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Thursday July 31, 2014
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Dew Point: 59
Wind: S at 13 mph
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Basketball Hall of Fame Prepares for Enshrinement

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...

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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...

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Sox Trade Lackey, Minor Leaguer to the Cardinals

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...

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Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes Traded to Oakland

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July 31st, 2014
(Photos Courtesy: Boston Red Sox) (WGGB) -- As the Major League Baseball trade deadline looms for later today, two members of the Red Sox are heading west. The Red Sox say that Sox pitcher Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes have been...

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

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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...

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...



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Grandma Thanks Idaho Trooper for Traffic Stop

July 31st, 2014
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A woman who got a speeding ticket while on a recent vacation to Idaho wrote a note to the Idaho State Police thanking the trooper for the kindness he showed her grandchildren during the stop. KBOI-TV reports the Idaho State...

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Mass. Pastor Angry After Church Vandalized

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July 31st, 2014
QUINCY, Mass. (AP) -- Police are asking for the public's help as they try to find out who vandalized a Quincy church. The Patriot Ledger reports a custodian at the Community United Methodist Church discovered the damage on Wednesday, which...

Detective Seeks Justice, after K-9 Killed by Poisoning

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July 31st, 2014
RHODE ISLAND (WGGB) -- A police detective from Westport, Mass. is seeking justice, after his canine died from poisoning. Detective Jeff Majewski maintains that a criminal intentionally poisoned his German shepherd, Siren, as revenge for something...

Killer of Kelsey Grammer’s Sister Denied Parole

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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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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."...