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Thursday April 17, 2014

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Humidity: 35%
Dew Point: 18
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Springfield Traffic Stop Leads to Fugitive Arrest

April 15th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A traffic stop led Springfield Police to arrest what they call one of their "most wanted" fugitive. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that around 1:00 a.m. Tuesday, two officers were on-patrol on Wilbraham...

Wife of Bomb Suspect Got Triple-Slaying Subpoena

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April 15th, 2014
(AP Photo/Katie Zezima, File) PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The attorney for the wife of the dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect says a federal grand jury asked her for items that belonged to one of the victims in a triple slaying in a Boston suburb...

Suspect in Kansas Shootings Faces Murder Charges

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April 15th, 2014
(AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Kansas prosecutors have filed state-level murder charges against the white supremacist accused in a shooting spree that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban...

Wreath Laying Held at Site of Marathon Bombings

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April 15th, 2014
by DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings has started with a wreath-laying ceremony at the site of the explosions. The ceremony Tuesday morning was attended by the families of the...

President Obama Reflects on Anniversary of Marathon Bombings

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April 15th, 2014
WASHINGTON (WGGB) -- President Obama says that one year later, the nation continues to remember the lives of those killed as a result of the Boston Marathon Bombings. The President adds that through the tragedy, "the most vivid images from...

North Adams Residents to Deliver Hospital Petition

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April 15th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A group of western Massachusetts residents, hospital workers and community leaders are planning a bus trip to the Statehouse to press the governor and legislative leaders to help restore health care services at North Adams...

Crash Causes Multiple Injuries, Road Closure in Holyoke

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April 15th, 2014
HOLYOKE (WGGB) -- Holyoke Fire crews had to use the Jaws of Life Tuesday morning to rescue a driver from a violent crash on Apremont Highway in Holyoke. The crash has closed Route 202 going from Holyoke to Westfield since shortly after...

Red Cross Gives Coping Tips on Bombing Anniversary

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April 15th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) — The American Red Cross shares helpful tips on how to prepare for the emotional struggles the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing may elicit. The April 15 attack, which killed three and injured more than 260, left scars...

Heroin and Opiate Overdoses on the Rise

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April 15th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--Heroin and opiate abuse is a growing problem here in Western Mass. Across the state the rate of drug overdoses has increased to %50 in the last fifteen years. Richard McKeown Program Director for the Carlson Recovery...

Questions Linger Year After Boston Marathon Bombs

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April 15th, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa) by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer BOSTON (AP) — A year after the Boston Marathon bombings, prosecutors say they have a trove of evidence to use against suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR'...

Tuesday’s News on the Go 4/15

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April 15th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--In your News on the Go for this Tuesday morning, it is the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. We'll be bringing you live coverage of the memorial events all day as the city looks back. ABC40's Tom...

Boston Bombing Survivor: A ‘Miracle’ to be Here

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April 15th, 2014
by PAIGE SUTHERLAND, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — When John Odom left the Boston Medical Center five weeks after the Boston Marathon bombing it wasn't certain he would ever walk again. But after 11 surgeries and almost a year later, he gets...

Lunar Eclipse Leads to “Blood Moon” Early Tuesday

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April 15th, 2014
(WGGB) -- While the clouds ruined a magnificent sight for many in Western Mass., people across the nation got a look at a so-called "blood moon" early Tuesday morning. It is the effect of a lunar eclipse, where the sun, earth, and moon line up,...

Cellar Fire Badly Damages Springfield Home

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April 15th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- A fire caused significant damage to a Springfield home early Tuesday morning. Aide to the Springfield Fire Commissioner Dennis Leger says that firefighters responded to a one-story ranch home at 315 Tinkham Rd., where a...

Timeline of Events in the Boston Marathon Bombing

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April 15th, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) by the Associated Press (AP) -- A timeline of events related to the Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three people and injured 260 others on April 15, 2013. The suspects are Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed...