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Today: Mix of sun and clouds early, then increasing clouds and flurries. Highs: 31-37. Winds: Light N. Tonight: Cloudy with scattered flurries. Lows: 20-26. Winds: Light N. Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy, a few lingering flurries. High ...
Sat, December 20, 2014
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Humidity: 69%
Dew Point: 19
Wind: N at 5 mph
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Christmas Shopper from Belchertown Gets Big Surprise

December 19th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Christmas shopping took on a whole new meaning Friday for one Belchertown woman. Little did she realize that when she began her day those presents wouldn't cost her a penny. With less than a week to go before...

Mass. Education Secretary Matthew Malone Visits WMass.

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December 19th, 2014
EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- The State's Education Secretary visited Western Massachusetts on Friday. One of those stops took him to East Longmeadow High School. Matthew Malone is a traveling secretary. He likes to visit as many...

Sony on Shelving ‘The Interview': ‘We Had No Choice’

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December 19th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online / Columbia Pictures) NEW YORK (AP) — Following pointed criticism from President Barack Obama for shelving "The Interview," Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday defended its decision, claiming it had no choice but to...

Home Confinement Ordered for Ex-Pharmacy Officials

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December 19th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A judge has ordered home confinement for two men facing the most serious charges in a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak blamed on a defunct Massachusetts compounding pharmacy. Magistrate Judge Jennifer Boal set bail and...

New Company Riding Solar Wave With Local Operation

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December 19th, 2014
AGAWAM, Mass (WGGB) -- A new solar company is bringing new energy and employment to western Massachusetts. SolarCity is open for business at their first local facility in Agawam. Palets were lined up Friday and ready to roll next week for...

Crews Prep For Demo As City Continues Inspecting Weak Buildings

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December 19th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass (WGGB) -- Crews were busy Friday preparing the former Essex House site for demolition, which is expected to begin over the weekend or next week. The eight story building partially collapsed last week, leaving adjoining families and...

40 Force: Southampton

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December 19th, 2014
SOUTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) — The 40 Force is WGGB and our neighbors, working together to make a difference in Western Massachusetts. Once again this holiday season, the 40 Force is highlighting the best of cities and town across Western Mass,...

Staples: Customer Data Exposed in Security Breach

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December 19th, 2014
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (WGGB/AP) -- Staples Inc. says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security breach earlier this year. The office supply retailer said in October that it was looking into a potential credit...

Man Pleads Guilty in Gun Case Linked to Marathon

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December 19th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A man charged with having the gun prosecutors believe the Boston Marathon bombing suspects used to kill an MIT police officer has pleaded guilty to gun possession and drug charges. Stephen Silva changed his plea to guilty...

Chrysler Gives In to Gov’t, Expands Air Bag Recall

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December 19th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) -- After resisting for several weeks, Chrysler is bowing to government demands to expand a recall of driver's side air bag inflators across the entire nation. The company says in a statement Friday that it will recall nearly 2.9...

Australian Woman Arrested in Deaths of 8 Children

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December 19th, 2014
(AP Photo/Graeme Bint) By KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press SYDNEY (AP) -- An woman has been arrested for murder in the killings of 8 children in an Australian home. Queensland Police Detective Inspector Bruno Asnicar said Saturday that...

Mass. Health Care Sign-Ups Increasing, but Many Unpaid

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December 19th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- State officials say the number of people enrolling for insurance through the state's health connector is increasing with a key deadline just days away. Figures released Friday show that more than 18,000 people have selected,...

Prepackaged Caramel Apples Linked to Four Deaths

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December 19th, 2014
by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states. Caramel apples are...

VIDEO: ABC40’s Brittany Decker Gets a Pie Smashed on Her Face

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December 19th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- ABC40's Brittany Decker has taken on some challenges and bets, but today's takes the cake...or perhaps pie. Friday, ABC40's Honor Roll Live went to Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in...

Police Investigating After Man Found Shot on Alvord Street in Chicopee

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December 19th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- A man is recovering after being shot in Chicopee early Friday morning. Chicopee Police Officer Michael Wilk says that around 2:40 a.m. Friday, officers were called to 40 Alvord Avenue for an incident involving a...