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Tonight: Mainly clear then late clouds, quite chilly. Lows: 20-26. Winds: Becoming Calm. Thursday: Mostly cloudy then becoming sunny, windy and milder. Highs: 54-62. Winds: -> S/SW 10-25 mph & gusty late. First Warning Met ...
Wed, April 01, 2015
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Humidity: 29%
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Wind: WNW at 6 mph
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Arkansas Woman Now World’s Oldest Person, Wants Obama Visit

April 1st, 2015
(AP Photo/Danny Johnston) By CLAUDIA LAUER Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- An Arkansas woman who's become the world's oldest person wants President Barack Obama to attend her 117th birthday party on the Fourth of July. At 116,...

Easthampton Teen Named National SADD Student of the Year

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April 1st, 2015
EASTHAMPTON, MA (WGGB) -- An Easthampton student has won a national student of the year award. The organization "Students Against Destructive Decisions," or SADD, chose Bryan Delaney, an 18-year-old high school senior in Easthampton, as the...

Hinge Nightclub Given 2 Day Liquor License Suspension

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April 1st, 2015
NORTHAMPTON, MA (WGGB) -- A popular bar in Northampton is facing the loss of their liquor license. Hinge Nightclub on Main Street went before the License Commission Wednesday afternoon. Northampton police responded there on February 15th...

Brutal Winter Weather Won’t Help With Ticks

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April 1st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Here's some news that might 'tick' you off: even though we're well into spring - early April also means the beginning of tick season. And despite record snow and cold, there's no indication it will have any effect on...

Budget Cuts Decreased Police Patrol by nearly 200 Officers

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April 1st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- Springfield has seen as surge in violence in less than four months, 9 homicides since the first of the year. We're learning budget cuts mean fewer officers on the street and that has some people worried. Usually, the...

Springfield Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin Distribution Charges

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April 1st, 2015
(WGGB) -- A Springfield man has pleaded guilty to heroin distribution charges. The U.S. Attorney's office says that 29-year-old Jose Vargas of Springfield appeared in U.S. District Court in Springfield Tuesday and pleaded guilty to charges of...

A Shot of Spring Air then a Shot of Rain

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April 1st, 2015
After another chilly overnight, we will finally see some spring-like air Thursday.  A warm front will move through during the morning with some clouds but then the sun will come out behind the front as a developing southwest breeze transports...

Springfield Resident says They Should Help Police

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April 1st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The rise in crime in Springfield has people worried about their safety and now City officials are responding to the spike in violent crime, as the number of officers has dwindled by hundreds over the past two...

Chicopee City Council Allocates $60K for Lawsuit-Related Legal Fees

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April 1st, 2015
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- An ABC40 follow up for you tonight regarding the lawsuit against the City of Chicopee after multiple officers are being sued over allegations of police brutality following the incident involving Maylene Moldando, who...

Park Near Lynch School in Springfield in Need of Repairs Following Winter Storms

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April 1st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A neighborhood park is in deplorable condition after this rough winter and it's located right next to Mary Lynch Elementary in Springfield. Now, residents want to know who's going to clean it up. ABC40 heard from...

Family of Alex Scafuri Provides Update on Teen’s Condition

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April 1st, 2015
(photo courtesy: Chris Scafuri/Facebook) AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- The family of the Agawam teen hit by a car last month is offering an update on his condition. Alex Scafuri's family tells ABC40 he is being flown to Atlanta for further...

Suspected Heroin Deaths Top 200 So Far This Year

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April 1st, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts state police are reporting more than 200 suspected heroin overdose deaths during the first three months of 2015 -- figures that do not even include the state's three largest cities. According to statistics provided...

Mental Health Workers Rally in Northampton

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April 1st, 2015
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Mental health workers in Northampton say they don't have the resources necessary to properly serve their clients. Wednesday, they rallied outside Clinical and Support Options in Northampton, calling for better...

Lt. Gov. Polito to Officiate at Same-Sex Marriage of Sen. Rosenberg

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April 1st, 2015
By BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Senate President Stan Rosenberg has confirmed that Republican Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, a one-time staunch opponent of gay marriage, will officiate at his upcoming wedding to partner Bryon...

Latest Developments on Religious Objection Laws

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April 1st, 2015
(AP Photo/Danny Johnston) by JENI O'MALLEY, Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has urged lawmakers to send a bill to his desk by the end of the week to clarify the intent of a new religious objections law that...