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The Debate Is Over: It’s a “Christmas Tree” in Front of Holyoke City Hall

December 16th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- The debate is now over. The tree in front of Holyoke City Hall will now be called a "Christmas Tree." City Councilors Tuesday night voted 12-1 to reinstate its original name, after recently being called a "Holiday...

Obama Signs $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill into Law

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December 16th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With little fanfare to mark a rare bipartisan achievement, President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed a massive, $1.1 trillion spending bill that keeps the government operating over the next nine months. The legislation was...

Springfield Man Pulls Knife on Police

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December 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Springfield man is behind bars after police say he pulled a knife on them Tuesday morning. Springfield Police, along with troopers from the State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Unit, and members of a U.S....

JCC Celebrates Hanukkah with Lighting of Huge Menorah

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December 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Hanukkah officially began at sundown Tuesday and the celebration kicked off inside the Springfield Jewish Community Center with family friendly games, crafts, and food - including the potato pancakes known as...

Fire Crews in Chicopee Battling House Fire

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December 16th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Chicopee Fire Department is on the scene of a house fire on Warwick Road. The call came in just after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. One engine remains on Warwick Road. The Chicopee Fire Department could not release...

State Police: Nearly 60 Heroin/Opiate Related Deaths Since December 1st

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December 16th, 2014
Map of the suspected heroin overdose locations and numbers since December 1st in Massachusetts. Boston, Springfield and Worcester data is not included in this chart. SPRINGFIELD, Mass.  (WGGB) -- State Police report they've responded to 58...

Northeast Utilities, Spectra Seek Pipeline Expansion Approval

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December 16th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- The latest plan for the highly controversial Tennessee Gas Pipeline projects appears to spare western Massachusetts of the massive infrastructure originally feared by some, but much...

Elm Street Safety Questioned Following Serious Crashes

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December 16th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- Calls are being made for improved safety on a busy West Springfield roadway just one day after a well known crossing guard was killed and another man was seriously hurt in separate pedestrian accidents. "There's...

Mumps and How to Avoid Spreading the Disease

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December 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It has been recorded that one thousand people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with Mumps this year. And to the most recent finding, players on five different National Hockey league teams have since been infected. Mumps...

Cathedral Supporters Take to the Steps of City Hall

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December 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB )-- Hundreds took to the steps of City Hall this afternoon.  This included students, parents, staff and faculty. Their rally comes as the Diocese continues to gather information from all sides of the issue in order to...

Wheelchair Accessible Van Donated to Holyoke Soldiers’ Home

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December 16th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- A new way to help get veterans around for the Holyoke Soldiers' Home. A wheelchair accessible van has been donated to the Soldiers' Home by Charlie Spencer.  His wife, Rita passed away and he thought this was a good...

Palmer Horse Sanctuary Brings Home Ford Truck

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December 16th, 2014
PALMER, Mass. (WGGB) -- A local non-profit is in the Holiday spirit. A Palmer horse sanctuary was the winner of a nationwide sweepstakes and now has a sweet new ride. In with the new and out with the old. Blue Star Equiculture located in Palmer...

State Street Water Main Break Impacting Local Business

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December 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission received a report yesterday of flooding due to a water main break on State Street in the areas of Dwight and Willow. The area has been stabilized and the water flow has...

Identities of Final 2 Victims in Enfield Fire Released

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December 16th, 2014
ENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- State Police in Connecticut have released the final two identifies in an Enfield house fire on December 10 that claimed the lives of four people. 68-year-old, Joshua Johnson and 68-year-old, David Cygan have been...

Mom Charged with Murder in Babies’ Bodies Case

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December 16th, 2014
  WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- A Massachusetts woman has been indicted two murder charges after the skeletal remains of three babies were found in her squalid home in September. District Attorney Joseph Early announced the charges Tuesday...