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Today: Morning cloudiness with the chance of a showers. A few breaks of sun this afternoon. Highs; 72-76. Winds: NE 5-10 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear and cool. Lows: 50-54. Winds: Calm. Have a great day. Don Maher ...
Saturday August 23, 2014
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Saturday’s News on the Go 8/23

August 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Man dies in Allen Street shooting, murder suspect arraigned, update on the Ferguson shooting, protesters to march in New York for the victim who died after a choke-hold by NYPD officer. ABC40's Lindsay Iadeluca...

After a Cloudy Start, a Mix of Sun and Clouds this Afternoon

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August 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It is a cloudy start this morning and there have been a few light showers but the good news is the bulk of the afternoon is looking dry and we should see some sun breaking through the clouds this afternoon. With...

Iraq Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 11 in Baghdad

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August 23rd, 2014
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say a suicide bombing against an Interior Ministry building in central Baghdad has killed at least 11 people. A police officer says the suicide bomber drove an explosives-laden car into the gate of the intelligence...

Streets of Ferguson Stay Calm After Violent Nights

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August 23rd, 2014
By SARA BURNETT and JIM SALTER Associated Press (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and...

Hamas Chief Backs International Criminal Court Bid

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August 23rd, 2014
(AP Photo/Adel Hana) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- A senior Hamas leader says the group signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court. Such a step could expose Israel -- as well as Hamas -- to war crimes...

Thousands to March Against NY Chokehold Death

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August 23rd, 2014
By JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press (John Minchillo, Associated Press) NEW YORK (AP) -- Organizers expect up to 5,000 people to attend a march protesting the death of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white...

Officer Charged in Hot-Car Death of Police Dog

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August 23rd, 2014
Mills Police Department MILLS, Wyo. (AP) -- A Wyoming police officer has pleaded not guilty to an animal cruelty charge that alleges a police dog died after he left it in a hot patrol car for several hours. According to an investigator's...

Westfield Fenway Hosts 9/11 Wiffle Ball Tournament

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August 22nd, 2014
Westfield, MA (WGGB)----Westfield Fenway kicked off their 6th annual 9/11 Memorial wiffle ball tournament this weekend. This year's tournament is in honor of Army Sgt. Kyle J. Harrington of Swansea, MA who was killed in the line of...

Tom Brady, Patriots Dominate Panthers 30-7

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August 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa) FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Tom Brady's offense and the New England Patriots' defense dominated the Carolina Panthers. Brady threw for 204 yards and two touchdowns, Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 60-yard field goal and the...

Governors Say Deal Imminent in Market Basket Dispute

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August 22nd, 2014
BOSTON, Mass. (AP) -- The governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire say they're optimistic a long-running family dispute that has hobbled a New England supermarket chain will be resolved soon with an agreement to sell the company to its ousted...

Marathon Bombing Suspect’s Lawyers Seek Dismissal

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August 22nd, 2014
(Photo: FBI via AP) BOSTON, Mass. (AP) -- Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are asking a judge to dismiss indictments and put proceedings in the case on hold over concerns about the jury selection process in federal...

Colleges Enforce Rules While Keeping Track of Off-Campus Students

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August 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- It was move-in day for students at Western New England University today. "I'm actually very excited. I'll be in a whole new environment from what i'm used to from when I was small," said freshman Rohan...

Back-to-School Shopping in Full Swing

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August 22nd, 2014
REGION (WGGB) -- It's almost the end of summer and back-to-school shopping is in full swing. Many people spent their Friday afternoon finishing up their back-to-school shopping. "Trying to find some good deals...and get them ready for...

Both Sides of Bottle Bill Issue Discuss November Ballot Question

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August 22nd, 2014
REGION, MASS. (WGGB)- An update to the states bottle law is a choice you will have on the November ballot. Right now, the state's beverage container law requires a five- cent deposit to encourage the recycling of beverage bottles. But...

Schools say Goodbye to Bake Sales

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August 22nd, 2014
REGION, Mass. (WGGB)- New federal guidelines are in place this year that limit fundraisers like bake sales. Of the 18 states that have adopted the policy, Massachusetts has one of the strictest guidelines. Removing delicious treats is one...