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Wednesday July 23, 2014
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Humidity: 58%
Wind: S at 12 mph
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Coroner: Heroin Overdose Killed Peaches Geldof

July 23rd, 2014
(AP Photo/C. d'Ettorre, File) by JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Model and TV personality Peaches Geldof died from a heroin overdose after relapsing from a battle to give up the drug, a British coroner ruled...

Deal Reached to Preserve Lenox Land

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July 23rd, 2014
LENOX, Mass. (AP) -- A deal has been reached to preserve more than 140 acres of pristine farmland and open space in the Berkshires. Under a $700,000 agreement announced Tuesday between the Berkshire Natural Resources Council and the Sprague...

Suspect on Motorcycle Leads Police Through Three-City Pursuit

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July 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- A suspect on a motorcycle led police on a chase through three cities early Wednesday morning and no arrests have been reported. It began shortly before 1:00 a.m., when Holyoke Police attempted to pull over someone on a...

John Kerry Flies to Tel Aviv Despite FAA Ban, Pushes Cease-Fire

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July 23rd, 2014
(AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool) TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has flown into Israel's main airport despite a Federal Aviation Administration ban as he continues to push a cease-fire between Israel and...

House to Debate Mass. Abortion Clinic Bill

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July 23rd, 2014
This photo taken Dec. 17, 2013 shows anti-abortion protester Eleanor McCullen, of Boston, left, standing at the painted edge of a buffer zone outside a Planned Parenthood location in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) BOSTON (AP) -- The...

1,000 StubHub Customer Accounts Hacked

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July 23rd, 2014
(Ctsy. Wikipedia) NEW YORK (AP) — A law enforcement official and online marketplace StubHub say cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events. The official told The Associated Press on...

Study: Many Heavy Kids Think They’re Normal Weight

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July 23rd, 2014
By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- Nearly a third of children in a national survey didn't have an accurate idea of their own weight -- most of them heavy or obese children who viewed themselves as normal. These false impressions were...

Families Try to Find Thousands of Dollars After Ryder Funeral Home Shuts Down

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July 22nd, 2014
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass (WGGB) -- A now defunct local funeral home is leaving behind a pre-arranged mess in South Hadley. Ryder Funeral Home shut down earlier this month after the state found disturbing issues within the facility. Not only had Ryder...

Storm Week: The Great Outdoors

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July 22nd, 2014
Road blocked by fallen tree in Greenfield SOUTHWICK, Mass. (WGGB)- The summer is a season of sunshine and severe weather. This week we want to share tips to make sure that you are ready no matter where you are if a storm strikes. We spoke...

Holyoke City Council Reveals Public Survey Results for Whiting Farms Road

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July 22nd, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) – A large piece of undeveloped land on Whiting Farms Road in Holyoke was once again in the spotlight Tuesday night. The vacant property was the topic of discussion at the city council meeting, as the city looked to its...

Reyes, Navarro Help Jays End Sox’s Streak at Five

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July 22nd, 2014
TORONTO (AP) -- J.A. Happ pitched six shutout innings for his first victory in three starts, Dioner Navarro and Jose Reyes homered and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 7-3 on Tuesday night. Reyes and Navarro both connected in the...

New Arrest Linked to Gun Used After Boston Attacks

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July 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo / Middlesex Cty. District Atty. Office) BOSTON (AP) -- A man believed to have provided the gun used by Boston Marathon bombing suspects to kill a college police officer has been arrested on drug and weapon charges. Stephen Silva...

State Health Officials Reviewing Court Rulings

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July 22nd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts health officials say a pair of seemingly contradictory federal appeals court rulings on a key element of President Barack Obama's health care law is reinforcing their commitment to remain a state-based...

Area of Mill River Closed to Swimmers After Bacteria Found in Water

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July 22nd, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) --  A popular swimming spot is off limits in an area of the Mill River in Northampton after bacteria was found in the water last week during weekly testing. Northampton health officials said levels of E-Coli were high...

Westfield Police: Child Almost Drowned at Hampton Ponds

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July 22nd, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Westfield Police and Fire Department may have saved a child’s life Tuesday evening. Police confirmed they were called to Hampton Ponds after reports that a young boy may be drowning. The boy was taken from the water...