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Tonight: Gradual clearing, brisk and cooler. Lows: 38-44. Winds: NW 4-12 mph. Saturday: Morning sunshine mixes with afternoon clouds, pleasant. Highs: 60-66. Winds: W/SW 4-12 mph. First Warning Meteorologist Rick Sluben ...
Sat, October 25, 2014
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Humidity: 97%
Dew Point: 35
Wind: SSE at 2 mph
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Weekend Starts Bright, Ends Blustery

October 24th, 2014
Skies will clear later tonight as high pressure slides into the area. With clearing skies and lighter winds temperatures will fall into the 30s and lower 40s with some patchy fog possible in the more sheltered locations. Weak high pressure...

Gubernatorial Candidates React to Latest Poll Numbers

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October 24th, 2014
(WGGB) -- A dramatic turn of events in the race for Governor. A new poll shows that Republican candidate Charlie Baker is surging ahead of Democrat Martha Coakley. That new Boston Globe poll shows that Baker has opened up a nine-point lead...

Naturalization Ceremony Held at Western New England University

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October 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Nineteen immigrants from western Massachusetts became U.S. citizens Friday. Several family members and friends stood by to watch candidates from 14 different countries take their oath of allegiance at Western New...

Power Restored to Customers in Northampton

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October 24th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Over 5,000 customers in Northampton were in the dark for a time following a power outage. National Grid reports that a problem was encountered at their West Street substation late Friday afternoon. That issue...

ABC’s Dr. Richard Besser Discusses Ebola Case in NYC

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October 24th, 2014
(WGGB) -- As ABC40 has been reporting, a doctor in New York City who's been diagnosed with Ebola after returning from Africa is being treated in an isolation ward at Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital, a designated Ebola center. City and state...

Frontier Threat Suspect to Have Mental Health Evaluation

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October 24th, 2014
(WGGB) -- New information about the suspect in Thursday's threat against Frontier High School in Deerfield. Nicholas Schauer, 19, of Sunderland will undergo a mental health examination at Bridgewater State Hospital. Deerfield Police say...

Leaf Peepers To Spend Billions Across Region

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October 24th, 2014
GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Massachusetts attracts 2.5 million leaf peepers every year. Not only is the fall foliage a staple for the region, but it's also the pillar of New England's tourism economy. If you thought money doesn't grow on...

No Verdict for Tsarnaev Friend; Jury Returns Monday

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October 24th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A jury has ended deliberations for the week without a verdict in the federal trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Prosecutors say Robel Phillipos lied to the FBI about being in Tsarnaev's dorm...

Investigators Identify Woman Killed in Springfield Fire

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October 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The woman who died in a Springfield fire Thursday has been identified as 64-year-old Elena Opitz. Opitz was in a wheelchair inside the home and needed to be rescued from the home on Burnside Terrace. she was...

NY, New Jersey Issue Stronger Ebola Quarantine

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October 24th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / 3D4Medical) By MARILYNN MARCHIONE and MIKE STOBBE, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- The governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine for all doctors and other arriving...

Authorities: Remains Belong to Missing Va. Student

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October 24th, 2014
By LARRY O'DELL and HEIDI BROWN, Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a university student who disappeared last month, authorities said Friday, ending a...

Broken Expansion Joint Causes Backup on Mass. Pike

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October 24th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Repairs to an expansion joint along the Mass. Turnpike caused some heavy delays Friday. MassDOT says that that Friday afternoon, an expansion joint broke and came loose on the eastbound side of the bridge that spans the...

NY Police Commissioner: Hatchet Attack Was Terror

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October 24th, 2014
(AP Photo/New York Police Department) by TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police Commissioner William Bratton says the hatchet attack on four rookie officers was a terrorist act by a homegrown radical. Bratton...

Marathon Suspect’s Lawyers Again Cite Media Leaks

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October 24th, 2014
(Photo: FBI via AP) BOSTON (AP) -- Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are asking for a third time for a judge to hold a hearing on media leaks they say are jeopardizing Tsarnaev's right to a fair trial. In a court...

US Officials: Dallas Nurse Free of Ebola

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October 24th, 2014
by JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free Friday and into open arms. Nina Pham got a...