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Tonight: Mostly clear, colder. Lows: 22-28. Winds: Light West. Saturday: Mostly sunny and mild. Highs: 44-48. Winds: W/SW 2-10 mph. First Warning Meteorologist Rick Sluben ...
Fri, December 26, 2014
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Holyoke Man Killed in Crash Christmas Night

December 26th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- An unidentified Holyoke man is dead after he was thrown from the vehicle he was driving in a crash on Rt. 5 in Holyoke Christmas night. Police Lt. Cournoyer reports they received a call from a neighbor who heard the crash...

Friday’s News On The Go 12/26

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December 26th, 2014
REGION (WGGB) -- There were no major back ups at airports this year, two toll collectors working on the Mass Pike were thrust into a life or death situation this holiday and the holiday's didn't deter demonstrators in Missouri. Get everything...

Sri Lanka Mudslides Kill 9

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December 26th, 2014
AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- At least nine people have been killed in mudslides triggered by heavy rains in the central hills of Sri Lanka. Disaster-response officials say more than 60,000 people have been evacuated...

Retired CT Officer Investigated for Allegedly Threatening Chicopee Man

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December 26th, 2014
Charles DiRosa, photo Chicopee Police Dep. EAST WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) -- A retired East Windsor police officer is being investigated in connection with allegations he asked "law enforcement friends" to kill a Chicopee, Massachusetts, man accused...

Fight Looming Over New England Fishing Territory

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December 26th, 2014
By PATRICK WHITTLE Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Scientists are urging federal regulators to go further to protect fish habitat in New England waters as the regulators finalize a long-anticipated management plan. The New England...

Springfield Food Pantry Feeds Those in Need

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December 25th, 2014
Springfield (WGGB) -- The Open Pantry in Springfield hosted its annual Christmas meal Thursday morning. The feast took place at the High School of Commerce. The event brought in 50 volunteers who served about 300 meals. Among those in...

Xbox Live, PlayStation Network Suffer Outages on Christmas

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December 25th, 2014
photo xbox.com (ABC NEWS) -- According to ABC News Microsoft's X-box Live and Sony's PlayStation Network both suffered outages on Christmas Day as a hacking group claimed responsibility for the problems. The networks, which...

Western Mass. Enjoys a “Green” Christmas

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December 25th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It was the farthest thing from a white Christmas this year, with warm temperatures and blue skies. And everyone from all over Western Massachusetts -- seemed to be outside, enjoying the weather. "I was...

State to Install Energy-Efficient Streetlights

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December 25th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- The streetlights on some state roadways are going green. The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation says it plans to replace about one-third of its streetlight fixtures around the state with more efficient...

Congressman Keating Says Law Will Boost Intelligence-sharing

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December 25th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Massachusetts congressman says a new law proposed in the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing will help strengthen intelligence-sharing among federal, state and local law agencies. U.S. Rep. William Keating says the...

Family Provides Update Following Southwick House Fire

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December 25th, 2014
SOUTHWICK, Mass. (WGGB) -- A mother rescued her two-year-old son from their burning home on Christmas Eve, just before it was destroyed. The Southwick Fire Department received a call around 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday that a home on Two States...

Snow-Capped Summits Give Hawaii a White Christmas

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December 25th, 2014
AP Photo/Brennan Linsley HONOLULU (AP) -- A rare blizzard that dusted two island mountaintops gave tourists and residents in Hawaii a white Christmas. The blizzard has eased, but strong winds are blowing the snow around on two Big Island...

Holyoke Police with Santa in Tow Visit Local Kids this Christmas

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December 25th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- It was a special morning for a number of children in Holyoke this Christmas day.  After a busy night of delivering toys to kids across the world, Santa Clause decided to swing by the Holyoke Hotel to meet up with local...

Spokesman: George H.W. Bush Still in Hospital

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December 25th, 2014
photo MGN-Online HOUSTON (AP) -- Former President George H.W. Bush remains in a Houston hospital on Christmas Day after experiencing shortness of breath two days ago. Family spokesman Jim McGrath said Thursday that the 90-year-old Bush...

Pope Wishes Christmas Hope and Peace for Mideast

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December 25th, 2014
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis is focusing his attention on all those weeping in the world this Christmas, singling out the refugees, hostages and all those suffering in conflicts in the Middle East, Africa and Ukraine. On a day that brings...