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Tonight: Mostly clear (clouds in the hills), colder. Lows: 18-24. Winds: Becoming light north. Saturday: A mix of sun and clouds, seasonably cool. Highs: 32-36. Winds: Light N/NE. First Warning Meteorologist Rick Sluben ...
Sat, December 20, 2014
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Clear
Feels like 18°
Humidity: 73%
Dew Point: 18
Wind: N at 7 mph
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Staples: Customer Data Exposed in Security Breach

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...

President Obama: Sony Decision to Cancel Movie a ‘Mistake’

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December 19th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online / Columbia Pictures) WASHINGTON (WGGB/AP) — President Barack Obama says he thinks Sony Pictures Entertainment "made a mistake" by canceling release of "The Interview" movie. Obama says we can't have a society...

US Says Traffic Deaths Fell About 3 Percent in 2013

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December 19th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) -- The number of traffic deaths nationwide dropped just over 3 percent last year, and the rate of deaths per 100 million miles traveled tied a record low, according to government statistics. But the number of people killed on the...

Cops: Woman Killed NY Boy, Falsely Reported Abduction

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December 19th, 2014
by JOHN KEKIS, Associated Press BERNE, N.Y. (AP) — A 19-year old New York woman is accused of killing a 5-year-old cousin in her care and then calling in a false report that two masked intruders took the boy from their Albany-area...

Prosecutor: Some Ferguson Witnesses Clearly Lied

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December 19th, 2014
by JIM SALTER, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis County prosecutor who convened the grand jury that investigated the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown says some witnesses before the panel obviously lied under...

Teen Arrested Following Holyoke Armed Robbery

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December 19th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- A teenager is under arrest after allegedly robbing a South Holyoke convenience store. Holyoke Police Lt. David Fournier says that just after noon Friday, a suspect walked into a convenience store at 4 Adams...

President Obama: 2014 Made ‘Significant Strides Where It Counts’

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December 19th, 2014
by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama claims an array of successes in 2014, citing lower unemployment, a rising number of Americans covered by health insurance, and an historic diplomatic...

Marathon Runner Jeptoo’s ‘B’ Sample Positive

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December 19th, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) By TOM ODULA, Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenya's athletics federation says marathon runner Rita Jeptoo's "B" sample has tested positive, confirming an earlier test that found traces of a banned...