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Tonight: Mostly clear then late cloudiness and areas of fog. Mild and muggy. Lows: 64-70. Winds: Light South. Tuesday: Sun and clouds, with a scattered afternoon shower or storm possible. Hot and humid. Highs: 88-92 (dew p ...
Monday September 01, 2014
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Humidity: 91%
Dew Point: 71
Wind: S at 6 mph
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Amherst Police: Car Accident on Southeast Street

September 1st, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- Amherst police confirms with ABC40  that an accident occurred at 706 Southeast Street. Officials are unable to confirm the cause of the accident or the number of people injured. But they did say that non-life threatening...

Chicopee Police Issue Traffic Warning

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September 1st, 2014
  Chicopee (WGGB) -- As students prepare to head back to school in Chicopee Tuesday, police are putting out a warning to be careful on the roads and prepare for delays. "We still have a lot of sewer construction work going on throughout...

Tension Rises as Tim Allen Questions Eric Lesser’s Election Race Funds

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September 1st, 2014
With just over a week to go before the state primary elections the candidates are ramping up their attacks. Tonight Democratic candidate for state senate Tim Allen is calling the campaign war chest of his opponent democrat Eric Lesser, 'an...

Tweet a Cop: Chicopee Police Debuts the Day in the Life of an Officer

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September 1st, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- After a very successful social media trial from Greenfield Police yesterday, Chicopee is deciding to follow suit in the twitter-verse by tweeting the day in the life of a police officer. Behind the scenes looks at...

Suspect Arrested in Conn. Rolex Wheelchair Theft

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September 1st, 2014
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Stamford police say a man accused of using pepper spray and pretending to need a wheelchair to steal a $27,000 Rolex watch has been arrested. The Advocate of Stamford reports that Larry Johnson of Mt. Vernon, New York, is...

More Storms, Summer-like Start to September

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September 1st, 2014
Even though Labor Day was the first day of meteorological fall (months of September, October and November), this first week of the new season will feel much more like summer still! Overnight, it will be dry, warm and humid with lows in the...

Co-Workers React to Fatal Motorcycle Crash that Killed Two People

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September 1st, 2014
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- After a deadly motorcycle crash last week in Easthampton, friends of the deceased are now speaking out. Edward and his 29 year old daughter Brittany died Thursday when an S-U-V hit their motorcycle head on route 5...

Thousands Turn Out as Umass Clambake Hopes to Beat World Record

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September 1st, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- Thousands turned out for a welcome BBQ and clambake at  Amherst today. And for the fifth year in a row....they are attempting to break a world record. This year they are hoping to host the worlds largest clam...

$10.1 Million Public Library Opens in South Hadley

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September 1st, 2014
Courtesy of: South Hadley Public Library SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (WGGB) -- The old South Hadley Public Library was hanging on by a thread. But, this past week marked a long-awaited moment for residents in the town. After eight years, the new...

Families Flock to Forest Park in Springfield for Labor Day Celebrations

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September 1st, 2014
The Church of God holds a cookout for members across Mass, RI and Conn for Labor Day SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- It was a beautiful day to close out the "unofficial" end to summer Monday for the long holiday weekend. Families from all over...

Labor Day Sales Bring Good Deals for Shoppers

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September 1st, 2014
REGION (WGGB) -- We may have to say goodbye to summer, but we can say hello to a few bargains. The Labor Day weekend brought good deals for shoppers. "Labor Day weekend is usually a big time for us. Especially with the season ending of the...

Tag Sale Offers Cheaper Option for Students

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September 1st, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- Students moving in at UMass Amherst this weekend found a way to keep some cash in their pocket. The college held its First Annual New2U Reuse Tag Sale. It's a new waste reduction program that started last year....

US Eating Habits Improve a Bit — Except Among Poor

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September 1st, 2014
By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) -- Americans' eating habits have improved -- except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a...

Obama, Biden Push for Higher Minimum Wage

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September 1st, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden today are using Labor Day appearances to press the case for a federal increase in the minimum wage -- a top issue for Democrats. In Detroit,...

David Muir Anchoring ABC’s “World News” Starting Tonight

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September 1st, 2014
David Muir photo ABC/AP NEW YORK (AP/WGGB) -- Starting tonight, David Muir will be the new anchor on ABC's "World News." But David Muir says don't expect him to be anchored to his desk.  He says his bosses promised he "was not going to be...