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Tonight: Increasing clouds with some late evening or overnight downpours or thunderstorms possible - especially across the Berkshires, then partial clearing with some patchy fog late. Mild and muggy. Lows: 62-68. Winds: SW -> ...
Tuesday September 02, 2014
80°
Clear
Feels like 83°
Humidity: 79%
Dew Point: 73
Wind: S at 12 mph
Rocky's
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Mount Holyoke to Allow Transgender Students to Enroll with New Admissions Policy

September 2nd, 2014
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (WGGB) -- Mount Holyoke College is now welcoming applications for its undergraduate program from any qualified student who is female or identifies as a woman. The new admission policy was announced Monday by college...

March for Peace Unites Community in Holyoke

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September 2nd, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Facebook post leads to a call for action Tuesday night in Holyoke. Dozens of people showed up on Main Street demanding peace in their neighborhoods. About 40 residents marched through South Holyoke holding a large...

Obama Signs Off On Request for More U.S. Troops in Baghdad

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September 2nd, 2014
BAGHDAD, Iraq (WGGB) -- President Obama authorized a request Tuesday for an additional 350 troops to be sent to Iraq, according to a statement released by the White House. "The request he approved today will allow some previously deployed...

Fundraising Controversy Heats Up State Senate Race

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September 2nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The race for the state senate seat in the 1st Hampden and Hampshire District is heating up just one week before the election. Eric Lesser's campaign headquarters is a busy place. Volunteers are working to get...

Overnight Storm Possible as Heat Retreats

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September 2nd, 2014
After finally seeing a day of 90 degree heat around here, a line of downpours and storms along and out ahead of a cold front will approach from the west this evening. The line has a history of severe weather in New York and Pennsylvania but...

Woman to Be Retried On Murder Charge After Fire

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September 2nd, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online) By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer BOSTON (AP) -- Prosecutors say a Massachusetts woman convicted of murder following a deadly fire will be retried. The state's highest court ruled prosecutors had to...

Dangers of iCloud, Protecting Stored Information

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September 2nd, 2014
Karen Bianchi's daughter has an iPhone and she feels uneasy about the iCloud technology. "I trust her, I know she’s pretty careful. I haven’t had a problem to be uncomfortable yet, but I’m uncomfortable with it just knowing the...

A Warm Welcome For Southwick Students Back to School

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September 2nd, 2014
SOUTHWICK, Mass. (WGGB)- It’s back to school for Southwick students. The start was delayed until after the holiday weekend because of construction.  As clean up continues, students and staff today also dealt with the heat on the first day...

Closing of Atlantic City Casinos Adds to Debate Over Mass. Gaming Law

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September 2nd, 2014
REGION (WGGB) -- In November, Mass. voters will decide whether to repeal the state's gaming law, which allows up to three casinos to be built in the Commonwealth, including one in western Mass. Over the Labor Day weekend, another casino...

Amherst Looks For Ways to Save Historical Mural

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September 2nd, 2014
 AMHERST, Mass ((WGGB)) -- A piece of history may be meeting the wrecking ball soon in Amherst as the mural behind the Carraige House Buildings may face a fate similiar to it's building, but residents insist it's something that cannot be taken...

Concrete Falls from I-91 Overpass Onto State Street

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September 2nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Crews from MassDOT were on the scene inspecting the I-91 viaduct Tuesday afternoon after some concrete fell from the highway onto State Street below. No vehicles were hit. Maintenance personnel were sent...

All Lanes of Mass. Pike Reopen Following Crash Involving Truck, Boat

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September 2nd, 2014
LEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- A boat on the Mass. Turnpike caused some delays in Berkshire County. Mass. State Police Trooper Nicole Morrell says that the crash was reported around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday along westbound side of he Mass. Turnpike, near Exit...

Springfield Man Arrested After Breaking Into Vehicle on Westminster Street

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September 2nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Springfield man has been arrested after breaking and entering into a motor vehicle early Tuesday morning. Officers responded to a call Tuesday after one Westminster Street resident observed a male walk down the...

C-5 Makes Emergency Landing at Westover

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September 2nd, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- A C-5 had to make an emergency landing at Westover Tuesday afternoon. Master Sergeant Andrew Biscoe, spokesperson for the 439th Airlift Wing, says that the plane was in the air on a local training flight when a fire...

Worcester Officers Hurt by Alleged Drunk Driver

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September 2nd, 2014
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- Two Worcester police officers were injured when a sport utility vehicle hit the back of their cruiser and drove away, leaving a crucial clue behind. Police say they were able to track down the driver because the SUV's...