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Today: Mostly sunny, becoming very warm and humid. An isolated afternoon storm possible (10-20% chance). Highs: 85-90 (dew points: 60s). Winds: S/SW 5-15 mph. Have a great Tuesday and stay cool! Dan Brown ...
Tuesday July 22, 2014

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Victim Injured in Hit-and-Run at Springfield Gas Station

July 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- One person is being treated in the hospital, after being found injured and bloodied at the Sunoco on Sumner Ave. near White St. early Tuesday. Springfield Police arrived around 3:00 a.m. to find the victim bleeding badly...

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...

Recall Pulls Fruit from Stop & Shop and Big Y Shelves

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July 22nd, 2014
(WGGB) -- A nationwide fruit recall is affecting products sold at Stop & Shop and Big Y stores here in Massachusetts. Wawona Packing Company in California is voluntarily recalling certain yellow peaches, white and yellow nectarines, and plums...

Hernandez Due in Court for Status Hearing in Lloyd Case

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July 22nd, 2014
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is due back in court for a status hearing in his Massachusetts murder case. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to killing semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd....

Ortiz Homers Twice, Leads Red Sox to 14-1 Win over Blue Jays

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July 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese) TORONTO (AP) — One day after promising he was "about to get hotter than Jamaica in the middle of August," David Ortiz hit two towering home runs. They were the 452nd and 453rd of his career,...

Examining Domestic Violence Following Sunday’s Shootout

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July 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- In just seconds Helena Street went from quiet and peaceful to a violent shootout scene as Bruce Brissette allegedly shot at the home of his estranged wife and kids Sunday. Monday, local police say it's a reminder of how...

Missing Westfield Teenager Found Safe

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July 21st, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A missing teenager from Westfield was found safe Monday night. Westfield Police said 16-year-old Michael Rivera turned himself into West Springfield Police around 7:00 p.m. He was unharmed and has since been...

Springfield City Council Approves $10 Million to Renovate Schools, City Buildings

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July 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – The Springfield City Council approved a proposal to borrow $10 million to renovate schools and city buildings at their meeting Monday night. The bond measure calls for the funds to pay for energy saving upgrades,...

Springfield City Councilor Attempts to Take on Absentee Landlords

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July 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Springfield’s City Council began a debate on blight and absentee landlords at the meeting Monday night. The issue was proposed by Ward 8 Councilor Orlando Ramos. He wants to regulate rental properties by...

Storm Week: Family Emergency Plan

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July 21st, 2014
SOUTHWICK, Mass. (WGGB) - Is your family prepared in the case of a weather event? The answer for the Dunlap Family is yes. "I have a weather system that goes off whenever there is severe weather. It can go off any time whether it’s the...

Rebels Release Black Boxes, Train with Bodies from Downed Jet

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July 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky) HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) -- Four days after a Malaysian airliner went down in eastern Ukraine, pro-Russian separatists who control the area have handed over the plane's black boxes to Malaysian representatives. Bowing...

JetBlue Pilot Among Six Arrested in Boston Drug Bust

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July 21st, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A JetBlue pilot is among six people arrested in an investigation of drug dealing in Boston. Police say Maitland, Florida, resident John Manwaring and a woman with him were charged with heroin possession after Sunday's arrests...

Heat, Strong Storms Return

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July 21st, 2014
Weak lift in the atmosphere combined with building levels of heat and humidity Tuesday may lead to a few isolated thunderstorms to track in from eastern New York during the afternoon or pop-up in place over us. The coverage will be widely...

First Diaper Bank to Open in Springfield

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July 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- Springfield's first diaper bank is set to open this Thursday. The bank will help low-income families in the area who are struggling to make ends meet. The Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan hopes to deliver...

McGovern: Nation Needs to “Do the Right Thing” for Immigrant Children

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July 21st, 2014
(WGGB) -- More reaction is coming in after it was learned Friday that one of the proposed sites to bring illegal immigrant children to Massachusetts is Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee. That proposal from Governor Deval Patrick sparked...