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Local Jewish Community Reacts to Jerusalem Synagogue Attack

November 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Jewish community in Western Massachusetts reacts with horror to the brutal synagogue attack in Jerusalem. "I'm heartbroken that Jerusalem, a city of peace, is continuing to be a source of violence and...

Two City Unions Agree on New Deals in Chicopee, Still Need Council Approval

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November 18th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass (WGGB) -- The City of Chicopee has agreed to new contracts with two municipal unions. Representatives from the police department and city department heads worked with Mayor Richard Kos over the past year to get the deals...

FBI Director Says US Prepared for Tsarnaev Trial

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November 18th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- FBI Director James Comey says he believes authorities are well prepared to provide security for the terrorism trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. During a visit to the Boston FBI office Tuesday, Comey...

Early Winter Pummels Much of Country, Strands Cars

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November 18th, 2014
A band of storm clouds moves across Lake Erie and into Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Parts of New York measured the season's first big snowfall in feet, rather than inches, on Tuesday as 3 feet of lake-effect snow blanketed the Buffalo...

Prosecutor: Mass. Man Dismembered Brother After Fight

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November 18th, 2014
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- A prosecutor says a 65-year-old man dismembered his brother's body after fatally stabbing him in a dispute over money. Michael Dowjat of Holden pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder Tuesday in Worcester Superior...

Right-to-Die Advocate’s Mom Blasts Vatican Remarks

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November 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/Maynard Family, FILE) Eds: Restores dropped word in 3rd paragraph; minor edits. With AP Photos. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Brittany Maynard's mother is responding angrily to criticism from the Vatican of Maynard's decision to end her life...

Casino Cash Heading to Mass. Communities

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November 18th, 2014
By PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Gambling money will begin flowing into local government coffers in earnest now that the state's casino law survived an Election Day repeal effort. In the coming weeks, MGM says it will...

US Soldier Charged with Killing Comrade Overseas

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November 18th, 2014
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) — A Fort Carson soldier has been charged with murder in the shooting death of another soldier while they were deployed to Jordan in May. The Army said Tuesday that Spc. Jeffery T. Page of Perrysburg, Ohio, is accused...

Events to Raise Awareness for Lung Cancer

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November 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Amy Liptak Caruso lost her mother to lung cancer three years ago and tonight, her memory will be honored Caruso joined ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz to talk about "Light in White," a lung cancer awareness event...

Building the Perfect Gingerbread House

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November 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Everyone is starting to get into the holiday spirit and what's more festive than a gingerbread house? Peter Gray from Pete's Sweets in East Longmeadow joined ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz on ABC40 News at 12:30...

Safe School Summit in Holyoke Focuses on Violence Prevention

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November 18th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- It's been nearly two years since 26 young students and teachers were killed in the attack on the Sandy Hook Elementary School, and the effort to keep that from ever happening again continues. That was the focus of a...

UMass Tops Manhattan in OT in Tuesday Morning Hoops Action

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November 18th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Cady Lalanne scored 23 points, and UMass regrouped to beat Manhattan 77-68 on Tuesday afternoon after the Jaspers sent the game to overtime with a buzzer-beating alley-oop off an inbounds pass. The Minutemen were...

Fewer Immigrants Living Illegally in Mass.

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November 18th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A new study says Massachusetts is among 14 states seeing declines in the number of immigrants living illegally. The Pew Research Center examined trends nationwide from 2009 to 2012. It says Massachusetts and New York were the...

One Victim of Jerusalem Attack Had Boston Roots

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November 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/Ariel Schalit) BOSTON (AP) -- One of the three Americans killed in an attack at a synagogue in Israel had strong ties to the Boston area. Rabbi Mosheh Twersky was one of four victims of the attack Tuesday in which two Palestinian...

Group Call on Baker to Tackle Mental Health Issues

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November 18th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- An advocacy group is recommending that Gov.-elect Charlie Baker take several steps to address mental health treatment during his first 100 days in office. The Massachusetts chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness...