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LIVE AT 12:30 – VOTE 2014 Debate: 12th Hampden District

October 23rd, 2014
(WGGB) -- Your ABC40 is keeping you informed as the 2014 election approaches. We are airing a series of debates at our ABC40 studios with candidates for the Massachusetts House and Senate. Tune in weekdays at 12:30 p.m. as ABC40's...

Investigators Believe Electrical Failure Caused South Hadley Fire

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October 23rd, 2014
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (WGGB) -- Investigators believe that a fire that killed several dogs in South Hadley was accidental. Jennifer Mieth, spokesperson for the State Fire Marshal's office, says that it's believed the fire, which damaged the...

Rain Winds Down to Drizzle & Mist

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October 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - The steady, heavy rain is moving out of western Mass however it will remain damp and blustery this afternoon with pockets of drizzle and mist, along with a shower or two.  It will stay cool with temperatures in the...

Senators Ask Gov’t for Nationwide Air Bag Recall

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October 23rd, 2014
By TOM KRISHER, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Two U.S. senators are calling on U.S. auto safety regulators to immediately issue a nationwide recall for cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp. Sens. Richard Blumenthal of...

Suspect Arrested After Threat Made Against Frontier High

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October 23rd, 2014
DEERFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A suspect is under arrest after allegedly making a threat against a Franklin County high school. Deerfield Police Chief John Paciorek, Jr. says that around 7:40 a.m. Thursday, their department was alerted by school...

White House Fence Jumper Charged with Assault

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October 23rd, 2014
Secret Service respond on the North Lawn of the White House after a man jumped the White House fence, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Washington. The Secret Service apprehended the man who jumped over the White House fence. This latest incident comes...

Average US 30-Year Loan Rate Falls to 3.92 Percent

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October 23rd, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Average U.S. mortgage rates continued to slide this week, raising prospects of a wave of consumers refinancing their loans. The 30-year mortgage fell further below 4 percent. Mortgage company Freddie Mac says the nationwide...

Mom of Canada Suspect: I Cry for Victims, Not Son

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October 23rd, 2014
(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Justin Tang) By ROB GILLIES and RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot...

Patients Avoiding Dallas Hospital Where Ebola Hit

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October 23rd, 2014
(AP Photo/LM Otero) By NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) -- The hospital where a man diagnosed with Ebola died and two nurses were infected with the virus says its revenue and patient roles have plummeted. Texas Health...

Conn. Family Quarantined for Possible Ebola

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October 23rd, 2014
WEST HAVEN, CT. (WGGB) -- A Connecticut family is under precautionary quarantine over Ebola concerns. The state has ordered that anyone flying back from West Africa be monitored. The family of six, from West Haven, returned from their trip last...

Afghani Soldiers Appear in Court

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October 23rd, 2014
BATAVIA, NY (WGGB/CNN) -- Two Afghani soldiers appeared in court yesterday after leaving their Cape Cod training exercise and attempting to cross the Canadian border. They face deportation for overstaying their visas. The men claim they were...

Royals Even World Series with 7-2 Game 2 Win

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October 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip) KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants...

Organizations Team-Up to Create Resources in Western Mass. for LGBTQ Youth

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October 22nd, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Two organizations teamed-up in Holyoke Wednesday night to discuss the issues LGBTQ youth face each day. The Massachusetts LGBTQ Commission on Youth and the LGBT Coalition of Western Massachusetts are working...

Arbitrator Rules Goodell Must Testify in Rice’s Appeal

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October 22nd, 2014
NEW YORK (WGGB) -- The hearing on former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension for domestic abuse will be held in early November. On Wednesday, the neutral arbitrator in the case said that NFL Commissioner...

Candidate Falchuk Sues to Be Included in Debate

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October 22nd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Independent candidate for Massachusetts governor Evan Falchuk has gone to court to try to force the organizers of an Oct. 27 gubernatorial debate to include him. Falchuk said he was asked to participate in the debate, but then...