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Today: Mostly sunny and pleasant. Highs: 75-80 (dew points: 48-56). Winds: NW 5-15 mph. Tonight: Clear and cool. Lows: 48-53. Winds: Light. Have a great day! Dan Brown ...
Tuesday July 29, 2014
75°
Few Clouds
Feels like 75°
Humidity: 43%
Dew Point: 51
Wind: WNW at 13 mph
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LIVE STREAMING – President Obama Expected to Announce Sanctions on Russia

July 29th, 2014
WASHINGTON (WGGB/AP) -- President Barack Obama is expected to announce a new round of U.S. sanctions against Russia Tuesday. The U.S. penalties follow tougher sanctions agreed to by European Union leaders earlier in the day. White...

Senate Confirms McDonald as VA Secretary

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July 29th, 2014
(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul...

Generation of Tanners See Spike in Deadly Melanoma

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July 29th, 2014
By ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since...

Abortion Clinic Bill Sent to Gov. Patrick’s Desk

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July 29th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A bill designed to tighten security around abortion clinics in Massachusetts is awaiting Gov. Deval Patrick's signature. The Massachusetts House and Senate on Tuesday gave final passage to the legislation that would let police...

Natl. Weather Service: Tornado, Microburst Hit Dalton on Sunday

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July 29th, 2014
DALTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Damage in the Berkshire County town of Dalton appears to have been caused by a weak tornado and a microburst. Representatives from the National Weather Service office in Albany spent much of the day Tuesday in...

Springfield Students Get Weather Lesson from ABC40′s Dan Brown

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July 29th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Second graders from Springfield Public Schools soak in, not the sunshine, but the science. It's all part of the Hasbro Summer Learning initiative. Brian King, the program's director, says, "It's a program...

Body of Child Stowaway Found in US Cargo Plane

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July 29th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Pentagon spokesman says the body of a teen stowaway was found and removed from a compartment above the rear landing gear of a U.S. Air Force C-130J cargo aircraft after it landed at a military base in Germany. Navy Rear...

Mass. Lawmakers Eye $40M in Repairs

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July 29th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts lawmakers are hoping to spend as much as $40 million to upgrade the House and Senate chambers at the Statehouse. On Tuesday, House Speaker Robert DeLeo said he's seeking up to $20 million for repairs to the...

Conn. Woman Forgives Husband Who Left Son in Hot Car

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July 29th, 2014
By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN, Associated Press NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut woman whose 15-month-old son died this month after her husband left him in a car on a hot day says she forgives him. Lindsey Rogers-Seitz, of Ridgefield, says...

New Hampshire Man Arraigned in Teen’s Kidnapping

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July 29th, 2014
(AP Photo/New Hampshire Attorney General's Office) by LYNNE TUOHY, Associated Press CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man charged with kidnapping a teenage girl nine months ago was ordered held on $1 million bail Tuesday as the girl...

Western Mass. Firefighters to Help Battle Fires in Washington

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July 29th, 2014
REGION (WGGB) -- Eight firefighters from western Massachusetts are among nearly a dozen that are heading out to help fight fires in the nation's northwest. The state's Department of Conservation and Recreation says that 20 wildland...

A Nice Afternoon on the Way!

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July 29th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - Get ready for a beautiful afternoon! We don't have to worry about any showers or storms today! A cold front swept through yesterday taking the storms and humidity away. It will be mostly sunny and dry this afternoon,...

House-Senate Negotiators Approve $17B VA Bill

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July 29th, 2014
By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- House and Senate negotiators have approved a $17 billion compromise bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs and reform a program scandalized by veterans' long waits for health...

Police: Suspect Apologizes After Allegedly Robbing Springfield Food Cart

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July 29th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield Police are investigating the daytime robbery of a city food cart. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that around 1:10 p.m. Monday, officers were called to a food cart near the corner of Belmont...

Suzuki Recalls Nearly 26,000 Cars for Fire Risk

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July 29th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) DETROIT (AP) -- Suzuki is recalling nearly 26,000 midsize cars in the U.S. because the daytime running light modules can overheat and could cause a fire. The recall covers the Verona from the 2004-2006 model...