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Pistorius Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Killing Girlfriend

October 21st, 2014
Pistorius listens as a judge begins reading his lengthy sentencing decision Tuesday. PRETORIA, South Africa (WGGB) -- Former Olympian Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to 5 years in prison for the shooting death of his 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...

Overcast with Periods of Rain for the Balance of the Workweek

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October 20th, 2014
Rain Totals by Week's End SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- After a hard freeze this morning, clouds increased throughout the day. The next day with a decent amount of sunshine likely won’t be until this weekend! Overnight, showers will...

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...

CDC Releases Revised Ebola Gear Guidelines

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October 20th, 2014
By MIKE STOBBE and EMILY SCHMALL Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) -- Federal health officials on Monday issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients. Officials have been scrambling to...

TRAFFIC ALERT: Section of Bay Road in Amherst Closed, Following Crash

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October 20th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- A section of Bay Road is still closed, following a motor vehicle accident in Amherst Monday. Bay Road has been shut down between South East Street and Hulst Road. The Amherst Police Department could not confirm...

Three Suspects Wanted in Springfield Armed Robbery

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October 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield Police are investigating another armed robbery Monday night. Officials responded to a call around 9 p.m. Three suspects displayed a handgun to a victim, and took off by Orange Street. No word on...

Springfield Police Investigating Armed Robbery on Dickinson Street

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October 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Springfield Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that happened on Dickinson Street Monday night. The report of the robbery came in just after 7:30 p.m. Police responded to the call at Wheeler's...

Supporters of Question 4 Rallied in Springfield

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October 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Pioneer Valley Project Faith and Labor Leaders rallied in support of Question 4 Monday afternoon. The "X" in Springfield was filled with proponents for earned sick time. "Especially in the state of...