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Wed, November 26, 2014
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Humidity: 81%
Dew Point: 29
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Holyoke Teacher and Union Leader Reinstated in District

November 24th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Holyoke teacher and union leader returned to the classroom on Monday. Gus Morales -- a middle school English teacher -- was told back in June that he was not renewed for the upcoming school year. Morales was a...

Chicopee Boys and Girls Club Hosts Its Annual Turkey Dinner

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November 24th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Chicopee Boys and Girls Club hosted its annual Turkey Dinner Monday night. The Boys and Girls Club has been doing this dinner for 18 years, as a way to say thank you to the city and to give back to the...

UMass Announces Earlier Closure for Thanksgiving Break Due to Weather

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November 24th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- UMass will be closed on Wednesday, November 26th starting at 5 a.m. due to the anticipated severe weather. This earlier closure will provide people the opportunity to plan and complete their holiday travel ahead of...

Former Western Mass. Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

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November 24th, 2014
Boston, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Massachusetts businessman, who is a former resident of Holyoke and South Hadley, has pleaded guilty for tax evasion. Richard Furnelli used nominee entities to hide ownership and control over his businesses and assets...

Missouri Governor Calls for Peace in Ferguson

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November 24th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is calling for "peace, respect and restraint" when a grand jury announcement is made on whether a white police officer will be charged with fatally shooting a black...

Chicopee Comp. Collects Food for Pets at TJO

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November 24th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Teachers and students at Chicopee Comp. help out animals at a local shelter. Students have been collecting cans of cat and dog food and Monday, staff from the Thomas J O'Connor Animal Control and Adoption center...

New Director Assumes Command of VA Central/Western Mass. Health System

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November 24th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- The VA Central/Western Mass. Healthcare System welcomes their new director today in Northampton. An assumption of duty ceremony was held today for John Collins. Collins is a retired U.S. Army Colonel. He was...

Investigators Identify Body Found in Northampton as Missing Man

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November 24th, 2014
(Family Submitted Photo) NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Investigators say that a body found on Friday was that of a missing Easthampton man. Mary Carey, spokesperson for the Northwestern District Attorney's office, says that the office of the...

Funeral Arrangements Set for Retired Bishop Joseph Maguire

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November 24th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: Diocese of Springfield) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Funeral arrangements have been set for Retired Springfield Bishop Joseph Maguire, who died Sunday at the age of 95. "No doubt, our Diocese and the community of western...

Shopping for Thanksgiving Meal Ahead of Snow

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November 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)- Grocery stores are usually busy the week of Thanksgiving, and with Wednesday's forecast many shoppers are making sure they have everything they need now. On Monday afternoon Neko Cruz was busy checking everything off...

40 Force: Unclaimed Cash

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November 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Commonwealth is holding onto billions of dollars in money and property that might belong to you. Perhaps it's from a leftover, old bank account, or an insurance policy, or items forgotten in safe deposit...

Open Pantry to Benefit from Rock 102’s Mayflower Marathon

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November 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It's the season of giving and if you haven't already, it's your chance to give back. It's become a Thanksgiving week tradition in Western Mass. Rock 102's Mayflower Marathon kicked off Monday at 5 a.m. and runs...

Inside the Construction of Wicked Cyclone at Six Flags New England

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November 24th, 2014
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- A new coaster is set to open at Six Flags New England this coming summer. Wicked Cyclone is taking the place of the long-time and beloved wooden Cyclone. Monday, ABC40 got an inside look at the construction underway...

US Sen. Elizabeth Warren on trip to Middle East

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November 24th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is on a tour of the Middle East with stops planned in Israel, the West Bank, and Jordan. The trip was organized by the State Department and the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs,...

Thanksgiving Table Ideas from Randall’s Farm

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November 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Thanksgiving is just a few days away and between cleaning the house and shopping for groceries, you've probably got a lot on your plate, but you don't want to overlook the decor. A festive table can really take...