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Issue of Homelessness Discussed at Legislative Breakfast

January 23rd, 2015
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Teaming up to tackle the issue of homelessness in the community. This morning, more than a dozen legislators met with representatives from local non-profits to address the problem and take steps toward a...

Family Displaced Following House Fire in Longmeadow

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January 23rd, 2015
LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- A house fire on Birchwood Avenue in Longmeadow Friday evening has left the family that lives there displaced after firefighters from two communities were brought to the scene. The call came from a neighbor around...

Surgeon Killed at Boston Hospital Laid to Rest

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January 23rd, 2015
photo Susan Symonds/AP WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) -- Hundreds of people attended the funeral of a cardiac surgeon who was shot to death in a murder-suicide at a prominent Boston hospital earlier this week. The service for Dr. Michael Davidson was...

HCC, Westfield State Form Partnership for Low-Cost College Program

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January 23rd, 2015
(WGGB) -- Helping with the high cost of a college education. A local community college and a local university are partnering to offer a low cost college degree. Holyoke Community College President William Messner and interim Westfield State...

YWCA Receives Grant to Combat Domestic Violence, Sexual Abuse

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January 23rd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The YWCA of Western Massachusetts gets a big grant to fight domestic violence and sexual abuse. The nearly $1 million dollar grant comes from the U.S. Department of Justice. It will be distributed over a three...

Two Arrested Following Chicopee Break-In

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January 23rd, 2015
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Two Springfield men are under arrest after police caught them allegedly breaking into a Chicopee home. Chicopee Police Officer Michael Wilk says that around 11:40 a.m. Friday, police received a call of a suspicious...

Holyoke Police Recognizes Four Retiring Members of the Department

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January 23rd, 2015
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Holyoke Police Department says goodbye to four members who spent long careers in the Paper City. A captain and three officers are retiring and the department had a small gathering to wish them well and thank...

Holyoke’s Hazen Paper Makes Super Bowl XLIX Program Cover

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January 23rd, 2015
HOLYOKE, Mass (WGGB) --  For the 12th straight year, there’s a unique Western Mass. connection to the Super Bowl. It’s a company that’s been a fixture on the Holyoke business landscape for more than 85 years. The official program of...

Recall Roundup: Burgers and Nuts

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January 23rd, 2015
WGGB- Burgers with nuts that dont belong and nuts with bacteria that doesnt belong top our recall roundup for this Friday January 23rd Franklin Farms issues allergy alerts for chili-bean veggiburgers due to undeclared peanut allergen....

’20/20′ Examines UMass Student Informant Program

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January 23rd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Back in October 2013, ABC40 reported on the death of a UMass junior from a drug overdose. It was later learned that the student, identified only as Logan, had agreed to a deal not to be arrested if he became a...

Opponents Weigh Referendum on Boston’s 2024 Olympics Bid

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January 23rd, 2015
By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Opponents of bringing the 2024 Summer Olympics to Boston are weighing a voter referendum. The group No Boston Olympics says it could pursue a question for the 2016 statewide election or the...

Former Mass. Transportation Chief to Head Olympics Group

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January 23rd, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Former Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Richard Davey has been named to head the organization leading the drive to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to Boston. Davey will be the chief executive officer for Boston 2024. He...

Pats’ Robert Kraft: Team will ‘Continue to Cooperate’ with NFL Investigation

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January 23rd, 2015
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (WGGB) -- For the first time since the controversy over under-inflated footballs surfaced, Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft has released a statement about the story that surrounds his team. Kraft's comments will come...

Weather-Related Parking Bans

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January 23rd, 2015
REGION (WGGB) -- Some area cities and towns have issued weather-related parking bans. You can see an up-to-date list of those parking restrictions below. As always, for the latest weather information, you can always visit the Weather page...

School Bus Crashes into Tree Near Holyoke High

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January 23rd, 2015
(Viewer Photo Submitted by Jeff J.) HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police are investigating after a school bus crashed into a tree not far from Holyoke High School. Holyoke Police Sgt. Dave O'Connell says that around 2:50 p.m. Friday, a school bus...