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Mon, December 22, 2014
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Police charge man in tirade at Whitman church

December 19th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online)WHITMAN, Mass. (AP) -- Police in Whitman arrested a man accused of walking into a room full of children at a church and swearing, then smashing a car windshield with a baseball bat in the parking lot. Fifty-year-old...

Local Businesses Bring Early Christmas Lunch to 104th Fighter Wing

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December 19th, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The holiday spirit spreads to Westfield as troops at Barnes Air National Guard Base are treated to an early Christmas lunch. Big Y and Carando Classic Italian Meats served our local heroes to show gratitude. The...

Elderly Woman Struck in Palmer Dies

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December 19th, 2014
PALMER, Mass. (WGGB) -- Route 32 in Palmer is back open after a pedestrian was struck by a car Friday evening and later died. Police say an 85 year old woman was hit just after 5:15 p.m. and was later pronounced dead in the hospital. Her...

State Announces Business Plan, Funding for UMass Center at Westover

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December 19th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Mass. Governor Deval Patrick has released a multi-faceted plan for growth at Westover Municipal Airport. The plan, officials hope, will expand the western Mass. economy, while supporting the mission of Westover Air...

Christmas Shopper from Belchertown Gets Big Surprise

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December 19th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Christmas shopping took on a whole new meaning Friday for one Belchertown woman. Little did she realize that when she began her day those presents wouldn't cost her a penny. With less than a week to go before...

Mass. Education Secretary Matthew Malone Visits WMass.

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December 19th, 2014
EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- The State's Education Secretary visited Western Massachusetts on Friday. One of those stops took him to East Longmeadow High School. Matthew Malone is a traveling secretary. He likes to visit as many...

Sony on Shelving ‘The Interview': ‘We Had No Choice’

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December 19th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online / Columbia Pictures) NEW YORK (AP) — Following pointed criticism from President Barack Obama for shelving "The Interview," Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday defended its decision, claiming it had no choice but to...

Home Confinement Ordered for Ex-Pharmacy Officials

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December 19th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A judge has ordered home confinement for two men facing the most serious charges in a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak blamed on a defunct Massachusetts compounding pharmacy. Magistrate Judge Jennifer Boal set bail and...

New Company Riding Solar Wave With Local Operation

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December 19th, 2014
AGAWAM, Mass (WGGB) -- A new solar company is bringing new energy and employment to western Massachusetts. SolarCity is open for business at their first local facility in Agawam. Palets were lined up Friday and ready to roll next week for...

Crews Prep For Demo As City Continues Inspecting Weak Buildings

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December 19th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass (WGGB) -- Crews were busy Friday preparing the former Essex House site for demolition, which is expected to begin over the weekend or next week. The eight story building partially collapsed last week, leaving adjoining families and...

40 Force: Southampton

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December 19th, 2014
SOUTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) — The 40 Force is WGGB and our neighbors, working together to make a difference in Western Massachusetts. Once again this holiday season, the 40 Force highlighted the best of cities and town across Western Mass,...

Staples: Customer Data Exposed in Security Breach

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December 19th, 2014
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (WGGB/AP) -- Staples Inc. says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security breach earlier this year. The office supply retailer said in October that it was looking into a potential credit...

Man Pleads Guilty in Gun Case Linked to Marathon

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December 19th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A man charged with having the gun prosecutors believe the Boston Marathon bombing suspects used to kill an MIT police officer has pleaded guilty to gun possession and drug charges. Stephen Silva changed his plea to guilty...

Chrysler Gives In to Gov’t, Expands Air Bag Recall

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December 19th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) -- After resisting for several weeks, Chrysler is bowing to government demands to expand a recall of driver's side air bag inflators across the entire nation. The company says in a statement Friday that it will recall nearly 2.9...

Australian Woman Arrested in Deaths of 8 Children

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December 19th, 2014
(AP Photo/Graeme Bint) By KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press SYDNEY (AP) -- An woman has been arrested for murder in the killings of 8 children in an Australian home. Queensland Police Detective Inspector Bruno Asnicar said Saturday that...