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Local IT Company Teams Up with Baystate and Shows Off New Space

October 17th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- VertitechIT celebrated its move from Northampton to Holyoke at its ribbon cutting ceremony Friday night. VertitechIT is a computer networking and consulting company whose mission is to make technology run -- the way...

Taste of Greece Underway in East Longmeadow

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October 17th, 2014
EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- The 12th annual Taste of Greece is underway. The Greek Orthodox church of St. Luke on Prospect Street in East Longmeadow is hosting three day event, which kicked off Friday. People were indulging in...

Cleanup Continues on Mt. Tom Following Microburst

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October 17th, 2014
(EASTHAMPTON, Mass.) (WGGB)--The cleanup work continues on Mt. Tom following a devastating microburst last week. The Mt. Tom reservation entrance on the Route 141 side of the mountain remains closed. Downed trees are blocking the...

Man Accused in Deadly Drunk Driving Crash Expected to Change Plea

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October 17th, 2014
(WGGB) -- A Springfield man is expected to change his plea related to a drunk driving crash that killed his own daughter and another man. 32-year-old Mauricio Velasquez is charged in last December's crash on Hendrick Street in Easthampton....

Springfield’s Mayor May Take Fight Over Low Bails to Beacon Hill

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October 17th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno sounds the battle cry again in efforts to keep dangerous criminals off the streets. The mayor got some help Friday in his fight. After their meeting in Sarno's office, the group...

Colleges Struggle To Meet Demand For Skilled Graduates

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October 17th, 2014
            SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Preparing future graduates for the jobs of the future. A new study shows what the most successful professions will be down the road. But are local...

Local Businesses Celebrate 100 Years of the Mohawk Trail

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October 17th, 2014
MOHAWK TRAIL, Mass. (WGGB)- The Mohawk Trail celebrates 100 years of history this month. The scenic highway extends from Athol to Williamstown and is commonly known as Route 2. Barbara Kuchalla travels along the Mohawk Trail to see the...

Judge Denies Tsarnaev Bid to Suppress Evidence

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October 17th, 2014
(Photo: FBI via AP) BOSTON (AP) -- A federal judge has rejected a request by lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to throw out evidence collected during a search of Tsarnaev's apartment, dorm room and laptop...

ABC40 Traffic Alert: South End Bridge

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October 17th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Motorists traveling near or along the South End Bridge are being warned of upcoming work scheduled for next week. MassDOT says that beginning Tuesday, crews will be along the bridge performing a routine bridge inspection. As a...

Campaign Underway to Help Reopen Agawam Cinemas

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October 17th, 2014
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- A small Agawam movie theater, which went dark this spring, is set to reopen. In May, the Agawam Family Cinemas on Suffield Street Closed, but the facility has a new owner - Kimberly Wheeler - who is working to...

Animals Rescued from House Fire on Grandview Street in South Hadley

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October 17th, 2014
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (WGGB) -- At least a dozen animals were rescued from a burning South Hadley home Friday afternoon. ABC40 has learned that 12 out of the 13 animals were taken out of the house. It was confirmed that nine dogs dies from...

US: Nurse with Ebola Said She Felt Funny in Ohio

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October 17th, 2014
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Health officials a Texas nurse who has Ebola indicated she "felt funny" and spent extra time resting during a visit to Ohio in the days before she was diagnosed in Dallas. Dr. Chris Braden says the woman didn't have typical...

VOTE 2014 Debate – Mass. House: Fourth Hampden District

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October 17th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Your ABC40 is keeping you informed as the 2014 election approaches. We will be hosting a series of debates at our ABC40 studios with candidates for the Massachusetts House and Senate. Tune in weekdays at 12:30 p.m. as ABC40's...

Police: Neighborhood Complaints Led to Two Drug Arrests

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October 17th, 2014
(Rafael Berrios / Kathiria Vazquez ) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police say that complaints from neighbors led police to arrest two people on drug charges. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that members of their narcotics unit had...

USS Constitution Takes Final Trip in Boston Harbor

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October 17th, 2014
(AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File) By PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Old Ironsides is taking one last spin in Boston Harbor before it heads to dry dock for a three-year restoration project. The USS Constitution, the world's...