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Two Defendants in Meningitis Outbreak Case Seek Bail

December 18th, 2014
By PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Two men at the center of a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people asked to be freed from prison until their criminal trials. Barry Cadden, a co-founder of the now-shuttered...

TONIGHT AT 5 – 40 Force: Northampton

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December 18th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) — The 40 Force is WGGB and our neighbors, working together to make a difference in Western Massachusetts. Once again this holiday season, the 40 Force is highlighting the best of cities and town across Western Mass,...

Festival of Trees at Westfield’s South Middle School

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December 18th, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Westfield South Middle School. Librarian Terry Convery was challenged to bring her library to life this Holiday season, so at this year's October faculty meeting she...

Dow Soars 400 Points, Led by Rally in Tech Sector

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December 18th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Dow Jones industrial average had its biggest day in three years, soaring more than 400 points as the stock market extended a rally into a second day. The Dow closed up 421 points, or 2.4 percent, to 17,778 Thursday, its...

Two States Challenge Colo. Marijuana Legalization

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December 18th, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska and Oklahoma are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Colorado's legalization of marijuana unconstitutional. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning announced Thursday that the states are seeking a court order to...

Woman Sues Over Elevator Shaft Fall at Fenway Park

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December 18th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A 22-year-old woman who fell two stories down an elevator shaft at Fenway Park and was seriously injured in May is suing the owner of the Red Sox and an elevator company. Elisabeth Scotland of Brigantine, New Jersey, filed suit...

Longmeadow Police Arrest Two for House Break-In Cases

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December 18th, 2014
(Israel Pena) LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police have arrested two people who are suspected in several recent home break-in cases. Longmeadow Police Capt. John Stankiewicz says that 26-year-old Israel Pena and a 17-year-old juvenile - both of...

Springfield Police Warn of Man Posing as Electric Co. Worker

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December 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police are warning of a person who may be going door-to-door, purporting to be from the electric company and getting personal information. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that around 5 p.m. Tuesday, a...

FRIDAY ON ABC40 – Honor Roll Live: Smith Vocational

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December 18th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) — ABC40's Honor Roll Live rolls on again, and this week, we head to the home of the Vikings - Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in Northampton. From student groups and clubs, athletes and academic...

Greenfield Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect

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December 18th, 2014
GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- An Athol man is under arrest, accused of an armed robbery last month at a town restaurant. Greenfield Police arrested 40-year-old Jason Comeau of Athol around 6 a.m. Thursday, with assistance from Winchendon...

President Obama Calls In to Gov. Patrick’s Final Radio Show

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December 18th, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB/AP) -- Gov. Deval Patrick has fielded hundreds of calls during his monthly "Ask the Governor" radio show. But this one was different. "Uh, Governor, this is Barack Obama, formerly of Somerville," one caller said Thursday. The...

Chilly but Mainly Dry Through the Weekend

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December 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - It will be brisk and chilly this afternoon under mostly cloudy skies. Although temperatures will touch 40 degrees in many spots a gusty wind out of the northwest will make it feel like it's in the 20s and 30s. Be sure to...

Teen Charged with Robbing 99-Year-Old Conn. Woman

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December 18th, 2014
WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) -- Police in Connecticut have arrested 17-year-old who they say robbed a 99-year-old woman of her purse while she was delivering cookies to a local community center. Police say the woman was walking outside the L.P. Wilson...

Van on Car in Downtown Holyoke

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December 18th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police are investigating after a van ends up on the hood of a car in downtown Holyoke Emergency crews responded to the crash near Dwight and Maple Streets around 11 a.m. Thursday. No other information is...

Search Ongoing for Missing Woman from Orange

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December 18th, 2014
(Cynthia Ayer / Photo Courtesy: NW Mass. Incident Mgmt. Team) ORANGE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Crews from several departments are searching for a missing woman from Orange. Terry Dun, Deputy Team Leader for the Northwest Mass. Incident Management...