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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: 75%
Dew Point: 18
Wind: N at 7 mph
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Cops: Woman Killed NY Boy, Falsely Reported Abduction

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...

Coping with the Stress of the Holiday Season

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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...