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Tonight: Some evening clouds then becoming clear and chilly late. Lows: 46-52 (record: 45/1965). Winds: Become calm. Wednesday: Morning sunshine then a few afternoon clouds mixing in. Change of a spot sprinkle or light shower ...
Tuesday July 29, 2014
61°
Scattered Clouds
Feels like 61°
Humidity: 81%
Dew Point: 55
Wind: NNE at 2 mph
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Rape alleged at Keith Urban concert while onlookers videotaped

July 29th, 2014
MANSFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – A Keith Urban concert held at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield Saturday night led to an arrest after a 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped on the lawn section while onlookers used their cell phones to videotape the...

Part of Memorial Bridge and Rotary Closed due to Motorcycle Accident

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July 29th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) – A motorcycle accident on the Memorial Bridge rotary has traffic backed up in the area. It happened around 8:30 Tuesday night. Viewers tell ABC40 the motorcyclist was laying on the pavement near Bob’s...

String of Home Break-ins in Chicopee & Springfield

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July 29th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, (WGGB) -- A string of home break-ins in two communities has police telling people to be on alert... while the search for the criminals continues. Several houses have been targeted in the East Street area of both Springfield and...

Patrick Signs $1B Convention Center Upgrade Bill

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July 29th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill authorizing a $1 billion expansion of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Patrick said the expansion will increase jobs and help welcome more visitors to the state. He signed the bill...

Biotech drugmaker Amgen laying off at least 2,400

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July 29th, 2014
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) -- Biologic drugmaker Amgen plans to lay off 12 percent to 15 percent of its worldwide workforce and close sites in Colorado and Washington state to fund investments, particularly launching new drugs. The layoffs will...

Local Couple Wants to Change Name to “Seamonster”

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July 29th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- A local couple wants to be called sea monster - and it's the topic of a court hearing tomorrow. According to the Holyoke Sun, Melanie Ann Convery and Neal James Coughlin of Holyoke, are petitioning the state to let them...

Pittsfield Man Pleads Guilty to Child Porn

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July 29th, 2014
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Pittsfield man pleads guilty to federal child porn charges, and agrees to serve up to 50-years behind bars. The US Attorney Office says 34-year-old Jason Gendron had video files of himself in sex acts with girls as...

Tribes Support Changing Feds’ Recognition Process

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July 29th, 2014
MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) -- American Indians attending a Tuesday hearing at the Mashpee Wampanoag community center on Cape Cod said they support the federal government's plan to make it easier for tribes to gain federal recognition. But the tribal...

Tracking Some Late Week Showers

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July 29th, 2014
With a dry air mass in place temperatures will be able to cool off tonight as readings fall into the upper 40s and lower 50s. It will be a great night for sleeping! The record low for tomorrow, July 30th is 45 degrees set back in 1965. I...

Police Identify Man Injured in Chicopee Hit and Run

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July 29th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Chicopee Police have identified the man hit by a car Friday night and left in the street. Police say 30-year-old Luis Santiago of Holyoke was hit by a car around 11:45 p.m. Friday at the intersection of McKinstry...

Two Men Arrested For Farm Stand Thefts

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July 29th, 2014
(HADLEY, Mass.) (WGGB)--Two men are under arrest charged with stealing money from a local farm stand. Last Friday thieves made off with money from an unstaffed farm stand owned by longtime farmer Joseph Czakowski by forcing the cash boxes lid...

Dalton Residents Clean Up Microburst, Tornado Damage

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July 29th, 2014
DALTON, Mass. (WGGB)- The National Weather Service confirms the touchdown of an EF-1 tornado in Berkshire County on Sunday. Clean up continues for residents in the Dalton neighborhood who were affected by the storm. A clear cut path in the...

Springfield Police Investigating Gas Station Robbery

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July 29th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police are investigating the robbery of a gas station in Springfield. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says late Tuesday morning, a man walked into the Citgo gas station on Dickinson Street, pulled what was...

US, Europe Impose Tough New Sanctions on Russia

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July 29th, 2014
by JULIE PACE and JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has announced new economic sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy in the latest move by the U.S. to force Russian President...

Senate Confirms McDonald as VA Secretary

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July 29th, 2014
(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul...