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Thu, December 25, 2014
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A Balmy Christmas as Morning Downpours Give Way to Wind & Sunshine

December 25th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) Merry Christmas! Santa has come and gone and he had no problems with the weather! The heavy downpours and wind held off in the valley but that will change this morning. Showers and downpours will move through this...

Three Hospitalized After Large House Fire in Southwick

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December 25th, 2014
SOUTHWICK (WGGB) - Three people had to be taken to Baystate Medical Center after a massive fire at their Southwick home. Southwick Police were first on the scene of the fire and sent us the above photos. Police say the home was engulfed in flames...

Firm Recalls Caramel Apples Amid Listeria Fears

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December 25th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Missouri firm is recalling its Happy Apple brand caramel apples because of the potential that they could be contaminated with listeria. The recall comes after at least three deaths and at least 29 illnesses in 10 states have...

Protesters Rally for 2nd Night After Shooting Near Ferguson

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December 25th, 2014
By JIM SUHR and JIM SALTER Associated Press BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) -- Demonstrators have taken to the streets for a second night after a white police officer in Berkeley, Missouri, killed a black 18-year-old who police said pointed a gun at...

Baby Jesus Stolen From Nativity Scene in Greenfield

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December 24th, 2014
GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Disturbing news out of Greenfield on this Christmas Eve. As billions of the world's Christians get ready to celebrate Christmas... word tonight that someone stole that town’s baby Jesus Police tell ABC40 someone...

Troops Return Home For Holidays

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December 24th, 2014
WARE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Service members reunited with their families in Western Mass. today. The perfect gift for those who've been apart, but are now back together just in time for Christmas. It was the only Christmas gift they...

CDC monitoring tech for possible Ebola exposure

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December 24th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / 3D4Medical) ATLANTA (AP) - A laboratory technician at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was being monitored Wednesday for possible accidental exposure to the Ebola virus that came during an experiment,...

Periods of Rain, Drizzle and Fog Overnight

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December 24th, 2014
Periods of rain and downpours will continue into the overnight.  On average we can expect about 1" of rain.  A few downpours (and even rumbles of thunder!) may lead to some minor poor-drainage street flooding but some dry periods are expected...

Prosecutors: No delayed start in marathon trial

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December 24th, 2014
(Photo: FBI via AP)BOSTON (AP) -- Federal prosecutors are opposing a request by lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to delay his trial until September. Jury selection is scheduled to begin Jan. 5. Tsarnaev could face...

Doctor Warns Women of Hair Loss Disorder

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December 24th, 2014
CHICOPEE,  Mass. (WGGB) -- It's a nightmare for most, but an unnerving reality for Ramona Burton. "It was in the shower where I began to see the shedding and I was really concerned and bothered," said Burton. "I began to wonder, am I gonna go...

Bradley International Flights See Smooth Christmas Travel

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December 24th, 2014
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn (WGGB) -- Santa's sleigh isn't the only thing in the air tonight as travelers were taking off to their Holiday destinations. "FLORIDA! For Florida? You're excited to go right? Yeah," said one little boy from Amherst. Him his...

Last Minute Christmas Shopping Rush

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December 24th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass (WGGB) -- "Christmas Shopping last minute because I don't have time, just like everyone else I guess," Jeremy Nichols told ABC40 on Christmas Eve afternoon among the hundreds hustling and bustling for last minute gifts. But the...

Former Easthampton School Being Developed as Apartments

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December 24th, 2014
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) --The city of Easthampton will finally see change in the coming year.   What used to be an elementary school will now be turned into apartments. It's been years since the public has seen the inside of the now...

Springfield Apartment Complex Evacuated after Pepper Spray Used, Suspect Sought

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December 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Emergency personnel responded to Porter Lake Drive Christmas Eve at an apartment complex there after someone sprayed pepper spray underneath an apartment door. This according to Springfield Fire Deputy Chief of...

Ex-President George H.W. Bush Remains Hospitalized

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December 24th, 2014
HOUSTON (AP) -- Former President George H.W. Bush remains hospitalized in Houston after experiencing shortness of breath. Spokesman Jim McGrath said in an email Wednesday that "all is well," but that there was "no new news to report." The...