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This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, warm and humid. An isolated shower or storm possible (10-20% chance). Highs: 85-90 (dew points: 60s). Winds: S/SW 5-15 mph. Tonight: Mainly clear, some areas of fog, warm and muggy. Lows: 66-72. W ...
Tuesday July 22, 2014

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88°
Scattered Clouds
Feels like 91°
Humidity: 51%
Dew Point: 68
Wind: SSW at 8 mph
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Truck Clips Power Line, Forces Closure of Center Street in Ludlow

July 22nd, 2014
LUDLOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- A portion of a busy Ludlow roadway is closed as crews work to restore power to part of the town. Ludlow Police Lt. Joseph Metcalfe says early Tuesday afternoon, a tractor trailer clipped a power lane along Center...

State Warns About Tax Telephone Scam

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July 22nd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- State authorities are warning Massachusetts residents about a nationwide phone scam that aggressively targets taxpayers. The state attorney's general's office says it has received several complaints about the scam. The...

Attorney: Dispute Over Patriots Records Resolved

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July 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/CJ Gunther, Pool) FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A lawyer for Aaron Hernandez says a dispute over records the defense had sought from the New England Patriots has been resolved, though it's unclear whether the documents were turned...

Hadley Police: Man Assaulted Officers During Route 9 Disturbances

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July 22nd, 2014
HADLEY, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Cataumet man is facing several charges after he allegedly caused disturbances at two Hadley businesses and assaulted officers who were trying to take him into custody. Hadley Police say that around 3:20 p.m. Monday,...

FAA Tells US Airlines Not to Fly to Tel Aviv

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July 22nd, 2014
by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is telling U.S. airlines they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel after a Hamas rocket exploded nearby. The FAA said in a...

The Heat & Humidity Return

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July 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -  It's warming up fast and it's becoming humid out there as well. Temperatures will be reaching into the upper 80's with dew points into the upper 60's. There may be an isolated thunderstorms moving in from eastern New...

South End Restaurant Reopens After Tornado, Damaging Crash

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July 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The South End of Springfield welcomed an old, but renewed, restaurant into the city Tuesday morning. Carpaccio Trattoria was happy to finally re-open their doors after years of trials and tribulations. After...

Federal Appeals Court Deals Blow to Health Law

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July 22nd, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies. If upheld, the decision...

Air Defense Drill for 4 Northeastern States

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July 22nd, 2014
ROME, N.Y. (AP) — The New York state Division of Military and Naval Affairs says a two fighter jets from a Massachusetts Air National Guard unit will be conducting an air defense exercise over parts of four Northeastern states. Officials...

Paving Work to Impact Traffic on Overlook Drive in Springfield

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July 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Those traveling in and around Overlook Drive in Springfield should expect some delays Wednesday. City officials say that, weather permitting, crews from Palmer Paving will be resurfacing the road on...

Man Injured Following Altercation in East Forest Park

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July 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- One person is being treated in the hospital, after being found injured and bloodied at the Sunoco on Sumner Avenue near White Street early Tuesday. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that around 2:30 a.m....

Mass. Man Charged for Allegedly Dunking Baby

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July 22nd, 2014
SPENCER, Mass. (AP) — A Spencer man is facing assault and child endangerment charges after police say he dunked his 2-month-old son in a reservoir while he and his friends laughed and cheered. Nicholas St. Francis was released on $500 bail...

Massachusetts Does Well in New Kids Count Report

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July 22nd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- The latest Kids Count report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation has found that children in Massachusetts are better off than almost anywhere else in the nation. According to the report released Tuesday, children in Massachusetts lead...

Gun Safety Activists Plan to Rally at Statehouse

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July 22nd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Police chiefs are joining with gun safety activists to press lawmakers to give them discretion over issuing firearms identification cards needed to buy rifles or shotguns. Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, former Boston...

Win a 60″ TV from ABC40!

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July 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - We'd like to thank you for making the switch to ABC40 by giving away a 60" TV! All you need to do is go to our Facebook page (wggbspringfield), "Like" us, register here, and then watch 40 in the Morning next...