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Crews Battle Brush Fires in Several Western Mass. Communities

April 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Firefighters across the area have been busy responding to brush fires Monday. Dennis Leger, aide to Springfield's fire commissioner, says that crews were called to the area of the railroad tracks on Taylor Street,...

Busy Afternoon for Springfield Fire Department

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April 21st, 2014
Blunt Park, Springfield SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Springfield Fire Department had a total of seven working fires Monday. Aide to the Fire Commissioner, Dennis Leger, told ABC 40 there were five brush fires and two structure fires...

Running for a Reason: 2014 Boston Marathon

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April 21st, 2014
HOPKINTON, Mass. (WGGB)- The marathon course was busy since the clock struck midnight on April 21st. "Probably like a thousand people come out and we all ride in as a group," says Peter, one member of the group cycling from Hopkinton to...

Hopkinton Balances Security and Normalcy from the Start

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April 21st, 2014
HOPKINTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Runners train for months before for the 26.2 mile journey. And the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency also prepared well in advance to keep every mile of the course safe. In every direction, from...

Mutual Aid Helps Area Fire Departments Battle Brush Fires

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April 21st, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- A brush fire on Mt. Tom that wiped out 26 acres is a stark reminder that we are at the height of brush fire season. The risk becomes greater once homeowners start burning, and a brush fire can quickly grow from a...

Pothole Damage Not So Easy to Claim

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April 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- If you hit them, you've probably hit them hard. Trying to avoid them is a nuisance. April is nearly finished, yet we found several potholes are still hanging around. “You see the painting around, but...

Extra Security Doesn’t Deter Runners, Spectators from Boylston Street

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April 21st, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB) -- Following the events of last year's marathon, security was stepped up along the route, particularly near the finish line. However, that presence didn't keep runners and spectators from coming out to enjoy the national...

Power Restored to Nearly 1,400 Springfield Residents

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April 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Power has been restored to nearly 1,400 residents in Springfield's South End Monday night. Springfield Police Lt. David Martin confirmed to ABC 40 there was a power outage in the area of Central Street early evening....

Energy Runs High in Hopkinton

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April 21st, 2014
HOPKINTON, Mass. (WGGB)- All the runners gathered bright and early this morning at the start of the marathon in Hopkinton.  For some, it was a change to complete what they never were able to a year ago because of the bombings. As the sun...

Moment of Silence Held at Marathon Finish Line

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April 21st, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) BOSTON (AP) -- A moment of silence has been observed at the finish line of the Boston Marathon to mark the moment when two bombs exploded at last year's marathon. Outside Marathon Sports, near where the first of...

Six-Run 3rd Inning Lifts Orioles Over Red Sox 7-6

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April 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/Winslow Townson) by HOWARD ULMAN, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles scored six runs off Clay Buchholz in the third inning then held on to spoil Boston's Patriots' Day morning game a year after the Boston...

TONIGHT AT 10: Crime & Corruption – The Michael Albano Years: A Look Back

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April 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Corruption, fraud, racketeering, conspiracies - it all happened right here and you paid for it. All this week, we are taking you inside the dark past of the City of Springfield, the disgraced Mayor Michael...

White House Hosts Annual Easter Egg Roll

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April 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — First Lady Michelle Obama is applying a healthy-eating theme to this year's Easter Egg Roll, as she and President Barack Obama lead the annual festivities on the South Lawn of the White...

PHOTOS: 2014 Boston Marathon

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April 21st, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB) -- Monday was certainly an exciting and emotional day for the state, as the Boston Marathon stepped off for the 118th time, and the first since the bombings of 2013. Meb Keflezighi from San Diego crossed the finish line in...

American Meb Keflezighi Wins Marathon Men’s Title

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April 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa) by PAT EATON-ROBB, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — American Meb Keflezighi has won the Boston Marathon, a year after a bombing at the finish line left three dead and more than 260 people injured. Keflezighi is a...