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Saturday’s News on the Go 12/20

December 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Elderly woman dies after being hit by a car, road paving begins in State Street, Sony defends decision to pull "The Interview" and more. Stay with ABC40's Brittany Decker for more...

Kurds Advance Against ISIS Group in Syria’s Kobani

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December 20th, 2014
BEIRUT (AP) -- A Kurdish official and an activist group say Kurdish fighters have advanced in the contested northern Syrian town of Kobani after heavy clashes with the Islamic State group. Nawaf Khalil, a spokesman for the Kurdish Democratic...

TRAFFIC ALERT: Paving to Begin on State Street

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December 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) - We have a traffic alert for anyone traveling through downtown Springfield this weekend. Paving crews will be out on State Street, working to fix a sink hole that opened up early last week. That sink hole was caused by a water...

Mix of Sun and Clouds Early, Then Increasing Clouds and Flurries

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December 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – No major weather issues are expected this weekend as high pressure will be nearby. A weak wave of low pressure will form south of Long Island by tomorrow, though, so some "mood" snow in the form of scattered flurries...

N. Korea Proposes Joint Probe Over Sony Hacking

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December 20th, 2014
(AP Photo/Nick Ut, File) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea has proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment. U.S. officials blame North Korea for the hacking, citing the tools...

Obama Touches Down in Hawaii for Annual Vacation

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December 20th, 2014
By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) -- President Barack Obama is kicking off his annual winter vacation in his birthplace of Hawaii. Air Force One touched down late Friday at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, with the...

Cocaine, Heroine Seized In Major Drug Bust

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December 19th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- 31-year-old Jason Arias has been arrested following a major drug bust on Chase Avenue in Springfield. At around 8PM Friday night, the Springfield Police Departments Narcotics Unit culminated a lengthy investigation...

Local Nursing Students Remember the Homeless in Chicopee

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December 19th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- A night of remembrance outside Lorraine’s Food Kitchen in Chicopee. It was organized by Elms College nursing students and the Basilica of St. Stanislaus Sandwich Ministry. The public was invited to join in...

West Springfield Police Investigating Death of 10-year-old Girl

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December 19th, 2014
West Springfield, Mass. (WGGB) – Police say they are looking into the death of a 10-year-old girl after receiving a call for an ‘unresponsive child’ earlier today. After reviewing the scene on Irving Street, officers called in...

Police charge man in tirade at Whitman church

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December 19th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online)WHITMAN, Mass. (AP) -- Police in Whitman arrested a man accused of walking into a room full of children at a church and swearing, then smashing a car windshield with a baseball bat in the parking lot. Fifty-year-old...

Local Businesses Bring Early Christmas Lunch to 104th Fighter Wing

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December 19th, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The holiday spirit spreads to Westfield as troops at Barnes Air National Guard Base are treated to an early Christmas lunch. Big Y and Carando Classic Italian Meats served our local heroes to show gratitude. The...

Elderly Woman Struck in Palmer Dies

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December 19th, 2014
PALMER, Mass. (WGGB) -- Route 32 in Palmer is back open after a pedestrian was struck by a car Friday evening and later died. Police say an 85 year old woman was hit just after 5:15 p.m. and was later pronounced dead in the hospital. Her...

State Announces Business Plan, Funding for UMass Center at Westover

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December 19th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Mass. Governor Deval Patrick has released a multi-faceted plan for growth at Westover Municipal Airport. The plan, officials hope, will expand the western Mass. economy, while supporting the mission of Westover Air...

Christmas Shopper from Belchertown Gets Big Surprise

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December 19th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Christmas shopping took on a whole new meaning Friday for one Belchertown woman. Little did she realize that when she began her day those presents wouldn't cost her a penny. With less than a week to go before...

Mass. Education Secretary Matthew Malone Visits WMass.

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December 19th, 2014
EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- The State's Education Secretary visited Western Massachusetts on Friday. One of those stops took him to East Longmeadow High School. Matthew Malone is a traveling secretary. He likes to visit as many...