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Tonight: Clear to partly cloudy, warm and muggy with some patchy late fog possible. Lows: 66-70. Winds: S/SW 2-10 mph. Rick Sluben ...
Tuesday July 22, 2014
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Feels like 92°
Humidity: 46%
Wind: WSW at 12 mph
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Chicopee School Leaders Concerned Over Immigrant Children

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 morning...

Truck Clips Power Line, Forces Closure of Center Street in Ludlow

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July 22nd, 2014
LUDLOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- A portion of a busy Ludlow roadway is closed as crews work to restore power to part of the town. Ludlow Police Lt. Joseph Metcalf says early Tuesday afternoon, a tractor trailer clipped a power lane along Center...

State Warns About Tax Telephone Scam

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July 22nd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- State authorities are warning Massachusetts residents about a nationwide phone scam that aggressively targets taxpayers. The state attorney's general's office says it has received several complaints about the scam. The...

Attorney: Dispute Over Patriots Records Resolved

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July 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/CJ Gunther, Pool) FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A lawyer for Aaron Hernandez says a dispute over records the defense had sought from the New England Patriots has been resolved, though it's unclear whether the documents were turned...

Hadley Police: Man Assaulted Officers During Route 9 Disturbances

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July 22nd, 2014
HADLEY, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Cataumet man is facing several charges after he allegedly caused disturbances at two Hadley businesses and assaulted officers who were trying to take him into custody. Hadley Police say that around 3:20 p.m. Monday,...

FAA Tells US Airlines Not to Fly to Tel Aviv

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July 22nd, 2014
by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is telling U.S. airlines they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel after a Hamas rocket exploded nearby. The FAA said in a...

The Heat & Humidity Return

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July 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -  It's warming up fast and it's becoming humid out there as well. Temperatures will be reaching into the upper 80's with dew points into the upper 60's. There may be an isolated thunderstorms moving in from eastern New...

South End Restaurant Reopens After Tornado, Damaging Crash

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July 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The South End of Springfield welcomed an old, but renewed, restaurant into the city Tuesday morning. Carpaccio Trattoria was happy to finally re-open their doors after years of trials and tribulations. After...

Federal Appeals Court Deals Blow to Health Law

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July 22nd, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies. If upheld, the decision...

Air Defense Drill for 4 Northeastern States

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July 22nd, 2014
ROME, N.Y. (AP) — The New York state Division of Military and Naval Affairs says a two fighter jets from a Massachusetts Air National Guard unit will be conducting an air defense exercise over parts of four Northeastern states. Officials...

Paving Work to Impact Traffic on Overlook Drive in Springfield

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July 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Those traveling in and around Overlook Drive in Springfield should expect some delays Wednesday. City officials say that, weather permitting, crews from Palmer Paving will be resurfacing the road on...