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Tonight: Increasing clouds with some overnight showers possible - especially across the Berkshires, then partial clearing with some patchy fog late. Mild and muggy. Lows: 62-68. Winds: SW -> NW 4-12 mph. Wednesday: Mainly su ...
Wednesday September 03, 2014
73°
Few Clouds
Feels like 73°
Humidity: 77%
Dew Point: 65
Wind: WNW at 12 mph
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Car’s Electrical Failure Sparks Fire in Springfield Auto Service Shop

September 3rd, 2014
(Courtesy: Springfield Fire Department) SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- Heavy smoke filled a Springfield auto service shop late Tuesday night, after a car caught fire inside the business. Aide to the Springfield Fire Commissioner Dennis Leger says an...

Proposed Ordinance Aimed at Improving Holyoke’s Homeless Hotels

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September 3rd, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass (WGGB) -- Moldy walls,  disturbing conditions are just some of the issues being reported at so-called homeless hotels in Holyoke. A proposed city ordinance is aimed at decreasing police calls and increasing safety at the two...

Overnight Downpours Possible as Heat Retreats

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September 2nd, 2014
After finally seeing a day of 90 degree heat around here, some downpours will move through western Massachusetts overnight and through by 2 AM. Watch out for some locally heavy rain and ponding on the roads if traveling late. Clouds clear...

Bogaerts, Betts Power Red Sox Past Yankees 9-4

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September 2nd, 2014
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens) NEW YORK (AP) — Xander Bogaerts homered among his four hits and fellow rookie Mookie Betts also went deep during a big night at the plate to power the Boston Red Sox past the New York Yankees 9-4 on Tuesday. Daniel Nava...

Mount Holyoke to Allow Transgender Students to Enroll Under New Policy

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September 2nd, 2014
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (WGGB) -- Mount Holyoke College is now accepting undergraduate applications from any qualified student who is female or identifies as a woman. The new admission policy was announced Monday by college President Lynn...

March for Peace Unites Community in Holyoke

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September 2nd, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Facebook post leads to a call for action Tuesday night in Holyoke. Dozens of people showed up on Main Street demanding peace in their neighborhoods. About 40 residents marched through South Holyoke holding a...

350 More Troops Assigned to US Embassy in Baghdad

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September 2nd, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has approved assigning 350 additional troops to protect the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and its support facilities. The White House says in a statement that the State Department had asked for the...

Fundraising Controversy Heats Up State Senate Race

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September 2nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The race for the state senate seat in the 1st Hampden and Hampshire District is heating up just one week before the election. Eric Lesser's campaign headquarters is a busy place. Volunteers are working to get...

Woman to Be Retried On Murder Charge After Fire

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September 2nd, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online) By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer BOSTON (AP) -- Prosecutors say a Massachusetts woman convicted of murder following a deadly fire will be retried. The state's highest court ruled prosecutors had to...

Protecting Information Stored on Cloud-Based Storage Services

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September 2nd, 2014
REGION (WGGB) -- Karen Bianchi's daughter has an iPhone and she feels uneasy about the iCloud technology. "I trust her, I know she’s pretty careful. I haven’t had a problem to be uncomfortable yet, but I’m uncomfortable with it just...

A Warm Welcome For Southwick Students Back to School

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September 2nd, 2014
SOUTHWICK, Mass. (WGGB)- It’s back to school for Southwick students. The start was delayed until after the holiday weekend because of construction.  As clean up continues, students and staff today also dealt with the heat on the first day...

Closing of Atlantic City Casinos Adds to Debate Over Mass. Gaming Law

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September 2nd, 2014
REGION (WGGB) -- In November, Mass. voters will decide whether to repeal the state's gaming law, which allows up to three casinos to be built in the Commonwealth, including one in western Mass. Over the Labor Day weekend, another casino...

Amherst Looks For Ways to Save Historical Mural

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September 2nd, 2014
 AMHERST, Mass ((WGGB)) -- A piece of history may be meeting the wrecking ball soon in Amherst as the mural behind the Carraige House Buildings may face a fate similiar to it's building, but residents insist it's something that cannot be taken...

Concrete Falls from I-91 Overpass Onto State Street

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September 2nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Crews from MassDOT were on the scene inspecting the I-91 viaduct Tuesday afternoon after some concrete fell from the highway onto State Street below. No vehicles were hit. Maintenance personnel were sent...

All Lanes of Mass. Pike Reopen Following Crash Involving Truck, Boat

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September 2nd, 2014
LEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- A boat on the Mass. Turnpike caused some delays in Berkshire County. Mass. State Police Trooper Nicole Morrell says that the crash was reported around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday along westbound side of he Mass. Turnpike, near Exit...