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Wednesday July 23, 2014
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Local Students Get Hands-On Law Enforcement Lesson at Youth Adventure Academy

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...

Springfield-Area Gas Prices Down Nearly Two Cents

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July 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Motorists in the Springfield area may be seeing a slight decrease at the price of the pump. A recent survey from GasBuddy.com has found that the average price of a gallon of gas is down 1.8 cents over the past...

104th Fighter Wing to Conduct Night Training

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July 21st, 2014
WESTFIELD. Mass. (WGGB) -- Those living near Barnes Air National Guard Base may soon experience an increase in nighttime noise from flights. 104th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Manager Senior Master Sgt. Robert Sabonis says that the unit will...

Careless Disposal of Cigarette Blamed for Fire at Springfield Home

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July 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- Springfield Firefighters extinguished a fire at the front of a home on Bronson Terrace early Monday morning. Aide to the Springfield Fire Department Dennis Leger says fire crews responded to the one-family home at 2:45...

Driver Cited after Hit-and-Run Accident in Wilbraham

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July 21st, 2014
WILBRAHAM (WGGB) -- Wilbraham Police have identified the driver who struck a pedestrian on Saturday night. The 27 year-old man from Monson contacted police on Sunday, after having left the scene of a crash that left another 27 year-old man with...

Palestinian Death Toll in Gaza Fighting Rises Above 500

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July 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza health officials say the death toll among Palestinians from the Israeli offensive in the coastal strip has reached 501 as the two sides count their dead following the bloodiest day...

ALL THIS WEEK – Join Us for the 40 Force School Drive

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July 21st, 2014
(WGGB) -- It's near that time when local families begin preparing for the school year ahead by visiting local store for their yearly supplies. However, but for some students in the area, financial hardships make it difficult for them to start...

Red Sox Complete Sweep of Royals with 6-0 Win

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July 20th, 2014
(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) BOSTON (AP) — Jon Lester just wants to put up impressive numbers on the mound. He will worry about the figures on his next contract later. Red Sox fans showed appreciation for his latest brilliant outing with loud...