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Tonight: Increasing clouds with some late evening or overnight downpours or thunderstorms possible - especially across the Berkshires, then partial clearing with some patchy fog late. Mild and muggy. Lows: 62-68. Winds: SW -> ...
Tuesday September 02, 2014
88°
Scattered Clouds
Feels like 95°
Humidity: 59%
Dew Point: 72
Wind: SW at 9 mph
Rocky's
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A Warm Welcome For Southwick Students Back to School

September 2nd, 2014
SOUTHWICK, Mass. (WGGB)- It’s back to school for Southwick students. The start was delayed until after the holiday weekend because of construction.  As clean up continues, students and staff today also dealt with the heat on the first day...

Closing of Atlantic City Casinos Adds to Debate Over Mass. Gaming Law

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September 2nd, 2014
REGION (WGGB) -- In November, Mass. voters will decide whether to repeal the state's gaming law, which allows up to three casinos to be built in the Commonwealth, including one in western Mass. Over the Labor Day weekend, another casino...

Fundraising Controversy Heats Up State Senate Race

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September 2nd, 2014
(SPRINGFIELD, Mass.) (WGGB)--The race for the state senate seat in the 1st Hampden and Hampshire District is heating up just one week before the election. Eric Lesser's campaign headquarters is a busy place. Volunteers are working to get out...

Amherst Looks For Ways to Save Historical Mural

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September 2nd, 2014
 AMHERST, Mass ((WGGB)) -- A piece of history may be meeting the wrecking ball soon in Amherst as the mural behind the Carraige House Buildings may face a fate similiar to it's building, but residents insist it's something that cannot be taken...

Concrete Falls from I-91 Overpass Onto State Street

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September 2nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Crews from MassDOT were on the scene inspecting the I-91 viaduct Tuesday afternoon after some concrete fell from the highway onto State Street below. No vehicles were hit. Maintenance personnel were sent...

All Lanes of Mass. Pike Reopen Following Crash Involving Truck, Boat

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September 2nd, 2014
LEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- A boat on the Mass. Turnpike caused some delays in Berkshire County. Mass. State Police Trooper Nicole Morrell says that the crash was reported around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday along westbound side of he Mass. Turnpike, near Exit...

Springfield Man Arrested After Breaking Into Vehicle on Westminster Street

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September 2nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Springfield man has been arrested after breaking and entering into a motor vehicle early Tuesday morning. Officers responded to a call Tuesday after one Westminster Street resident observed a male walk down the...

C-5 Makes Emergency Landing at Westover

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September 2nd, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- A C-5 had to make an emergency landing at Westover Tuesday afternoon. Master Sergeant Andrew Biscoe, spokesperson for the 439th Airlift Wing, says that the plane was in the air on a local training flight when a fire...

Worcester Officers Hurt by Alleged Drunk Driver

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September 2nd, 2014
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- Two Worcester police officers were injured when a sport utility vehicle hit the back of their cruiser and drove away, leaving a crucial clue behind. Police say they were able to track down the driver because the SUV's...

Greenfield Police Looking for Missing Man

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September 2nd, 2014
(Photo Provided by Greenfield Police) GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police in Greenfield are looking for the public's help in locating a missing man. They are looking for 35-year-old Owen Dale Weaver, who was last seen during the evening hours...

More Showers/Storms Possible as Region Hits 90 Degrees

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September 2nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - Things are quiet for now across western Mass. but a strong thunderstorm moved through parts of Franklin and Hampshire Counties with heavy rain, large hail and gusty winds earlier this afternoon. Because of...

Home Depot Investigates Breach

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September 2nd, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / Mike Mozart / Flickr) NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot is investigating a potential credit card data breach. The Atlanta home improvement retailer told The Associated Press Tuesday that it's looking into "unusual...

Amherst Police Respond to Nearly 400 Calls Over Holiday Weekend

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September 2nd, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- Amherst Police had a busy weekend as they responded to hundreds of service calls. Amherst Police Lt. Ronald Young says that their department received nearly 400 calls over the Labor Day weekend. Those calls...

Colts Owner Jim Irsay Suspended 6 Games, Fined $500,000

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September 2nd, 2014
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy) By RICK CALLAHAN, Associated Press NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- The NFL has suspended Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay for the first six games of the season and fined him $500,000 for violating its personal conduct...

Driver Charged Following Amherst Crash

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September 2nd, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police allege that an Amherst man was driving drunk when he crashed his vehicle late Monday night. Amherst Police Lt. Ronald Young says that 22-year-old Ailton Correia of Amherst is facing charges including speeding,...