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Tonight: Overcast with a few rain or wet snow showers possible. Light coating in spots in the valley to 1" in northern hills. Becoming breezy late with a few icy spots. Lows: 28-32 (wind chills: 20-28 late). Winds: W/NW -> 10 ...
Wed, December 17, 2014
39°
Broken Clouds
Feels like 34°
Humidity: 74%
Dew Point: 31
Wind: W at 8 mph
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A Few Overnight Snow Showers Could Leave Coating

December 17th, 2014
Energy in the atmosphere will slide through western Massachusetts this evening and generate a few rain and wet snow showers. As colder air filters in late, a few of the light rain showers in the valley could change over to a few light snow...

Chicopee Police warn of the latest phone scam

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December 17th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass (WGGB) - An ABC40 scam alert for you. Chicopee police say be aware of someone making calls - claiming they're with the Springfield Court system. The scammer says they're passing along a message from a 'pretrial investigation unit'......

Group says Massachusetts faces $1B deficit

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December 17th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- An independent analysis pegs the state budget deficit at $1 billion in the current fiscal year -- more than three times the previous estimate of state officials. The analysis released Wednesday by the Massachusetts Taxpayers...

US probe links NKorea to Sony hacking

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December 17th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online / Columbia Pictures)WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says federal investigators have now connected the Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. hacking to North Korea and are expected to make an announcement in the near...

Airmen Visit Holyoke’s Soldiers’ Home

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December 17th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- While some hosted the Blue Angels, others were out bringing holiday cheer to veterans. The Airmen from the 439th Airlift Wing at Westover sang Christmas carols and talked with vets at the Soldiers' Home in...

Spike in Heroin Deaths Raising Concerns Across Mass.

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December 17th, 2014
GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A spike in heroin overdose deaths this month is raising concerns from Boston to the Berkshires. Fifty-eight overdose deaths have been reported so far in December, which is the same number for all of...

Blue Angels Touch Down At Westover

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December 17th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Preparations for next Spring's Great New England Air Show kicked off today. The famous Navy Blue Angels landed at Westover Air Reserve Base. Captain Jeff Kuss and Corrie Mays were on sight to map out everything...

Recovering Heroin Addicts Try to Turn Their Lives Around

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December 17th, 2014
GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Heroin and opiate overdose deaths are spiking in Massachusetts. 58 people have died so far this month in the Bay State. That two-week total has already equaled the entire four weeks of last month. For those...

Northampton to Conduct Crosswalk Safety Study

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December 17th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Keeping pedestrians safe: that's the mission behind an upcoming project in Northampton. The city is taking on a crosswalk safety study, which comes after a woman in her 20's was struck by a car last week....

Sony Cancels ‘The Interview’ Dec. 25 Release

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December 17th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online / Columbia Pictures) by JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Sony Pictures has canceled the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview" after hackers threatened terrorists attacks and the largest multiplex chains in...

UMass President Leaving for Post in Maryland

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December 17th, 2014
By BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- University of Massachusetts president Robert Caret is leaving to become the chancellor of the University System of Maryland. The announcement was made on Wednesday by James Shea, chairman of...

40 Force: Agawam

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December 17th, 2014
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) --  Wednesday, the 40 Force headed to Agawam. The 40 Force is WGGB and our neighbors, working together to make a difference in Western Massachusetts and once again this holiday season, we'll be bringing out the best of our...

Man Arrested Following ‘Shots Fired’ Call in Springfield

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December 17th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police make an arrest after multiple shots were fired in the area of Sherman Street. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that around 2 p.m. Wednesday, the department's 'ShotSpotter' system was activated near...

Thompsonville, Conn. Fire Chief Suspended Without Pay

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December 17th, 2014
ENFIELD, Conn. (WGGB) -- The Thompsonville, Conn. fire chief has been suspended without pay. The Fire Commission says Frank Alaimo will be away from the job for four weeks. It comes in the wake of the deaths of four people in a house...

Springfield Police Arrest Four Men During Drug Raid

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December 17th, 2014
(Photo Provided by Springfield Police) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Four Springfield men are under arrest following a Tuesday night raid. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says information gathered during a neighborhood community meeting...