involving two vehicles in Attleboro. When police responded late Saturday night, a passerby had put out a vehicle fire by using fire extinguishers from a nearby...

W. Springfield Man’s Inspiring Fight with Rare Form of Muscular Dystrophy

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August 31st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Wayne Cardillo was only a child when he realized the muscles in his feet, all the way up to the tops of his toes, weren't working the way they were supposed to. "This was a long time ago, and I think nobody really...

Sunday’s News on the Go 8/31

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August 31st, 2014
Memorial Service for F-15 Pilot in Longmeadow, plane crash in Virginia coast, California wildfires, 9-year-old girl dies from sand hole, new law to protect Connecticut's athletes and more. ABC40's Lindsay Iadeluca has more...

Aid Dropped to Iraqi Town Under Siege by Isis for Months

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August 31st, 2014
(AP Photo via AP video) (AP) --  The Pentagon said Saturday that aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain have dropped food and water to the troubled Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State...

Free Vaccines Against Parvovirus for Springfield Dogs

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August 31st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB)- The Dakin Humane Society and T.J O'Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center teamed up Saturday providing free vaccines for Springfield pups to protect against Parvovirus. Parvovirus is an infection that effects a...

Chicopee Park Designed for Kids by Kids

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August 31st, 2014
CHOICOPEE, Mass (WGGB) - Residents of Chicopee came out Saturday afternoon so build a new playground in Nash Park. The playground was in part sponsored by KaBoom, an organization that helps fund new community parks, as well as by Chicopee's...