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This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, becoming very warm and muggy. Some cloudiness mixing in, chance of a late day shower or thunderstorm. Highs: 85-90. Dew Points: 63-68. Winds: S/SW: 6-12 mph. Tonight: An early shower or storm then par ...
Wednesday August 27, 2014
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F-15C from Barnes Crashes in Virginia, Fate of Pilot Unknown

August 27th, 2014
DEERFIELD, Va. (WGGB) — An F-15C that originated from Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield has crashed in Virginia. Major Matthew Mutti with the 104th Fighter Wing says that one of their F-15C aircraft crashed this morning in...

State Rep. & Reservist Stresses Importance of F-15 Training

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August 27th, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A local state representative, who is a Captain in the Army Reserve, says the training done by the members of 104th Fighter Wing is vital for any mission they may be called to. Wednesday morning, an F-15 out of the...

Conn. Man Charged Following Wilbraham Crash

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August 27th, 2014
WILBRAHAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Connecticut man is under arrest after he allegedly hit two other cars in Wilbraham Wednesday morning. Wilbraham Police Capt. Timothy Kane says that just before 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to a...

Special Prosecutor Assigned to Investigate Death of Wilbraham Man

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August 27th, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB) -- A special prosecutor has been named to conduct a criminal investigation into the 2009 death of a Wilbraham man at Bridgewater State Hospital. Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley has asked Attorney Marty Murphy to...

Police: 320 Bags of Heroin Seized During Springfield Raids

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August 27th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Three people are facing drug charges after three raids were conducted Tuesday in Springfield. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that narcotics officers conducted a lengthy investigation, which targeted a...

Arrest Warrant Issued After Retired Firefighter Attacks Commissioner

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August 27th, 2014
Joseph Conant (Courtesy: Springfield Fire Dept.) EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- An arrest warrant has been issued for Michael Richard, the retired Springfield firefighter accused of attacking Springfield Fire Commissioner Joseph Conant at his...

Wing Memorial Hospital to Get New Name

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August 27th, 2014
PALMER, Mass. (WGGB) -- As Wing Memorial Hospital moves to new ownership, the facility will be getting a new name. Baystate Health Systems announced Wednesday that as of September 1, the Palmer-based hospital will be called Baystate Wing...

A Cold Front Brings a Few Storms then Refreshing Change

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August 27th, 2014
 SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - It will be a very warm and muggy afternoon as temperatures shoot close to 90! Yesterday we made it up to 88 degrees and today we will likely tack on a couple of more.  The last time we reached 90 was on July 23rd...

Court: Men Shooting Searches of Women Unconstitutional

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August 27th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- A federal judge has ruled that allowing male guards to videotape strip searches of female inmates at a western Massachusetts jail is unconstitutional. The judge in U.S. District Court in Springfield ruled Tuesday...

US Journalist Thankful for Work to Secure Freedom

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August 27th, 2014
(AP Photo/Curtis Family) by PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A U.S. journalist says he is overwhelmed to learn of the efforts that went into securing his release from a Syrian extremist group. Peter Theo...

Sales Down at Smith & Wesson in Most Recent Quarter

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August 27th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Smith & Wesson is reporting lower sales for the most recent quarter due mostly to falling demand for rifles. The Springfield-based gun maker announced that sales for the quarter were $131.9 million, a decrease of...

Two Bound Bodies Found in Pennsylvania River

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August 27th, 2014
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police say the bound bodies of two people have been recovered from a Philadelphia river and a third man who said he managed to free himself is being treated at a hospital for stab wounds. Chief Inspector Scott Small says...

American Militant Killed Fighting for ISIS in Syria

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August 27th, 2014
(AP Photo/Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff's Office) NEW HOPE, Minn. (AP) — An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official said...

No Victim Found after Reported Shooting Incident

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August 27th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- Springfield Police found blood, but no victim on the scene of a reported shooting early Wednesday morning. Police responded to 46 Summit St. just before 1:00 a.m. When they responded, they found some blood in the street, but...

Health Official: Ebola has “Upper Hand” in West Africa

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August 27th, 2014
(AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh) MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Ebola still has the "upper hand" in the outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, but experts have the means to stop it, a top American health official said during a visit to...