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Friday July 25, 2014
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Pittsfield Man Convicted of Biting Roommate’s Thumb

July 25th, 2014
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- A Pittsfield man has been convicted of nearly completely biting off his roommate's thumb during a fight over bathroom use. The Berkshire Eagle reports that 57-year-old Michael Mensah was convicted Thursday of assault...

Fly with Brittany – Monday on ’40 in the Morning’

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July 25th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Take to the air on a wild ride with ABC40's Brittany Decker, Monday on 40 in the...

ABC40 Traffic Alert: Glendale Street in Easthampton

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July 25th, 2014
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Motorists should expect some delays Monday if traveling through a portion of Easthampton. Easthampton Police say that Glendale Street, at West Street, will be closed on Monday from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The...

Archdiocese: No Confirmation of Philly Papal Visit

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July 25th, 2014
(AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Archdiocese says there is still no confirmation that Pope Francis will attend a major gathering of the world's Roman Catholics next year in the city, despite a report that...

Son of Sunken South Korean Ferry Owner Detained

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July 25th, 2014
(AP Photo/Yonhap) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A South Korean news agency is reporting that the eldest son of the sunken ferry's owner has been detained by police after two months on the run. According to the Yonhap News Agency, Yoo Dae-gyun...

Man Arrested for OUI after Backing into Police Cruiser

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July 25th, 2014
(Courtesy: Greenfield Police Department) GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A man from Turners Falls was arrested Wednesday night after backing into a police cruiser during a traffic stop. 24 year-old Dion Cadiz initially failed to stop for an...

Judge Denies Hernandez’s Request for Dismissal

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July 25th, 2014
(AP Photo/CJ Gunther, Pool) FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- A judge has rejected a motion by lawyers for Aaron Hernandez to dismiss charges stemming from the 2013 slaying of a Boston man whose body was found near the former New England Patriot's...

Friday’s News on the Go

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July 25th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--Heading out the door on this Friday morning? Don't forget all the top headlines and latest news of the day! ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz bring you everything you need to know in your News on the...

Springfield Police Investigate Possible Shooting Incident

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July 25th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- Springfield Police are on the scene of a possible shooting incident on Westminster St. Friday morning. Springfield Police say their Shot-Spotter system led them to 35 Westminster St. shortly after 3:00 a.m. Officers on...

No Survivors Found in Wreckage of Air Algerie Plane in Mali

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July 25th, 2014
(AP Photo/Kevin Cleynhens) PARIS (AP) — French officials dispatched a military unit to secure the site in restive northern Mali where an Air Algerie plane crashed with the loss of 116 people. France's interior minister said Friday that terrorism...

Cause Sought for Hospital Gunfight Between Patient, Doctor

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July 25th, 2014
(AP Photo) DARBY, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities hope to learn if a psychiatrist had concerns about a patient who allegedly killed a case worker at a suburban Philadelphia hospital before the doctor pulled out his own gun to protect...

Lawmakers Call For Housing Regulations

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July 24th, 2014
Springfield (WGGB)- Days after the Springfield city council took up the issue of absentee landlords, a rally was held outside one of the many buildings recently condemned. Dozens gathered outside 515 Union Street Thursday night calling for...

ABC40 Takes to the Sky with 439th Airlift Wing

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July 24th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass (WGGB) -- You see the C-5 Air Force cargo planes seemingly hover over western Massachusetts, Thursday ABC40 had the chance to see how exactly the massive C-5s actually get in the air. "Everytime I look at it, even watching...

West Springfield Native Capuano Acquired by Yankees

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July 24th, 2014
(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees have acquired left-hander Chris Capuano from the Colorado Rockies in their latest trade with a team from the NL West. The Yankees announced after Thursday's 4-2 win over Texas...

Chicopee Bowling Alley Hosts Fundraiser for Shriners Hospital for Children

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July 24th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- AMF Chicopee Lanes was home to a fundraiser for Shriners Children's Hospital Thursday night. Moriarty and Primack PC hosted the event in support of the Shriners' mission of providing care for sick children. More than...