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Today: Mostly sunny and comfortable! Highs: 79-86. Winds: S 5 mph. Tonight: Increasing clouds, not as cool. Lows: 55-62. Winds: Calm. Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy, a few showers. Highs: 72-79. Winds: S 5 mph. Enjoy the nice weather! ...
Wednesday August 20, 2014
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Feels like 78°
Humidity: 61%
Dew Point: 62
Wind: SSE at 5 mph
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Abundant Sunshine Today, A Few Showers Tomorrow

August 20th, 2014
Today's Beach Forecast SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The impeccable weather will continue today across the area as high pressure controls the weather over New England! However, the weather will go downhill tomorrow, but it won't be long...

LIVE STREAMING AT 12:45 – President Obama to Speak After Militants Behead American

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August 20th, 2014
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will deliver a statement on Wednesday, the day after Islamic State militants released a video showing an American journalist being beheaded. Obama will speak from Martha's...

Boston Teen Admits to Killing 9-Year-Old Brother

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August 20th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A 15-year-old Boston boy has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his 9-year-old brother and been ordered into the custody of state Department of Youth Services until he is 21. Juanly Pena, who was 14 when he accidentally shot...

Curt Schilling: Chewing Tobacco Led to Mouth Cancer

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August 20th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images) BOSTON (AP) — Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling has revealed that he is battling mouth cancer and he blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use. Schilling discussed details of his cancer on...

Mobile Zoo Headed to Stanley Park

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August 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--If you didn't have a chance to make it to the zoo this summer, don't worry! Forest Park Zoo may be coming to a park near you! Nick Kinsman of the Forest Park Zoo and furry friends join ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz to...

Water Main Break in Deerfield, North Hillside Road Closed

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August 20th, 2014
DEERFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) --   A water main break in Deerfield has forced emergency personnel to shut down a road there. Police report the break happened about 8:00 a.m. Wednesday in the area of 60 and 90 North Hillside Road. No word yet on...

Medicaid Insurers Seek More from State

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August 20th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Companies that insure Medicaid patients in Massachusetts are pressing for an increase in the payments they receive from the state for serving low-income residents. The health insurers say $140 million in losses since the start...

Another American Hostage at Risk by Islamic State

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August 20th, 2014
AP Photo/Steven Senne, File WASHINGTON (AP) -- Militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley and are threatening to kill another hostage in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq. The...

Protesters Fill Ferguson Streets Ahead of Attorney General’s Visit

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August 20th, 2014
(AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Curtis Compton)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- The streets of Ferguson are filled once more tonight with protesters demonstrating against the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old who was fatally shot Aug. 9 by...

Official: 4 of 5 Child Hostages Freed in Illinois

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August 19th, 2014
(AP Photo/Paul Beaty)HARVEY, Ill. (AP) — Negotiators worked late into the night in an effort to persuade two men barricaded in a home in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey to end their standoff with police and release the last of six children...

Western Mass Reacts to New Gun Laws

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August 19th, 2014
 REGIONAL, Western Mass. (WGGB) -- Gun laws are becoming tighter after Governor Patrick signed "An Act Relative to the Reduction of Gun Violence" last week. Governor Patrick's new bill on gun safety is just another step Massachusetts is taking...

Company Recalls Variety of Peanut, Almond Butter

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August 19th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination. The company said Tuesday that there have been reports of four illnesses that may be related to the nut...

Senate Democrats Demand Liquid Nicotine Rules

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August 19th, 2014
By STEPHEN SINGER Associated Press FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) -- A dozen Senate Democrats are pushing federal legislation to require child-proof bottles for liquid nicotine used for e-cigarettes. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Rep. Elizabeth Esty,...

US officials: Video Shows American’s Execution

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August 19th, 2014
AP Photo/Steven Senne, File By LARA JAKES and JULIE PACE Published: 12 minutes ago WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two U.S. officials say they believe American journalist James Foley was the victim executed by Islamic State militants as shown in a...

FDA Approves New Drug for Rare Genetic Disease

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August 19th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a new capsule-based drug to treat Gaucher's disease. Regulators approved the new drug, Cerdelga, for patients with the Type 1 form of the rare genetic disorder, which causes...