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Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks dies at 83

January 24th, 2015
AP CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs say Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks has died. He was 83. The team announced Friday night that Banks had died. The Cubs did not provide any further details. Banks was a two-time MVP who never lost his...

Alan Jackson Brings Country Flare to Western Mass.

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January 23rd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Nashville star Alan Jackson drew in a large crowd Friday night at the MassMutual Center. John Pardi and Brandy Clark were also part of Jackson's "Keepin' It Country" performance. Pardi is Capitol Record's...

More Police for Security in Downtown Springfield

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January 23rd, 2015
WGGB (Springfield) A problem impacting Downtown Springfield, is a perception that it is just not safe enough to go out and have fun. Both the Mayor and the police department say "not so." They've been seeing improvements ever since new...

Golden Gloves Semi-Finals Held at MassMutual Center

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January 23rd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The semi-finals of the 2015 Western New England Golden Gloves was held Friday night. Fighters who advanced from last week's competition got to content at the MassMutual Center. All proceeds from the tournament...

MassDOT Keeping Close Eye on Condition of I-91 Viaduct

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January 23rd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- More troubles for a section of I-91 in Springfield. Once again, chunks of concrete fell from the elevated highway, leading to emergency repairs late Thursday night. A nearly $235 million project is in the...

Chefs For Jimmy Brings Hollywood to Western Mass

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January 23rd, 2015
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- A touch of tinsel-town here in Western Mass Friday night as Chefs For Jimmy celebrated their 25th year. The annual fundraiser at Chez Joseph in Agawam featured signature dishes from more than 30 area restaurants. This...

3 Bald Eagles Found Sick at Massachusetts Pond

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January 23rd, 2015
LAKEVILLE, Mass. (AP) -- Federal and state authorities are investigating whether three bald eagles found ill at an eastern Massachusetts pond fed off a farm animal that had been euthanized with a drug. The Standard-Times of New Bedford reports...

Eyeing 2016, Jeb Bush Signals Focus On Middle Class

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January 23rd, 2015
(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File) By MICHAEL J. MISHAK Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Jeb Bush is offering policy prescriptions to boost the country's lagging middle class as he edges toward a presidential campaign. The former Florida...

ABC40 First Warning Weather Chat

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January 23rd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Just in time for the weekend, Mother Nature is set to bring some winter white to the Pioneer Valley. So to help answer the question that was on everyone's mind - what will be weekend weather be like? - your...

Gov. Baker Extends Health Connector Payment Deadline

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January 23rd, 2015
BOSTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Massachusetts Health Connector payment deadline has been extended through January 28. Governor Charlie Baker made the announcement Friday night saying, "With long wait times, the Health Connector is still struggling to...

Jason Strickland Denied New Trial in Beating of Haleigh Poutre

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January 23rd, 2015
BOSTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- The state's highest court has denied a new trial for Jason Strickland, the man convicted of beating his step-daughter, Haleigh Poutre. The Supreme Judicial Court announced their decision Friday. Strickland was found...

Federal Judge Strikes Down Gay-Marriage Ban in Alabama

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January 23rd, 2015
By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- A federal judge has struck down Alabama laws banning gay marriage. U.S. District Callie V.S. Granade ruled Friday in favor of two Mobile women who sued to challenge Alabama's refusal...

Privacy Concerns Over Health Care Website Prompt Reversal

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January 23rd, 2015
(Image Courtesy: MGN) By JACK GILLUM and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bowing to privacy concerns, the Obama administration reversed itself Friday, scaling back the release of consumers' personal information...

Issue of Homelessness Discussed at Legislative Breakfast

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January 23rd, 2015
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Teaming up to tackle the issue of homelessness in the community. This morning, more than a dozen legislators met with representatives from local non-profits to address the problem and take steps toward a...

Family Displaced Following House Fire in Longmeadow

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January 23rd, 2015
LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- A house fire on Birchwood Avenue in Longmeadow Friday evening has left the family that lives there displaced after firefighters from two communities were brought to the scene. The call came from a neighbor around...