logo
Featured on 40:     Well Wishes for Alex     Parade Slideshow     Gas Prices     Weather Discussion    
Watch ABC40 News Live!   (View)
Today: Occasional wet snow or snow showers, mixed with rain in the valley. A coating-1" of slushy snow possible in the valley, 1-3" in the higher terrain. Breezy and chilly. Highs: 31-35. Winds: NW 5-15 mph. First Warning Met ...
Sat, March 28, 2015
35°
Light Snow
Feels like 26°
Humidity: 74%
Dew Point: 27
Wind: N at 13 mph
Rocky's
Story Image

Search Continues for at Least 2 After Apparent NYC Gas Blast

March 28th, 2015
WABC By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- Police are searching for at least two people still missing after an apparent gas line explosion leveled three New York City apartment buildings. Officials say...

Emergency Deck Repairs Close Two Lanes of I-91 in Springfield

Story Image
March 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Those traveling along Interstate 91 northbound through Springfield experienced a messy commute Friday because of emergency road work. MassDOT closed off the left and center travel lanes of the elevated portion...

Pedestrian Struck on St. James Boulevard in Springfield

Story Image
March 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Emergency personnel were called to St. James Boulevard in Springfield Friday night for a serious pedestrian accident. The call came in just after 10:00 p.m. No word yet on the circumstances surrounding this...

Astronauts Dock with Space Station for 1-Year Mission

Story Image
March 27th, 2015
(Photo Courtesy NASA) By DMITRY LOVETSKY and JIM HEINTZ Associated Press BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) -- The capsule carrying a Russian and an American who are to spend a year away from Earth has docked with the International Space...

Gowdy: Clinton Wiped Email Server Clean, Deleted All Emails

Story Image
March 27th, 2015
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online / Marc Nozell) By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The chairman of a House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, says Hillary Rodham Clinton wiped her email server "clean"...

Amanda Knox ‘Relieved and Grateful’ after Court Saga Ends

Story Image
March 27th, 2015
photo MGN/ABC News Good Morning America SEATTLE (AP) -- Amanda Knox says she's "tremendously relieved and grateful" that Italy's highest court overturned her murder conviction in the slaying of her roommate. Knox said in a statement Friday...

Officer Wounded, Suspect Dead in Boston Shootout

Story Image
March 27th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- A suspect in a motor vehicle stop opened fire on Boston police and seriously wounded an officer before being killed by authorities. An apparent innocent bystander also was injured. The shootout happened shortly after 6:30 p.m....

Western Mass Latino Radio Stations Want to Engage with Latino Community

Story Image
March 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) --There's growing concern of young people getting into trouble. Just this this week an 18-year-old was killed on Dwight Street and now two Western Mass radio stations are working together to bring a better relationship to...

Care Assistant Charged with Stealing from Disabled Veteran

Story Image
March 27th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- A grand jury in Boston has indicted a personal care assistant on charges she stole nearly $128,500 from a disabled Vietnam War veteran for whom she was caring. The Suffolk County grand jury Thursday indicted 48-year-old...

Complaints Over Winter Electric Rates Filed with Mass. AG’s Office

Story Image
March 27th, 2015
REGION (WGGB) -- Frustration is mounting over rising electric bills and now, the Mass. Attorney General is getting involved. It's the same old story when it comes to electric bills, but customers are still waiting for a different ending....

Electricity for Byer Street Residents Restored

Story Image
March 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- More than three dozen people were evacuated from their Byers Street apartment building in Springfield Thursday night because of carbon monoxide detectors going off. It was a long evening for residents at 32 Byers...

Italy’s Highest Court Overturns Amanda Knox Murder Conviction

Story Image
March 27th, 2015
By COLLEEN BARRY and FRANCES D'EMILIO, Associated Press ROME (AP) -- Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case. The decision by...

WMass. Alcohol Center Working Towards Extension to Relocate

Story Image
March 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- As MGM Springfield continues to demolish buildings downtown, there's concern tonight that a successful rehab program might be destroyed as well. The Western Massachusetts Correctional Alcohol Center on Howard...

Follow-Up: Eversource Contacts Local Day Care Over Nearly $5K Bill

Story Image
March 27th, 2015
(WGGB) -- A follow-up tonight about the woman we told you about this week who incurred a nearly $5,000 electric bill. Today, we were told that Eversource reached out to Carole Nelson to help dissolve those additional costs after she switched...

Western Mass. Shut Out of Snow Disaster Declaration Request

Story Image
March 27th, 2015
By BOB SALSBERG and STEVE LeBLANC, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- The governor of Massachusetts has formally asked the federal government to declare a disaster in 10 counties after a record-setting series of winter storms. Gov. Charlie...