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Today: Mostly sunny and pleasant. Highs: 75-80 (dew points: 48-56). Winds: NW 5-15 mph. Tonight: Clear and cool. Lows: 48-53. Winds: Light. Have a great day! Dan Brown ...
Tuesday July 29, 2014
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Conn. Woman Forgives Husband Who Left Son in Hot Car

July 29th, 2014
By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN, Associated Press NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut woman whose 15-month-old son died this month after her husband left him in a car on a hot day says she forgives him. Lindsey Rogers-Seitz, of Ridgefield, says...

New Hampshire Man Arraigned in Teen’s Kidnapping

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July 29th, 2014
(AP Photo/New Hampshire Attorney General's Office) by LYNNE TUOHY, Associated Press CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been arraigned on charges he kidnapped a teenager last year. The girl vanished after leaving her high school...

Western Mass. Firefighters to Help Battle Fires in Washington

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July 29th, 2014
REGION (WGGB) -- Eight firefighters from western Massachusetts are among nearly a dozen that are heading out to help fight fires in the nation's northwest. The state's Department of Conservation and Recreation says that 20 wildland...

A Nice Afternoon on the Way!

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July 29th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - Get ready for a beautiful afternoon! We don't have to worry about any showers or storms today! A cold front swept through yesterday taking the storms and humidity away. It will be mostly sunny and dry this afternoon,...

House-Senate Negotiators Approve $17B VA Bill

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July 29th, 2014
By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- House and Senate negotiators have approved a $17 billion compromise bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs and reform a program scandalized by veterans' long waits for health...

Police: Suspect Apologizes After Allegedly Robbing Springfield Food Cart

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July 29th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield Police are investigating the daytime robbery of a city food cart. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that around 1:10 p.m. Monday, officers were called to a food cart near the corner of Belmont...

Suzuki Recalls Nearly 26,000 Cars for Fire Risk

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July 29th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) DETROIT (AP) -- Suzuki is recalling nearly 26,000 midsize cars in the U.S. because the daytime running light modules can overheat and could cause a fire. The recall covers the Verona from the 2004-2006 model...

Georgia Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies

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July 29th, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Law enforcement officials in Florida say a 9-year-old girl has died from injuries suffered when she was hit by a plane that crash-landed on the beach where she was walking with her father. The Sarasota County Sheriff's...

Mass. Home Prices Rise, Sales Down Slightly in June

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July 29th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A real estate group says prices for single-family homes rose again last month in Massachusetts even as sales fell off slightly compared to a year ago. The Massachusetts Association of Realtors reported Tuesday that the median...

LAST DAY TO ENTER – Win a 60″ TV from ABC40!

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July 29th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - We'd like to thank you for making the switch to ABC40 by giving away a 60" TV! All you need to do is "Like" WGGBSpringfield on Facebook and fill out the entry form to register for your chance to win. The deadline...

NCAA Settles Head-Injury Suit

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July 29th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) By MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) -- The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to...

ABC40′s Brittany Decker Ziplines Through the Berkshires

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July 29th, 2014
CHARLEMONT, Mass. (WGGB)- You can take in the beauty of the Berkshires hiking on 2 feet, riding on a four wheeler, or gliding on a zip line with no contact on the ground at all. ABC40's Brittany Decker put the Zip Lines at Zoar Outdoor to the...

Tuesday’s News on the Go

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July 29th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--Heading out the door on this Tuesday morning? Don't forget all of the morning's top stories including more on that tornado and severe weather damage across the state! ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz give you everything...

Boston Whale Watching Boat Snagged by Rope Docks Safely

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July 29th, 2014
By BOB SALSBERG, Associated Pres BOSTON (AP) -- They weren't castaways, but like the tourists on Gilligan's Island, a group of whale watchers expecting only a three-hour tour got much more after their boat was snagged by a mooring cable...

Westfield Police Seek Suspect in Stolen Credit Card Case

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July 29th, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police are looking for the public's help in identifying a suspect. Westfield Police Detectives say that the man shown in surveillance pictures from a local store, seen wearing a blue shirt, is "a suspect in a stolen...