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Today: A mix of sun & clouds, a few afternoon showers & thunderstorms, especially north & west, becoming breezy. A few storms could contain hail and gusty winds. Highs: 75-80. Winds: S/SW: 5-15 mph. Tonight: Clearing skies, coo ...
Thursday July 31, 2014
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Thursday’s News on the Go

July 31st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz give you all the top headlines of the morning and everything you need to know before you head out the door! It's your News on the Go for this Thursday...

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Invasive Beetle Found in Massachusetts

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July 31st, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- An invasive and destructive beetle has been found at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston. State officials say it's the first emerald ash borer to be detected in Suffolk County. The small, green beetle is native to Asia and was...

Mainly Pleasant but A Few Storms This Afternoon

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July 31st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - It's another comfortably cool start to the day! Sunshine will mix with clouds today with highs reaching near 80.  A fast-moving front and associated compact wave of upper-level energy will move through western Mass....

Legislature Holds Final Formal Meeting of the Year

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July 31st, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- It could be a long day for state legislators as they rush to complete work on several proposed new laws. Thursday marks the end of formal meetings in the two-year legislative session that began in January 2013. Lawmakers...

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Blue Jays Complete Sweep of Red Sox with 6-1 Win

July 30th, 2014
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola) BOSTON (AP) -- Mark Buehrle pitched 6 2-3 innings to earn his first win in almost two months and Dioner Navarro had three hits and three RBIs to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to their fifth consecutive victory, a 6-1 win...

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Red Sox Trade Doubront to Cubs

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July 30th, 2014
(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have traded left-hander Felix Doubront to the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named. The Red Sox announced the deal before Wednesday night's game against Toronto. The...

Vin Scully to Return for 66th Season in Dodgers’ Booth

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July 30th, 2014
(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vin Scully is staying in the booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 86-year-old Hall of Fame announcer will return for his record 66th season with the team in 2015. The announcement was made by in...

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

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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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Killer of Kelsey Grammer’s Sister Denied Parole

July 31st, 2014
DENVER (AP) -- A man who raped and killed Kelsey Grammer's sister nearly 40 years ago has been denied parole after the actor testified against his release. A prison spokeswoman said Wednesday that Freddie Glenn's parole request has been...

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Contract Dispute Delays ‘Big Bang’ Production

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July 31st, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- Production on a new season of "The Big Bang Theory" is being delayed due to a contract dispute with its top actors. The Warner Brothers Television studio, which makes television's most popular comedy for CBS, said that...

Axe Crashes Into Moving Vehicle Along I-95 in Topsfield

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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...

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...

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Killer of Kelsey Grammer’s Sister Denied Parole

July 31st, 2014
DENVER (AP) -- A man who raped and killed Kelsey Grammer's sister nearly 40 years ago has been denied parole after the actor testified against his release. A prison spokeswoman said Wednesday that Freddie Glenn's parole request has been...

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Contract Dispute Delays ‘Big Bang’ Production

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July 31st, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- Production on a new season of "The Big Bang Theory" is being delayed due to a contract dispute with its top actors. The Warner Brothers Television studio, which makes television's most popular comedy for CBS, said that...

Exclusive: Find Out When Bering Sea Gold Returns to Discovery

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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...

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."...