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Wednesday July 23, 2014
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Springfield City Council Approves $10 Million to Renovate Schools, City Buildings

July 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – The Springfield City Council approved a proposal to borrow $10 million to renovate schools and city buildings at their meeting Monday night. The bond measure calls for the funds to pay for energy saving upgrades,...

Springfield City Councilor Attempts to Take on Absentee Landlords

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July 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Springfield’s City Council began a debate on blight and absentee landlords at the meeting Monday night. The issue was proposed by Ward 8 Councilor Orlando Ramos. He wants to regulate rental properties by...

Storm Week: Family Emergency Plan

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July 21st, 2014
SOUTHWICK, Mass. (WGGB) - Is your family prepared in the case of a weather event? The answer for the Dunlap Family is yes. "I have a weather system that goes off whenever there is severe weather. It can go off any time whether it’s the...

Rebels Release Black Boxes, Train with Bodies from Downed Jet

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July 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky) HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) -- Four days after a Malaysian airliner went down in eastern Ukraine, pro-Russian separatists who control the area have handed over the plane's black boxes to Malaysian representatives. Bowing...

JetBlue Pilot Among Six Arrested in Boston Drug Bust

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July 21st, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A JetBlue pilot is among six people arrested in an investigation of drug dealing in Boston. Police say Maitland, Florida, resident John Manwaring and a woman with him were charged with heroin possession after Sunday's arrests...

First Diaper Bank to Open in Springfield

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July 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- Springfield's first diaper bank is set to open this Thursday. The bank will help low-income families in the area who are struggling to make ends meet. The Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan hopes to deliver...

McGovern: Nation Needs to “Do the Right Thing” for Immigrant Children

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July 21st, 2014
(WGGB) -- More reaction is coming in after it was learned Friday that one of the proposed sites to bring illegal immigrant children to Massachusetts is Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee. That proposal from Governor Deval Patrick sparked...

Local Students Get Hands-On Law Enforcement Lesson at Youth Adventure Academy

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July 21st, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- Students from across western Mass. got a first hand look at police work Monday, courtesy of the Amherst and UMass Police Departments and their Youth Adventure Academy "We familairize the kids with each other, as...

Brightside Golf Classic Held in West Springfield

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July 21st, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The annual Brightside Golf Classic was held Monday at Springfield Country Club. A reception, also at the club, followed the day of golf. ABC40's Dave Madsen spoke with Sisters of Providence CEO Daniel...

President Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran

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July 21st, 2014
By JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is bestowing the Medal of Honor on a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war. Ryan...

Missing New Hampshire Teen Home After 9 Months

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July 21st, 2014
CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — A 15-year-old New Hampshire girl who disappeared while on her way home from school nine months ago is safely home with her family. The state attorney general says Abigail Hernandez was reunited with her family on Sunday...

PHOTOS – Red Sox World Series Trophies Visit ABC40

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July 21st, 2014
(WGGB) -- They have made over 400 stops since last October, and today, the 2004, 2007, and 2013 Red Sox World Series Trophies came to ABC40. Today marks the first day of the 40 Force School Drive. We're working to collect school supplies -...

Marathon Suspect’s Friend Guilty of Impeding Probe

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July 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/VK.com) BOSTON (AP) — A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been convicted of impeding the investigation into the attack. Azamat Tazhayakov was found guilty Monday of obstruction of justice and...

Police Identify Man Who Died During Domestic Dispute in Ludlow

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July 21st, 2014
LUDLOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police have released the name of a man who died during a domestic violence incident Sunday night. Ludlow Police responded to the home on Helena Street around 6:30 p.m. night, after several 911 calls came in,...

President Obama Calls for Immediate Access to Crash Site

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July 21st, 2014
by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling for international investigators to have "immediate and full access" to the site in eastern Ukraine, where a passenger jet was shot down last...