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Today: Cloudy, cool and damp with scattered showers. Highs: 66-70. Winds: E 5-10 mph. Tonight: A few lingering showers possible, otherwise cloudy. Lows: 56-60. Winds: Light E. Tomorrow: Morning cloudiness followed by increasing ...
Friday August 22, 2014
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Overcast
Feels like 66°
Humidity: 87%
Dew Point: 62
Wind: NW at 6 mph
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FBI: No Credible Threats to US from Islamic State

August 22nd, 2014
By EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI and Homeland Security Department say there are no specific or credible terror threats to the U.S. homeland from the Islamic State militant group. An intelligence bulletin,...

Second Woman Reports Indecent Exposure Incident at UMass

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August 22nd, 2014
(Surveillance Photo of Suspect's Car / Provided by UMass Police) AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- Two women have now reported that they were approached by a man, who was allegedly exposing himself, this week on the campus of UMass Amherst. On...

Driver Escapes Injury Following Truck Fire in Springfield

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August 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A driver was able to escape injury following a truck fire Friday in Springfield. Dennis Leger, aide to Springfield's Fire Commissioner, says that around 10:40 a.m. Friday, a car was traveling near 50 Robbins...

President Obama Offers New Accommodations on Birth Control

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August 22nd, 2014
By JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration will offer a new accommodation to religious nonprofits that object to covering birth control for their employees. The measure allows those groups to notify the...

2.2 Million Bean Bag Chairs Recalled After Deaths

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August 22nd, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the zippers on the chairs, which are made by Ace...

Cloudy, Cool and Damp Today; Improvement Tomorrow!

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August 22nd, 2014
Dew Point TrendSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The dismal weather continues on this Friday as some upper level energy moves through and a stationary boundary sits off to the southwest. Today will be cloudy, cool and damp with showers from time to...

Tolland Murder Suspect to Return to Mass. Friday

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August 22nd, 2014
(Robert Honsch) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The man arrested in a 1995 cold case murder will be returned to Massachusetts Friday. Robert Honsch was arrested in Ohio last month, accused in the murders of his former wife, Marcia, and his...

Hernandez Fiancee Seeks Perjury Charge Dismissal

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August 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/Bizuayehu Tesfaye, File) FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has asked a judge to throw out allegations she lied to a grand jury. Shayanna Jenkins appeared before a Fall River...

Back-To-School Back Health

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August 22nd, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Students are packing their bags and heading back to school. And Dr. Filomena Larocca of Baystate Family Chiropractic is preparing for an influx of patients. "We see the difference from the summer time, versus...

New York Man Dies in Berkshire Co. Crash

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August 22nd, 2014
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. (AP) -- Police say the victim of a traffic crash in Williamstown earlier this week was from New York. Police announced Thursday that 57-year-old Patrick Harrigan of Rensselaer, New York, failed to stop at a flashing red...

Middlesex DA Under Fire for Remy Report Release

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August 22nd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A 16-page report released by the Middlesex district attorney's office that detailed results of an independent review of how the office handled the case against Jared Remy, who had been arrested on charges of assaulting his...

One Man Killed Near Drive-Thru, after Shooting, Crash

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August 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- One man is dead, after being shot near a McDonald's on Allen St. in Springfield early Friday. Springfield Police say there was an altercation at the McDonald's that led to a shooting, however they have not pin-pointed the...

Suspicious House Fire Under Investigation in Springfield

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August 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- A fire that burned the front of a Springfield home early Friday morning is considered suspicious and is under investigation. Aide to the Springfield Fire Commissioner Dennis Leger says that the fire broke out at a home at 45...

Police: Couple Wanted Two Amish Girls for Slaves

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August 22nd, 2014
Police in St. Lawrence County, N.Y., search the home of a couple charged with kidnapping two Amish girls earlier this week. (Associated Press) FOWLER, N.Y. (AP) -- An investigator says a northern New York couple kidnapped two Amish sisters from...

GPS Devices Find Huge Water Loss in Western U.S.

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August 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/California Department of Water Resources, Dale Kolke, File) SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A new study finds that 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 4 inches of...