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Suicide Problem Discussed in Northampton Conference

December 18th, 2014
(NORTHAMPTON, Mass.) (WGGB)-- Teen suicide continues to be a serious problem. On Thursday in Northampton, educators came together to discuss the problem. The numbers are disturbing. According to the Center for Disease Control, teen suicide...

Two-Car Crash Closes Portion of Chapin Street in Ludlow

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December 18th, 2014
LUDLOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- A two-car crash closed down a portion of a busy Ludlow roadway Thursday night. Ludlow Police Sgt. Brian Shameklis says that the crash occurred around 4:45 p.m. Thursday in the area of 650 Chapin Street, near E. Akard...

Mohawk Fine Papers Coming to South Hadley

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December 18th, 2014
(SOUTH HADLEY, Mass.) (WGGB)--Mohawk Fine Papers is coming to South Hadley and that means new jobs for the area. The new plant will be located on the site of the former James River Graphics property on Gaylord Street. The property's been...

D.A. Breaks Down Typical “Negligence” Conditions Following Deadly Crash

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December 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The woman cited for hitting and killing a West Springfield crossing guard has until next week to request a show-cause hearing.  Police cited Cynthia Mathias of Agawam with "motor vehicle homicide by...

Amber Alert Issued for 5-Year-Old N.Y. Boy

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December 18th, 2014
BERNE, N.Y. (WGGB/AP) — New York law enforcement officials have issued an Amber Alert after a 5-year-old boy was abducted from a home in eastern New York by two men wearing black ski masks. Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple says Kenneth...

Two Defendants in Meningitis Outbreak Case Seek Bail

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December 18th, 2014
By PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Two men at the center of a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people asked to be freed from prison until their criminal trials. Barry Cadden, a co-founder of the now-shuttered...

40 Force: Northampton

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December 18th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, 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,...

Dow Soars 400 Points, Led by Rally in Tech Sector

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December 18th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Dow Jones industrial average had its biggest day in three years, soaring more than 400 points as the stock market extended a rally into a second day. The Dow closed up 421 points, or 2.4 percent, to 17,778 Thursday, its...

Two States Challenge Colo. Marijuana Legalization

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December 18th, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska and Oklahoma are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Colorado's legalization of marijuana unconstitutional. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning announced Thursday that the states are seeking a court order to...

Woman Sues Over Elevator Shaft Fall at Fenway Park

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December 18th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A 22-year-old woman who fell two stories down an elevator shaft at Fenway Park and was seriously injured in May is suing the owner of the Red Sox and an elevator company. Elisabeth Scotland of Brigantine, New Jersey, filed suit...

Longmeadow Police Arrest Two for House Break-In Cases

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December 18th, 2014
(Israel Pena) LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police have arrested two people who are suspected in several recent home break-in cases. Longmeadow Police Capt. John Stankiewicz says that 26-year-old Israel Pena and a 17-year-old juvenile - both of...

Springfield Police Warn of Man Posing as Electric Co. Worker

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December 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police are warning of a person who may be going door-to-door, purporting to be from the electric company and getting personal information. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that around 5 p.m. Tuesday, a...

Greenfield Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect

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December 18th, 2014
GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- An Athol man is under arrest, accused of an armed robbery last month at a town restaurant. Greenfield Police arrested 40-year-old Jason Comeau of Athol around 6 a.m. Thursday, with assistance from Winchendon...

President Obama Calls In to Gov. Patrick’s Final Radio Show

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December 18th, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB/AP) -- Gov. Deval Patrick has fielded hundreds of calls during his monthly "Ask the Governor" radio show. But this one was different. "Uh, Governor, this is Barack Obama, formerly of Somerville," one caller said Thursday. The...

Teen Charged with Robbing 99-Year-Old Conn. Woman

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December 18th, 2014
WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) -- Police in Connecticut have arrested 17-year-old who they say robbed a 99-year-old woman of her purse while she was delivering cookies to a local community center. Police say the woman was walking outside the L.P. Wilson...