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This Afternoon: Mostly cloudy with a few showers and downpours - an isolated shower may contain thunder/lightning and small hail. Much of the afternoon will stay dry, cooler and becoming windy. Highs: 50-55. Winds: N/NW 15-30 mph, gusts to 40 by late afternoon. Have a great afternoon! Dan Brown
Wednesday April 23, 2014
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48°
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Feels like 42°
Humidity: 82%
Dew Point: 43
Wind: NW at 17 mph
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Cab Driver Killed in Fiery Crash on Zakim Bridge

April 21st, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A 54-year-old taxi driver was killed in a fiery crash with a tractor-trailer truck that shut down northbound lanes of Interstate 93 and caused a huge traffic tie-up in Boston during the Monday morning commute. The crash on...

Body Found in Conn. River on April 12 Identified

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April 21st, 2014
(Courtesy Greenfield Police) GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The body that was discovered in the Connecticut River on April 12 has been identified as a Greenfield man. The Northwestern District Attorney's Office reports the body is that of...

Marathon Runners Hit the Course for Charitable Causes

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April 21st, 2014
HOPKINTON (WGGB) -- As the sun rose on the starting line of the 2014 Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, hundreds of runners began their warm-ups for what will be a grueling 26.2 miles. But for many participants, they will have extra incentive to...

ABC40 Alert: Heartbleed Also Affecting Financial Institutions

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April 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--Scam expert Steve Weisman from Scamicide.com joins ABC40's Tom Lewis to talk about the latest Micheals hack and more details on that heartbleed bug that may be affecting financial...

Gas Prices Jump in Western Mass

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April 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - Gas prices in the Springfield area have jumped more than 7 cents over the past week. GasBuddy.com reports the average price per gallon is $3.60. That's up 12 cents in the past month, and is 18 cents higher than...

Monday’s News on the Go 4/21

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April 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--ABC40's Tom Lewis gives you everything you need to know before you head out the door in your News on the Go for this Patriot's Day and Marathon...

Teen Survives Flight to Hawaii in Plane’s Wheel Well

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April 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/The News, Chris Sugidono) by OSKAR GARCIA, Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving...

Runners and Security Teams Prepare for Boston Marathon

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April 21st, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Families celebrating Easter contrasted with tight security checks as Boston welcomed tens of thousands of runners and hundreds of thousands of spectators for the annual marathon. Diners gathered at sidewalk cafes and runners in...

Western Mass Communities to Participate in Drug Take-Back

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April 21st, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) -- Nineteen communities in western Massachusetts will participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, when people are asked to clean out their medicine cabinets of unwanted and outdated prescription drugs to help...

Four Crewmembers on South Korean Ferry Detained

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April 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/Yonhap) MOKPO, South Korea (AP) -- A South Korean prosecutor says four more crewmembers from a sunken ferry have been detained on allegations of failing to protect passengers. Senior prosecutor Ahn Sang-don told reporters Monday...

Late error lifts Red Sox past Orioles in 9th

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April 20th, 2014
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola) BOSTON (AP) -- Dustin Pedroia scored from third on left fielder David Lough's throwing error with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 6-5 comback win over Baltimore Orioles on Sunday...

Agawam Rite Aid Robbed of Oxycodone

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April 20th, 2014
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- Agawam Police are looking to identify a suspect in an unarmed robbery. It happened at 2:28pm, at the Rite-Aid Pharmacy on Springfield Street. The suspect is described as a white male wearing a ball cap and sunglasses....

Mater Dolorosa Approved as Part of Polish Historical District

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April 20th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) --  On Easter morning, members of Holyoke’s Mater Dolorosa church gather on its steps singing praise, while they hope to get it reopened as part of Holyoke’s Polish Heritage District. “This a national church formed by...

Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter passes away at 76

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April 20th, 2014
Associated Press -- Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters. For 19 long years, the...

Florek, Smith help Bruins even series against Red Wings

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April 20th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Justin Florek and Reilly Smith scored in a three-minute span in the first period and the Boston Bruins evened their playoff series with a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings in the Game 2 on Sunday. Showing more spark after...