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Today: A mix of sun and clouds with a few afternoon showers and storms possible (mainly dry). Highs: 80-84 (dew points: 56-64). Winds: S/SW 4-12 mph. Have a great day! Dan Brown ...
Friday August 01, 2014
83°
Thunderstorm
Feels like 85°
Humidity: 54%
Dew Point: 65
Wind: SW at 12 mph
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A Few Pop-Up Showers & Storms This Afternoon

August 1st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - It will be warm and on the muggy side this afternoon.  A few isolated to scattered showers and storms are possible this afternoon and evening as weak lift and energy lingers across the area with the warmth and...

Springfield Mayor Declares August 1st ‘Dakin Day’

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August 1st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- This morning, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno proclaimed August 1 "Dakin Day." "They've been a shining star here in the city of Springfield and Western Mass," says Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. "We have long...

Pedestrian Killed Following Accident in Amherst

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August 1st, 2014
AMHERST (WGGB) -- One person has died after a late-night accident involving a pedestrian in Amherst. Amherst and State Police responded to North East Street in Amherst shortly after 11:00 p.m. Thursday, where there were reports that a...

Plans Underway to Pick Up American Sick with Ebola

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August 1st, 2014
In this undated photo released by the Center for Disease Control, a Aeromedical Biological Containment System which looks like a sealed isolation tent for Ebola air transportation is shown. On Thursday afternoon July 31, 2014, officials at...

Kerry Condemns ‘Outrageous’ Gaza Truce Violations

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August 1st, 2014
By MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry is condemning an "outrageous" violation by Palestinian militants of the Gaza cease-fire he helped to broker. Kerry's demanding the immediate release of an...

Ginsburg: Court Right to Void Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones

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August 1st, 2014
(AP Photo/Cliff Owen) By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is defending a rare Supreme Court decision that put her at odds with women's rights groups. Ginsburg said the court's unanimous ruling...

Hyundai Recalls More Than 419K Vehicles

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August 1st, 2014
DETROIT (AP) -- Hyundai is recalling more than 419,000 cars and SUVs to fix suspension, brake and oil leak problems. The biggest of three recalls posted Friday on a U.S. government website is of 225,000 Santa Fe SUVs from 2001-2006 to replace...

Rollover Accident on Dwight Street in Holyoke

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August 1st, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Crews are clearing the scene of a one-car accident along the upper section of Dwight Street in Holyoke. Witnesses say they watched the driver hit a parked car and then roll over. Two people in that vehicle were taken to...

Israeli Soldier ‘Feared’ Captured in Gaza

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August 1st, 2014
photo MGN-Online JEURSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli army says one of its soldiers is "feared" captured by Gaza militants, hours after a Hamas-Israel cease-fire in the coastal strip unraveled. The soldier went missing shortly after a Gaza official...

Gas Tank Ruptures, Causes Car Fire in Holyoke

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August 1st, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass (WGGB) - A ruptured gas tank is believed to be reason for an early morning car fire on Friday. The diver was heading down ELm Street in Holyoke when he ran over a object on the ground. Holyoke Police describe that object as a...

Teenager Injured in Late-Night Shooting in Springfield

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August 1st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- Springfield Police are investigating a shooting that sent a 16 year old victim to the hospital late Thursday night. Police responded to reports of shots fired on Main St. near Harriet St. around 11:30 p.m. That's when...

Lawmakers Pass Major Bills as Two-Year Session Ends

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August 1st, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts lawmakers have approved several major pieces of legislation, blowing past a midnight deadline in a somewhat chaotic finish to the end of formal meetings in their two-year session. Among those bills sent to Gov. Deval...

Player-Tracking Sensors in Shoulder Pads to be Tested in 2014

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August 1st, 2014
(Courtesy NFL) (WGGB) -- The NFL is taking the next step into advanced statistics in player tracking during games and they hope that it will change the way fans watch the games from home and in the stadium. This season, every NFL player will...

Four Killed by Israeli Tanks Hours into Three-Day Cease-Fire

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August 1st, 2014
(AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Gaza officials say at least four Palestinians have been killed by Israeli tank fire nearly two hours after Israel and Hamas began observing a three-day cease-fire. Health Ministry...

Tropical Storm Bertha Forms in the Atlantic

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August 1st, 2014
MIAMI (AP) -- Tropical Storm Bertha has formed, becoming the second named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. The U.S. Hurricane Center in Miami said the tropical storm's maximum sustained winds Thursday night were near 45 mph (75...