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This Afternoon: Cloudy with a few flurries, mainly dry. Highs: 33-38. Winds: N: 2-8 mph. Tonight: Cloudy with freezing drizzle developing. Some icy spots late. Lows: 28-32. Winds: Light N. Have a great afternoon! Dan Brown ...
Mon, December 22, 2014
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Chicopee Police Issue Summons After ‘Wings on Pigs’ Facebook Post

December 22nd, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Investigators will be issuing a summons against a Chicopee man after what police considered as a threatening post on social media. Chicopee Police say that on Monday, the department was alerted to a Facebook post...

Northampton Gears Up for 30th Annual First Night Celebration

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December 22nd, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- While most of us are getting ready for Christmas, people in Northampton are gearing up for First Night. It's the 30th year of the city's New Year's Eve celebration. Monday on abc40 News at Noon, the Executive Director of...

North Korea Experiencing Severe Internet Outages

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December 22nd, 2014
By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- North Korea is experiencing widespread Internet outages. One expert says the country's online access is "totally down." It's not immediately clear if the Internet connectivity problems...

Singer Joe Cocker Dies at 70

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December 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File) LONDON (AP) — British singer Joe Cocker is dead at age 70. His London-based agent, Barrie Marshall, said Cocker died early Monday of lung cancer in Colorado, where he has lived for the past two...

Northampton Prepares for First Night 2015

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December 22nd, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- It's Northampton's biggest party of the year: 'First Night.' Penny Burke, executive director of the Northampton Center for the Arts, joined ABC40's Dave Madsen and Emily Volz to talk about this year's...

BMW Expands US Air Bag Recall Nationwide

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December 22nd, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — BMW has agreed to demands from the government to expand a recall of driver's-side air bags to the entire U.S. The recall affects 140,000 BMW 3 Series vehicles made between January 2004 and August 2006. The company is calling...

NY Mayor: No Protests Until After Officer Funerals

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December 22nd, 2014
by TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says protests and political debate over police tactics should be halted until the funerals are held for two officer shot and killed inside their patrol...

Volunteers Sought for Cancer Society’s ‘Road to Recovery’ Program

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December 22nd, 2014
(WGGB) -- This holiday season, one of the greatest gifts you can give is your time. Right now, there are many cancer patients in need of life-saving treatment but they are unable to drive. Tom Flanagan from the American Cancer Society and...

Freezing Drizzle for the Morning Commute- Wind Swept Rain for Christmas Eve

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December 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - This afternoon will feature mainly cloudy skies but also mainly dry conditions. It will continue to be chilly with temperatures mainly in the 30s.  As we head into the overnight the flow off the ocean will become a bit...

TUESDAY – ABC40 First Warning Weather Chat

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December 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- This week is set to be a busy travel week. However, Mother Nature is set to bring us some soaking rain - just in time for Christmas Eve. So to help answer the question that was on everyone's mind - what would the...

ABC40 Traffic Alert: Main and Union Streets, Springfield

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December 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Drivers through a portion of downtown Springfield are being advised of traffic signal problems near one busy intersection. James Leydon, communications director for Mayor Domenic Sarno, says that last Friday, an...

Holyoke to Remember Ofc. John DiNapoli at Candlelight Vigil

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December 22nd, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Holyoke will pause to remember a veteran Holyoke police officer who was gunned down 15 years ago this morning. Officer John DiNapoli was in plain clothes, on administrative duty, when we came upon a man fleeing the...

Tsarnaev Lawyers Invoke McVeigh in Change-of-Venue Request

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December 22nd, 2014
(Photo: FBI via AP) BOSTON (AP) -- Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are again drawing parallels between the media coverage of their client's case to the coverage received by Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh in an...

Ex-Officer Not Charged in Fatal Milwaukee Shooting

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December 22nd, 2014
by TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — A white Milwaukee police officer who was fired after he fatally shot a black man in a downtown park in April won't face criminal charges, the county's top prosecutor said...

Springfield-Area Gas Prices Fall Over 7 Cents a Gallon

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December 22nd, 2014
REGION (WGGB) -- With a busy travel week upon us, area motorists are seeing some more relief at the gas pumps. A recent survey from GasBuddy.com shows that the average price of a gallon of gas is down 7.5 cents from last week and is now $2.56...