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Tonight: Mostly cloudy with showers developing late. Lows: 39-43. Winds: S 5-10 mph -> Calm. Tomorrow: Overcast with periods of rain. A rumble of thunder possible in a heavy downpour. Highs: 59-63. Winds: Light NE. Wednesday: Over ...
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Overcast with Periods of Rain for the Balance of the Workweek

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...

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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...

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Oldest Former Red Sox Player Lou Lucier Dies at 96

October 20th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) — Lou Lucier, who was the oldest surviving former Boston Red Sox player, has died at the age of 96. The team says Lucier had a stroke earlier this month and died on Saturday. A right-handed pitcher, Lucier played parts of...

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Peyton Manning Breaks All-Time NFL Touchdown Record

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October 19th, 2014
(AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning's receivers played keep-away with his milestone memento and the NFL's new leader in career touchdown passes toyed with the San Francisco 49ers in the Denver Broncos' emphatic 42-17 victory...

Falcons Fall Short in Overtime Against Sound Tigers

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October 19th, 2014
Springfield, Ma (WGGB) – The Falcons dropped a 4-3 decision to the Sound Tigers in overtime Sunday afternoon. Just 41 seconds into the overtime period Bridgeport forward Anders Lee found the back of the net to give the Sound Tigers a 4-2...

Falcons Fall 4-1 in Home Opener

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October 19th, 2014
Springfield, Ma (WGGB) – The Springfield Falcons lost 4-1 to the Hershey Bears in the team's home opener at the MassMutual Center.  The Falcons now fall to 1-2-0-0 on the season. Falcons goalie Anton Forsberg recorded 26 saves. The Falcons...



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Mass. School Bus Driver Charged with OUI

October 20th, 2014
HOPKINTON, Mass. (AP) -- An Ashland man charged with being drunk while operating a school bus full of Hopkinton High School cross country runners has been ordered held without bail. Robert Murphy was held pending a dangerousness hearing...

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VIDEO: Calif. Bystander Rescues Man from House Fire

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October 20th, 2014
(CNN) -- A California man is being hailed a hero after rushing into a burning home to rescue a stranger. This is cell phone video captured by a witness. As the Fresno, Calif. home became engulfed in flames, a woman began frantically...

Clergy Advocating for Paid Sick Time Question

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October 19th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Religious congregations across Massachusetts are rallying in support of a ballot question calling for workers to be allowed to accrue paid sick time. Clergy supporting Question 4 on the ballot are planning to deliver sermons...

L.A. Trying to Ban Parking Apps

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October 18th, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The city of Los Angeles wants to prevent companies from auctioning off parking spaces through new mobile phone apps such as MonkeyParking and Haystack. The Los Angeles Daily News reports that the City Council voted Friday 11-0...

Entertainment

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Fashion Icon Oscar de La Renta Dies at 82

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...

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Is a Romance Brewing on Dancing with the Stars?

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October 20th, 2014
Sadie Robertson, Mark Ballas ¡Hola! It's Latin Night on Dancing with the Stars, and we've got plenty of steamy routines ahead of us. But, is one of the couples getting hot and heavy outside of the ballroom? The show sure wants us to...

Meet Saturday Night Live's Newest Featured Player — Where Have We Seen Her Before?

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October 20th, 2014
Leslie Jones Live from New York, it's Leslie Jones! Saturday Night Live has promoted Jones, who joined the sketch show's writing staff in early 2014, to featured player, reports Deadline.com. Discovered through the show's...

Buffy's Nicholas Brendon Apologizes, Explains “Unacceptable Behavior” That Lead to His Arrest

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October 20th, 2014
Nicholas Brendon Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Nicholas Brendon apologized Monday for his "unacceptable behavior" in Boise, Idaho, which resulted in his arrest Friday evening. The actor, 43, posted the apology on...