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Mon, November 24, 2014
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Longmeadow Residents to Re-Vote on Shops Expansion in December

November 24th, 2014
LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- Longmeadow residents will re-vote on whether or not to expand the Longmeadow Shops on Bliss Road on December 15th. Just last week at the Town Meeting, Article 13 -- which would have allowed the zoning change from...

UMass Announces Earlier Closure for Thanksgiving Break Due to Weather

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November 24th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- UMass will be closed on Wednesday, November 26th starting at 5 a.m. due to the anticipated severe weather. This earlier closure will provide people the opportunity to plan and complete their holiday travel ahead of...

LIVE SOON – Prosecutor to Announce Decision from Ferguson Grand Jury

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November 24th, 2014
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — The St. Louis County prosecutor's office has announced plans for an 9 p.m. ET (8 p.m. CT) news conference to announce whether a grand jury has indicted a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael...

Storm Still on Track, Accumulations Will Vary

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November 24th, 2014
Travel conditions should be fine right into early Wednesday before rain begins. In the valley, rain Wednesday morning will be mixed with some wet snow at times with little accumulation expected through early afternoon. In the hills, wet snow...

Former Western Mass. Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

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November 24th, 2014
Boston, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Massachusetts businessman, who is a former resident of Holyoke and South Hadley, has pleaded guilty for tax evasion. Richard Furnelli used nominee entities to hide ownership and control over his businesses and assets...

Missouri Governor Calls for Peace in Ferguson

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November 24th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is calling for "peace, respect and restraint" when a grand jury announcement is made on whether a white police officer will be charged with fatally shooting a black...

Chicopee Comp. Collects Food for Pets at TJO

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November 24th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Teachers and students at Chicopee Comp. help out animals at a local shelter. Students have been collecting cans of cat and dog food and Monday, staff from the Thomas J O'Connor Animal Control and Adoption center...

New Director Assumes Command of VA Central/Western Mass. Health System

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November 24th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- The VA Central/Western Mass. Healthcare System welcomes their new director today in Northampton. An assumption of duty ceremony was held today for John Collins. Collins is a retired U.S. Army Colonel. He was...

Investigators Identify Body Found in Northampton as Missing Man

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November 24th, 2014
(Family Submitted Photo) NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Investigators say that a body found on Friday was that of a missing Easthampton man. Mary Carey, spokesperson for the Northwestern District Attorney's office, says that the office of the...

Funeral Arrangements Set for Retired Bishop Joseph Maguire

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November 24th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: Diocese of Springfield) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Funeral arrangements have been set for Retired Springfield Bishop Joseph Maguire, who died Sunday at the age of 95. "No doubt, our Diocese and the community of western...

Shopping for Thanksgiving Meal Ahead of Snow

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November 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)- Grocery stores are usually busy the week of Thanksgiving, and with Wednesday's forecast many shoppers are making sure they have everything they need now. On Monday afternoon Neko Cruz was busy checking everything off...

40 Force: Unclaimed Cash

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November 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Commonwealth is holding onto billions of dollars in money and property that might belong to you. Perhaps it's from a leftover, old bank account, or an insurance policy, or items forgotten in safe deposit...

Open Pantry to Benefit from Rock 102’s Mayflower Marathon

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November 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It's the season of giving and if you haven't already, it's your chance to give back. It's become a Thanksgiving week tradition in Western Mass. Rock 102's Mayflower Marathon kicked off Monday at 5 a.m. and runs...

Inside the Construction of Wicked Cyclone at Six Flags New England

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November 24th, 2014
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- A new coaster is set to open at Six Flags New England this coming summer. Wicked Cyclone is taking the place of the long-time and beloved wooden Cyclone. Monday, ABC40 got an inside look at the construction underway...

US Sen. Elizabeth Warren on trip to Middle East

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November 24th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is on a tour of the Middle East with stops planned in Israel, the West Bank, and Jordan. The trip was organized by the State Department and the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs,...