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Today: Some areas fog. A mix of sun and clouds with an isolated afternoon shower possible (mainly dry). Highs: 80-84 (dew points: 56-64). Winds: S/SW 4-12 mph. Have a great day! Dan Brown ...
Friday August 01, 2014
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Feels like 68°
Humidity: 91%
Dew Point: 65
Wind: SW at 3 mph
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Israeli Soldier ‘Feared’ Captured in Gaza

August 1st, 2014
photo MGN-Online JEURSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli army says one of its soldiers is "feared" captured by Gaza militants, hours after a Hamas-Israel cease-fire in the coastal strip unraveled. The soldier went missing shortly after a Gaza official...

Friday’s News on the Go

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August 1st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--Pedestrian severely injured when hit by car in Amherst, a victim shot in the thigh then rushed to the hospital in Springfield, and sign up for an E-ZPass here at our studios Monday for our 40Force E-ZPass event! ABC40's...

August Arrives More “August-Like”

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August 1st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - It's a milder more humid start to your day with cloud cover but outside of a stray shower this morning you will not need your umbrella as you leave the house. The clouds will give way to sunshine later this morning with...

Gas Tank Ruptures, Causes Car Fire in Holyoke

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August 1st, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass (WGGB) - A ruptured gas tank is believed to be reason for an early morning car fire on Friday. The diver was heading down ELm Street in Holyoke when he ran over a object on the ground. Holyoke Police describe that object as a...

Pedestrian Severely Injured in Accident in Amherst

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August 1st, 2014
AMHERST (WGGB) -- Amherst and State Police are actively investigating a pedestrian accident that severely injured one person Thursday night. They responded to N. East St. in Amherst shortly after 11:00 p.m., where there were reports that a person...

Teenager Injured in Late-Night Shooting in Springfield

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August 1st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- Springfield Police are investigating a shooting that sent a 16 year old victim to the hospital late Thursday night. Police responded to reports of shots fired on Main St. near Harriet St. around 11:30 p.m. That's when...

Lawmakers Pass Major Bills as Two-Year Session Ends

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August 1st, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts lawmakers have approved several major pieces of legislation, blowing past a midnight deadline in a somewhat chaotic finish to the end of formal meetings in their two-year session. Among those bills sent to Gov. Deval...

Player-Tracking Sensors in Shoulder Pads to be Tested in 2014

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August 1st, 2014
(Courtesy NFL) (WGGB) -- The NFL is taking the next step into advanced statistics in player tracking during games and they hope that it will change the way fans watch the games from home and in the stadium. This season, every NFL player will...

Four Killed by Israeli Tanks Hours into Three-Day Cease-Fire

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August 1st, 2014
(AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Gaza officials say at least four Palestinians have been killed by Israeli tank fire nearly two hours after Israel and Hamas began observing a three-day cease-fire. Health Ministry...

Tropical Storm Bertha Forms in the Atlantic

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August 1st, 2014
MIAMI (AP) -- Tropical Storm Bertha has formed, becoming the second named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. The U.S. Hurricane Center in Miami said the tropical storm's maximum sustained winds Thursday night were near 45 mph (75...

Man Violently Resists Arrest, after Allegedly Destroying Property

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July 31st, 2014
HADLEY (WGGB) -- Hadley Police arrested a suspect who damaged a homeĀ and struggled violently with Police Thursday night. Anselmo Alonso, 39, of Chicopee is in custody facing several charges, including defacing public property and resisting...

Legislature Passes On Fire Sprinkler Vote, Debate Continues

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July 31st, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass (WGGB) -- Two weeks ago, three kids and four adults were killed in Lowell when their apartment building erupted in flames overnight. "One sprinkler head activated could have possibly kept that fire in check and allowed the fire...

Sudan Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith Lands in New Hampshire

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July 31st, 2014
MANCHESTER, NH (AP) -- A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence that was later overturned has arrived in New Hampshire to the cheers of relatives and friends gathered with balloons, flowers and...

Officials: US citizen from Boston killed by bandits in Haiti

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July 31st, 2014
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- U.S. officials say an American citizen of Haitian descent was killed by armed robbers shortly after arriving in her Caribbean homeland to visit relatives. The U.S. State Department on Thursday identified the victim...

Appeal to be filed Aug. 14 for Whitey Bulger

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July 31st, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Lawyers for former crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger say they'll file their appeal of his 2013 convictions with the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Aug. 14. Eighty-four-year-old Bulger is serving life in prison. He was...