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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. Rick Sluben ...
Thursday July 31, 2014
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Wind: SSW at 14 mph
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Over 400 Packets of Heroin Seized During Springfield Arrest

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...

US Sen. Warren to Visit Western Mass. as Part of Statewide Tour

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July 31st, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is taking advantage of the congressional break to tour Massachusetts cities and towns. The Democratic lawmaker says she wants to talk about what she calls her agenda of fighting for Massachusetts and...

Orioles Get Miller in Trade with Red Sox

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July 31st, 2014
by DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have obtained left-hander reliever Andrew Miller from the Boston Red Sox for minor league pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez. Miller provides the AL East-leading Orioles...

Basketball Hall of Fame Prepares for Enshrinement

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July 31st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Putting a shine on one of the jewels of Springfield. Preparations for the 2014 Basketball Hall of Fame induction weekend are in full swing and part of those preps involved sprucing up the silver dome. A giant...

MONDAY AT ABC40 – 40 Force: E-ZPass

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July 31st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It's been several months since tolls were reinstated along the western portion of the Mass. Pike and likely, many of you have been stuck in congestion at the tolls. There is, however, a way to breeze through those...

US Warns Against Traveling to Ebola-Hit Countries

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July 31st, 2014
by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are warning Americans not to travel to the three African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola. The travel advisory issued Thursday applies to non-essential travel to...

Sox Trade Lackey, Minor Leaguer to the Cardinals

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July 31st, 2014
(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File) (WGGB) -- The Red Sox are reportedly making some more moves as the trade deadline approaches. Just hours after Sox pitcher Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes were traded to Oakland, the Sox announced...

A Couple of Storms Possible- Most Stay North

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July 31st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - We'll see a mixture of sunshine  & clouds this afternoon and there could be a thunderstorm or two but most of the day will be dry. The best chance of seeing a storm will be across northern Berkshire County and...

Holyoke Bar Gets Liquor License Back

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July 31st, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) --  Double Six bar in Holyoke is now open after getting its liquor license revoked three weeks ago. The city license commission suspended the bar's liquor license on July 9, after gunshots were fired outside of the bar on...