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Archive for August 15th, 2013
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HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) —  Some students from Holyoke were honored with Comcast Scholarships on Thursday. Mayor Alex Morse and Comcast presented the awards to the Holyoke High graduates at City Hall. The honorees wrote winning essays on… Read more

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NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) – The Northampton City Council has approved contract agreement between the firefighters union and the city. The Firefighters Union says they went three years without a contract or cost-of-living increase. Now… Read more

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Our top moments of the week: 13. Best Sequel: In case you haven’t seen Bar Mitzvah boy Sam Horowitz’s amazing YouTube video, or for those who simply can’t get enough, Good Morning America invites Horowitz to perform in Times Square. Billed as his… Read more

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(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette) by IAN HARRISON, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Pinch hitter Mark DeRosa hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the seventh inning, Mark Buehrle pitched seven innings to win his fourth straight… Read more

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(Photo Provided by the Richard Family) BOSTON (AP) — A 7-year-old girl who lost part of her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombings is learning to use a prosthetic leg as her family still mourns the death of her older brother in the April… Read more

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HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) — A dangerous intersection is on the road to becoming safer. Transportation officials say the I-91 interchange onto Route 202 (Cherry St.) in Holyoke is in the top five percent of crash locations in Western Massachusetts…. Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — ABC40 has an update to a story we brought you about Michael Morin. On Thursday August 16th, we reported that Morin had been charged with larceny over $250 in Greenfield. Springfield Police say he pleaded guilty to… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Springfield Police are looking for two men who have gotten in trouble locally and in other states. Now, officers suspect they’re in the Springfield area. First on officers’ list: 32-year-old Daniel Lopez. Delaney… Read more

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The time before the fall season is always filled with such hope. But inevitably, many shows that seemed so new and fresh wind up rehashing the same tired clichés. These are the six we hope never to see again. Add new fall shows to your… Read more

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By JAY REEVES Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama medical examiner has identified the two crew members who died in the crash of a UPS plane this week. The Jefferson County, Ala., medical examiner on Thursday night identified… Read more

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Protesters angered by the acquittal of George Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin’s killing are leaving the Florida Capitol after staging a 31-day protest. The small but determined group wanted Gov. Rick Scott… Read more

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CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) — Chicopee Police are investigating a late afternoon robbery. Chicopee Police Lt. Don Strange says that around 5:25 p.m., a man, dressed in all black clothing with a red scarf and possibly a wig, walked into the CVS on… Read more

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Debra Wesley, President of the Sini Community Institute stands in the facility’s lobby Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, in Chicago. Sinai Health System in Chicago is one of more than 100 U.S. organizations awarded federal Navigator grants Thursday to… Read more

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National Transportation Safety Board investigators remove a black box from the the tail section of the UPS cargo plane that crashed Wednesday on approach to the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 in… Read more

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FILE – In this June 2011 file photo provided by Andrea Saincome, Hannah Anderson, center, reclining across the laps of others, and James Lee DiMaggio, right, pose for a picture with other members of the extended Anderson and Saincome… Read more