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Tonight: Mostly clear then late cloudiness and areas of fog. Mild and muggy. Lows: 64-70. Winds: Light South. Rick Sluben ...
Monday September 01, 2014
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More Storms, Summer-like Start to September

September 1st, 2014
  Even though Labor Day was the first day of meteorological fall (months of September, October and November), this first week of the new season will feel much more like summer still! Overnight, it will be dry, warm and humid with lows in...

Co-Workers React to Fatal Motorcycle Crash that Killed Two People

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September 1st, 2014
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- After a deadly motorcycle crash last week in Easthampton, friends of the deceased are now speaking out. Edward and his 29 year old daughter Brittany died Thursday when an S-U-V hit their motorcycle head on route 5...

Thousands Turn Out as Umass Clambake Hopes to Beat World Record

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September 1st, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- Thousands turned out for a welcome BBQ and clambake at  Amherst today. And for the fifth year in a row....they are attempting to break a world record. This year they are hoping to host the worlds largest clam...

$10.1 Million Public Library Opens in South Hadley

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September 1st, 2014
Courtesy of: South Hadley Public Library SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (WGGB) -- The old South Hadley Public Library was hanging on by a thread. But, this past week marked a long-awaited moment for residents in the town. After eight years, the new...

Families Flock to Forest Park in Springfield for Labor Day Celebrations

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September 1st, 2014
The Church of God holds a cookout for members across Mass, RI and Conn for Labor Day SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- It was a beautiful day to close out the "unofficial" end to summer Monday for the long holiday weekend. Families from all over...

Labor Day Sales Bring Good Deals for Shoppers

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September 1st, 2014
REGION (WGGB) -- We may have to say goodbye to summer, but we can say hello to a few bargains. The Labor Day weekend brought good deals for shoppers. "Labor Day weekend is usually a big time for us. Especially with the season ending of the...

Tag Sale Offers Cheaper Option for Students

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September 1st, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- Students moving in at UMass Amherst this weekend found a way to keep some cash in their pocket. The college held its First Annual New2U Reuse Tag Sale. It's a new waste reduction program that started last year....

US Eating Habits Improve a Bit — Except Among Poor

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September 1st, 2014
By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) -- Americans' eating habits have improved -- except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a...

Obama, Biden Push for Higher Minimum Wage

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September 1st, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden today are using Labor Day appearances to press the case for a federal increase in the minimum wage -- a top issue for Democrats. In Detroit,...

David Muir Anchoring ABC’s “World News” Starting Tonight

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September 1st, 2014
David Muir photo ABC/AP NEW YORK (AP/WGGB) -- Starting tonight, David Muir will be the new anchor on ABC's "World News." But David Muir says don't expect him to be anchored to his desk.  He says his bosses promised he "was not going to be...

Funeral Service for Edward and Brittany McGrath Set for Wednesday

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September 1st, 2014
photo Brittany McGrath Memorial Page/Facebook NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- The funeral service for Edward McGrath and his daughter, Brittany McGrath has been scheduled to take place this Wednesday, September 3rd at Ahearn Funeral Home in...

Small Plane Crash in NH Kills Two

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September 1st, 2014
photo WCVB North Hampton, NH (WGGB) -- A small plane crashed at an airfield in New Hampshire Monday killing two people on board. According to our affiliate WCVB, the accident happened at Hampton Airfield located in North Hampton, NH shortly...

Gas Leak Cause of Paris Building Blast, Death Toll Rises to 8

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September 1st, 2014
French firemen carry a victim in the rubble of a building after an explosion collapsed it, in Rosny-sous-Bois, outside Paris, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. (Photo AP/ Christophe Ena) PARIS (AP) -- The death toll in the partial collapse of a four-story...

Thefts Involving Unlocked Doors Continue, Drivers Warned

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September 1st, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) --   Police in western Massachusetts continue to warn the public to lock their car doors as thieves hit another area community. Since the beginning of August there have been a slew of reports of break-ins to vehicles that...

Lawmakers: Islamic State Groups Want to Hit US

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September 1st, 2014
photo MGN-Online WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers are warning that the United States and Western Europe are likely to be future targets of Islamic State militants. They say President Barack Obama needs to take action. Without offering...