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Today: Clouds giving way to a mix of sun & clouds, breezy and cool. Highs: 33-38. Winds: NW 6-14 mph. Tonight: Mainly clear and cold. Lows: 15-20. Winds: Calm. Have a great Friday! First Warning Meteorologist Dan Brown ...
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Athol Man Arrested for Alleged Rape of Woman with Disabilities

December 19th, 2014
(WGGB) -- An Athol man is charged with sexually assaulting a developmentally disabled woman, who goes to school in western Massachusetts. Mass. State Police arrested 44-year-old Richard LeFrancois of Athol this week on charges including two...

LIVE AT 1:30 – President Obama to Hold Year-End Press Conference

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December 19th, 2014
WASHINGTON (WGGB) -- Friday afternoon, President Barack Obama is scheduled to hold his end-of-the-year press conference. It comes as the President and his family prepares for their annual Christmas vacation in Hawaii. You can watch the...

First Niagara to Lay Off Up to 200 in Four States

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December 19th, 2014
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- First Niagara Financial Group Inc. says it will eliminate up to 200 jobs companywide in a move aimed at better serving customers and boosting competitiveness. The Buffalo-based bank announced Thursday that it will cut...

Police: 5 Year-old Boy Found Dead Wasn’t Abducted

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December 19th, 2014
By JOHN KEKIS, Associated Press BERNE, N.Y. (AP) -- New York police say they're treating the death of a 5-year-old boy as a homicide after determining a caretaker lied when she told them he had been abducted from an Albany-area home by two...

Four Car Accident at Boston Rd. and Parker St. in Springfield

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December 19th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield Police are investigating a four-car accident at the intersection of Boston Road and Parker Street. It happened shortly before 8 a.m. According to the Springfield Fire Department, one female passenger...

Friday Morning’s News on the Go

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December 19th, 2014
(WGGB) - A sad end to an Amber Alert for a 5-year-old NY boy, and police in Springfield investigating a bizarre crash overnight. Those stories and more are in your News on the...

Dry & Chilly as We Head Into the Weekend

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December 19th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - It's a cool, breezy morning with still lots of clouds but the clouds should break apart giving way to some sunshine and  the winds will ease today too. It will be seasonably cool today with highs in the middle to upper...

TONIGHT AT 5 – 40 Force: Southampton

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December 19th, 2014
SOUTHAMPTON, 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...

Pakistan Military Kills 32 Militants in Response to School Massacre

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December 19th, 2014
(Associated Press) ISLAMABAD (AP) -- The Pakistani military says it has killed 32 militants in an ambush in the country's rugged northwest. In a statement Friday the military said the militants were moving through the Tirah Valley of the...

Honor Roll Live: Smith Vocational

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December 19th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) — ABC40's Honor Roll Live rolled on again, and this week, we headed to the home of the Vikings - Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in Northampton. From student groups and clubs, athletes and academic...

Agawam Woman Allegedly Used Daughter in Larceny

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December 18th, 2014
HADLEY, Mass. (WGGB) -- A warrant will be requested for an Agawam resident for larceny, following an incident at the Hadley Target. The 57-year-old customer -- along with accomplices -- used her 25-year-old daughter with Down Syndrome to...

“Parking with Ease” Continues Through Winter Months Downtown

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December 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- City parking is usually anything, but easy and convenient. But now, downtown Springfield has decided to extend their valet parking service through the winter after positive reviews. "It's picking up down here, I...

Driver Hits Person, Monument, and Parked Car in Great Barrington

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December 18th, 2014
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- The State Police Accident Reconstruction team was called to Great Barrington Thursday night, after a driver struck a person on a bench. Massachusetts State Police say the driver jumped the curb, hit the...

Vehicle Crashes into Home on Wilbraham Road

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December 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A car crashed into the front of 416 Wilbraham Road in Springfield Thursday night completely tearing off the front porch. The Springfield Police Department and Fire Department arrived on scene. Our ABC40's...

8 Children Killed in Northern Australian City

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December 18th, 2014
Photo Courtesy of ABC News' Sharnie Kim on twitter SYDNEY (AP) -- Australian police say eight children have been killed at a home in a northern Australian city. Queensland state police say they were called to the home Friday morning after...