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This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, dry and pleasant! Highs: 73-78. Winds: Light & Variable. Tonight: Clear and cool. Lows: 48-53. Winds: Calm. Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, continued dry & pleasant. Highs: 75-80. Have a great afternoon! D ...
Friday August 29, 2014
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Identity of F-15 Pilot Who Died in VA Crash Released

August 29th, 2014
  photo U.S. Air Force (Lt. Col. Fontenot Jr pictured right) WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – The identity of the pilot out of the 104th Fighter Wing who died in an F-15C Eagle crash in Deerfield Valley, Virginia Wednesday morning has been...

Skimming Device Scam Hitting the Greater Springfield Area

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August 29th, 2014
WILBRAHAM, Mass. (WGGB) --   Police out of Wilbraham are warning the public about "Skimming devices" in the greater Springfield area that are targeting debit and credit cards. Friday morning the department reported they had received several...

Britain Raises Terror Threat Level

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August 29th, 2014
photo MGN LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May says the country has raised the terror threat level from substantial to severe, but says there is no specific threat. The threat level means that a terrorist attack is considered...

Springfield Man Charged in Easthampton Crash That Killed Two Motorcylcists

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August 29th, 2014
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Springfield man has been charged with two counts of felony motor vehicle homicide after a crash that killed two motorcycle riders. The Northwestern District Attorney's Office says 45 year-old James Walter...

US Sanctions People Aiding Iran

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August 29th, 2014
By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States is targeting more than 25 businesses, banks and individuals suspected of working to expand Iran's nuclear program, supporting terrorism and helping Iran evade U.S. and...

Holiday Weekend Starts Fall-Like – Ends Summer-Like

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August 29th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - This Afternoon will feature just about 100% of the possible sunshine along with pleasant, dry conditions. High temperatures will stay mainly in the 70s and with dew points in the 40s and lower 50s, it will feel a bit...

Missing F-15 Pilot from Barnes Confirmed Dead

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August 28th, 2014
DEERFIELD, Va. (WGGB) -- Officials have confirmed that the pilot of the F-15C that crashed Wednesday in western Virginia was killed. Just after 9 a.m. Wednesday, the pilot of an F-15C made a radio communication that there was an...

Motor Bike Destroyed in Collision at Chicopee Intersection

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August 28th, 2014
CHICOPEE (WGGB) -- A serious crash is under investigation in Chicopee, after a motor bike was found in several pieces along a roadway late Thursday night. Chicopee Police responded to the intersection of Chicopee St. and Meadow St. just...

President Obama Cautions Against Using Force to Solve Crises

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August 28th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Faced with deepening crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, President Barack Obama is putting the brakes on the notion that American military power can solve either conflict. That stance is in keeping with Obama's long-standing...

Suspects Arraigned After Shots Fired in Holyoke

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August 28th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Two suspects have been arrested after firing shots in Holyoke Thursday night. Anthony Perez, 22, and Wilmarie Hernandez, 35 -- both from Holyoke -- were arraigned after witnesses reported shots being fired outside of a...

Board Rejects Conn. Dentist’s Request to Lift Suspension

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August 28th, 2014
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut's dental commission has turned down a request to lift the suspension of a dentist accused of providing inadequate care to a patient who died after being treated in his office. Dr. Rashmi Patel, who has...

Memorial Will be Open on 9/11 for First Time

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August 28th, 2014
National September 11 Memorial and Museum (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) NEW YORK (AP) — The Sept. 11 memorial plaza will be open on the night of the attacks' anniversary this year, marking the first time the general public will be able to visit...

Retired Firefighter Arraigned for Alleged Assault on Fire Commissioner

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August 28th, 2014
EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno says he's disappointed with the decision by a judge to release a retired fire captain, accused of assaulting the city's fire commissioner, on his personal recognizance. Michael...

Update: Route 5 in Easthampton Reopened After Serious Crash

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August 28th, 2014
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Easthampton Police Department have confirmed that Route 5 has been reopened following a serious crash. Route 5 -- from East Street in Easthampton to just over the Holyoke city line -- was closed this afternoon...

Massachusetts to offer two-month tax amnesty

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August 28th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- The Massachusetts Department of Revenue has announced a two-month amnesty program designed to encourage the payment of delinquent taxes by individuals and businesses. The amnesty program will run from Sept. 1 through Oct. 31. It...