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

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...

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...