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Mostly clear then some late low cloudiness and valley fog. Lows: 50-56. Winds: Calm. Have a great weekend! Rick Sluben ...
Friday August 29, 2014
74°
Scattered Clouds
Feels like 74°
Humidity: 48%
Dew Point: 53
Wind: SW at 2 mph
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School District Dilemma: Where Will These Students Go?

August 29th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB)- Just days before class begins, some Chicopee students were told they can't return to school.  It's a message parents on Kirby Street received Thursday. But the issue has been cleared up -- for now. 5 year old, Noah...

JT’s Sports Pub In Springfield to Close

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August 29th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- JT's Sports Pub in downtown Springfield is closing its doors. The popular restaurant and bar informed its customers on Thursday of the news. Located within walking distance of the Mass Mutual Center and...

Loss of Lt. Colonel Fontenot Felt Across Western Mass.

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August 29th, 2014
photo Barnes ANGB WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The loss of Lt. Morris Colonel Fontenot is being felt across western Massachusetts from the military family he was part of to the community he served. At Barnes Air National Guard base in Westfield...

Get Your Flu Shot Early!

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August 29th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It may only be August but fall is fast approaching and so is flu season. While some say it's too early for the vaccinations, local Walgreens pharmacies are making sure they are on top of the virus this...

6 New England Governors Urge Painkiller Reversal

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August 29th, 2014
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The six New England governors are urging the U.S. Health and Human Services secretary to reverse the Food and Drug Administration's approval of a powerful new painkiller, Zohydro. In a letter dated Thursday, the governors...

Templeton Woman Dies in Two-Car Crash in Pelham

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August 29th, 2014
PELHAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- A woman killed in a two-car crash on Route 202 in Pelham Thursday has been identified as a Templeton resident. 83-year-old, Theresa Brooks died in the crash which happened at about 8:30 in the evening near Shutesbury Road....

Shark Spotted in Dighton, Harmless

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August 29th, 2014
DIGHTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- A shark was spotted in the Taunton River in Dighton Wednesday evening. Harbormaster Ronald Marino told us that he received a call from the local police department to go out and investigate an apparent shark sighting...

Identity of F-15 Pilot Who Died in VA Crash Released

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August 29th, 2014
photo Barnes ANGB WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – The identity of the pilot who died in an F-15C Eagle crash in Deerfield Valley, Virginia Wednesday morning has been released. Lt. Col. Morris "Moose" Fontenot Jr. was killed tragically after...

Candidates Geared for Final Push Before Primaries

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August 29th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts residents should anticipate a flood of political ads in the final days before the Sept. 9 Democratic and Republican primaries. Campaigns are hoping voters will begin paying more attention to the races after Labor...

Skimming Device Scam Hitting the Greater Springfield Area

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August 29th, 2014
WILBRAHAM, Mass. (WGGB) --   Police out of Wilbraham are warning the public about "Skimming devices" in the greater Springfield area that are targeting debit and credit cards. Friday morning the department reported they had received several...

Texting While Driving Warning this Holiday Weekend

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August 29th, 2014
photo State Police SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) --   With the Labor Day weekend upon us lots of drivers will be hitting the roadways and State Police want to remind you to stay safe, avoid distractions and no texting while driving! Trooper...

Springfield Man Arraigned in Easthampton Crash, Motorcyclists Killed Identified

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August 29th, 2014
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Springfield man charged with two counts of Felony Motor Vehicle Homicide after a crash that killed two motorcycle riders Thursday, has pled not guilty. 45-year-0ld, James Walter Ainsworth was arraigned in...

New Challenge for HealthCare.gov: Tax Forms

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August 29th, 2014
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project. Any glitches on this one could delay tax refunds for many...

Police Arrest Springfield Man for Selling Heroin by Bicycle

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August 29th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police have arrested a Springfield man for selling heroin by bicycle in the South End of the city. 20-year-old, Geovanny Hernandez-Soto has been charged with Possession of Heroin with intent to Distribute and...

Britain Raises Terror Threat Level

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August 29th, 2014
photo MGN LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May says the country has raised the terror threat level from substantial to severe, but says there is no specific threat. The threat level means that a terrorist attack is considered...