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Today: Clouds giving way to a mix of sun & clouds, breezy and cool. Highs: 33-38. Winds: NW 6-14 mph. Tonight: Mainly clear and cold. Lows: 15-20. Winds: Calm. Have a great Friday! First Warning Meteorologist Dan Brown ...
Fri, December 19, 2014
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40 Force: Northampton

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...

Van on Car in Downtown Holyoke

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December 18th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police are investigating after a van ends up on the hood of a car in downtown Holyoke Emergency crews responded to the crash near Dwight and Maple Streets around 11 a.m. Thursday. No other information is...

Average US 30-Year Loan Rate Falls to 3.80 Percent

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December 18th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, with the benchmark 30-year loan rate reaching a new low for the year. The rates' historically low levels could be a boon to potential homebuyers. Mortgage company...

Mass. Gains Jobs, Unemployment Rate Down

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December 18th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts gained an estimated 13,500 jobs in November while the unemployment rate stood at 5.8 percent, down from 6 percent in the previous month. The office of Labor and Workforce Development said Thursday the state's...

Ford Expands Drivers Air Bag Recall Nationwide

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December 18th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) -- Ford says it's expanding a recall for faulty driver's side air bag inflators to the entire U.S. as demanded by the government. The move adds 447,000 Ford vehicles to the list of those recalled due to driver's inflators made by...

Putin Won’t Force Exporters to Sell Currency to Save Ruble

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December 18th, 2014
MOSCOW (AP) -- President Vladimir Putin says there are no plans to introduce obligations for exporters to sell their hard currency earnings to help stabilize the ruble. He said Thursday that the government should work with exporters to help...

One Dead, Several Injured when Calif. Woman Drives into Crowd

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December 18th, 2014
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Police say one person is dead and several are injured after a woman drove into a group of pedestrians outside a Southern California church where a Christmas performance had just ended. Redondo Beach police Lt. Joe...