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Monday July 28, 2014
73°
Broken Clouds
Feels like 73°
Humidity: 69%
Dew Point: 63
Wind: WSW at 12 mph
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Clean-Up Begins After Storm Destroys Agawam Mobile Home

July 28th, 2014
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB)- Severe storms and rain hit parts the pioneer valley Sunday, leaving behind a lot of damage in our area. People living in Agawam were among those hit the hardest, so Monday was spent cleaning up. Heavy rain, pea sized hail...

SLIDESHOW: Pictures from Monday’s Storms

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July 28th, 2014
(Picture of Westfield from Sean Jackman) REGION (WGGB) -- For a second day in a row, ominous clouds and storms rolled into the area. As they did, many of you sent in pictures of those conditions to ABC40. Earlier in the day, to the east, an...

Street Flooding Poses Frequent Problem for Some

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July 28th, 2014
REGION, Mass. (WGGB)- Severe storms and rain hit parts the Pioneer Valley on Sunday, leaving behind a lot of damage in our area. Street flooding was a problem in some communities and many residents are tired of dealing with a reoccurring...

Springfield’s License Plate Scanners Help Collect Nearly $1M

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July 28th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- License plate recognition has helped bring in close to $1 million to Springfield. The money comes in from scanning license plates for just over the past year and from a five block radius. The scanners check for...

40 Force: Fertility Treatment

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July 28th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Infertility impacts millions of couples. You or someone you know could be among them. Monday, the 40 Force took the extra step to help with solutions. From basic procedures to details about in-vitro...

Police Charge 2 Men in Deadly Philadelphia Carjacking

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July 28th, 2014
by MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police have charged two men with murder in a carjacking and subsequent crash that killed three children and critically injured their mother as they were selling fruit on a...

Gants Sworn In as New Chief Justice of Mass. SJC

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July 28th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: Mass. Supreme Jud. Court) BOSTON (AP) -- Ralph Gants has been installed as the new chief justice of the highest court in Massachusetts. Gants was sworn in by Gov. Deval Patrick Monday as the 37th chief justice of the Supreme...

Man Charged with Kidnapping in NH Teen’s Case

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July 28th, 2014
NORTH CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — Police are charging a 34-year-old man with kidnapping a New Hampshire teenage girl who returned home recently after vanishing nine months ago. Authorities say they arrested Nathaniel Kibby without incident at his...

Two Springfield Men Arrested on Drug Charges

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July 28th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Two Springfield men are under arrest after police say they made a drug deal right in front of an officer. Police say Ismael Ramos and Jose Angel Perez-Serrano were in Armory Commons Park, which is just a block...

Tornado Damages Trees, Buildings in Revere

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July 28th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: Todd Kazakiewich/WCVB) (Photo Courtesy: Todd Kazakiewich/WCVB) REVERE, Mass. (WGGB/AP) -- The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF2 tornado touched down just north of Boston. The agency says that tornado...

ABC40 Traffic Alert: Work on Longhill Street in Springfield

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July 28th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Motorists traveling along a busy roadway in Springfield's Forest Park neighborhood may see some delays Tuesday. City officials say that on Tuesday, crews from Palmer Paving will be milling parts of Longhill...

Police: Man Killed Family, Himself in Maine

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July 28th, 2014
(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) By DAVID SHARP, Associated Press SACO, Maine (AP) -- Police in Maine say a suicidal man having financial problems killed his wife, three children and then himself. Detectives say 33-year-old Joel Smith shot his...

Remains Found in Duxbury Found to be Human

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July 28th, 2014
DUXBURY, Mass. (AP) -- Authorities are seeking help from the public as they investigate the discovery of a box containing human remains in Duxbury. Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz and Duxbury Police Chief Matthew Clancy...

Smith & Wesson Paying $2M to Settle SEC Charges

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July 28th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Smith & Wesson has agreed to pay $2 million to settle civil charges of bribing government officials in Pakistan, Indonesia and other countries to win military and police business. The Securities and Exchange Commission...

FAA Proposes to Fine Southwest Airlines $12M

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July 28th, 2014
by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply in three separate cases with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737...