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Tonight: Becoming clear, chilly late. Lows: 48-54 (record: 49 in 1992). Winds: Light. Friday: Mostly sunny and comfortable! Highs: 80-84 (dew points: lower 50s!). Winds: NW->SW 4-12 mph. Rick Sluben ...
Friday July 25, 2014
57°
Clear
Feels like 57°
Humidity: 96%
Dew Point: 56
Wind: NE at 5 mph
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Lawmakers Call For Housing Regulations

July 24th, 2014
Springfield (WGGB)- Days after the Springfield city council took up the issue of absentee landlords, a rally was held outside one of the many buildings recently condemned. Dozens gathered outside 515 Union Street Thursday night calling for...

ABC40 Takes to the Sky with 439th Airlift Wing

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July 24th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass (WGGB) -- You see the C-5 Air Force cargo planes seemingly hover over western Massachusetts, Thursday ABC40 had the chance to see how exactly the massive C-5s actually get in the air. "Everytime I look at it, even watching...

West Springfield Native Capuano Acquired by Yankees

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July 24th, 2014
(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees have acquired left-hander Chris Capuano from the Colorado Rockies in their latest trade with a team from the NL West. The Yankees announced after Thursday's 4-2 win over Texas...

Chicopee Bowling Alley Hosts Fundraiser for Shriners Hospital for Children

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July 24th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- AMF Chicopee Lanes was home to a fundraiser for Shriners Children's Hospital Thursday night. Moriarty and Primack PC hosted the event in support of the Shriners' mission of providing care for sick children. More than...

Fundraiser Held for Second Annual ‘Ride 2 Remember’

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July 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Patrons ate, drank and enjoyed live music all for a good cause at Luxe Burger Bar Thursday night. The restaurant on West Columbus Ave. was home to the Springfield Police Department’s 'Ride 2 Remember' fundraiser,...

Storm Week: How First Responders Prepare for the Worst

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July 24th, 2014
SOUTHWICK, Mass. (WGGB) - It was the flood of 1955 that inspired Charles Dunlap to eventually take on the role as Emergency Management Director in Southwick. "It was the devastation caused and that gave me insight to how people are ill...

UMass Amherst Hosts Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program

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July 24th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) – A group of students from Iraq took Center Stage in Amherst Thursday night. It was part of the UMass Civic Initiative’s 2014 Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program. The 24 students gave presentations about their country...

Israeli Solidarity Rally Held in Springfield

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July 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – With all the fighting and flight concerns in the Middle East the Jewish Federation of Western Mass. hosted an Israeli Solidarity rally this evening in Springfield. The Deputy Consul General of Israel to New England...

Six Car Accident Caused by Medical Emergency in Belchertown

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July 24th, 2014
BELCHERTOWN, Mass. (WGGB) --  Belchertown Police are investigating a motor vehicle accident in the area of Main Street. Police closed down Main Street to through traffic during the investigation. According to police on the scene, a man had a...

Suffield Boy Dies After Being Hit by Vehicle

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July 24th, 2014
SUFFIELD, Conn. (WGGB) – A young boy who was hit by a car while riding his bicycle in Suffield Thursday was killed. Francis Anthony Alamo was riding his bike on Mountain Road with two of his friends when he was struck by a vehicle. He was...

Connecticut Man Held in Slaying of Mother

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July 24th, 2014
ORANGE, Conn. (AP) -- Police say a 22-year-old man is being held on a murder charge in the killing of his mother in Orange, Connecticut. Police Chief Robert Gagne said Timothy Granata was arrested Thursday afternoon after the body of 58-year-old...

Friday’s Weather Chills then Thrills

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July 24th, 2014
Look for high pressure and a comfortable air mass to build in tonight and allow for a beautiful (top-ten potential) Friday! The day will start unseasonably chilly though with lows near record levels. With sunshine expected all day, highs reach...

Burkina Official: Plane Wreckage Found in Mali

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July 24th, 2014
(AP Photo/Sidali Djarboub) OUAGADOUGO, Burkina Faso (AP) — A Burkina Faso official says the wreckage of the Air Algerie plane that went missing has been found in Mali. Gen. Gilbert Diendere says the wreckage was located about 50 kilometers...

‘Amanda’s Law’ Passes Mass. House, Moves to Senate

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July 24th, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB) -- The Massachusetts House has passed legislation that would make it a criminal act for first responders to take or share photos of crime scene victims. The legislation stems from Chicopee Police taking unauthorized crime scene...

Tolland Murder Suspect Held without Bail

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July 24th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: YouTube/Wayne Co. Sheriff's Office) (WGGB)--An Ohio man charged with two murders including one with a connection to Massachusetts appears on Thursday in an Ohio courtroom. 70-year old Robert Honsch was living with his...