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MONDAY AT ABC40 – 40 Force: Shred It!

October 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Your trash could be a gold mine for identity thieves. On Monday, the 40 Force is going to work to help keep that critical data safe. Bring your documents and hard drives to the ABC40 / FOX 6 Studios at 1300...

Pistorius Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Killing Girlfriend

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October 21st, 2014
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. A South African judge cited the "gross negligence" the Olympic...

Berkshire Towns Seek Changes to River Cleanup Plan

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October 21st, 2014
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Six Berkshire County communities are coming together to seek changes in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's $613 million plan to clean toxic chemicals from the Housatonic River. The Berkshire Eagle reports...

Staples Investigating Possible Data Breach

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October 21st, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- Staples says that it is looking into a potential credit card data breach and that it has been in touch with law enforcement officials about the issue. The office supplier retailer said that if it turns up any data discrepancies...

CVS Tacks Tobacco Payment to Prescription Network

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October 21st, 2014
By TOM MURPHY, AP Business Writer (AP) -- First, CVS Health pulled tobacco from its store shelves. Now, it plans to make some customers think twice about filling prescriptions at other stores that still sell smokes. The nation's...

Angie’s List: Protecting your Family from Lead Poisoning

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October 21st, 2014
(WGGB) -- Lead poisoning is 100 percent preventable,  but unfortunately, every year, thousands of kids still end up getting sick. In observance of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, experts are reinforcing the importance of testing your...

Wyoming Prepares to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

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October 21st, 2014
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Wyoming stands poised to become the latest state to allow gay marriage as a wave of court rulings brings expanded rights to same-sex couples across the nation. The state was scheduled to file a legal notice saying it won't...

SUV Collides with Pole on Liberty St. in Springfield

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October 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- Police and first responders were on the scene of a crash on Liberty St. in Springfield late Monday night. An SUV collided with a utility pole near the intersection with Carew St. around 11:30 p.m. The SUV suffered...

Vanguard Consignment Faces Questioning From City

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October 20th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass (WGGB) --  The subject of an ABC40 investigation was called before the Chicopee Licensing Commission Monday to answer to tough questions regarding financial struggles and customer complaints. Back in July, ABC40 told you about dozens...

Amherst Fire Department Receives Award for Success in Safety Program

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October 20th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- One local fire department is getting some state-wide recognition. The Amherst Fire Department has been selected to receive the "Normal Knight Award for Excellence in Community Service," for its success with the S.A.F.E....

Fashion Icon Oscar de La Renta Dies at 82

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October 20th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82. The late '60s and early '70s were a defining moment in U.S. fashion...

Plans Withdrawn for Proposed Sports-Plex in Agawam

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October 20th, 2014
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- The plans for a proposed sports complex in Agawam have been withdrawn. One month ago, Agawam residents voiced concerns of "The Plex" being built on Tobacco Farm Road in Feeding Hills. Some residents say the sports...

CDC Releases Revised Ebola Gear Guidelines

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October 20th, 2014
By MIKE STOBBE and EMILY SCHMALL Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) -- Federal health officials on Monday issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients. Officials have been scrambling to...

TRAFFIC ALERT: Section of Bay Road in Amherst Closed, Following Crash

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October 20th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- A section of Bay Road is still closed, following a motor vehicle accident in Amherst Monday. Bay Road has been shut down between South East Street and Hulst Road. The Amherst Police Department could not confirm...

Three Suspects Wanted in Springfield Armed Robbery

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October 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield Police are investigating another armed robbery Monday night. Officials responded to a call around 9 p.m. Three suspects displayed a handgun to a victim, and took off by Orange Street. No word on...