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Today: Early clouds then increasing sunshine. Cooler and much less humid! Nice and pleasant. Highs: 78-83. Winds: N/NW 5-15 mph. Have a great day! Dan Brown ...
Thursday July 24, 2014
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Hadley Family Warns of Coyote Attacks After Dog Falls Victim

July 23rd, 2014
HADLEY, Mass. (WGGB) -- A warning tonight for pet owners from a Hadley couple, who recently lost a pet Dachshund in a coyote attack. "Hershey had more brown in her face. She was slightly bigger." Cathleen Robinson and Raymond Brown...

Former Agawam Coach Arraigned on Rape Charge

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July 23rd, 2014
(WGGB) -- A former Agawam junior varsity volleyball coach pleads not guilty to having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl. Michael Rash was arraigned today in Hampden Superior Court on four counts of rape and abuse of a child...

Spokeswoman: Indiana Teen Pilot Dies in Crash

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July 23rd, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A family spokeswoman says an Indiana teenager was killed when his plane crashed while trying to set a record for an around-the-world flight. Annie Hayat said Wednesday that the plane flown by 17-year-old Haris Suleman...

Deadline Approaches to Have Springfield Tornado Damaged Trees Removed

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July 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Residents in tornado-damaged areas of Springfield have just over one week to apply for assistance to have dead trees removed. FEMA has denied several requests from the city for help in the East Forest Park...

Local Woman Travels to Israel Amid Growing Violence, Airline Ban

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July 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Harvard student and graduate of West Springfield High School left Wednesday for a Birthright trip to Israel. This as the conflict with the Palestinians and concerns over airline safety grows. Becca gauthier...

O’Grady Judgeship Confirmed

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July 23rd, 2014
BOSTON, Ma (WGGB) -- The Governor's Council unanimously confirms attorney William O'Grady as Associate Justice of the Chicopee District Court. The 59-year-old O'Grady has practiced civil and criminal law at Parker & O'Grady in Southampton and...

Man Linked to Gun Said ‘Bomber’ was Best Friend

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July 23rd, 2014
(AP Photo / Middlesex Cty. District Atty. Office) By DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- A man linked to a gun used to kill a university police officer after the Boston Marathon bombing allegedly told police he smoked marijuana...

Gov. Patrick: Plan to Shelter Children Misunderstood

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July 23rd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Deval Patrick says there remains considerable misunderstanding about the state's offer to shelter unaccompanied children from Central America crossing the nation's southern border. Patrick's comments to reporters on...

GM Issues Six More Safety Recalls

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July 23rd, 2014
Courtesy: MGNOnline DETROIT (WGGB/AP) — General Motors is issuing six more recalls covering a total of almost 718,000 vehicles in the U.S. The latest recalls bring the total for GM so far this year to 60, affecting a record 29.7 million...

Crews Respond to Gas Leak on Elm Street in East Longmeadow

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July 23rd, 2014
EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- Emergency crews were called to an East Longmeadow roadway for the second time in a week after another report of a gas leak. East Longmeadow Deputy Fire Chief Shawn Minahan says that just after 10 a.m....

Head of Troubled CDC Anthrax Lab Resigns

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July 23rd, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- Health officials say that the head of the government lab which potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned. Michael Farrell was head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lab since 2009. A CDC...

FAA Continues Ban on US Flights to Tel Aviv

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July 23rd, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says it will continue its ban on U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv while assessing the danger of rocket attacks. The agency said Wednesday it is working closely with the Israeli...

Road Work to Impact Travel on Lester Street in Springfield

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July 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Those traveling near Lester Street in Springfield should expect some delays later this week. City officials say that, weather permitting, crews from Palmer Paving will be resurfacing Lester Street - between...

Survey Finds Sharp Increase in Teen Use of HGH

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July 23rd, 2014
By DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their...

Investigators Identify Westfield Man Who Drowned Off of Mass. Coast

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July 23rd, 2014
(WGGB) -- We now know the name of the Westfield man who drowned while SCUBA diving off the coast of Marblehead on Tuesday. Carrie Kimball Monahan, spokesperson for the Essex County District Attorney's office, says 58-year-old Gregory Cole of...