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Bill Cosby’s Show in Ohio Draws Protesters

January 31st, 2015
(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File) SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) -- Bill Cosby's stand-up tour has stopped in northern Ohio, where it drew several protesters before the show. The comedian himself received standing ovations before and after his...

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Springfield Snow and Ice Budget Granted

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January 30th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Springfield City Council approved the Department of Public Works' request for deficit spending. The city's DPW says it only has around $170,000 left of its current snow and ice budget -- and with another...

South Hadley Board of Health to Discuss Raising Tobacco Age

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January 30th, 2015
SOUTH HADLEY, (WGGB) -- The South Hadley Board of Health will hold a meeting and public forum Wednesday night, February 4th to hear community members opinion on whether or not to raise the tobacco purchasing age from 18 – 21. "It makes it...

Student Initiative Strives to Keep UMass Safe for Super Bowl

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January 30th, 2015
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- Whether students are rooting for the Pats or the Seahawks, UMass wants to make sure its campus stays safe this Super Bowl. The student-driven initiative, Team Positive Presence, launched this past semester -- and...

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Athlete of the Week: Central Wrestler Jon Viruet

January 30th, 2015
Springfield, MA (WGGB)----Pound for pound one of the best wrestlers in the nation Jon Viruet is the anchor for a dominant Central wrestling program that has had many years of recent success. Viruet's support from his father and older brother have...

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Pot Charge Dropped Against Patriots’ Blount Near Pittsburgh

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January 30th, 2015
(AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)By JOE MANDAK, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Prosecutors have dropped a marijuana possession charge against New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount that stemmed from his arrest with former Pittsburgh...

Marathon Champ Rita Jeptoo Banned 2 Years for Doping

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January 30th, 2015
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Athletics Kenya says on Friday it has banned marathon champion Rita Jeptoo two years for doping. Jeptoo has won the Boston Marathon three times, and her second Chicago Marathon in...

Super Bowl XLIX Preview on ’40 in the Morning’

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January 30th, 2015
(WGGB) -- With Super Bowl XLIX just two days away, the '40 in the Morning' crew tackled the most pressing issues facing football fans. From an in-depth break-down of Tom Brady's variety of post-game hairstyles, to some more well-known Patriots...



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Pot Charge Dropped Against Patriots’ Blount Near Pittsburgh

January 30th, 2015
(AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)By JOE MANDAK, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Prosecutors have dropped a marijuana possession charge against New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount that stemmed from his arrest with former Pittsburgh...

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Crash on Interstate Caused by Trucker Pulling His Tooth

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January 30th, 2015
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama authorities say a tractor-trailer crashed on Interstate 20 because the driver lost control while he was pulling one of his teeth. The Alabama Highway Patrol says the truck driver told troopers he had taken his...

Super Bowl XLIX Preview on ’40 in the Morning’

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January 30th, 2015
(WGGB) -- With Super Bowl XLIX just two days away, the '40 in the Morning' crew tackled the most pressing issues facing football fans. From an in-depth break-down of Tom Brady's variety of post-game hairstyles, to some more well-known Patriots...

Online Obsession: Are You Addicted to Social Media?

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January 29th, 2015
(WGGB) -- Social media, connecting people across the globe. But is it actually disconnecting you from the real world and those sitting right next to you. Abc40's Lindsay Iadeluca explored the world of social media and finds that your online fun...

Entertainment

Get an Exclusive Sneak Peek of the Crazy Apocalypse Comedy The Last Man on Earth

January 30th, 2015
One is the loneliest number, as Will Forte will soon find out in his new Fox comedy The Last Man on Earth. Premiering on Sunday, March 1 at 9/8c on Fox, Forte plays Phil Miller, a man who discovers he's the sole inhabitant on Earth after he...

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This New Game of Thrones Trailer Is the Perfect Way to Start the Weekend

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January 30th, 2015
by Kaitlin Thomas  |  Jan 30, 2015 6:21 PM EST Share on Facebook Share via Email Share on Pinterest Share on Google Plus Emilia Clarke Lucky theatergoers who attended IMAX screenings of the Game of Thrones Season 4 finale on...

Exclusive Chicago PD Sneak Peek: Dawson and Antonio Clash About Catching Shay's Killer

January 30th, 2015
It helps to have friends in high places. Except if you're Gabriela Dawson. In this exclusive sneak peek from Wednesday's episode of Chicago P.D. (10/9c, NBC), Gaby (Monica Raymund) is none too pleased with her brother, Antonio (Jon Seda) and his...

What Time Is the Super Bowl?

January 30th, 2015
Super XLIX is almost here! The New England Patriots will battle the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium this Sunday. But the Super Bowl isn't just about the game. It's also about the halftime show, pregame coverage and so much more....