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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 ...
Fri, December 19, 2014
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Coping with the Stress of the Holiday Season

December 19th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Let's face it: the holiday season isn't always merry and bright and if you're feeling stressed, you're not alone. Dr. Stuart Anfang, Director of Adult Outpatient Psychiatry at Baystate Medical Center, joined...

Springfield Store Owner Arraigned on EBT Fraud Charges

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December 19th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Springfield store owner charged with EBT fraud has appeared before a judge. Julio Rodriguez, 55, owns Bethania's Fish and Meat Market on Main Street. He's accused of letting people exchange their food stamps...

Making Potato Latkes for Hanukkah

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December 19th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- With the holidays now in full swing, many are enjoying the tastes of the season and that includes those celebrating Hanukkah. Esther Kosofski of the Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy in Longmeadow joined ABC40's Tom...

Amherst Police Arrest Man Accused of Car Break-Ins, Stealing Deliveries

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December 19th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Belchertown man is facing charges after police allege that he stole items from several Amherst cars, as well as package deliveries. Amherst Police Lt. Ronald Young says that around 6:20 a.m. Friday, someone reported...

T-Mobile Paying Up to $90M in Refunds for Unwanted SAervices

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December 19th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- T-Mobile US will issue up to $90 million in refunds for billing customers for cellphone text services they didn't order, under a settlement with federal regulators. The Federal Trade Commission announced the agreement...

Gold Medalist Michael Phelps Pleads Guilty to DUI

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December 19th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) By JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) -- Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps has pleaded guilty to drunken driving in Baltimore almost three months after he was arrested. Phelps entered his...

FBI Conclusively Links North Korea to Sony Hack

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December 19th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it's determined the North Korean government was behind a devastating hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment. The...

Sandusky Won’t Get His Pension Back

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December 19th, 2014
By MARK SCOLFORO, Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky won't be getting back the $4,900-a-month pension that was canceled two years ago after he was sentenced for child...

Athol Man Arrested for Alleged Rape of Woman with Disabilities

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December 19th, 2014
(WGGB) -- An Athol man is charged with sexually assaulting a developmentally disabled woman, who goes to school in western Massachusetts. Mass. State Police arrested 44-year-old Richard LeFrancois of Athol this week on charges including two...

First Niagara to Lay Off Up to 200 in Four States

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December 19th, 2014
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- First Niagara Financial Group Inc. says it will eliminate up to 200 jobs companywide in a move aimed at better serving customers and boosting competitiveness. The Buffalo-based bank announced Thursday that it will cut...

Four Car Accident at Boston Rd. and Parker St. in Springfield

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December 19th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield Police are investigating a four-car accident at the intersection of Boston Road and Parker Street. It happened shortly before 8 a.m. According to the Springfield Fire Department, one female...

Pakistan Military Kills 32 Militants in Response to School Massacre

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December 19th, 2014
(Associated Press) ISLAMABAD (AP) -- The Pakistani military says it has killed 32 militants in an ambush in the country's rugged northwest. In a statement Friday the military said the militants were moving through the Tirah Valley of the...

Honor Roll Live: Smith Vocational

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December 19th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) — ABC40's Honor Roll Live rolled on again, and this week, we headed to the home of the Vikings - Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in Northampton. From student groups and clubs, athletes and academic...

Agawam Woman Allegedly Used Daughter in Larceny

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December 18th, 2014
HADLEY, Mass. (WGGB) -- A warrant will be requested for an Agawam resident for larceny, following an incident at the Hadley Target. The 57-year-old customer -- along with accomplices -- used her 25-year-old daughter with Down Syndrome to...

“Parking with Ease” Continues Through Winter Months Downtown

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December 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- City parking is usually anything, but easy and convenient. But now, downtown Springfield has decided to extend their valet parking service through the winter after positive reviews. "It's picking up down here, I...