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This Afternoon: Mostly cloudy with a few showers and downpours - an isolated shower may contain thunder/lightning and small hail. Much cooler and becoming windy. Highs: 52-58. Winds: N/NW 15-30 mph, gusts to 40 by late afternoon. Have a great afternoon! Dan Brown
Wednesday April 23, 2014
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48°
Light Rain
Feels like 43°
Humidity: 96%
Dew Point: 47
Wind: WNW at 10 mph
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Western Mass. Senate Candidate Challenging Opponent’s Residency

April 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- State Senate Candidate and Springfield City Councilor Tim Allen is taking issue with his opponents residency. Allen is filing an objection with the state's Ballot Law Commission, claiming that Eric Lesser has not...

UMass Fraternity Holds 36 Hour Stationary Bike-A-Thon

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April 23rd, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- Wednesday brought less-than-ideal biking weather. But under the cover of a pop-up shelter, Anthony Pontrelli, a member of Pi Kappa Phi at UMass Amherst, had already pedaled several hours by noon. "I'm signed up for about...

Palmer DPW Director Arrested on DUI Charge

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April 23rd, 2014
(ABC40 File Photo) PALMER, Mass. (WGGB) -- Palmer's DPW Director is facing charges after allegedly driving under the influence. Palmer Police Chief Robert Frydryk says around 7:30 p.m., officers reportedly say a car moving erratically on...

Conn. Man Charged in Yale Hoax Threat

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April 23rd, 2014
(AP Photo/New Haven Register, Arnold Gold, File) NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Police say they have charged a Connecticut man with making a call in November in which he falsely claimed an armed man was on his way to shoot up Yale University. New...

Mass. Horse Track Warns 2014 Season Could Be Last

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April 23rd, 2014
(AP Photo/Lisa Poole, File) BOSTON (AP) -- Suffolk Downs is warning that the 2014 season could be the last one at New England's only thoroughbred track unless Mohegan Sun is awarded the eastern Massachusetts resort casino license. Suffolk...

Mass. Girl Burned When Hair Gets Stuck in Toaster

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April 23rd, 2014
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) -- An 11-year-old Lowell girl was taken to a hospital after her hair got caught in a toaster and she suffered serious burns to her forehead. Police tell The Sun that emergency crews responded to a home at about 4:30 p.m....

Showers and a Little Sun Leads to Rainbow

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April 23rd, 2014
BELCHERTOWN, Mass. (WGGB) -  Skies have been mostly cloudy this morning with a few showers here and there.  However, there has also been a little sunshine mixed in too. The combination of sun and showers created a rainbow over the skies of...

Massachusetts Homes Sales Down in March

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April 23rd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Two organizations that follow the state's real estate market say a shortage of homes on the market is driving down sales while driving up prices. The Massachusetts Association of Realtors reported Wednesday that the number of sales...

Hatfield Man Arrested on Drug Charges

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April 23rd, 2014
GREENFIELD (WGGB) - A Hatfield man is facing a number of drug charges following a traffic stop in Greenfield late Tuesday. According to Greenfield Police, 22-year-old George Gay was pulled over by a Greenfield officer for speeding and having an...

“Object of Interest” Examined for Connection to Missing Plane

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April 23rd, 2014
(Courtesy: MGNOnline) PERTH, Australia (WGGB) -- Authorities are examining piece of sheet metal with rivets that was discovered off the Australian coast Wednesday, in hopes of determining if it is connected to missing Malaysian Airlines Flight...

Showers, Wind and Thunder!

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April 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)- Keep the umbrella close by today as showers, downpours and even an isolated thunderstorm will be moving through wesern Mass.  A cold pool of air will be swinging through aloft today and often during spring, showers can...

Suspect Arrested After Escaping Police, Abandoning Car

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April 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- Springfield Police arrested a driver who ran from his vehicle, after avoiding a traffic stop early Wednesday morning. Police tried to pull over the driver for a traffic stop. However, once they did, the driver drove at the...

BU Coach to Leave School Following Allegations of Verbal Abuse

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April 23rd, 2014
(AP Photo/Fred Beckham) BOSTON (WGGB) -- A Boston University coach accused of verbal abuse is leaving the school where she coached for several years. Head women's basketball coach Kelly Greenberg made the announcement Wednesday morning on the...

Teen Stowaway Breached San Jose Airfield 7 Hours Before Departure

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April 23rd, 2014
HONOLULU (AP) -- A law enforcement official says surveillance video from San Jose International Airport shows the boy who survived a flight to Hawaii in a plane's wheel well was on the airfield seven hours before the jet departed. The official...

Mother of Student Killed in Tour Bus Crash Suing FedEx

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April 23rd, 2014
(AP Photo/Jeremy Lockett, File) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching...