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Thu, November 27, 2014
32°
Light Rain
Feels like 22°
Humidity: 100%
Dew Point: 32
Wind: N at 14 mph
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Thousands of Power Outages Reported Across the Area

November 27th, 2014
REGION (WGGB) -- The storm is causing some power outages across Berkshire, Hampden, and Hampshire Counties. Western Mass. Electric is reporting over 15,500 customers without power as of 12:30 a.m. Thursday. Some of the hardest hit...

“Cease the Grease” This Holiday Season

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November 27th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- There's a lot of cooking that goes on this time of year. And as a result, sewer line problems increase around the holidays -- as people wash a lot of greasy foods down the drain. The Springfield Water and...

Storm Winding Down, Snow Ends Overnight as Power Outages Continue

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November 27th, 2014
As the storm wraps up out there, downed trees and limbs continue to cause numerous power outages.  Over 30,000 western Massachusetts customers were without power as of late Wednesday evening.  Snowfall amounts have averaged 3-6″ in the...

Last Minute Shopping Before Thanksgiving

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November 26th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- People have been braving the weather Wednesday night to pick up those last-minute items for their Thanksgiving feast. Springfield residents at the Stop & Shop on Liberty Street say the storm threw a wrench in...

SLIDESHOW – Thanksgiving Week Snowstorm

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November 26th, 2014
REGION (WGGB) -- Just in time for the busy holiday travel week, Mother Nature is giving us a healthy helping of winter white. Most of the Pioneer Valley should see at least four inches of snow, while the hilltowns in eastern Berkshire and...

Immigrants Social Security Eligible in Obama Plan

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November 26th, 2014
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social...

University of Massachusetts Cuts Ties to Cosby

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November 26th, 2014
(Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File) BOSTON (AP) -- The University of Massachusetts-Amherst has cut ties with alumnus Bill Cosby amid allegations by women accusing the comedian of sexual assault. University spokesman Edward Blaguszewski...

Westfield State Students Donate 114 Turkeys to Local Families

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November 26th, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Westfield State University's Student Government Association brought 114 turkeys to the Westfield Chapter of the Salvation Army on Wednesday. The Salvation Army will now distribute the turkeys to local families who...

ABC40 First Warning Weather Chats

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November 26th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- This week is set to be one of the busiest of the entire year: with a big travel day Wednesday and the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday. Meanwhile, Mother Nature brought us a helping of winter white - just in time...

Mutual Aid Called-In to Fight House Fire in Greenfield

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November 26th, 2014
GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Greenfield Fire Department is on-scene of a house fire on Old Albany Road Wednesday night. The home -- which is currently up for sale -- is still occupied. There is no word on whether or not residents were...

Monday, Dec. 1 – 40 Force: South Hadley

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November 26th, 2014
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (WGGB) -- 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...

Dozens of Flights Delayed, Cancelled Around Region

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November 26th, 2014
Regional Radar & Delays (5:30pm) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – The heavy wet snow is causing travel woes around the region, including air travel. Though much of the storm has been rain along the coast, snow is falling at many airports,...

Springfield DPW Ready For Storm

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November 26th, 2014
(SPRINGFIELD, Mass.) (WGGB)--Springfield DPW crews were out early on Wednesday to keep up with the storm. There was no shortage of traffic today. Plenty of people heading out to do some last-minute shopping for Thanksgiving, " We started out...

UMass Beats Previously Unbeaten Northeastern 79-54

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November 26th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Jabarie Hinds scored 14 points and had five assists to lead Massachusetts to a 79-54 victory over Northeastern in the Hall of Fame Tip Off Classic on Wednesday. UMass (5-1) opened on a 9-2 run and never trailed. The...

Heavy Wet Snow as Travel Becomes Treacherous

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November 26th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -  We are in it now! Steady snow will come down moderate to heavy at times this afternoon piling up everywhere. Traveling conditions will continue to go down hill across western Mass. The worst of the storm is from now...