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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
26°
Scattered Clouds
Feels like 20°
Humidity: 96%
Dew Point: 25
Wind: WNW at 6 mph
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Springfield Rescue Mission Serves Thanksgiving Breakfast

November 27th, 2014
  SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- While many people across the country are enjoying time at home with family this Thanksgiving, others aren't as fortunate. The Springfield Rescue Mission was up early this morning serving breakfast to the...

Thousands of Power Outages Reported Across the Area

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November 27th, 2014
Scout Road in Greenfield REGION (WGGB) -- The storm Wednesday caused a number of power outages across Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, and Berkshire Counties and power crews have been working around the clock since then to restore...

Toyota, Tire Maker Toyo Issue Safety Recalls

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November 27th, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Toyota is recalling about 30,000 Sienna Minivans worldwide, saying the 2015 models' overhead assist grips can detach when an air bag deploys. The automaker says that the grips, which are mounted to the minivans' roof rails,...

Turtle Strandings on Cape Cod Show Animals are Rebounding

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November 27th, 2014
photo MGN-Online BOSTON (AP) -- Marine biologists say there's a silver lining in the recent mass strandings of sea turtles on Cape Cod: It's a sign that the endangered animals are rebounding. Nearly 200 Kemp's Ridley turtles that became...

Police Return to Hernandez Home Seeking Sneakers

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November 27th, 2014
(AP Photo/CJ Gunther, Pool) NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Authorities have returned to the home of ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez seeking sneakers they believe were worn on the night of a 2013 killing with which he's been...

Body Found in Westfield Identified

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November 27th, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police have identified the man who was found dead inside the vehicle he was driving Wednesday morning on Root Road in Westfield. 23-year-old, Alexander Schultz lived on Coolidge Avenue in Westfield.  Authorities...

Ready, Set, Shop! 2014 Thanksgiving Weekend Store Hours

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November 27th, 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....

Snowstorm Leaves Many Without Power in the Northeast

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November 27th, 2014
CONCORD, N.H. (AP/WGGB) -- Power outages from the first major snowstorm of the season are forcing some residents of the Northeast to celebrate Thanksgiving in the dark. The outages on Thursday are particularly bad in northern New England, where...

Diplomats Make Trade Deal to Cut Red Tape, Poverty

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November 27th, 2014
photo MGN-Online GENEVA (AP) -- The World Trade Organization has pulled off a major deal that could boost global commerce by $1 trillion annually after years of negotiation. Diplomats says the deal approved Thursday is the first multilateral...

“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...

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...

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...