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30 Years of Brightside Angels

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...

Crews Battle House Fire on East Street in Ludlow

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November 21st, 2014
LUDLOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- A late morning fire destroys a Ludlow home. The blaze broke out shortly before 11 a.m. Friday and kept firefighters busy all day. Firefighters spent most of the day knocking down the stubborn fire, and...

Body Recovered in Northampton Believed to be Missing Man

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November 21st, 2014
(Family Submitted Photo) NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Investigators believe that they have found the body of an Easthampton man who was reported missing earlier this week. Mary Carey, spokesperson for the Northwestern District Attorney's...

Dreams Become Reality for Foster Children on National Adoption Day

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November 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- There were tears, there were smiles, but most of all, there was happiness. For the tenth straight year, Hampden County participated in the annual Adoption Day. In courthouses in Boston, Brockton, Worcester,...

Mass. Regulators Set Deadlines for Final Casino License

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November 21st, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- State gambling regulators have set new application deadlines for Massachusetts' third and final resort casino license. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission announced Friday that initial applications for the southeastern region,...

WNE Football Player Accused of Assault Released on Personal Recognizance

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November 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Western New England University football player accused of beating his girlfriend can be released while he awaits trial. Following a two-day dangerousness hearing in Springfield District Court, a judge ruled that...

Northampton’s Mayor Talks Holiday Lights, Downtown Parking

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November 21st, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- It is known for its quaint downtown, it's progressive attitude, and one of the best places to live in western Mass. Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz joined ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz on ABC40 News at 12:30...

Bax & O’Brien Gear Up for the 2014 Mayflower Marathon

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November 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It's become an annual tradition along Springfield's riverfront. Every year, Bax and O'brien head down to the Basketball Hall of Fame and broadcast for 52 hours. They're not just doing it because they love to...

Marylou Sudders Named Baker’s HHS Chief

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November 21st, 2014
By BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Gov.-elect Charlie Baker has named Marylou Sudders, a former state commissioner of mental health and chief executive of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, to...

Agency: Schools Helped Lanza’s Mom ‘Appease’ Him

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November 21st, 2014
Adam Lanza (AP Photo) By PAT EATON-ROBB and MICHAEL MELIA, Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The school system unwittingly enabled Adam Lanza's mother in her preference to "accommodate and appease" him as he became more withdrawn...

Boehner: ‘We Will Not Stand Idle’ on Immigration

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November 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) By ERICA WERNER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner said Friday that President Barack Obama was "damaging the presidency" with his unilateral action on immigration. He said the...

Toyota Recalls Nearly 423K Lexuses for Fuel Leaks

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November 21st, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling nearly 423,000 Lexus luxury brand cars in the U.S. to fix fuel leaks that can cause fires. The recalls affect the 2006 to 2011 GS, 2007 to 2010 LS and the 2006 to 2011 IS...

Pioneering Amherst College Professor Rose Olver Dies

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November 21st, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: Amherst College)AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- Rose Richardson Olver, the first woman tenure-track professor at Amherst College who played a critical role as the school went coeducational, has died. The school announced that Olver died...

Victim in Pittsfield Shooting Dies

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November 21st, 2014
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Authorities say a 29-year-old man shot in the leg during what police say was a drug deal in Pittsfield earlier this week has died. The Berkshire district attorney's office says Anthony Gamache, of Goshen, died at the...