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Tonight: Clear to partly cloudy, warm and muggy with some patchy late fog possible. Lows: 66-72. Winds: S/SW 2-10 mph. Wednesday: Hazy sun and clouds, hot and quite humid. A good chance for some late afternoon and evening sho ...
Tuesday July 22, 2014
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Feels like 83°
Humidity: 67%
Wind: SSW at 10 mph
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Families Try to Find Thousands of Dollars After Ryder Funeral Home Shuts Down

July 22nd, 2014
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass (WGGB) -- A now defunct local funeral home is leaving behind a pre-arranged mess in South Hadley. Ryder Funeral Home shut down earlier this month after the state found disturbing issues within the facility. Not only had Ryder not...

Holyoke City Council Reveals Public Survey Results for Whiting Farms Road

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July 22nd, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) – A large piece of undeveloped land on Whiting Farms Road in Holyoke was once again in the spotlight Tuesday night. The vacant property was the topic of discussion at the city council meeting, as the city looked to its...

New Arrest Linked to Gun Used After Boston Attacks

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July 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo / Middlesex Cty. District Atty. Office) BOSTON (AP) -- A man believed to have provided the gun used by Boston Marathon bombing suspects to kill a college police officer has been arrested on drug and weapon charges. Stephen Silva...

State Health Officials Reviewing Court Rulings

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July 22nd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts health officials say a pair of seemingly contradictory federal appeals court rulings on a key element of President Barack Obama's health care law is reinforcing their commitment to remain a state-based...

Tracking Strong Storms for Wednesday

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July 22nd, 2014
Wednesday still looks potentially stormy. The day will start off dry with a mix of sun and clouds. A few scattered showers and storms will start to develop over us or move in from the west starting around lunchtime. As a potent cold front...

Area of Mill River Closed to Swimmers After Bacteria Found in Water

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July 22nd, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) --  A popular swimming spot is off limits in an area of the Mill River in Northampton after bacteria was found in the water last week during weekly testing. Northampton health officials said levels of E-Coli were high...

Westfield Police: Child Almost Drowned at Hampton Ponds

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July 22nd, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Westfield Police and Fire Department may have saved a child’s life Tuesday evening. Police confirmed they were called to Hampton Ponds after reports that a young boy may be drowning. The boy was taken from the water...

Birds Taken from Springfield Home Continue Recovery

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July 22nd, 2014
METHUEN, Mass. (WGGB) -- An update now on the hundreds of birds rescued from a Springfield home last week. They're now living a healthier life with the help of the MSPCA. Those birds were taken from a small Springfield home last...

RV Experts Issue Warning Over Hot Skin Condition

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July 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- We have an important safety tip for RV owners: make sure your RV is properly grounded when you plug it in to get electricity. A faulty ground could lead to tragedy like it did recently in Illinois. Three...

Groundbreaking Held at Old Chicopee High School

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July 22nd, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- New life is being pumped into the former Chicopee High School. A groundbreaking was held at the school Tuesday. Plans call for turning the old high school into a middle school. The $38 million project will...

Chicopee School Leaders Concerned Over Immigrant Children

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July 22nd, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Local school officials have added their concern to the possibility that Westover Air Reserve Base could be selected as a temporary site to house up to a thousand children fleeing from Central America. Chicopee...

Westfield Man Dies While SCUBA Diving Off Coast of Marblehead

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July 22nd, 2014
(Courtesy: Julie Lonchich/WCVB-TV) MARBLEHEAD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Westfield man has died after investigators believe he drowned while SCUBA diving along the Mass. coastline. Carrie Kimball Monahan, spokesperson for the Essex County District...

Chrysler Recalls Jeep SUVs for Ignition Switches

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July 22nd, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler is recalling up to 792,300 older Jeep SUVs worldwide because the ignition switches could cause engine stalling. Tuesday's recall covers 2005-2007 Grand Cherokees and 2006-2007 Commanders. Chrysler says it's not...

TONIGHT AT 11 – Storm Week: The Great Outdoors

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July 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The great outdoors...isn't so great when severe weather has your campsite in the cross-hairs. Would you know what to do if storms suddenly fire up and your family has no place to run? Before you head out...

Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch

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July 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — Two large American flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge — one of New York City's most heavily secured landmarks — were replaced sometime during the night with white banners that were spotted Tuesday...