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Tonight: Mainly cloudy with some light rain developing south towards dawn. Mild and muggy with some patchy fog. Lows: 60-66. Winds: Light South. Saturday: Morning showers or a period of rain lasting into the early afternoon - ...
Saturday August 02, 2014
64°
Few Clouds
Feels like 64°
Humidity: 100%
Dew Point: 64
Wind: S at 2 mph
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George Suffers Serious Leg Injury in US Exhibition

August 1st, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George suffered a gruesome right leg injury late in the U.S. national team's intrasquad scrimmage Friday night. George leaped to contest a fast-break layup by James Harden with 9:33 left in the fourth...

I-90/94 Challenge Kicks Off in Mass.

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August 1st, 2014
The Interstate 90/94 Challenge is underway. State police are on a mission to nail as many drivers as possible for breaking the rules of the road. Numerous extra patrol officers will be on the Mass turnpike from Friday through Monday. Many...

Police Warn of a Phone Scam in Western Mass

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August 1st, 2014
EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass (WGGB) -- East Longmeadow police are warning people of a scam. It’s the classic IRS scam with a twist. A caller states you owe tax money and if you don't pay, you will be arrested immediately. One woman says she was...

Gov. Patrick begins reviewing several major bills

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August 1st, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Deval Patrick says he's pleased lawmakers were able to pass several major bills, but wants time to review them before deciding which to sign into law. Patrick made his comments Friday morning just hours after lawmakers...

Keith Urban: ‘Horrified’ by alleged rape at Mass show

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August 1st, 2014
MANSFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Keith Urban says he's `horrified' by reports of a possible sexual assault at his concert last weekend south of Boston. Eighteen-year-old Sean Murphy of Boston has pleaded not guilty to a rape charge filed after...

Evening Downpours End, More Rain Possible This Weekend

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August 1st, 2014
As the scattered evening downpours wind down and end, watch for some localized flash flooding and flooding of urban areas and poor drainage areas in places that have had the heaviest rainfall. Some locations from Westfield and Southwick north...

Regional 911 System Inching Closer To Hampshire County Communities

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August 1st, 2014
AMHERST, Mass (WGGB) -- Long waited, new age emergency dispatching is inching closer to becoming a reality in Hampshire County. Hadley, Amherst, and Pelham Police and Fire departments have been working to create a regional dispatch center for 911...

Federal Judge Mark Mastroianni Takes Oath of Office

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August 1st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Federal Judge Mark Mastroianni took the oath of office on Friday afternoon. The public ceremony came after a brief, private swearing-in ceremony last month after the U.S. Senate confirmed Mastroianni's...

Keeping Mosquitos Out of Your Yard

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August 1st, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)- It's tough to enjoy time in the backyard this summer with mosquitos all around. But there are ways to keep your yard mosquito free this summer. You can spray yourself with mosquito repellent, or take it even one...

Team Brielle’s Brigade Begins Pan-Mass Challenge

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August 1st, 2014
EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB)- The Pan-Mass Challenge draws over 5,000 cyclists from the country to ride across Massachusetts. The challenge raises more money than any athletic fundraising event in the country and all proceeds go to cancer...

Law Changed to Allow ‘Unlocking’ Cellphones

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August 1st, 2014
by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — It just got a little easier to swap cellphone providers. President Barack Obama has signed a bill making it legal once again to unlock a cellphone without permission from your wireless...

Army to Force Out 550 Majors; Some in Afghanistan

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August 1st, 2014
By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Army says it will soon notify 550 majors that they must leave the service by next spring as part of a budget-driven downsizing of the service. Some of those soldiers will get the...

Holyoke Man Arrested on Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop

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August 1st, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: Mass. State Police) HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Holyoke man is facing several drug charges following a traffic stop Friday morning. Mass. State Police say that around 9:45 a.m. Friday, troopers were patrolling along I-391...

Robert Kennedy Jr. to Marry Actress Cheryl Hines

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August 1st, 2014
(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) HYANNIS, Mass. (AP) -- Robert Kennedy Jr. and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" actress Cheryl Hines are planning to tie the knot in a wedding at the Kennedy compound on Cape Cod. Kennedy's cousin, former Rep....

Springfield’s Ordinance Squad Issues Over 100 Citations in the North End

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August 1st, 2014
Photo by City of Springfield SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- For the second time in two weeks, members of the Springfield Police Department Ordinance Squad took to city streets to tackle quality of life issues. On Friday, the squad set out to...