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Sat, February 28, 2015
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Stopgap Homeland Security Spending Bill Fails in House

February 27th, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House has rejected a stopgap spending bill for the Homeland Security Department with just hours to go before a midnight deadline to fund the agency or see it begin to partially shut down. The surprise 224-203 defeat of...

Victim of Deadly Crash on Mass. Pike Identified

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February 27th, 2015
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Investigators have identified the woman killed in a Thursday crash along the Mass. Turnpike. Mass. State Police tell ABC40 that 19-year-old Althea Fortier of Yarmouth Port, Mass. was killed following the...

Racing Might Return to New England’s Last Thoroughbred Track

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February 27th, 2015
(AP Photo/Lisa Poole, File) BOSTON (AP) -- New England's last remaining thoroughbred horse racing track may continue to hold live races after all. Months after its owners said they would stop hosting races after the 2014 season, Suffolk...

Writing Workshop to be Held Saturday at Forbes Library

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February 27th, 2015
(WGGB) -- Do you wonder how writers make up the characters, settings, and plots in books that you love? Do you ever think you could write a book? You might be surprised. That's the focus of a writing workshop going on Saturday at the...

Amherst Survival Center to Hold ‘Empty Bowls’ Fundraising Event

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February 27th, 2015
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- Great food and stunning artistry. That is the backdrop for a unique fundraiser happening on March 9. It's called 'Empty Bowls,' an effort by the Amherst Survival Center to help those in need in the community....

Route 5 Tunnel Reopen After Pothole Repairs

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February 27th, 2015
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Emergency road repairs forced the closure of one side of the Route 5 tunnel in West Springfield for time Friday. MassDOT says that the northbound side of the tunnel was closed so that crews could conduct...

Suspect in Slaying of Conn. Man in Springfield Held without Bail

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February 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- The suspect in the slaying of a Connecticut National Guardsman shot after a night on the town in Springfield before he was due to be deployed overseas has been held without bail. Michael Rodriguez, of Holyoke, pleaded...

Bill Cosby Asks Judge to Dismiss Three Accusers’ Defamation Suit

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February 27th, 2015
(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File) By PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Lawyers for Bill Cosby have asked a federal judge to throw out a defamation lawsuit filed by three women who accuse the comedian of decades-old sexual...

Leonard Nimoy, World Famous as Mr. Spock on ‘Star Trek’, Dies

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February 27th, 2015
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online / Paramount Pictures) LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Leonard Nimoy, world famous to "Star Trek" fans through a beloved cult TV series and a half-dozen films as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has...

Chicopee Police Investigating Hit and Run on Memorial Drive

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February 27th, 2015
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police are investigating a hit and run along a busy Chicopee roadway. Chicopee Police Officer Michael Wilk says that a pedestrian was hit near 650 Memorial Drive, not far from Stop & Shop and the entrance to...

Local Agencies Team up to Combat Child Trafficking

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February 27th, 2015
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- It's hard to spot and it's hard to talk about, but the troubling reality is children are being exploited across the country -- including here in Western Mass. "It's pretty common," says Ian Smythe, a Crimes Against...

MONDAY ON ABC40 – Insurance Issues

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February 27th, 2015
(WGGB) -- This winter weather has been relentless and its effects will last long after the last flake of snow has melted. This is especially true if you need pricey repairs to your home or vehicle. Monday, ABC40 will help you find out if...

Boston- Worcester Close to Snowiest Winter on Record

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February 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - It's been snowy out here in western Mass. but compared to Boston and Worcester we're getting off easy! Unofficially here in Springfield we've seen 57" of snow with 33" of it coming this month. In an average winter we end...

One of Coldest Februaries on Record!

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February 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) The month of February will mercifully end tomorrow. It will go down as one of the coldest on record for lots of cities across the northeast. For Hartford and Worcester it will likely end up being the coldest since records...

Fiat Chrysler Adds 467K SUVs to Recall for Possible Stalling

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February 27th, 2015
DETROIT (AP) -- Fiat Chrysler is adding more than 467,000 Dodge and Jeep SUVs worldwide to a recall from last year to fix a potential stalling problem. The company says it's adding 2012 and 2013 Dodge Durangos and 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokees...