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This Afternoon: A mix of sun and clouds, cooler and much less humid, nice and pleasant. Highs: 78-83. Dew Points falling into the 50's. Winds: N/NW 5-15 mph. Tonight: Clear and cool! Lows; 48-54. Winds: Light. (Record Low: 49 set ...
Thursday July 24, 2014
76°
Broken Clouds
Feels like 76°
Humidity: 63%
Dew Point: 62
Wind: N at 10 mph
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Ukrainian Prime Minister Announces Resignation

July 24th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has announced his resignation following turmoil in government. Yatsenyuk made the announcement from the dais of the parliament after two parties...

French Minister: Missing Plane ‘Probably Crashed’

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July 24th, 2014
PARIS (AP) -- France's foreign minister says the Air Algerie flight that has gone missing over Mali has "probably crashed." Laurent Fabius says "no trace" of the plane has been found. Two French fighter jets are among aircraft scouring the...

Massive Fire Destroys Million-Dollar Northampton Home

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July 24th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON (WGGB) -- Fire crews from several towns are still on the scene of a large home that was destroyed by a fire Thursday morning in Northampton. It first broke out at a home at 675 North Farms Rd. around 3:00 a.m. A neighbor called...

North Adams Man Gets Up to 5 Years for Stabbing

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July 24th, 2014
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- A North Adams man who stabbed a friend nine times with a steak knife because he thought he had stolen $600 from him has been sentenced to up to five years in prison. The Berkshire Eagle reports that Mario Babbs was...

Vandals Topple Headstones at Auburn Cemetery

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July 24th, 2014
AUBURN, Mass. (AP) -- Police in Auburn are investigating after vandals toppled 19 headstones at a central Massachusetts Jewish cemetery. Chief Andrew Sluckis estimated the cost of the damage at the Worcester Hebrew Cemetery discovered earlier...

Average US 30-Year Mortgage Rate at 4.13 Percent

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July 24th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates were stable to slightly higher this week, remaining near their lows for the year. Mortgage company Freddie Mac says the nationwide average for a 30-year loan was 4.13 percent, unchanged...

Officials: Lottery Set Record in Last 12 Months

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July 24th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Officials say Massachusetts State Lottery tickets were sold at yet another record-setting pace over the last 12 months. State Treasurer Steven Grossman, whose office oversees the lottery, said the estimated $971 million in...

MONDAY ON ABC40 – 40 Force: Fertility Treatment

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July 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Infertility impacts millions of couples. You or someone you know could be among them. Monday, the 40 Force is taking the extra step to help with solutions. From basic procedures to details about in-vitro...

Thursday’s News on the Go 7/24

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July 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--Northampton home goes up in flames this morning, FAA lifts ban on flights to Tel Aviv, and former Agawam coach pleads not guilty to rape. ABC40's Emily Volz gives you all of the top headlines of the day and more in your...

Cooler, Drier Air Mass Moving In

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July 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - The showers and storms from last night are gone but some of the clouds are still hanging around. There is a bit of humidity left over this morning but today will be cooler and drier than yesterday and we will not have to...

U.S. Pushes for Truce as Gaza Battle Rages

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July 24th, 2014
(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in...

Glitch Causes Delays in Passport Operations Worldwide

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July 24th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department says a computer glitch has caused major delays in its passport and visa issuance operations at its embassies around the world, potentially leaving millions of people awaiting U.S. travel documents in the...

FAA Lifts Ban on US Flights to Tel Aviv Airport

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July 24th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights to Israel, which it had imposed out of concern over the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets. The agency made its decision late Wednesday after working...

Storm Week: When Seconds Count

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July 23rd, 2014
(WGGB) -- Do you have a plan if you're not at home during a weather event? If you're at work, running, errands, or in this case, at Southwick's Senior Center. That's where many gather to play cards on a summer night. However, on the...

Officials Discuss the Fate of Holyoke’s Historic Essex House

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July 23rd, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) – A piece of Holyoke’s past being demolished was up for debate at the Holyoke City Council Finance Meeting Wednesday night. Mayor Alex Morse is requesting the money to demolish the Essex House, a former hotel that has...