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This Afternoon: A mix of sun and clouds, hot and humid, a few scattered showers & storms possible. Highs: 88-92 (dew points: 66-72). Winds: S/SW 5-15 mph. Tonight: A shower or storm then partial clearing, slowly turning less m ...
Tuesday September 02, 2014
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Feels like 89°
Humidity: 70%
Dew Point: 73
Wind: SW at 6 mph
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Friends of the Homeless Warning of Fundraising Scam

September 2nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Officials from Friends of the Homeless are warning residents of a fundraising scam that has surfaced. Kathy Tobin with Friends of the Homeless says that the agency has received "several reports" of a man is going...

Springfield Man Facing Drug, Attempted Murder Charges

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September 2nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Springfield man is facing attempted murder charges after police allege that he assaulted and choked a woman early Tuesday morning. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday,...

Springfield-Area Gas Prices Continue Downward Trend

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September 2nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The average price of a gallon of gas has dropped for the eighth consecutive week. A recent survey by GasBuddy.com shows that the average price of a gallon of gas is down 1.2 cents to $3.44 per gallon. That...

Crash in Monson Sends at Least One to the Hospital

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September 2nd, 2014
MONSON, Mass. (WGGB) --   A motor vehicle crash in Monson has police diverting traffic on Rt. 20 at the Wilbraham/Palmer line. The accident was called into police around 8:45 a.m. Tuesday. A witness who reached out to ABC40 at the time said...

Tuesday’s News on the Go

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September 2nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--30 teens escape Tennessee detention center, two injured when car slams into tree in Amherst, and construction in Chicopee that may affect your work or school commute! ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz bring you your News...

Inside the Partners Restaurant in Feeding Hills

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September 2nd, 2014
FEEDING HILLS (WGGB) -- The Partners Restaurant in Feeding Hills opens their doors early to serve the hungry customers of Feeding Hills, Agawam, and Western Mass. That's why '40 in the Morning' went to the diner on Springfield St. Tuesday to...

More Than 30 Teens Escape Youth Detention Center

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September 2nd, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- More than 30 teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center Monday night and 17 are still at large. Tennessee Department of Children's Services spokesman Rob Johnson said 32 teens, ages 14 to 19, escaped around 11...

Mid-Summer Heat & Humidity – A Few Storms Possible

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September 2nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - This afternoon will be very warm and humid with highs near 90 or even into the lower 90s! Making this one of the warmest days of the entire summer.  (The highest temp so far this year was 92 and the last time we...

Human Trials of Ebola Vaccine to Begin This Week

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September 2nd, 2014
(AP Photo) BETHESDA, Maryland (WGGB) -- The first human trials for an experimental vaccine to treat Ebola will begin this week in Maryland. 20 human subjects will take part in the trials at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in...

U.S. District Court to Host Panel on Opioid Abuse

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September 2nd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- The U.S. District Court of Massachusetts is set to host two panel discussions with policy makers, medical professionals and law enforcement officials to share strategies dealing with the surge in the abuse of opioids in the...

Tropical Storm Dolly Forms Off Mexican Coast

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September 2nd, 2014
MIAMI (AP) -- Tropical Storm Dolly has formed off Mexico's coast over the Bay of Campeche. The storm's maximum sustained winds early Tuesday are near 45 mph (75 kph) with additional strengthening forecast until it makes landfall. The U.S....

Two Sent to the Hospital when Car Slams into Tree in Amherst

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September 1st, 2014
AMHERST (WGGB) -- A car went skidding across the front lawn of an Amherst home late Monday night, before slamming into a tree and sending debris across the yard. Amhester Police responded to a home at 706 Southeast St. around 11:00 p.m. to find...

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...