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Tue, January 27, 2015
19°
Blowing Snow
Feels like 6°
Humidity: 57%
Dew Point: 6
Wind: NNE at 14 mph
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PVTA Suspending Service Due to Snowstorm

January 26th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The impending storm is forcing the PVTA to suspend service along its routes. The PVTA will stop service at 10 p.m. Monday, following the departure of the last buses from the Academy of Music in Northampton, Haigis...

Snowstorm Forcing Cancellations for Peter Pan Bus Lines

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January 26th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Peter Pan Bus Lines has cancelled dozens of trips ahead of the massive snowstorm heading. The bus company announced that many schedules for Monday afternoon have been cancelled, and all service for Tuesday...

Lawyers: Melissa Rivers Files Lawsuit in Mother Joan’s Death

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January 26th, 2015
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / Wiki Commons) by COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Melissa Rivers filed a malpractice lawsuit Monday against doctors and the clinic where her mother, Joan Rivers, had a routine medical procedure,...

Police Identify Victim In Holyoke Homicide

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January 26th, 2015
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Holyoke Police have identified the man who was killed over the weekend. Officers responded to multiple calls for shots fired outside the Caribbean Club at 268 Race Street around 1 a.m. on Sunday. 51-year-old...

Springfield Resident Named Chairman of UMass Board

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January 26th, 2015
University of Massachusetts BOSTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Governor Charlie Baker has named Victor Woolridge as the new Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the University of Massachusetts. The Springfield resident will succeed current Chairman...

Bishop Rozanski Gives Update On Cathedral High

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January 26th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The fate of Cathedral High School will soon be decided. Springfield Bishop Mitchell Rozanski met with stakeholders over the weekend for a problem solving session. Alumni, parents, and school administrators...

Thousands Cheer for Patriots at Super Bowl Sendoff in Boston

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January 26th, 2015
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON (AP) -- Several thousand fans have gathered at City Hall Plaza in Boston to give the New England Patriots a raucous send-off to the Super Bowl. Mayor Marty Walsh sported a No. 12 Tom Brady jersey as he and other...

Blizzard Postpones Jury Selection in Boston Marathon Trial

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January 26th, 2015
(Photo: FBI via AP) BOSTON (AP) -- The judge in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has postponed jury selection because of an impending blizzard. Judge George O'Toole Jr. resumed his individual...

Springfield’s Mayor Discusses Storm Preparations

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January 26th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno is set to hold a news conference to discuss the city's preparations for the impending Nor'easter. Sarno will be joined by representatives from other city departments, as well as...

No Flights In or Out of Logan During Blizzard

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January 26th, 2015
File Picture BOSTON (AP) — Officials at Boston's Logan International Airport say no flights will be allowed to take off or land at the facility during the height of the blizzard heading to the region. The last flight out of Logan is...

Conn. Governor Orders Travel Ban on State Highways

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January 26th, 2015
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has ordered a travel ban on Connecticut highways in response to the expected winter storm. Malloy said Monday the ban is set to begin at 9 p.m. He also said the state's two...

Small Drone Crashes at White House Complex, Origin Unclear

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January 26th, 2015
By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Secret Service says a small drone crashed overnight at the White House complex while the president was in India. An investigation is underway to determine its origin and...

ABC40 Alert: Avoiding Possible Income Tax Refund Scams

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January 26th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD,Mass. (WGGB) -- Scam Expert , Steve Weisman talks about ways to protect yourself from income tax identity theft by protecting your social security...

Tractor Trailer Crashes on South End Bridge

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January 26th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) - State and local police are on the scene of a tractor trailer accident just after the South End Bridge on the Springfield side. That accident happened just before 6 o'clock this morning, when the truck went off the road...

Airlines Preemptively Cancel Thousands of Flights Ahead of Storm

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January 26th, 2015
(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File) (WGGB) -- Major airlines are not waiting for the snow to start before cancelling thousands of flights across hubs in the northeast. As of Monday morning, more than 3,200 flights have been grounded in Boston, New...