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Today: Early showers then developing sunshine by this afternoon, mild and pleasant. Highs: 64-69. Winds: WSW: 5-15 mph. Have a great Tuesday! First Warning Meteorologist Dan Brown ...
Tue, April 21, 2015
48°
Light Rain
Feels like 45°
Humidity: 93%
Dew Point: 46
Wind: NNW at 8 mph
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Penalty Phase of Boston Marathon Bombing Trial to Begin

April 21st, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are about to begin hearing evidence on what his punishment should be: life in prison or the death penalty. The penalty phase of Tsarnaev's trial is set to begin...

Task Force: Mammograms in 40s a Choice, but Don’t Skip at 50

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April 21st, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Women should get a mammogram every two years starting at age 50 -- and while routine screening brings little benefit in the 40s, beginning it that early should be a personal choice, a government task force said Monday. Also,...

Showers and Thunder Tonight

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April 20th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – After a wet and cool Patriot's Day, the rain showers will continue tonight. A rumble of thunder is possible, especially after midnight. Temperatures will hold steady, within a few degrees of 50. Showers linger...

Holyoke Family Needs Help Finding Good Samaritans Following Accident

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April 20th, 2015
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Joanne Dumas was driving on Cabot Street in Holyoke Saturday afternoon, when a car broadsided her after blowing past a stop sign on Elm Street. Upon impact, Dumas says her car began to spin and glass shattered...

Prices Up Nearly 20 Cents At The Pump

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April 20th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)- For students April vacation is here, but if you plan to take a day trip it's going to cost you! Gas prices are climbing. Nationwide, prices have increased 6 cents a gallon over the past week. But the largest price...

Curtis Blake Set to Close; Dozens of Students to Find New School

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April 20th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)- The Curtis Blake Day School of American International College is closing its doors, despite efforts to save it. And that means parent of dozens of children will have to find a new school. "I don't have a place to go;...

Chicopee Police to Offer Online Accident Reports

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April 20th, 2015
(Photo Provided by Chicopee Police) CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- If you get into an accident in Chicopee, you will now have access to a digital version of your accident report. Starting Monday, Chicopee Police will be handing out small cards to...

Fatal ATV Accident Under Investigation in Warwick

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April 20th, 2015
WARWICK, Mass. (AP) -- Authorities are investigating the death of a 28-year-old man in an all-terrain vehicle accident in western Massachusetts. The district attorney's office says a male riding an ATV in the Franklin County town of Warwick...

Desisa Wins 119th Boston Marathon; Rotich Takes Women’s Race

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April 20th, 2015
Caroline Rotich, of Kenya, breaks the tape to win the women's division of the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 20, 2015 in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) by JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia has won the...

Men’s, Women’s Wheelchair Winners Cross Boston Marathon Finish Line

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April 20th, 2015
Marcel Hug, of Switzerland, crosses the finish line to win the wheelchair division of the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 20, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) BOSTON (AP) -- The weather is damp but the atmosphere is electric for the...

ABC40 Alert: Scammers Target American Express Customers

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April 20th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD,Mass(WGGB)-- Scam expert Steve Weisman explains how scammers are targeting major credit card customers with scam emails and how these emails are dangerous for American express...

Western Mass. Runners Depart for 2015 Boston Marathon

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April 20th, 2015
WEST SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- It was a chilly and rainy morning in West Springfield on Monday, but that didn't stop several runners from getting up early to head east for the 2015 Boston Marathon. It's the culmination of months of training for...

Hearing to Consider Possible Changes to State Constitution

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April 20th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- A proposed amendment to the state constitution intended to further protect individual rights is the subject of a public hearing at the Massachusetts Statehouse. The change to the Massachusetts Constitution would prohibit ballot...

Efforts to Save Curtis Blake School in Springfield Fail

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April 19th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Curtis Blake Day School of American International College is closing its doors, despite efforts to save it. A Facebook group, Save Curtis Blake Day School, was created in an attempt to raise funds and gain...

Man Shot on Rifle Street in Springfield

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April 19th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A man was shot in the neck Sunday night in Springfield. Police responded to the scene on Rifle Street around 7 p.m. The victim was transported to Baystate Medical Center for treatment and is expected to be...