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Tonight: Mainly cloudy with some light rain developing south towards dawn. Mild and muggy with some patchy fog. Lows: 60-66. Winds: Light South. Saturday: Morning showers or a period of rain lasting into the early afternoon - ...
Saturday August 02, 2014
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Springfield’s Ordinance Squad Issues Over 100 Citations in the North End

August 1st, 2014
Photo by City of Springfield SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- For the second time in two weeks, members of the Springfield Police Department Ordinance Squad took to city streets to tackle quality of life issues. On Friday, the squad set out to...

Sen. Warren Discusses Proposal to House Immigrant Children at Westover

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August 1st, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- The controversy over the proposal to use Westover Air Reserve Base to house undocumented immigrant children continues. Friday, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren weighed in on the issue. Senator Warren made two stops...

MGM Finalizes Purchase of 2 Springfield Properties

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August 1st, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- MGM Resorts International has taken ownership of two historic city-owned properties as it plans to build an $800 million casino in downtown Springfield. City and casino officials confirmed Friday that the Las Vegas-based casino...

Official: Police Chokehold Caused NYC Man’s Death

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August 1st, 2014
By JAKE PEARSON, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- The medical examiner has ruled that the chokehold of a police officer on a New York City man last month caused his death. Medical examiner spokeswoman Julie Bolcer said Friday that Eric...

Fire that Damaged Agawam Home Intentionally Set

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August 1st, 2014
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- Investigators say that a fire that damaged an Agawam home was intentionally set. Firefighters were called out to a report of a fire at 41 Spencer Street around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. Agawam Fire Chief Alan Sirois...

President Obama: Russia, Putin Ignoring Their Own Interests

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August 1st, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. is limited in what it can do to deter Russia's actions in Ukraine because Russia and President Vladimir Putin are ignoring their long-term interests. Obama says the U.S. has done...

UMass Student Dies After Being Hit by Car in Amherst

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August 1st, 2014
AMHERST (WGGB) -- A UMass student has died after being hit by a car late Thursday night in Amherst. Michelle Richotte with the Northwestern District Attorney's office says that around 11:00 p.m. Thursday, two women were walking along the...

Mass. Man Faces Gun Charges in Alleged Threat Against President Obama

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August 1st, 2014
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been arrested on gun charges in connection with an investigation into alleged threats against President Barack Obama. Stephen Perroti, of Lawrence, pleaded not guilty to nine firearms charges...

Conn. Summer Classic Horse Show Gallops Into Eastern States Expo.

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August 1st, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Prancing, galloping and strutting. Noble breeds of horses were on display Friday at the Eastern States Exposition. An annual horse show gave families a chance to show off their hard work and dedication....

Google Confirms It Sold Barge Docked in Maine

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August 1st, 2014
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Google Inc. is confirming that the so-called "Google barge" it docked in Maine has been sold. The barge carries dozens of old shipping containers that were joined to create a four-story building. Google envisioned it as...

Springfield Mayor Declares August 1st ‘Dakin Day’

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August 1st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- This morning, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno proclaimed August 1 "Dakin Day." "They've been a shining star here in the city of Springfield and Western Mass," says Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. "We have long...

Plans Underway to Pick Up American Sick with Ebola

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August 1st, 2014
In this undated photo released by the Center for Disease Control, a Aeromedical Biological Containment System which looks like a sealed isolation tent for Ebola air transportation is shown. On Thursday afternoon July 31, 2014, officials at...

Kerry Condemns ‘Outrageous’ Gaza Truce Violations

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August 1st, 2014
By MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry is condemning an "outrageous" violation by Palestinian militants of the Gaza cease-fire he helped to broker. Kerry's demanding the immediate release of an...

Ginsburg: Court Right to Void Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones

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August 1st, 2014
(AP Photo/Cliff Owen) By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is defending a rare Supreme Court decision that put her at odds with women's rights groups. Ginsburg said the court's unanimous ruling...

Hyundai Recalls More Than 419K Vehicles

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August 1st, 2014
DETROIT (AP) -- Hyundai is recalling more than 419,000 cars and SUVs to fix suspension, brake and oil leak problems. The biggest of three recalls posted Friday on a U.S. government website is of 225,000 Santa Fe SUVs from 2001-2006 to replace...