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This Afternoon: Sunshine fading to some cloudiness, not as cold. Highs: 27-32. Winds: Light. Tonight: Clouds thicken up with snow showers developing later this evening, becoming a period of steady snow early tomorrow morning. Lo ...
Thu, January 29, 2015
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Chicopee Police Investigating Armed Robbery

January 29th, 2015
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police are investigating the early afternoon robbery of a Chicopee store. Chicopee Police report on Facebook that officers were called to the Kwik Food Mart at 447 Springfield Street just after 1 p.m. for a report of...

Comfortable Afternoon but Some Snow on the Way

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January 29th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - It was a bitterly cold start but temperatures have recovered nicely with full sunshine and light winds. The temperature dipped all the way down to -11 at the Westover Air Reserve Base, close to the record low of -15...

Gov. Baker Offers Koffee Kup Cupcakes as Part of Super Bowl Bet

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January 29th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Once again, Mass. Governor Charlie Baker has put Koffee Kup cupcakes on the line in a friendly Super Bowl bet that will help benefit food pantries in three states. Regardless if the Patriots win or lose Super Bowl...

Monson High School Students Dismissed Following Threat

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January 29th, 2015
MONSON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Monson High School has been evacuated following a threat. In a post on the district's Facebook page, Monson School Superintendent Cheryl Clarke writes that a threat that officials "deemed credible" was made against...

MONDAY ON ABC40 – 40 Force: Pets and Vets

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January 29th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Tainted food, deadly viruses. Taking care of your pet is more challenging than ever. That's why the 40 Force is stepping up to help you out. Monday, we will have a panel of experts here to take your calls...

LIVE – Aaron Hernandez Murder Trial Gets Underway

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January 29th, 2015
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A prosecutor has told jurors that former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez orchestrated the killing of a semiprofessional football player, then orchestrated a cover-up. In opening statements Thursday,...

Tsarnaev Jury Selection Delayed Due to Post-Storm Woes

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January 29th, 2015
(Photo: FBI via AP) BOSTON (AP) — Jury selection in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has resumed after a two-day delay due to the blizzard. Individual questioning of potential jurors was...

TONIGHT AT 11 – Online Obsession

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January 29th, 2015
(WGGB) -- Are you too tied to Twitter? Do you seek instant gratification from Instagram? "You hear that ding and you think, 'Oh my gosh. What is that?'" ABC40's Lindsay Iadeluca explores if your online fun be more of an online...

Gas Blast at Mexico City Children’s Hospital, Dozens Injured

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January 29th, 2015
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City officials say a gas tank truck has exploded outside a maternity and children's hospital, collapsing part of it and injuring dozens of people. Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera tells the Televisa network that at least...

Mohegan Sun Casinos Report 1Q Rise in Revenue, Profit

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January 29th, 2015
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Revenue at the parent company of the Mohegan Sun casinos in Connecticut and Pennsylvania rose in the first quarter as table games and slot machines brought in more money and the casino's hotel in Pennsylvania completed...

Dan Brown Takes the Heat After Epic Snows Stay East

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January 29th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - Some areas in western Massachusetts picked up over a foot of snow on Tuesday. It was a big storm for some but certainly not epic! Disappointing snow totals left some people "up in arms" asking, what happened? So...

Springfield Fire Crews Clear Potential Hazmat Situation

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January 29th, 2015
photo MGN-Online SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- A large amount of steam coming from an Allen St. building early Thursday morning led to a major response from the Springfield Fire Department. Aide to the Springfield Fire Commissioner Dennis Leger says...

Investigation Reveals Details of AirAsia Jet’s Final Minutes

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January 29th, 2015
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) INDONESIA (WGGB) -- Investigators provided new details about the crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 early Thursday morning. According to CNN, Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee says the co-pilot was...

Panel Recommending Changes to Military Health Care, Benefits

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January 29th, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. officials say an independent commission is recommending broad changes to the military's retirement and health care systems that could save more than $20 billion over the next four years. The proposals would allow some of...

UMass Amherst Bans Dorm Guests For Superbowl Sunday

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January 28th, 2015
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- UMass Amherst has plans in place to tackle any potential trouble this Super Bowl Sunday. "Celebration is great. Rioting and bad behavior isn't," said university spokesperson Ed Blaguszewski. The University is...