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Fri, April 17, 2015
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Over a Dozen People Arrested Following Protest at the ‘X’ in Springfield

April 14th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A large Protest blocks a busy Springfield intersection, at the worst possible time when schools were letting out for the day. A "Black lives matter" protest broke out at around 2 p.m. Tuesday in the area of...

Suspect Missing after Two Jump into Conn. River Following Break-in

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April 14th, 2015
(WGGB) -- Two suspects are in custody and one is still missing, after a police chase that led two of those suspects to jump into the Connecticut River Tuesday. And police fear that missing suspect may not have survived. West Springfield...

State Eliminates Controversial Electric Bill Recalculation

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April 14th, 2015
REGION (WGGB) -- There's good news tonight for consumers who were billed retroactively if they switched electricity suppliers. The controversial provision has been in effect for 15 years, but exploded this winter in a firestorm of...

Groundbreaking Held for New Dog Park in Agawam

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April 14th, 2015
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- A long awaited dog park is finally coming to Agawam. It was celebrated with an official groundbreaking Tuesday. Agawam Mayor Richard Cohen, the city's parks department, and an Agawam dog owners group all took part....

Southwick-Tolland Students Help Clean-Up Zoo in Forest Park

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April 14th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Students descended on the Zoo in Forest Park today, helping to clean up the grounds. It's part of National Volunteer Week. Students in the Interact Club at Southwick-Tolland High School chose the zoo as their...

I-91 Viaduct Project Moves Forward in Springfield

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April 14th, 2015
REGION (WGGB) -- Over 70,000 vehicles use I-91 through downtown Springfield every day. The road is deteorating and now the state is ready to move forward to fix the problem. "Try to avoid the highway as much as possible," says Juseph...

Honorary Chair Named for 2015 World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast

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April 14th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The World's Largest Pancake Breakfast is right around the corner. The Spirit of Springfield named MGM Springfield President Michael Mathis as this year's honorary chair. The pancake breakfast celebrates...

Legislation Filed to Make Local Cupcake State’s Official Cupcake

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April 14th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A local bakery's cupcakes keep getting more and more popular. Soon, they could be the official cupcakes of the Commonwealth. Legislation has been filed for the Koffee Kup Bakery's Boston Creme Pie cupcake to be...

Paving Work Continues Along Route 5 Tunnel in West Springfield

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April 14th, 2015
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- If you're driving through the Route 5 tunnel in West Springfield, you will notice a smoother ride. Paving work was completed today on the southbound side of Route 5. Workers were on the northbound side...

Southern Pine Beetles Pose Threat to Mass. Pine Trees

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April 14th, 2015
(WGGB) -- A beetle posing a major threat right now to Massachusetts' forests. While it slowly creeps closer to the Mass. border, information tonight on what should you be looking for and just how detrimental could it be. "We have a lot...

Parking Lot at Breckwood Shoppes to be Repaved Due to Potholes

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April 14th, 2015
(WGGB) -- Another plaza with some unhappy drivers as potholes are taking over. Tuesday, ABC40 spoke with frustrated customers and got answers as to when you'll see a fresh lot at Breckwood Shoppes in Springfield. We dip into them and...

President Obama Removes Cuba from State Sponsor of Terror List

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April 14th, 2015
photo MGN By JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Barack Obama is removing Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, a key step in President Barack Obama's bid to normalize...

Springfield College to Mark ‘Tom Waddell Day’ Friday

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April 14th, 2015
(WGGB) -- This Friday at Springfield College, an important recognition will take place on campus. Students and faculty will celebrate 'Tom Waddell Day.' Waddell, who passed away in 1987, was an outstanding athlete and founder of the gay...

Rita Wilson Recovering After Double Mastectomy

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April 14th, 2015
(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Rita Wilson is recovering after undergoing a bilateral mastectomy for breast cancer. The 58-year-old actress and singer, who had been appearing in Larry David's play "Fish in the...

Victim of Deadly Westhampton Crash Identified

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April 14th, 2015
WESTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Investigators have identified the person who died in a crash in Westhampton on Monday. Mary Carey, spokesperson for the Northwestern District Attorney's office, says that 26-year-old Gregory Asher of Chester was...