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Local Agencies Team up to Combat Child Trafficking

February 27th, 2015
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- It's hard to spot and it's hard to talk about, but the troubling reality is children are being exploited across the country -- including here in Western Mass. "It's pretty common," says Ian Smythe, a Crimes Against...

MONDAY ON ABC40 – Insurance Issues

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February 27th, 2015
(WGGB) -- This winter weather has been relentless and its effects will last long after the last flake of snow has melted. This is especially true if you need pricey repairs to your home or vehicle. Monday, ABC40 will help you find out if...

Boston- Worcester Close to Snowiest Winter on Record

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February 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - It's been snowy out here in western Mass. but compared to Boston and Worcester we're getting off easy! Unofficially here in Springfield we've seen 57" of snow with 33" of it coming this month. In an average winter we end...

One of Coldest Februaries on Record!

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February 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) The month of February will mercifully end tomorrow. It will go down as one of the coldest on record for lots of cities across the northeast. For Hartford and Worcester it will likely end up being the coldest since records...

Fiat Chrysler Adds 467K SUVs to Recall for Possible Stalling

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February 27th, 2015
DETROIT (AP) -- Fiat Chrysler is adding more than 467,000 Dodge and Jeep SUVs worldwide to a recall from last year to fix a potential stalling problem. The company says it's adding 2012 and 2013 Dodge Durangos and 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokees...

Police: 7 Fatally Shot, Gunman Dead in Southeastern Missouri

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February 27th, 2015
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say seven people were shot to death and one was wounded in attacks in a small southeastern Missouri town, and the suspected gunman was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Missouri State...

Plainville Teen Charged Following Friend’s Suicide

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February 27th, 2015
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) -- A Massachusetts high school honor roll student has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly encouraging a friend to commit suicide. Police and prosecutors say 18-year-old Michelle Carter, of Plainville,...

Friday’s News on the Go 2/27

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February 27th, 2015
REGION(WGGB) -- Former Westfield State University president, Evan Dubelle drops lawsuit against University, Springfield police arrest suspect in High Street murder, 18-year-old woman killed in Mass Pike crash and more details. Get your News on the...

Water Main Break on Fisher Ave. in E. Longmeadow

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February 27th, 2015
EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- Crews are out repairing a water main break on Fisher Avenue where it meets Westwood Avenue in East Longmeadow. According to East Longmeadow Police, no road closures are in effect as of 7 a.m. Police did say that...

Cold and Dry Through the Weekend- Sunday Night Snow!

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February 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - It's bright and sunny this morning but of course frigid cold. Today will feature sunny skies and cold temperatures all day long!  Highs will only make it into the low to middle 20's, 15-20 degrees below average once...

Honor Roll Live – Putnam Academy

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February 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD Mass. (WGGB) — With classes back in session following the February break, ABC40’s Honor Roll Live rolled on to another school this week. Today, we were in Springfield, checking out Putnam Vocational Technical Academy. From...

Republicans Prepare to Pass Homeland Security Funding

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February 27th, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress is moving to approve a short-term funding bill for the Homeland Security Department that leaves intact Obama administration immigration policies Republicans vowed to repeal. The three-week stopgap measure would allow...

Incoming Head of MBTA Unsure on Delay Refunds

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February 27th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- The incoming leader the region's storm-battered public transit system says he wants to restore the faith of riders but isn't sure refunds are the way to do it. Frank DePaola takes over as interim general manager of the...

Greece’s Bailout Extension Approved by German Parliament

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February 27th, 2015
(Courtesy: MGNOnline) BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's Parliament has given its overwhelming approval to the four-month extension of Greece's financial bailout, despite unease over the new government in Athens. Lawmakers voted 542-32 on Friday to...

Truck Driver in California Train Crash Released from Jail

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February 27th, 2015
(AP Photo/KABC-TV) OXNARD, Calif. (AP) -- A driver who left his pickup truck on the tracks in a crash with a Southern California commuter train has been released from jail. Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez was released at about 9:30 p.m....