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Today: Sunshine mixing with a few clouds this afternoon. Breezy. Highs: 75-79. Winds: S 5-15 mph. Tonight: Increasing clouds with some patchy fog possible. Lows: 61-65. Winds: S 5-10 mph. Have a great day. Don Maher ...
Saturday August 30, 2014
76°
Scattered Clouds
Feels like 76°
Humidity: 54%
Dew Point: 58
Wind: SSW at 8 mph
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Springfield Residents Join Forces to Clean River Front

August 30th, 2014
 SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) --- It was beautiful weather outside Saturday, making it a perfect day for the Springfield Community and Resurection Center to work together for the 3rd Annual River Front Clean-Up day. Dozens of adults and children met...

Memorial Service being Held for F-15 Pilot who died in a Tragic Plane Crash

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August 30th, 2014
photo Barnes ANGB LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- Officials say a memorial service will be held in memory of  Lt.Col Morris Fontenot. Lt. Fontenot is the F-15 pilot, who died on Wednesday as a result of a tragic plane crash. The service will...

Chicopee’s Nash Park gets new Playground Equipment

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August 30th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) --  On Saturday afternoon, volunteers from the park department in Chicopee continued the installation of  $30,000 latest playground equipment for children. Tons of people in the community also gathered at Nash Park to...

Study: Novel Heart Failure Drug Shows big promise

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August 30th, 2014
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade -- a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by...

Dog Turns on Stove, Which then Sets Laptop Ablaze

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August 30th, 2014
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- Police say a New Jersey family's dog turned on the stove, which caught the laptop resting on the burner on fire and sent smoke through the roof. The fire was reported early Friday evening in Lacey Township while the...

James Harrison Announces Retirement from NFL

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August 30th, 2014
(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) (WGGB) -- One of the most intimidating presences in the NFL's last few decades has called it quits. Linebacker James Harrison announced Saturday that he plans to retire. It comes after Harrison was released by...

Springfield Organizes Riverfront Clean -up

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August 30th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- On Saturday morning, the Resurrection Center of Springfield hosted its third riverfront cleanup. The event kicked off at the parking lot of Basketball Hall of Fame, with volunteers present from around the community to...

Obama to Attend Wedding of Longtime Personal Chef

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August 30th, 2014
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wedding bells are about to ring for someone President Barack Obama thinks of as family. White House chef Sam Kass is tying the knot Saturday evening to MSNBC host Alex...

Teen Taking Lamborghini Test Drive Dies in Crash

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August 30th, 2014
MOUNT SINAI, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York teen taking a test drive of a family friend's Lamborghini has died after crashing the high-powered sports car into a guardrail. Police say 18-year-old Samuel Shepard was taking the car for a spin on a county...

Ferguson Slowly Starting to Make Comeback

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August 30th, 2014
By JIM SALTER Associated Press (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen) FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of town that was the center of attention for three...

Saturday’s News on the Go 8/30

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August 30th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Friends of Pilot who died in F-15 crash speak up,  Boston marathon bombing suspect seeking trial delay, Iraq operations, rescuers continue search on missing miners, plastic bag ban and more. Stay with ABC40's Lindsay...

Sunshine Mixing with Clouds for your Saturday

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August 30th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A pleasant day is on the way for your Saturday before a warm front lifts through during the evening and overnight. This front will bring some clouds into our area but no precipitation. More importantly it brings in...

Human Rights Organization Shedding Light on Migration Dangers

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August 30th, 2014
MEXICO (WGGB) -- Human rights organization Amnesty International launched a new campaign in Mexico on Friday, aimed at bringing awareness to the dangers of migrating illegally into the U.S. Organization workers and activists said migrants often...

Plastic Bags May Soon be a Thing of the Past in California

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August 30th, 2014
State Senators celebrate after lawmakers approved Padilla's bill to ban single-use plastic bags at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California may soon be the first...

Friend Remembers F-15 Pilot Lt. Col. Morris Fontenot Jr.

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August 29th, 2014
East Longmeadow (WGGB) -- At the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall in East Longmeadow Friday night there was a sense of loss. Hours earlier it was announced that Lt. Col. Morris Fontenot Jr. of was killed when his F-15 went down in Virgina Wednesday....