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Today: Mostly sunny, cooler, pleasant. Highs: 60-64. Winds: Light. Tonight: Increasing clouds. Lows: 39-43. Winds: SE 3-6 mph. Have a great day! First Warning Meteorologist Don Maher ...
Sun, April 19, 2015
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Search Area for Malaysia Flight 370 to Double, if Plane Not Found

April 16th, 2015
(Greg Wood/Pool Foto via AP) KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be expanded by another 60,000 square kilometers (23,000 square miles) in the Indian Ocean if the jetliner is not found...

Protecting A Student’s Right to Privacy

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April 15th, 2015
WILBRAHAM, Mass (WGGB) -- Protecting a student's right to privacy. The Hampden Wilbraham Regional School Committee saying no to giving the company that oversees PARCC testing access to student's social media accounts. School committee members...

Palmer Train Derailment, Heavy Cranes Needed

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April 15th, 2015
PALMER, MA (WGGB) -- A train derailment occurred in Palmer Wednesday afternoon and police report it's going to take a little while to repair. "A couple of the train cars jumped the tracks and are leaning," explains Palmer Patrolman, Brian...

Local Boy Honored

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April 15th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- A Springfield boy has been named a Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Champion. 10-year-old Joseph Coles, better known as "Joe Joe," was given the award after spending all of his young life fighting numerous health...

Crash in Easthampton Knocks Out Power to a Section of East St.

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April 15th, 2015
EASTHAMPTON, MA (WGGB) -- Police in Easthampton were called to a crash scene on East St. Wednesday evening that has knocked out power to several area homes. We received a call from a neighbor right nearby at around 7:00 p.m. who told us a vehicle...

Gov. Baker Seeks Resignation of Board that Oversees MBTA

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April 15th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Charlie Baker is calling on members of the board that oversees the MBTA to resign. Baker's request to the state transportation board on Wednesday follows a recommendation from a panel he convened to study the Massachusetts Bay...

Ludlow Police Help Knock Down House Fire on Howard St.

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April 15th, 2015
LULDOW, MA (WGGB) --  Emergency personnel including local officers, were able to put out a fire at a home on Howard Street Wednesday evening. Firefighters were called to the scene around 6:45 p.m.    The home is located at 186 Howard...

Brush Fire in Warren Caused by Illegal Burning of Building Materials

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April 15th, 2015
  WARREN, Mass. (WGGB) -- A number of surrounding fire departments responded to a brush fire in Warren Wednesday afternoon that was started by a homeowner burning illegally. Palmer fire officials say that around 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, they...

Dry, Windy Weather Prompts Red Flag Warning

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April 15th, 2015
REGION (WGGB) -- Springtime usually means brush fires for Massachusetts fire personnel and April is considered to be peak season. Brush fire season lasts well into May and with low humidity, high temps, and average to high wind gusts like we...

Westover Being Considered to House New Refueling Tankers

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April 15th, 2015
(WGGB) -- Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee is in the running to house several brand new in-air refueling tankers equipped with near silent engines. The base is one of four being considered to receive KC-49A cargo planes, which are still...

Exclusive Video of Two Men in Water After Jumping from North End Bridge

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April 15th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A man is still missing after jumping into the Connecticut River Tuesday. He and another man were trying to get away from police. ABC40 has obtained exclusive video of what happened in the moments after they...

Williston Northampton Staff Member Accused of Sexual Misconduct

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April 15th, 2015
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Williston Northampton School faculty member has been placed on administrative leave after school officials learned of sexual misconduct by that staff member, which involved a student in the late...

Area Residents Make Last Minute Push to File Taxes

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April 15th, 2015
(WGGB) -- If you haven't done so already, you're running out of time to file your taxes. Today is April 15, tax deadline day. There was a continuous stream of people at the post office on Main Street in Springfield earlier this afternoon as...

Fifteen People Arraigned Following Protest at the ‘X’

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April 15th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Fifteen people, who were part of a 'Black Lives Matters' protest Tuesday, were arraigned today in Springfield District Court today. That protest blocked roads late yesterday afternoon at the 'X'. All pleaded not...

Contractors Chosen for I-91 Viaduct Project

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April 15th, 2015
(WGGB) -- Contractors have been chosen for the I-91 viaduct project. JF White Contracting Company from Marlboro and a company out of new Jersey will work together on the project. The companies will be tasked with making millions of...