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Today: A mix of sun & clouds, blustery and chilly. Highs: 37-42. (wind chills: 25-35). Winds: W/NW 10-25 mph. Tonight: Clearing skies, brisk & chilly. Lows: 20-25. Winds: Light. Have a great day! First Warning Meteorologist Dan ...
Thu, December 18, 2014
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UMass President Leaving for Post in Maryland

December 17th, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB/AP) -- University of Massachusetts president Robert Caret is leaving to become the chancellor of the University System of Maryland. The announcement was made on Wednesday by James Shea, chairman of the USM Board of Regents. Caret...

Airmen Visit Holyoke’s Soldiers’ Home

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December 17th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- While some hosted the Blue Angels, others were out bringing holiday cheer to veterans. The Airmen from the 439th Airlift Wing at Westover sang Christmas carols and talked with vets at the Soldiers' Home in...

Spike in Heroin Deaths Raising Concerns Across Mass.

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December 17th, 2014
GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A spike in heroin overdose deaths this month is raising concerns from Boston to the Berkshires. Fifty-eight overdose deaths have been reported so far in December, which is the same number for all of...

Enfield Dentist Suspended; Patient Died After Teeth Pulled

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December 17th, 2014
(AP Photo/Dave Collins) by DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A dentist whose patient died after developing complications while getting 20 teeth pulled and several implants installed will not be allowed to work until after...

Blue Angels Touch Down At Westover

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December 17th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Preparations for next Spring's Great New England Air Show kicked off today. The famous Navy Blue Angels landed at Westover Air Reserve Base. Captain Jeff Kuss and Corrie Mays were on sight to map out everything...

Recovering Heroin Addicts Try to Turn Their Lives Around

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December 17th, 2014
GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Heroin and opiate overdose deaths are spiking in Massachusetts. 58 people have died so far this month in the Bay State. That two-week total has already equaled the entire four weeks of last month. For those...

Northampton to Conduct Crosswalk Safety Study

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December 17th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Keeping pedestrians safe: that's the mission behind an upcoming project in Northampton. The city is taking on a crosswalk safety study, which comes after a woman in her 20's was struck by a car last week....

Sony Cancels ‘The Interview’ Dec. 25 Release

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December 17th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online / Columbia Pictures) by JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Sony Pictures has canceled the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview" after hackers threatened terrorists attacks and the largest multiplex chains in...

40 Force: Agawam

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December 17th, 2014
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) --  Wednesday, the 40 Force headed to Agawam. The 40 Force is WGGB and our neighbors, working together to make a difference in Western Massachusetts and once again this holiday season, we'll be bringing out the best of...

Man Arrested Following ‘Shots Fired’ Call in Springfield

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December 17th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police make an arrest after multiple shots were fired in the area of Sherman Street. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that around 2 p.m. Wednesday, the department's 'ShotSpotter' system was activated near...

Springfield Police Arrest Four Men During Drug Raid

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December 17th, 2014
(Photo Provided by Springfield Police) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Four Springfield men are under arrest following a Tuesday night raid. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says information gathered during a neighborhood community meeting...

Driver to Face Charges Following Death of West Springfield Crossing Guard

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December 17th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Charges will be filed against a woman accused of hitting and killing a West Springfield crossing guard earlier this week. Hampden County District Attorney James Orenstein says that Cynthia Mathias of...

N.Y. Man Facing Drug Charges Following Mass. Pike Traffic Stop

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December 17th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: Mass. State Police) WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A New York man is facing drug charges following a traffic stop Tuesday night in Westfield. Mass. State Police say that around 10 p.m. Tuesday. a trooper on-patrol along the Mass....

New Hampshire Man Indicted on Sex, Kidnap Charges

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December 17th, 2014
(AP Photo/Conway Daily Sun, Jamie Gemmiti, Pool, File) by HOLLY RAMER, Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been indicted on charges he kidnapped a 14-year-old girl, imprisoned her and sexually assaulted her over nine...

Study: Removing Clot Helps Limit Stroke Sisability

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December 17th, 2014
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer For the first time in two decades, a new treatment has been shown to limit the damage from a common type of stroke. Researchers in the Netherlands found that mechanically removing a clot in...