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Wednesday July 30, 2014
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Quick-Hitting Thursday Squall Possible

July 30th, 2014
A fast-moving front and associated compact wave of upper-level energy push through here tomorrow. Out ahead of it, a broken line of showers and thundershowers will quickly track across our area. Right now the best chance for catching a...

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Workshop Held to Discuss Elder Abuse and Fraud

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July 30th, 2014
  SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It seems we're hearing about a new phone scam pretty much every day and often the elderly are the target. That's why the Springfield Department of Elder Affairs held a workshop on elder abuse and fraud...

Local Children Go Face-to-Face with Reptiles at Springfield Museums

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July 30th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Reptiles were let loose at the Springfield Museums Wednesday, but no cause for alarm. It was all part of a unique learning experience for local kids. A slithering coiled up snake kept kids enthralled at...

Local Efforts Underway to Help Homeless Youth in Western Mass.

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July 30th, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Over 6,000 teens are homeless in Massachusetts and a new bill would provide housing as well as services to help them. Many in western Mass. already see first hand the scope of the problem. Jennifer Diaz...

Sports

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Blue Jays Hand Red Sox 7th Loss in Last 8 Games

July 29th, 2014
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola) BOSTON (AP) -- Marcus Stroman had his second solid start against Boston in five days, Colby Rasmus hit a solo homer and the Toronto Blue Bays beat the Red Sox 4-2 on Tuesday night. Anthony Gose had a tiebreaking...

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Blue Sox Drop Two Leads in 4-3 Loss to Mountaineers

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July 29th, 2014
MONTPELIER, Vermont (WGGB) -- The Valley Blue Sox weren't able to hang on to two separate one-run leads in their 4-3 loss to the Vermont Mountaineers on Tuesday. The game was scoreless until the fourth inning, when the Mountaineers strung...

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith Suspended for Domestic Abuse Remarks

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July 29th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don't do anything to provoke an...

NCAA Settles Head-Injury Suit

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July 29th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) By MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) -- The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to...



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Axe Crashes Into Moving Vehicle Along I-95 in Topsfield

July 30th, 2014
(Photo Provided by Mass. State Police) TOPSFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- State Police are reminding people to secure any loads after a scary incident Wednesday morning. Mass. State Police say that just before 11 a.m. Wednesday, a landscaper was...

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Indianapolis Man Buys Two $1M Tickets in 3 Months

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July 30th, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- An Indianapolis man has won two $1 million lottery prizes in the past three months. Hoosier Lottery officials say Robert Hamilton won $1 million from a scratch-off ticket he bought last week at an Indianapolis convenience...

Police: Naked Intruder Fell Asleep in Couple’s Bed

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July 30th, 2014
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A New Mexico man faces charges after authorities say a couple found him naked and sleeping in their bed. Investigators say 30-year-old Freddy Shelby of Albuquerque was arrested Sunday after the homeowners called...

Two Women Lay Between Rails to Avoid Oncoming Train

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July 30th, 2014
INDIANA (WGGB) -- A narrow escape on elevated train tracks in Indiana was caught on camera. It was released as a warning by the railroad to keep people off of the tracks. The 14,000 coal train was traveling at 30 miles per hour on the narrow...

Entertainment

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Exclusive: Find Out When Bering Sea Gold Returns to Discovery

July 30th, 2014
Bering Sea Gold The treasure hunters are back! Bering Sea Gold will return to Discovery Channel on August 22 at 9/8c, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively. The reality series follows fortune seekers in Nome, Alaska...

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Exclusive Satisfaction Sneak Peek: Is Simon Following Grace?

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July 30th, 2014
Blair Redford, Stephanie Szostak Simon's never gonna give Grace up. On last week's Satisfaction (watch it here), Grace (Stephanie Szostak) broke it off with Simon (Blair Redford), who told her that it was "never about the money."...

Bachelorette's Harrison: Andi and Josh Act Like They've Been Together for 10 Years Already

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July 30th, 2014
Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray After one of the toughest seasons in the show's history — and certainly the most tragic — The Bachelorette has ended with a happy engagement. The last suitor to exit the limo on the first night, Josh...

First Look: Maggie Gyllenhaal in SundanceTV's The Honorable Woman

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July 29th, 2014
The Honorable Woman Philanthropist and new minted member of the British House of Lords Nessa Stein (Maggie Gyllenhaal) has a lot of secrets in SundanceTV's new eight episode spy thriller The Honorable Woman (premiering Thursday, Jul. 31, 10/9c)....