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Tonight: A few flurries or pockets of light mixed precipitation possible (coating in spots north) then periods of rain overnight. Areas of fog. Lows: 30-36. Winds: Light N/NE. Tuesday: Periods of mostly light rain, tapers to ...
Mon, December 22, 2014
38°
Overcast
Feels like 34°
Humidity: 87%
Dew Point: 34
Wind: NE at 5 mph
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Soggy Stretch into Christmas

December 22nd, 2014
Two separate storm systems will make it damp around here right into Christmas morning with very little break in-between.  The first storm is a wave of low pressure that tracks just to our south overnight and Tuesday morning.  It brings...

SPRINGFIELD LANDLORD CONVICTED OF FRAUD AND FORGERY CHARGES

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December 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) – A Springfield man is behind bars tonight after being convicted in federal court of fraud. Wilkenson Knaggs, 43, was convicted of three counts of mail fraud, two counts of negotiating checks with forgery endorsements, and...

Presumptive Senate president’s partner quits job

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December 22nd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- The domestic partner of Senate Majority Leader Stanley Rosenberg has quit his job at a public relations company after he was reassigned to the firm's Florida office. The Boston Globe reported Monday that Bryon Hefner abruptly quit...

Reformed Burglar Tells How to Keep Your Home Safe While Away

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December 22nd, 2014
REGION, Mass. (WGGB)- If going away on vacation for the holidays, it’s important to keep your home safe from criminals. Joe Morrison spent 15 years behind bars for breaking and entering. Now, on a new life track, he's helping the...

Time Running Out to Ship Your Holiday Packages

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December 22nd, 2014
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB)- Time is running out to get those last minute gifts and today - the Monday before Christmas - is one of the busiest days for shopping and shipping. The holiday comes around the same time every year, but as...

Knowledge Corridor Hosts Ceremonial Inaugural Ride

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December 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- The inaugural ride of the newly formed "Knowledge Corridor" is in the books. A ceremonial journey from Springfield to Greenfield celebrated the return of rail service up and down the Pioneer Valley. "Just to...

Demolition Plans Finalized In Holyoke Following Collapse

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December 22nd, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass (WGGB) -- The final engineering designs were finalized in Holyoke Monday so crews can begin demolishing the former Essex House building. It partially collapsed a week and a half ago, forcing evacuations of neighboring...

Festival of Trees at Westfield’s South Middle School

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December 22nd, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Decorated pine trees are a sure-sign that Christmas is near. Staff at Westfield South Middle School show students that a tree can be created from ideas and make it a learning experience. Librarian Terry Convery...

Police Investigating Deadly Crash on Route 202 in New Salem

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December 22nd, 2014
NEW SALEM, Mass. (WGGB) -- One person is dead following a two vehicle crash Monday afternoon in Franklin County. The head-on crash happened around 3p.m. on Rout 202 at Route 122 in New Salem. Traffic was rerouted around the crash for more...

Bill Would Require Headlights in Bad Weather

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December 22nd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Motorists would be required to use their headlights during bad weather under a bill approved by Massachusetts House lawmakers. The bill, which passed during an informal session of the House on Monday, requires headlights and...

Chicopee Police Issue Summons After ‘Wings on Pigs’ Facebook Post

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December 22nd, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Investigators will be issuing a summons against a Chicopee man after what police considered as a threatening post on social media. Chicopee Police say that on Monday, the department was alerted to a Facebook post...

North Korea Experiencing Severe Internet Outages

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December 22nd, 2014
By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- North Korea is experiencing widespread Internet outages. One expert says the country's online access is "totally down." It's not immediately clear if the Internet connectivity problems...

Singer Joe Cocker Dies at 70

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December 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File) LONDON (AP) — British singer Joe Cocker is dead at age 70. His London-based agent, Barrie Marshall, said Cocker died early Monday of lung cancer in Colorado, where he has lived for the past two...

Northampton Gears Up for 30th Annual First Night Celebration

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December 22nd, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- While most of us are getting ready for Christmas, people in Northampton are gearing up for First Night. It's the 30th year of the city's New Year's Eve celebration. Monday on ABC40...

BMW Expands US Air Bag Recall Nationwide

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December 22nd, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — BMW has agreed to demands from the government to expand a recall of driver's-side air bags to the entire U.S. The recall affects 140,000 BMW 3 Series vehicles made between January 2004 and August 2006. The company is calling...