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Tonight: A few evening clouds then clear overnight. Chilly late. Lows: 46-52. Winds: Becoming Light North. Friday: Sunny, dry and pleasant! Highs: 74-78. Winds: Light & Variable. Enjoy! Rick Sluben ...
Thursday August 28, 2014
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Missing F-15 Pilot from Barnes Confirmed Dead

August 28th, 2014
DEERFIELD, VA (WGGB) -- Officials confirmed today the pilot of the F-15C Eagle was fatally injured in the crash near Deerfield Valley, Virginia. The pilot's name is being withheld pending notification of family members. “Our thoughts...

Retired Firefighter Arraigned for Alleged Assault on Fire Commissioner

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August 28th, 2014
EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- A retired fire captain accused of assaulting Springfield's fire commissioner has appeared before a judge. Michael Richard was taken into custody and was arraigned Thursday afternoon in Palmer District...

Update: Route 5 in Easthampton Reopened After Serious Crash

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August 28th, 2014
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Easthampton Police Department have confirmed that Route 5 has been reopened following a serious crash. Route 5 -- from East Street in Easthampton to just over the Holyoke city line -- was closed this afternoon...

Massachusetts to offer two-month tax amnesty

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August 28th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- The Massachusetts Department of Revenue has announced a two-month amnesty program designed to encourage the payment of delinquent taxes by individuals and businesses. The amnesty program will run from Sept. 1 through Oct. 31. It...

Summery Unofficial End to Summer

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August 28th, 2014
As we head into the holiday weekend, summer is showing no signs of quit as a stuffy, tropical air mass arrives. With clear skies, a diminish breeze and high pressure overhead, we can expect a crisp, cool night tonight. Temperatures will dip...

Former A-10 Pilot Discusses Pilot’s Training

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August 28th, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- At the Air National Guard Base in Westfield, they wait. They hope and they pray for the safe return of the missing pilot. How difficult is it to survive a plane crash like this. Brian Barnes is the airport manager...

Man Arrested for Allegedly Exposing Himself on UMass Campus

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August 28th, 2014
(WGGB) -- A Montague man has been arraigned on charges he exposed himself to two female students on the UMass campus. Christopher Williams was taken into custody by University Police on Wednesday. Williams was charged with two counts of open...

Family, Members of the 104th Await Word on Missing Pilot

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August 28th, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- While the search goes on in the mountains of Virginia for a missing F-15C pilot, the wait goes on for the family of the pilot and members of the 104th Fighter Wing. It's been more than a day since the plane went...

Va. Town Reacts to Search for F-15 Pilot

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August 28th, 2014
DEERFIELD, Va. (WGGB) -- Shortly after the F-15 crashed into a wooded area near Deerfield, Va., the tiny town was teeming with rescue and emergency crews from across the region. "It was a very uhh...I don't know what you would call...

Tony Stewart to Return to NASCAR Competition Sunday

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August 28th, 2014
(AP Photo/Derik Hamilton) by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer (AP) - Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus after his car struck and killed a fellow driver...

Spinning for a Good Cause in Downtown Springfield

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August 28th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Exercising for a cause. Thursday was the "Spin to Remember" in downtown Springfield. Many donated and jumped on a stationary bike in front of Financial Plaza to support the "Ride to Remeber" which is happening in...

Mass. Man Running 64 Miles for 64,000 Brain Injuries

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August 28th, 2014
REGION (WGGB) - On Thursday, BJ Williams crosses the Memorial Bridge, but for now that’s just the warm up. Friday is the real start on a run he has long anticipated, from the New York border to his home in Longmeadow. "Sixty-four miles,...

Chicopee Shooting Suspect Turns Himself Into Court

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August 28th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Chicopee Police say a man wanted for attempted murder has turned himself in. Investigators say 31-year-old Aris Alex Bermudez surrendered at Chicopee District Court on Thursday, after an arrest warrant was issued...

President Obama Rules Out US Military Action in Ukraine

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August 28th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is ruling out the possibility that the U.S. will take military action to address growing violence in Ukraine. Obama says the U.S. will stand firm with its allies to address the conflict in...

ABC40 Traffic Alert: UMass Amherst Move-In

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August 28th, 2014
AMHERST Mass. (WGGB) -- As students get ready to move into the area's largest university for the next academic year, motorists traveling near UMass Amherst should expect some delays. Over 13,000 on-campus students are set to arrive at UMass...