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Today: Some early fog then a mix of sun and clouds, with a few scattered afternoon showers & storms possible. Very warm and humid. Highs: 88-92 (dew points: 66-72). Winds: S/SW 5-15 mph. Tonight: A shower or storm then partial ...
Tuesday September 02, 2014
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Feels like 73°
Humidity: 98%
Dew Point: 73
Wind: SSW at 6 mph
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Tuesday’s News on the Go

September 2nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--30 teens escape Tennessee detention center, two injured when car slams into tree in Amherst, and construction in Chicopee that may affect your work or school commute! ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz bring you your News...

Inside the Partners Restaurant in Feeding Hills

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September 2nd, 2014
FEEDING HILLS (WGGB) -- The Partners Restaurant in Feeding Hills opens their doors early to serve the hungry customers of Feeding Hills, Agawam, and Western Mass. That's why '40 in the Morning' went to the diner on Springfield St. Tuesday to see...

More Than 30 Teens Escape Youth Detention Center

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September 2nd, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- More than 30 teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center Monday night and 17 are still at large. Tennessee Department of Children's Services spokesman Rob Johnson said 32 teens, ages 14 to 19, escaped around 11...

Early Fog then Mid-Summer Heat & Humidity!

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September 2nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - Some early low clouds and fog will give way to a mix of sun and clouds this morning.  Today will be warm and humid again with highs near 90! (which rivals the warmest days we've had all summer! - Our warmest reading...

Human Trials of Ebola Vaccine to Begin This Week

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September 2nd, 2014
(AP Photo) BETHESDA, Maryland (WGGB) -- The first human trials for an experimental vaccine to treat Ebola will begin this week in Maryland. 20 human subjects will take part in the trials at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in...

U.S. District Court to Host Panel on Opioid Abuse

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September 2nd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- The U.S. District Court of Massachusetts is set to host two panel discussions with policy makers, medical professionals and law enforcement officials to share strategies dealing with the surge in the abuse of opioids in the...

Tropical Storm Dolly Forms Off Mexican Coast

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September 2nd, 2014
MIAMI (AP) -- Tropical Storm Dolly has formed off Mexico's coast over the Bay of Campeche. The storm's maximum sustained winds early Tuesday are near 45 mph (75 kph) with additional strengthening forecast until it makes landfall. The U.S....

Two Sent to the Hospital when Car Slams into Tree in Amherst

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September 1st, 2014
AMHERST (WGGB) -- A car went skidding across the front lawn of an Amherst home late Monday night, before slamming into a tree and sending debris across the yard. Amhester Police responded to a home at 706 Southeast St. around 11:00 p.m. to find a...

Chicopee Police Issue Traffic Warning

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September 1st, 2014
  Chicopee (WGGB) -- As students prepare to head back to school in Chicopee Tuesday, police are putting out a warning to be careful on the roads and prepare for delays. "We still have a lot of sewer construction work going on throughout...

Tension Rises as Tim Allen Questions Eric Lesser’s Election Race Funds

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September 1st, 2014
With just over a week to go before the state primary elections the candidates are ramping up their attacks. Tonight Democratic candidate for state senate Tim Allen is calling the campaign war chest of his opponent democrat Eric Lesser, 'an...

Tweet a Cop: Chicopee Police Debuts the Day in the Life of an Officer

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September 1st, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- After a very successful social media trial from Greenfield Police yesterday, Chicopee is deciding to follow suit in the twitter-verse by tweeting the day in the life of a police officer. Behind the scenes looks at...

Suspect Arrested in Conn. Rolex Wheelchair Theft

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September 1st, 2014
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Stamford police say a man accused of using pepper spray and pretending to need a wheelchair to steal a $27,000 Rolex watch has been arrested. The Advocate of Stamford reports that Larry Johnson of Mt. Vernon, New York, is...

Co-Workers React to Fatal Motorcycle Crash that Killed Two People

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September 1st, 2014
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- After a deadly motorcycle crash last week in Easthampton, friends of the deceased are now speaking out. Edward and his 29 year old daughter Brittany died Thursday when an S-U-V hit their motorcycle head on route 5...

Thousands Turn Out as Umass Clambake Hopes to Beat World Record

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September 1st, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- Thousands turned out for a welcome BBQ and clambake at  Amherst today. And for the fifth year in a row....they are attempting to break a world record. This year they are hoping to host the worlds largest clam...

$10.1 Million Public Library Opens in South Hadley

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September 1st, 2014
Courtesy of: South Hadley Public Library SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (WGGB) -- The old South Hadley Public Library was hanging on by a thread. But, this past week marked a long-awaited moment for residents in the town. After eight years, the new...