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Today: Increasing sun, breezy and cold! A stray snow shower in the Berkshires this afternoon. Highs: 28-34. Winds: NW 5-10 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear and very cold, increasing clouds late. Lows: 6-12. Winds: Light S. Tomorrow: Mos ...
Fri, November 28, 2014
33°
Scattered Clouds
Feels like 23°
Humidity: 56%
Dew Point: 19
Wind: NW at 16 mph
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Festival of Trees Kicks-Off at Springfield’s Tower Square

November 28th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- On Friday afternoon, the annual festival of trees kicked off at Tower Square in Springfield. This year marks the 14th annual festival and is presented by the Boys and Girls Club. Organizers say raffle tickets are...

Parade of the Big Balloons in Springfield

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November 28th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Hundreds of people gathered in Downtown Springfield for the annual parade of the big balloons. The annual thanksgiving parade brought local paraders together to march despite the cold. Springfield's cat in the hat...

Early Morning Black Friday Shoppers

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November 28th, 2014
The lines were long and started early for Black Friday deals. Many shoppers waited outside since Thursday afternoon for the doors to open at the Holyoke Mall. The crowd came in at 1 AM and it remained packed throughout the entire...

Cops: Austin Shooter Targeted Downtown Buildings

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November 28th, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Austin police have fatally shot a man who opened fire at several buildings downtown and may have had explosives. Assistant Chief Raul Munguia says nobody else was hurt. The shootings happened before dawn...

Annual Kiwanis Christmas Tree Sale Begins in Easthampton

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November 28th, 2014
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Let the Christmas tree sale begin. Black Friday kicks off the annual Easthampton's Kiwanis tree sale. The 40-year-old tradition started Friday morning in Easthampton. The Christmas tree sale is also a means to...

Police: Guns, Marijuana Found in Pittsfield Home

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November 28th, 2014
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- A former guard at the Berkshire County jail is facing drug and gun charges after police say they found about 63 pounds of marijuana, 13 unsecured guns and more than $40,000 in cash in his Pittsfield home. The Berkshire...

Increasing Sun but Cold Today, Spotty Light Mix Tomorrow

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November 28th, 2014
Headlines SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – No weather issues on this Black Friday, though it will be cold! Increasing sun is expected through the day, with high temperatures in the upper 20s and low 30s. There will be a breeze from the...

SLIDESHOW – Thanksgiving Week Snowstorm

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November 28th, 2014
REGION (WGGB) -- Mother Nature gave us a healthy dumping of snow just in time for Thanksgiving! It's not very often we wake up to a white Turkey Day. The heavy wet snow has made for a picturesque scene. So feel free to send us your...

Suspected Shooter Dead in Downtown Austin Gunfire

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November 28th, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Austin police say a gunman suspected of opening fire on several downtown buildings and police headquarters has died after being shot. According to their verified Twitter account, Austin police say the male suspect died early...

Parade of Big Balloons to Step-Off at 11 A.M. in Springfield

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November 28th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It's been a fixture in downtown Springfield since 1991: the Tower Square Parade of Big Balloons. The parade will feature a number of massive inflatable friends, including "Cat in the Hat', as well as several local...

Ready, Set, Shop! 2014 Thanksgiving Weekend Store Hours

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November 28th, 2014
REGION (WGGB) -- In anticipation of the rush of holiday shoppers after Thanksgiving, many area malls and retailers are offering extended hours starting on Friday....

Holiday Shoppers Counting Down to Black Friday in Holyoke

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November 28th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Holyoke Mall was packed Thursday night, as shoppers couldn't wait to get their hands on this holiday season's deals and steals. The first group in line for Target -- from Springfield -- arrived around 8 p.m. But...

Ferguson Pauses Protests For Thanksgiving

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November 27th, 2014
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Protesters have taken a Thanksgiving pause in Ferguson, Missouri. There have been no police or Missouri National Guard members standing sentry outside the Ferguson police station, where people...

Friday Football Fever: Thanksgiving Special

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November 27th, 2014
(WGGB)---Another season of high school football comes to a close with classic rivalry matchups on Thanksgiving Day. An unusual year in that regard as half of the scheduled games were postponed due to snow, but those that did play enjoyed a picture...

Crews Battling Fire at Paradise Pizza in Chicopee

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November 27th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Chicopee Fire Department is battling a fire that broke out at Paradise Pizza Thursday night. Reports of the fire came in around 7:50 p.m. Springfield Street -- from Center Street to Chapman Street -- is...