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Archive for August, 2014
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) – The first ever L.E.G.A.C.Y were held Sunday evening in to commemorate great talent in entertainment and the arts in Western Massachusetts. The event took place at the new FOCUS Springfield TV studios located in downtown… Read more

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(AP Photo) HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Tony Stewart will now start focusing on next weekend’s NASCAR race in Richmond, Virginia. His return to the track Sunday night ended only a little over halfway through his race at Atlanta Motor Speedway…. Read more

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 BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration says it will invest more than $13 million in shoring up many of the state’s dams and coastal seawalls. Secretary Maeve Vallely Bartlett, secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs, plans to… Read more

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  A tornado warning issued for Worcester county earlier this evening was promopted by the same storm that produced a severe thunderstorm warning in Hampden county late this afternoon.  The tornado warning was cancelled as the storm weakened over… Read more

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would make California the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. SB270 cleared the Senate on a 22-15 vote Friday. It was approved by the Assembly a… Read more

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Chris Pratt Guardians of the Galaxy retained the top spot at the box office over the Labor Day holiday weekend, which overall was the second-worst weekend for ticket sales of 2014, Box Office Mojo reports. The Marvel Studios film… Read more

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By BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The worst day of John Morgan’s life was when his brother snapped his neck diving into a Walt Disney World lagoon while working as a lifeguard. It left him a quadriplegic. That day… Read more

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 By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have traded quarterback Ryan Mallet to the Houston Texans. The move means second-round draft choice Jimmy Garoppolo will be the backup to two-time MVP Tom… Read more

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Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer A forthcoming book about newswomen Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer and Christiane Amanpour hints that there may be something more than a professional rivalry between Couric and Sawyer. In The News… Read more

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FILE – In this Friday, June 22, 2012 file photo, Tesla CEO Elon Musk walks past the Tesla Model S after a news conference at the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif. Five states are on the short list for a $5 billion factory that Tesla Motors… Read more

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photo MGN-Online   By RACHEL COHEN Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki wore down Maria Sharapova to win in three sets at the U.S. Open and return to a Grand Slam quarterfinal for the first time in more than two… Read more

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Blunt Park was home to the Annual Stone Soul Festival on Sunday afternoon. The Stone Soul Picnic has grown over the years to become the largest African-American festival in New England with amusement rides, food and music. This year they… Read more

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FILE – In this Jan. 19, 2012, file photo, Joan Rivers attends a screening of the Season 2 premiere of WE TV’s “Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?” in New York. Two police officials say Rivers has been rushed in cardiac arrest from a… Read more

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St. Mark Armenian Church in Springfield celebrated its Annual Armenian Festival in Springfield. Specialty Armenian dishes were served such as Shish Kabob, lamb Hamburgers also known as Losh Kabob and chicken dishes. A group out of Wilbraham… Read more

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NORTHAMPTON, Mass (WGGB) — 197 years later, and the Three County Fair is still standing. It’s the oldest continuous agricultural fair in America. “The first fair was in October of 1818. And we do all of this crazy stuff, where everybody likes… Read more