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Today: Early showers then clouds through mid-day with some late afternoon sunshine developing. Highs: 63-68. Winds: NE 5-15 mph. Tonight: Mainly clear and cool. Some patchy fog late. Lows: 40-45. Winds: Light. Have a great T ...
Thu, October 02, 2014
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Wind: NNE at 6 mph
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A Damp Start- Some Afternoon Improvement

October 2nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - A slow moving storm continues to spin off the southern New England coast throwing some light showers across western Mass. However we can expect some improvement today.  Any light showers and drizzle will end  this...

Two in Custody, Two at Large after Victims Lured into Violent Armed Robbery in Turners Falls

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October 2nd, 2014
TURNERS FALLS (WGGB) -- Two suspects are in custody and two still at large in connection with an assault and armed robbery at a home in Turners Falls on Wednesday. Montague Police say that Ashleigh Judd, 26, of Greenfield is in custody and...

Hong Kong Police Warn Demonstrators to Not Charge Buildings

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October 2nd, 2014
(AP Photo/Vincent Yu) HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong police have warned of serious consequences if pro-democracy protesters try to charge or surround government buildings. Police spokesman Steve Hui said Thursday that authorities would not...

Dallas ER Sent Ebola-Infected Patient Home

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October 2nd, 2014
(AP Photo/LM Otero) By LAURAN NEERGARD and PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press DALLAS (AP) -- A Dallas emergency room sent a man with Ebola home last week, even though he told a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, and officials...

Suspect in UVA Student’s Disappearance Mentioned in 2003 Sexual Assault

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October 2nd, 2014
(AP Photo/City of Charlottesville) NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) -- The man charged with abducting a University of Virginia student was mentioned in a police file in connection with a sexual assault at a different university in 2003. Christopher...

Three Afghan Soldiers who Fled Cape Cod Base Fear Death at Home

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October 2nd, 2014
The Cape Cod military base where three Afghan soldiers were training, before they left on a group outing and made their way to the Canadian border (Ctsy. Joint Base Cape Cod) BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Three Afghan military officers who sought...

Report Shows Bump In UMass Sexual Offenses

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October 1st, 2014
AMHERST, Mass (WGGB) -- An annual campus crime report at UMass shows a gradual increase in sexual assaults at UMass Amherst. The new numbers released in the federally mandated Clery Report report are from 2013 and are putting renewed focus on...

Controversial Holyoke Bar Allowed To Reopen

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October 1st, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Holyoke Licensing Commission voted to reinstate a liquor license belonging to Lafayette Cafe on South Bridge Street Wednesday night. It had been revoked for the past several weeks. Back in August, a double...

Springfield Native Christian Wilkins Selected to All-American Football Game

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October 1st, 2014
SUFFIELD, CT. (WGGB) -- A Springfield native is making a name for himself nationally as a selection to the Under Armour All-American high school football game. Christian Wilkins is a defensive tackle for Suffield Academy in Connecticut but...

Colorado Hospitals Advised to Be Alert for Ebola

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October 1st, 2014
photo AP By THOMAS PEIPERT Associated Press DENVER (AP) -- Health officials advised Colorado hospitals Wednesday to prepare for the possibility of seeing patients with the Ebola virus after the first U.S. case was confirmed in Texas. The...

Respiratory Virus Seen in 4 Deaths; Role Unclear

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October 1st, 2014
By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- Four people who were infected with a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country have died, but what role the virus played in the deaths is unclear, health officials said...

Commission Awards Liquor License to Bistro Les Gras in Northampton

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October 1st, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Northampton License Commission met Wednesday night to select the newest recipient of a seasonal liquor license. Bistro Les Gras was awarded the license, after the restaurant's name was chosen from a...

Western Mass. Hospitals Ready For Any Possible Ebola Patients

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October 1st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The country's top medical official Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, has vowed to stop Ebola in its tracks. Dr. Frieden says an extensive tracking process is underway,...

Fire at Vacant Springfield Home Deemed Arson

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October 1st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Springfield Fire Department has ruled Wednesday night's fire on Sheridan Lane, arson. The fire was reported just after 6:00 p.m. at 17 Sheridan Lane in Springfield -- a vacant, 2 1/2 story house. Officials say...

Blessing of the Animals at Mercy Medical Center

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October 1st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)- A unique site at Mercy Medical Center on Wednesday, a procession of dogs and cats, there for a special ceremony called the blessing of the animals. Frannie, Bella, and Mac all met for the first time at Mercy Medical...