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Friday August 01, 2014
70°
Light Rain
Feels like 70°
Humidity: 88%
Dew Point: 66
Wind: SSW at 7 mph
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Evening Downpours End, More Rain Possible This Weekend

August 1st, 2014
As the scattered evening downpours wind down and end, watch for some localized flash flooding and flooding of urban areas and poor drainage areas in places that have had the heaviest rainfall. Some locations from Westfield and Southwick north...

Regional 911 System Inching Closer To Hampshire County Communities

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August 1st, 2014
AMHERST, Mass (WGGB) -- Long waited, new age emergency dispatching is inching closer to becoming a reality in Hampshire County. Hadley, Amherst, and Pelham Police and Fire departments have been working to create a regional dispatch center for 911...

Federal Judge Mark Mastroianni Takes Oath of Office

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August 1st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Federal Judge Mark Mastroianni took the oath of office on Friday afternoon. The public ceremony came after a brief, private swearing-in ceremony last month after the U.S. Senate confirmed Mastroianni's...

Keeping Mosquitos Out of Your Yard

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August 1st, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)- It's tough to enjoy time in the backyard this summer with mosquitos all around. But there are ways to keep your yard mosquito free this summer. You can spray yourself with mosquito repellent, or take it even one...

Team Brielle’s Brigade Begins Pan-Mass Challenge

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August 1st, 2014
EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB)- The Pan-Mass Challenge draws over 5,000 cyclists from the country to ride across Massachusetts. The challenge raises more money than any athletic fundraising event in the country and all proceeds go to cancer...

Law Changed to Allow ‘Unlocking’ Cellphones

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August 1st, 2014
by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — It just got a little easier to swap cellphone providers. President Barack Obama has signed a bill making it legal once again to unlock a cellphone without permission from your wireless...

Army to Force Out 550 Majors; Some in Afghanistan

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August 1st, 2014
By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Army says it will soon notify 550 majors that they must leave the service by next spring as part of a budget-driven downsizing of the service. Some of those soldiers will get the...

Holyoke Man Arrested on Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop

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August 1st, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: Mass. State Police) HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Holyoke man is facing several drug charges following a traffic stop Friday morning. Mass. State Police say that around 9:45 a.m. Friday, troopers were patrolling along I-391...

Robert Kennedy Jr. to Marry Actress Cheryl Hines

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August 1st, 2014
(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) HYANNIS, Mass. (AP) -- Robert Kennedy Jr. and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" actress Cheryl Hines are planning to tie the knot in a wedding at the Kennedy compound on Cape Cod. Kennedy's cousin, former Rep....

Springfield’s Ordinance Squad Issues Over 100 Citations in the North End

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August 1st, 2014
Photo by City of Springfield SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- For the second time in two weeks, members of the Springfield Police Department Ordinance Squad took to city streets to tackle quality of life issues. On Friday, the squad set out to...

Sen. Warren Discusses Proposal to House Immigrant Children at Westover

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August 1st, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- The controversy over the proposal to use Westover Air Reserve Base to house undocumented immigrant children continues. Friday, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren weighed in on the issue. Senator Warren made two stops...

MGM Finalizes Purchase of 2 Springfield Properties

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August 1st, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- MGM Resorts International has taken ownership of two historic city-owned properties as it plans to build an $800 million casino in downtown Springfield. City and casino officials confirmed Friday that the Las Vegas-based casino...

Official: Police Chokehold Caused NYC Man’s Death

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August 1st, 2014
By JAKE PEARSON, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- The medical examiner has ruled that the chokehold of a police officer on a New York City man last month caused his death. Medical examiner spokeswoman Julie Bolcer said Friday that Eric...

Fire that Damaged Agawam Home Intentionally Set

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August 1st, 2014
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- Investigators say that a fire that damaged an Agawam home was intentionally set. Firefighters were called out to a report of a fire at 41 Spencer Street around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. Agawam Fire Chief Alan Sirois...

President Obama: Russia, Putin Ignoring Their Own Interests

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August 1st, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. is limited in what it can do to deter Russia's actions in Ukraine because Russia and President Vladimir Putin are ignoring their long-term interests. Obama says the U.S. has done...