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Today: Early clouds then increasing sunshine. Cooler and much less humid! Nice and pleasant. Highs: 78-83. Winds: N/NW 5-15 mph. Have a great day! Dan Brown ...
Thursday July 24, 2014
68°
Broken Clouds
Feels like 68°
Humidity: 86%
Dew Point: 64
Wind: N at 8 mph
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Massive Fire Destroys Million Dollar Northampton Home

July 24th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON (WGGB) -- Fire crews from several towns are still working to put out flames at a large home in Northampton. It first broke out at a home at 675 North Farms Rd. around 3:00 a.m. A neighbor called Northampton Police reporting that...

Thursday’s News on the Go 7/24

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July 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--Northampton home goes up in flames this morning, FAA lifts ban on flights to Tel Aviv, and former Agawam coach pleads not guilty to rape. ABC40's Emily Volz gives you all of the top headlines of the day and more in your...

Cooler, Drier Air Mass Moving In

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July 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - The showers and storms from last night are gone but some of the clouds are still hanging around. There is a bit of humidity left over this morning but today will be cooler and drier than yesterday and we will not have to...

Air Algerie Loses Contact With Plane Carrying 110 People

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July 24th, 2014
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from radar, according to the official Algerian news agency. Air navigation services lost track of the plane 50 minutes after takeoff early...

U.S. Pushes for Truce as Gaza Battle Rages

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July 24th, 2014
(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in...

Glitch Causes Delays in Passport Operations Worldwide

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July 24th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department says a computer glitch has caused major delays in its passport and visa issuance operations at its embassies around the world, potentially leaving millions of people awaiting U.S. travel documents in the...

FAA Lifts Ban on US Flights to Tel Aviv Airport

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July 24th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights to Israel, which it had imposed out of concern over the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets. The agency made its decision late Wednesday after working...

Bautista powers Jays past Red Sox

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July 23rd, 2014
TORONTO -- Jose Bautista homered and drove in two runs, R.A. Dickey won for the first time in three starts and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 6-4 on Wednesday night. Bautista hit an RBI double in the first inning and added a...

Storm Week: When Seconds Count

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July 23rd, 2014
(WGGB) -- Do you have a plan if you're not at home during a weather event? If you're at work, running, errands, or in this case, at Southwick's Senior Center. That's where many gather to play cards on a summer night. However, on the...

Officials Discuss the Fate of Holyoke’s Historic Essex House

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July 23rd, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) – A piece of Holyoke’s past being demolished was up for debate at the Holyoke City Council Finance Meeting Wednesday night. Mayor Alex Morse is requesting the money to demolish the Essex House, a former hotel that has...

New Jersey Teen Who Sued Her Parents for Child Support Back in Court

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July 23rd, 2014
Courtesy MGNOnline (FOX NEWS/AP) – A New Jersey teen who sued her parents for child support after moving out of their home was back in court Wednesday for a separate issue: Rachael Canning has ordered a temporary restraining order against her...

Over 1,000 Lost Power, Along with Damages After Storms Move In

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July 23rd, 2014
Photo courtesy of ABC 40 viewer Kristy Taylor EASTHAMPTON/LUDLOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- Over 1,000 power outages were reported after severe weather rolled through western Mass Wednesday night. In Easthampton, power is out on Harrison Avenue....

Arizona Inmate Dies Two Hours After Execution Begins

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July 23rd, 2014
FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona officials say a murderer who was sentenced to death has died nearly two hours after his execution started. Wood's lawyers had filed an emergency appeal in federal court during the execution demanding that it be...

Boston Enlists Goats to Combat Poison Ivy

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July 23rd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston is enlisting goats to combat poison ivy and other invasive plants in a city park. On Wednesday, four goats began their eight-week stay at an "urban wild" along the Neponset River in the city's Hyde Park neighborhood. The...

Showers and Thunderstorms Will Bring Relief from Heat and Humidity

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July 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Highs made it into the lower 90s across the Pioneer Valley today with "feels like" temperatures nearing 100° in the afternoon. An approaching cold front is sparking off showers and thunderstorms this evening. The...

Ohio Man Arrested for 1995 Murder Case in Tolland

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July 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Investigators have made an arrest in a Hampden County murder case that dates back to 1995. Hampden County District Attorney James Orenstein announced Wednesday that 70-year-old Robert Honsch of Dalton, Ohio was...