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Holyoke Man Arraigned on Shooting Charges

October 21st, 2014
HOLYOKE (WGGB) - Hampden County Grand Jury indicted Francis Bastardo-Reyes, 23 of Holyoke. On October 10, 2014 Reyes fired multiple gun shots to an occupied apartment building just missing children and young women. The charges include five counts...

Clouds Settle in with Showers

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October 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - It's a gray, damp morning with a few sprinkles and showers around. Make sure you keep the umbrella close by today. Get use to it too because it looks as though it will be staying unsettled for the next few days.  We...

Two Children Killed in 4-Alarm Fire in Lawrence

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October 21st, 2014
(Courtesy: Lawrence Police Department) LAWRENCE (WGGB) -- Two children died in a four-alarm fire that tore through a multi-family home in northeastern Mass. Tuesday morning, according to a report from WCVB in Boston. Crews from several...

Tuesday’s News on the Go

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October 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz have all your top headlines and everything you need to know before you head out the door! It's your News on the Go for this Tuesday...

Angie’s List: Protecting your Family from Lead Poisoning

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October 21st, 2014
(WGGB) -- Lead poisoning is 100 percent preventable,  but unfortunately, every year, thousands of kids still end up getting sick. In observance of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, experts are reinforcing the importance of testing your...

Pistorius Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Killing Girlfriend

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October 21st, 2014
Pistorius listens as a judge begins reading his lengthy sentencing decision Tuesday. PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva...

Baker and Coakley to Square off in Gubernatorial Debate

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October 21st, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- With just two weeks until Election Day, Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker are set to square off for a televised debate for governor minus the three independent candidates. Baker and Coakley are locked in a dead...

Blackstone “House of Horrors” Being Torn Down

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October 21st, 2014
BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) -- The squalid Massachusetts house in which the skeletal remains of three dead infants were found is being torn down. The Board of Health in the city of Blackstone ordered the demolition to begin Tuesday. It is expected to...

Hernandez Lawyers Due in Court in Double-Slaying

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October 21st, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Prosecutors and lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez are expected in court for a status conference in his Boston double homicide case. Hernandez is charged in the 2012 killings of Daniel de Abreu and...

Wyoming Prepares to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

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October 21st, 2014
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Wyoming stands poised to become the latest state to allow gay marriage as a wave of court rulings brings expanded rights to same-sex couples across the nation. The state was scheduled to file a legal notice saying it won't...

SUV Collides with Pole on Liberty St. in Springfield

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October 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- Police and first responders were on the scene of a crash on Liberty St. in Springfield late Monday night. An SUV collided with a utility pole near the intersection with Carew St. around 11:30 p.m. The SUV suffered...

Vanguard Consignment Faces Questioning From City

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October 20th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass (WGGB) --  The subject of an ABC40 investigation was called before the Chicopee Licensing Commission Monday to answer to tough questions regarding financial struggles and customer complaints. Back in July, ABC40 told you about dozens...

Amherst Fire Department Receives Award for Success in Safety Program

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October 20th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- One local fire department is getting some state-wide recognition. The Amherst Fire Department has been selected to receive the "Normal Knight Award for Excellence in Community Service," for its success with the S.A.F.E....

Fashion Icon Oscar de La Renta Dies at 82

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October 20th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82. The late '60s and early '70s were a defining moment in U.S. fashion...

Plans Withdrawn for Proposed Sports-Plex in Agawam

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October 20th, 2014
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- The plans for a proposed sports complex in Agawam have been withdrawn. One month ago, Agawam residents voiced concerns of "The Plex" being built on Tobacco Farm Road in Feeding Hills. Some residents say the sports...