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Sat, January 31, 2015
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Springfield Plow Driver Attacked

January 29th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A plow driver attacked Tuesday night in Springfield while trying to clear a street during the winter storm. Frustrated residents blocked the plow driver and threw ice, shattering the truck's...

US Unemployment Benefit Applications Plunge to 15-Year Low

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January 29th, 2015
by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment aid plunged last week to the lowest level in almost 15 years, a sign hiring will likely remain healthy. The Labor Department says...

Holyoke Police ‘Manuary’ Competition Raising Funds for Valiant Veterans

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January 29th, 2015
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Lots of men grow out their mustaches for 'Manuary' and this year, the Holyoke Police Department is joining in the fun for a good cause. Members of the department are raising money and will donate it for Valiant...

Ex-NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Goes on Trial on Murder Charges

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January 29th, 2015
By MICHELLE R. SMITH, Associated Press FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — With his old team about to play in the Super Bowl, former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez went on trial on murder charges Thursday, watching from the defense table...

Western New England Univ. to Host Girls & Women in Sports Day

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January 29th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Celebrating women and girls in sports is the name of a unique program occurring this weekend at Western New England University. Jenn Kolins from Western New England joined ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz on ABC40...

Chicopee Police Investigating Armed Robbery

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January 29th, 2015
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police are investigating the early afternoon robbery of a Chicopee store. Chicopee Police report on Facebook that officers were called to the Kwik Food Mart at 447 Springfield Street just after 1 p.m. for a...

Gov. Baker Offers Koffee Kup Cupcakes as Part of Super Bowl Bet

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January 29th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Once again, Mass. Governor Charlie Baker has put Koffee Kup cupcakes on the line in a friendly Super Bowl bet that will help benefit food pantries in three states. Regardless if the Patriots win or lose Super Bowl...

Monson High School Students Dismissed Following Threat

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January 29th, 2015
MONSON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Monson High School was evacuated Thursday following a threat. Monson School Superintendent Cheryl Clarke say that around Wednesday that a threat was found in the boy's locker room. Students and staff were...

Dan Brown Takes the Heat After Epic Snows Stay East

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January 29th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - Some areas in western Massachusetts picked up over a foot of snow on Tuesday. It was a big storm for some but certainly not epic! Disappointing snow totals left some people "up in arms" asking, what happened? So...

MONDAY ON ABC40 – 40 Force: Pets and Vets

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January 29th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Tainted food, deadly viruses. Taking care of your pet is more challenging than ever. That's why the 40 Force is stepping up to help you out. Monday, we will have a panel of experts here to take your calls...

Tsarnaev Jury Selection Delayed Due to Post-Storm Woes

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January 29th, 2015
(Photo: FBI via AP) BOSTON (AP) — Jury selection in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has resumed after a two-day delay due to the blizzard. Individual questioning of potential jurors was...

Gas Blast at Mexico City Children’s Hospital, Dozens Injured

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January 29th, 2015
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City officials say a gas tank truck has exploded outside a maternity and children's hospital, collapsing part of it and injuring dozens of people. Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera tells the Televisa network that at least...

Mohegan Sun Casinos Report 1Q Rise in Revenue, Profit

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January 29th, 2015
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Revenue at the parent company of the Mohegan Sun casinos in Connecticut and Pennsylvania rose in the first quarter as table games and slot machines brought in more money and the casino's hotel in Pennsylvania completed...

Springfield Fire Crews Clear Potential Hazmat Situation

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January 29th, 2015
photo MGN-Online SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- A large amount of steam coming from an Allen St. building early Thursday morning led to a major response from the Springfield Fire Department. Aide to the Springfield Fire Commissioner Dennis Leger says...

Investigation Reveals Details of AirAsia Jet’s Final Minutes

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January 29th, 2015
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) INDONESIA (WGGB) -- Investigators provided new details about the crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 early Thursday morning. According to CNN, Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee says the co-pilot was...