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Tonight: Mainly clear, frigid! Lows: 10-16 (record low: 13). Winds: Becoming Light W/SW. Saturday: Sunshine mixes with clouds, chilly and becoming breezy. Highs: 38-42 (wind chills: 25-35). Winds: S/SW -> 10-20 mph. First ...
Sat, November 22, 2014
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Humidity: 73%
Dew Point: 11
Wind: WSW at 2 mph
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Governor’s Opioid Task Force Establishes Substance Abuse Program in Greenfield

November 21st, 2014
GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- New substance abuse services will now be provided in Greenfield, as part of the Governor's Opioid Task Force. The Department of Public Health has awarded contracts to Behavioral Health Network, which will begin...

Holiday Lights Illuminate Main Street in Northampton

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November 21st, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- It's that time of year. Stores light up with holiday decorations and cheerful music seems to be playing everywhere you go. But for the residents of Northampton, they didn't know if their city streets would see...

Proposed State Budget Cut of $25.5 Million in Local Aid

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November 21st, 2014
(WGGB) -- A state budget backlash that could cut funding to local cities and towns including ones here in Western, Mass. We spoke with local leaders about what's at stake, and what the impact would be of Governor Patrick’s proposed state wide...

Patriots RB Jonas Gray Sent Home After Reportedly Over-Sleeping

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November 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/AJ Mast) BOSTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- New England Patriots running back Jonas Gray was sent home Friday after he allegedly overslept and arrived late to the team facility. WMTW-TV reports that Gray's phone died and his alarm didn't go...

Stolen Car Pulled From Chicopee River

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November 21st, 2014
WILBRAHAM, Mass ((WGGB)) -- Police have confirmed a grey minivan with a smashed steering column went into the Chicopee River, right off of River Road. The car was stolen from Community Transportation Services on Verge Street on Tuesday. No...

Weekend Starts With Near Record Cold, Ends Mild

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November 21st, 2014
With dry and cold Arctic air in place along with clear skies and diminish winds overnight, temperatures will plummet! Readings will slide down into the teens and possibly approach the record low of 13 set back in 1966. If we break the record...

WNEU Football Player Accused Of Beating Girlfriend To Be Released

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November 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- Two days of testimony surrounding wrapped up Friday after a Western New England University football player was charged with brutally beating his girlfriend. Junior John Perry was charged with aggravated assault and...

ABC’s Brian Ross Discusses Recalled Products Still for Sale

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November 21st, 2014
(WGGB) -- It seems a day doesn't go by when we aren't telling you about a recall - whether it be cars like today or the Graco strollers we told you about Thursday. However, an enormous number of potentially dangerous products are still for sale...

Municipal Electric Customers Will Not See Spike in Rates

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November 21st, 2014
REGION (WGGB) -- National Grid and Western Mass. Electric have announced rate hikes for their customers. One of the major reasons is the spike is natural gas costs. However, for other utility users, their rates will stay about the...

City Officials Take a Taste of Healthy Food Options at Chicopee High

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November 21st, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Chicopee High School pushes serving local and fresh food to all of the schools in the city. City leaders were invited to the school Friday to try out the food. It's all a part of the Chicopee Fresh initiative....

Locals React To Immigration Announcement

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November 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- 66,000 people in Massachusetts are affected by the president's order. But, some families in Western Mass say it wasn't enough. "It's real sad, real sad...to see kids crying for their...

WMECo Rate Hike Approved

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November 21st, 2014
REGION (WGGB) -- Western Mass. Electric customers will soon see an increase in their bill. Mary-Leah Assad with the state's Department of Public Utilities says that Friday, the department approved to the WMECo's electricity procurement...

Stores Launch Pre-Black Friday Sales

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November 21st, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- You don't have to wait until Black Friday to save some extra money this holiday season. Several stores are rolling out Pre-Black Friday sales for shoppers. Walmart, Best Buy and Amazon are just a few companies...

30 Years of Brightside Angels

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November 21st, 2014
 HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- The 30th Annual Brightside Angel campaign kicked off Friday morning at the Holyoke Mall. Buying an angel allows the Brightside for Families and Children in  Holyoke, to continue its mission to protect our...

Appeals for Calm Ahead of Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

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November 21st, 2014
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm Friday as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But a spokesman for St. Louis County's top prosecutor said...