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Simply put, the 40 Force is WGGB and our neighbors, working together to make a difference in Western Massachusetts. It’s our commitment to support the community by pooling our resources with the collective knowledge and know-how of the Pioneer Valley.

In case you missed any of our segments over the last several weeks, click on any of the links below for a look back:

40 Force: Enterovirus

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September 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Enterovirus has sickened children in over a dozen states, including one confirmed case in Connecticut. The 40 Force was here tonight to help get the information you need to know. What are symptoms and risks?...

40 Force: Parvo Clinic Draws Hundreds of Dogs and Their Owners

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September 10th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Hundreds of dogs and their owners lined up Wednesday to get the parvovirus vaccination. 40 Force teamed up with the Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center to help dogs combat this highly-contagious...

40 Force: Sex Offender Search

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August 25th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Do you know where the sex offenders live in your community, or do you even know how to look? Tonight, the 40 Force showed you the tools and resources available to see if a sex offender is living near your home, or...

40 Force: Scam Alert

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August 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - Scams are hot right now. It seems every other knock on the door, phone call, or email is an attempt by scammers to get their hands on your money. Monday, the 40 Force teamed up with the Better Business Bureau...

40 Force: Mental Help

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August 14th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - The death of actor and comedian Robin Williams has got people talking about depression and mental health. But it's something families struggle with every day. The 40 Force was Thursday to put the discussion front...

40 Force: Child I.D. Booklets

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August 11th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Today, the 40 Force worked to help keep your kids safe. For over six hours Monday, we had representatives from the Molly Bish Foundation here to help you put together an I.D. booklet for your child for FREE....

40 Force: E-ZPass

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August 4th, 2014
REGION, Mass. (WGGB) - Dozens of people came to ABC40 today to sign up for E-Z passes. The state department of transportation wants the Mass Pike to be cash-free by the Summer of 2016. That means, no more scrabbling through your...

40 Force: Fertility Treatment

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July 28th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Infertility impacts millions of couples. You or someone you know could be among them. Monday, the 40 Force took the extra step to help with solutions. From basic procedures to details about in-vitro...

LAST DAY to Donate to the 40 Force School Drive!

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July 25th, 2014
(WGGB) -- It's near that time when local families begin preparing for the school year ahead by visiting local store for their yearly supplies. However, but for some students in the area, financial hardships make it difficult for them to...

40 Force: Adopt-a-thon

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July 17th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – 40's Friends helps provide homes for animals in need, and during the summer, the need for responsible pet owners rises. Local animal shelters, including the Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center...

40 Force: Credit Check

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July 14th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - Don't let bad credit get you down. They're pieces of your financial life that are critical to many dealings, and yet, many don't understand them. It's your credit score and credit report. What does the...

40 Force: Cyber Scams

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July 7th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- They can wreak all sorts of havoc on your home and work computer - online viruses and scams. From campaigns that hijack your computer files to phishing e-mails that steal your money and security, you can fall victim...

40 Force: Safety Check

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June 30th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Your child is your most precious cargo, but is your car seat properly installed? The 40 Force was here to help. Throughout the afternoon, families came down to our Liberty Street studios to have car and...

40 Force Food Drive

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June 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Regardless of the season, the need for food assistance is always there. That need is amplified during the summer months when some children are no longer able to receive a free lunch at school. ABC40 and The...

40 Force: Summer Skin Care

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June 9th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- More than three million people are diagnosed with skin cancer every year. In fact, the National Cancer Institute explains that it's the most common form of cancer in the country. Before you head out into...