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Tonight: Overcast with periods of rain, some pockets of mist and areas of fog. Lows: 52-56. Winds: N/NE 2-10 mph. Thursday: Morning and mid-day cloudiness then some afternoon partial clearing possible. Highs: 62-68. Winds: ...
Thu, October 02, 2014
57°
Light Rain
Feels like 57°
Humidity: 94%
Dew Point: 55
Wind: N at 5 mph
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Report Shows Bump In UMass Sexual Offenses

October 1st, 2014
AMHERST, Mass (WGGB) -- An annual campus crime report at UMass shows a gradual increase in sexual assaults at UMass Amherst. The new numbers released in the federally mandated Clery Report report are from 2013 and are putting renewed focus on...

Controversial Holyoke Bar Allowed To Reopen

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October 1st, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Holyoke Licensing Commission voted to reinstate a liquor license belonging to Lafayette Cafe on South Bridge Street Wednesday night. It had been revoked for the past several weeks. Back in August, a double...

Springfield Native Christian Wilkins Selected to All-American Football Game

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October 1st, 2014
SUFFIELD, CT. (WGGB) -- A Springfield native is making a name for himself nationally as a selection to the Under Armour All-American high school football game. Christian Wilkins is a defensive tackle for Suffield Academy in Connecticut but...

Colorado Hospitals Advised to Be Alert for Ebola

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October 1st, 2014
photo AP By THOMAS PEIPERT Associated Press DENVER (AP) -- Health officials advised Colorado hospitals Wednesday to prepare for the possibility of seeing patients with the Ebola virus after the first U.S. case was confirmed in Texas. The...

Respiratory Virus Seen in 4 Deaths; Role Unclear

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October 1st, 2014
By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- Four people who were infected with a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country have died, but what role the virus played in the deaths is unclear, health officials said...

Commission Awards Liquor License to Bistro Les Gras in Northampton

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October 1st, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Northampton License Commission met Wednesday night to select the newest recipient of a seasonal liquor license. Bistro Les Gras was awarded the license, after the restaurant's name was chosen from a...

More Mist, Light Rain Possible Overnight

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October 1st, 2014
If headed out this evening it should stay mainly dry through mid-evening before some mist reforms late this evening and continues at times overnight. As a nearly stationary storm continues to spin off the southern New England coast and throw...

Western Mass. Hospitals Ready For Any Possible Ebola Patients

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October 1st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The country's top medical official Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, has vowed to stop Ebola in its tracks. Dr. Frieden says an extensive tracking process is underway,...

Fire at Vacant Springfield Home Deemed Arson

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October 1st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Springfield Fire Department has ruled Wednesday night's fire on Sheridan Lane, arson. The fire was reported just after 6:00 p.m. at 17 Sheridan Lane in Springfield -- a vacant, 2 1/2 story house. Officials say...

Blessing of the Animals at Mercy Medical Center

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October 1st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)- A unique site at Mercy Medical Center on Wednesday, a procession of dogs and cats, there for a special ceremony called the blessing of the animals. Frannie, Bella, and Mac all met for the first time at Mercy Medical...

Secretary Bialecki Vocational School Tour to Address Needs

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October 1st, 2014
NORTHAMPTON & WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)- Millions of young Americans struggle to land jobs, but students in trade schools are in high demand. In order to meet the job demand, trade and tech schools need the right support. On Wednesday, Housing...

Man Facing Charges in Death of 5-Month-Old Springfield Boy

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October 1st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A man is facing charges related to the 2013 death of a Springfield boy. Hampden County District Attorney James Orenstein says that 31-year-old Miguel Fonseca-Colon is facing one count of murder and four counts of...

WNEU Offers Insight On Domestic Violence Controversy

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October 1st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The domestic violence controversy plaguing the NFL has sparked a national debate on how the football league handles its players behavior. On Wednesday, Western New England University held a discussion about the...

DA’s Office: UMass Student That Died of Overdose Was Not Informant

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October 1st, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- New information tonight about a UMass student who died of a heroin overdose last October. The Northwestern District Attorney's Office now identifies that student as 20-year-old Eric L. Sinacori. Assistant...

Elementary School Makes History With National Award

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October 1st, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Students and educators at Anna E. Barry School in Chicopee celebrated as a team when they found out they were awarded the National Blue Ribbon. "The staff and the faculty here are like no other I've seen in other...