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Massachusetts House votes to eliminate speaker term limits

January 29th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts lawmakers have voted to eliminate term limits for state House speakers -- a change pushed by Democratic Speaker Robert DeLeo, who supported term limits when he was first elected to the post in 2009. The 109-45 vote...

Be Careful Where You Dump Snow

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January 29th, 2015
HOLYOKE, Mass (WGGB) -- As we clean up from one storm, and get ready for a couple more inches of snow Friday, a reminder to people living in Holyoke, but actually for all of us about getting rid of snow. It’s hard to go anywhere in Holyoke...

Ludlow Students Donate ‘Socks of Love’ Packages to Those in Need

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January 29th, 2015
LUDLOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- A thoughtful gift from young children to those in need. Two third graders from St. John the Baptist School in Ludlow decided to skip their field trip to deliver "Socks of Love" care packages to men, women and...

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito Visits Western Mass. on ‘Building Stronger Communities’ Tour

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January 29th, 2015
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Mass. Lt. Governor Karyn Polito made stops in Western Massachusetts on Thursday. Her visit was part of the Baker administration's Building Stronger Communities tour. Lt.Governor Polito met for an hour Thursday...

NFL: Ref Inspected Footballs Properly in AFC Title Game

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January 29th, 2015
by BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer PHOENIX (AP) — NFL officiating chief Dean Blandino says the inspection of the footballs by referee Walt Anderson before the AFC championship game was handled properly. Blandino also said Thursday the...

Heroin Deaths Rising in Massachusetts at an Alarming Rate

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January 29th, 2015
  (Massachusetts), (WGGB)--Heroin overdoses are rising at an alarming rate in Massachusetts. Last month saw a disturbing number of drug overdoses across the commonwealth," The sad fact with the opiate addiction is that it remains...

UMass Athletic Director to Take Post at UC Santa Barbara

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January 29th, 2015
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- UMass Athletic Director Jon McCutcheon is stepping down from his post in Amherst for a position out west. McCutcheon will become the new Athletic Director at UC Santa Barbara and will be formally introduced at a press...

Springfield Plow Driver Attacked

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January 29th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A plow driver attacked Tuesday night in Springfield while trying to clear a street during the winter storm. Frustrated residents blocked the plow driver and threw ice, shattering the truck's...

US Unemployment Benefit Applications Plunge to 15-Year Low

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January 29th, 2015
by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment aid plunged last week to the lowest level in almost 15 years, a sign hiring will likely remain healthy. The Labor Department says...

Holyoke Police ‘Manuary’ Competition Raising Funds for Valiant Veterans

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January 29th, 2015
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Lots of men grow out their mustaches for 'Manuary' and this year, the Holyoke Police Department is joining in the fun for a good cause. Members of the department are raising money and will donate it for Valiant...

Ex-NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Goes on Trial on Murder Charges

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January 29th, 2015
By MICHELLE R. SMITH, Associated Press FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — With his old team about to play in the Super Bowl, former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez went on trial on murder charges Thursday, watching from the defense table as...

Western New England Univ. to Host Girls & Women in Sports Day

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January 29th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Celebrating women and girls in sports is the name of a unique program occurring this weekend at Western New England University. Jenn Kolins from Western New England joined ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz on ABC40...

Chicopee Police Investigating Armed Robbery

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January 29th, 2015
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police are investigating the early afternoon robbery of a Chicopee store. Chicopee Police report on Facebook that officers were called to the Kwik Food Mart at 447 Springfield Street just after 1 p.m. for a report of...

Gov. Baker Offers Koffee Kup Cupcakes as Part of Super Bowl Bet

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January 29th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Once again, Mass. Governor Charlie Baker has put Koffee Kup cupcakes on the line in a friendly Super Bowl bet that will help benefit food pantries in three states. Regardless if the Patriots win or lose Super Bowl...

Monson High School Students Dismissed Following Threat

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January 29th, 2015
MONSON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Monson High School was evacuated Thursday following a threat. Monson School Superintendent Cheryl Clarke say that around Wednesday that a threat was found in the boy's locker room. Students and staff were...