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Today: A few early flurries then a mix of sun & clouds, blustery and chilly. Highs: 37-42. (wind chills: 25-35). Winds: W/NW 10-25 mph. Tonight: Clearing skies, brisk & chilly. Lows: 20-25. Winds: Light. Have a great day! First ...
Thu, December 18, 2014
37°
Broken Clouds
Feels like 28°
Humidity: 65%
Dew Point: 27
Wind: WNW at 17 mph
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A Few Flurries, Blustery & Chilly

December 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - There may be a few flurries around early this morning but not to worry they won't amount to much.  Temperatures are in the middle to upper 30s so we are not concerned about any icy spots. After a mild day yesterday,...

Putin Won’t Force Exporters to Sell Currency to Save Ruble

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December 18th, 2014
MOSCOW (AP) -- President Vladimir Putin says there are no plans to introduce obligations for exporters to sell their hard currency earnings to help stabilize the ruble. He said Thursday that the government should work with exporters to help...

TONIGHT AT 5 – 40 Force: Northampton

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December 18th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, 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...

One Dead, Several Injured when Calif. Woman Drives into Crowd

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December 18th, 2014
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Police say one person is dead and several are injured after a woman drove into a group of pedestrians outside a Southern California church where a Christmas performance had just ended. Redondo Beach police Lt. Joe...

AP: Hundreds of Children Die as Authorities Fail to Protect

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December 18th, 2014
BUTTE, Montana (AP) -- An Associated Press investigation has found that at least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span while in plain view of child protection officials. The children lost their lives even as...

Tsarnaev to Make Court Appearance Thursday in Boston

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December 17th, 2014
(Photo: FBI via AP) BOSTON, Mass (WGGB) --Boston marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is due in court Thursday at 3:30 p.m. It would be the first time in more than a year he actually appeared in court for a pre-trial hearing. This...

Update: House Fire in Gill Started in Chimney

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December 17th, 2014
GILL, Mass. (WGGB) -- Investigators have determined the house fire in Gill last Friday started in the chimney, and quickly spread to the rest of the building. Investigators say lack of maintenance of the chimney caused cracks in the mortar...

Call and Volunteer Firefighter Graduation in Easthampton

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December 17th, 2014
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- A salute to public service in Easthampton Wednesday night. Two dozen men and women graduated to become volunteer firefighters in communities across Western Massachusetts. The recruits were part of a training...

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 fire...

Certification to Use Medical Marijuana in Massachusetts

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December 17th, 2014
photo MGN-Online GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A local doctor has opened a practice in Greenfield to certify patients to use medical marijuana. Doctor Kwesi Ntiforo -- who splits his time between Massachusetts and New York -- wants to make...

Locals React to Sony Pictures Pulling “The Interview”

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December 17th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online / Columbia Pictures) (WGGB) -- In the wake of Sony Pictures pulling the release of the film “The Interview” and federal investigators linking the origin of the hacking to North Korea, movie-goers are...

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...

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 N. Korea 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...

UMass President Leaving for Post in Maryland

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December 17th, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB/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 the USM Board of Regents. Caret...