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Tonight: Mostly clear then some late clouds (variably cloudy). Some patchy fog possible late. Comfortable. Lows: 56-60. Winds: S/SW 2-12 mph. Friday: A mix of sun and clouds with an isolated afternoon shower possible (mainl ...
Friday August 01, 2014
68°
Clear
Feels like 68°
Humidity: 77%
Dew Point: 60
Wind: SE at 3 mph
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Tropical Storm Bertha Forms in the Atlantic

August 1st, 2014
MIAMI (AP) -- Tropical Storm Bertha has formed, becoming the second named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. The U.S. Hurricane Center in Miami said the tropical storm's maximum sustained winds Thursday night were near 45 mph (75...

Man Violently Resists Arrest, after Allegedly Destroying Property

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July 31st, 2014
HADLEY (WGGB) -- Hadley Police arrested a suspect who damaged a home and struggled violently with Police Thursday night. Anselmo Alonso, 39, of Chicopee is in custody facing several charges, including defacing public property and resisting...

Mass. Legislature Pass Gun Control at Final Formal Meeting of Year

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July 31st, 2014
BOSTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- They're be burning the midnight oil on Beacon Hill - working on a number of bills on this final day of the legislative session They've so far approved one that now gives police chiefs the right to go to court to try to...

Sudan Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith Lands in New Hampshire

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July 31st, 2014
MANCHESTER, NH (AP) -- A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence that was later overturned has arrived in New Hampshire to the cheers of relatives and friends gathered with balloons, flowers and...

Officials: US citizen from Boston killed by bandits in Haiti

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July 31st, 2014
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- U.S. officials say an American citizen of Haitian descent was killed by armed robbers shortly after arriving in her Caribbean homeland to visit relatives. The U.S. State Department on Thursday identified the victim...

Appeal to be filed Aug. 14 for Whitey Bulger

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July 31st, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Lawyers for former crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger say they'll file their appeal of his 2013 convictions with the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Aug. 14. Eighty-four-year-old Bulger is serving life in prison. He was...

PAC disclosure bill heading to Gov. Patrick’s desk

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July 31st, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A bill designed to tighten reporting requirements for independent political expenditures, including those made by political action committees known as super PACs is heading to Gov. Deval Patrick's desk. Under the bill given final...

Weekend Forecast: Not Much Sun (or Rain)

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July 31st, 2014
As we head towards the weekend it becomes a bit more humid Friday with a mix of sun and clouds. A few pop-up isolated showers are possible during the afternoon or early evening as weak lift and energy still above us combine with the warmth and...

Over 400 Packets of Heroin Seized During Springfield Arrest

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July 31st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Springfield man, wanted on several warrants, is under arrest after he tried to flush packets of Heroin down a toilet. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that Thursday morning, members of the department's...

Nuttelman’s Florist Robbed, Daughter’s Wedding Money Stolen

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July 31st, 2014
Nuttelman's Florist It was supposed to be a regular day for Chip. He walked into his flower shop, but quickly noticed something was very wrong. "When I did see the safe, I just....I knew. It's just scary. You don't know if someone's still...

US Stocks Plunge Over 300 Points, Wiping Out July’s Gains

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July 31st, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks had their worst one-day drop since February as traders worried about weak corporate earnings and the looming end of economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve. The drop interrupted a prolonged advance in the market...

State: Fmr. Westfield State President Spent $180K for Personal Use

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July 31st, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB) -- A state investigation says that former Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle spent over $180,000 in university money for personal expenses during his time with the school. Dobelle retired late last year, just...

North Adams Hospital Gets New Ownership

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July 31st, 2014
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (WGGB) -- The former North Adams Regional Hospital finally has new ownership. At a hearing today, Berkshire Medical Center was the highest bidder. The hospital closed in March due to financial troubles, leaving more than 500...

Red Sox Send Stephen Drew to Yankees for Johnson

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July 31st, 2014
(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese) by HOWARD ULMAN, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have obtained third baseman Kelly Johnson from the New York Yankees for shortstop Stephen Drew. Drew hit .253 for the World...

Newspaper Publishers Fault Domestic Violence Bill

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July 31st, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- The head of a newspaper association is faulting a portion of a bill intended to overhaul the state's domestic violence laws. Massachusetts Newspaper Publishers Association Executive Director Robert Ambrogi criticized the bill for...