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Archive for January, 2014
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(WESTFIELD, Mass.) (WGGB)–A major infrastructure improvement is complete at Barnes Airport in Westfield. The airport is home to the Air National Guard’s 104th Fighter Wing and a civilian mission. An F-15 and a civilian jet sit side by side at… Read more

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BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has issued final regulations on a statewide commercial food waste ban. The regulations take effect in October and are intended to divert leftover food and reduce the state’s waste stream. The ban, which will be… Read more

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(WESTFIELD, Mass.) (WGGB)–A Westfield manufacturing company is making a major impact on the defense and aerospace industries. On Friday, Governor Patrick stopped by the company to witness its success firsthand. From runner blades used on… Read more

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HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) – It was approved by over 60 percent of Massachusetts residents but there are still many skeptics when it comes to medicinal marijuana. But now it’s official, cannabis prescriptions will be filled here in the Pioneer… Read more

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WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Federal prosecutors are going ahead with seeking the death penalty in the prosecution of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev. Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder notified a federal judge in… Read more

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On what would have been Jackie Robinson’s 95th birthday, students at Van Sickle Middle School and the McMahon School in Holyoke got a very special presentation from the Red Sox organization. Students were taught not only about Robinson’s… Read more

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LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) — A local school celebrated the Chinese New Year Friday. Students from the Longmeadow Montessori School held an authentic Chinese parade at school today. They have spent a month studying China and they were… Read more

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former loyalist of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who oversaw lane closings near the George Washington Bridge says there is evidence that contradicts what Christie said about the shutdown during a… Read more

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (WGGB) — For the first time, the Super Bowl will be played outside in the Northeast. MetLife Stadium is ready to host the teams and fans and while the stadium is in New Jersey, much of the focus is centered on New… Read more

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (WGGB) — Incidents like those suspicious letters that were found Friday have prompted the type of massive security operation that we’re seeing for the weekend. As the teams get ready to play the games, there’s much… Read more

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Jan 31, 2014 05:01 PM ET by Natalie Abrams Mila Kunis Mila Kunis has signed on as a spokesperson for Jim Beam bourbon, the company announced on their Twitter page Wednesday. “Jim Beam has been making history by producing the world’s… Read more

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Jan 31, 2014 04:52 PM ET by Natalie Abrams Amy Adams Oscar nominees Amy Adams and Matthew McConaughey will both appear on Inside the Actors Studio in February, Bravo announced Thursday. Adams, who is nominated for Best Actress for… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Springfield Fire crews worked to put out a fire at a vacant house Friday afternoon. Firefighters were called to the home at 111 Bowles Street just after 4:00 p.m. Friday. Dennis Leger, aide to Springfield’s… Read more

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Jan 31, 2014 04:00 PM ET by Sadie Gennis Grace Gummer Grace Gummer has joined the cast of CBS’ upcoming thriller Extant, TVGuide.com has learned. The Newsroom actress will play Julie, one of John’s (Goran Visnjic) partners… Read more

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NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) — After three days of deliberations, the jury in the Cara Rintala murder re-trial has informed the court that they are deadlocked. Jurors told Judge Mary-Lou Rup Friday afternoon that they were deadlocked 8-4… Read more