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Basketball Hall of Fame reopens for business with new renovations

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- In Springfield, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame is once again open for business. Read more

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Gov. Baker allows mail-in voting ballots for both major elections this fall

HOLYOKE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- In campaign 2020 news, Governor Charlie Baker is allowing mail-in voting ballots for the September primary and the November Presidential Election. Read more

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Local bowling alley reopens with new safety guidelines

WARE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Governor Charlie Baker gave the green light in Phase 3 of his reopening plan for gyms, movie theaters, casinos, and also bowling. Read more

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Local lumber mill reports a shortage in supplies

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Looking to start a home improvement project? Well, you might have to put those plans on hold because contractors and homeowners can't find lumber in stock. Read more

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Officials: Youth baseball continues this summer in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Little league in Springfield will continue this summer, following confusion over whether or not the city would allow teams to use the fields. Read more

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THE LATEST: Local healthcare data on COVID-19 testing

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Three of the area's health providers have released information as it relates to coronavirus testing. Read more

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Even Better Western Mass: Pandemic's impact on Tanglewood season and the BSO

In this week’s edition of the Even Better Western Mass podcast, Dave's guest is the longtime President and CEO of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Mark Volpe. Among other things, Dave and Mark talk about the Tanglewood online music festival and the COVID-19 impact on the BSO. Read more

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'He is one of my heroes;' Army vet thanks plasma donor after 3-week battle with COVID-19

An Army veteran from St. Louis County is grateful to be back at home after a three-week battle with COVID-19. Read more

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Running is enjoying a boom because of the coronavirus pandemic

Gyms are closed. Spin classes and boot camps are canceled. Worst of all, you're stuck at home for most of the day. Read more

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He signed up for a coronavirus vaccine trial using a method that's never been used in humans. Here's why.

Despite all his medical knowledge, 31-year-old medical student and Ph. D. candidate Sean Doyle couldn't know for certain all the risks of the injection he had just received in his right shoulder at Emory University Hospital. Read more

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'They are trying to steal everything.' US coronavirus response hit by foreign hackers

The Trump administration is pointing the finger at China for attempting to steal coronavirus research as officials are warning they have seen a growing wave of cyberattacks on US government agencies and medical institutions leading the pandemic response by nation states and criminal groups. Read more

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Nearly three quarters of US senators call on Trump administration to help local news

United States Senators have a new idea to boost struggling local news outlets in their home states: Ads from the federal government. Read more

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2 studies show many people who tested positive for Covid-19 displayed no symptoms

Two coronavirus studies released Friday -- one involving almost 2,000 people from Florida and the other from a Washington state nursing home -- came to the same conclusion: Many of the people who tested positive for the virus didn't know it they had it because they showed no symptoms. Read more

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After her husband died from coronavirus, she found an emotional goodbye note on his phone

"I love you guys with all my heart and you've given me the best life I could have ever asked for." Read more