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Tonight: Mostly clear then increasing clouds with a late shower or two possible. Not as cool. Lows: 58-64. Winds: Become calm. Thursday: Mainly cloudy with a few showers possible - mainly west, cooler. Highs: 68-74. Winds: ...
Thursday August 21, 2014
64°
Scattered Clouds
Feels like 64°
Humidity: 92%
Dew Point: 61
Wind: NNE at 2 mph
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Ten Members of the Springfield Fire Department Promoted

August 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A badge pinning ceremony for members of the Springfield Fire Department Wednesday. Seven were promoted to Lieutenant, two to temporary Captains, and one to a District Chief. Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and...

California Highway Patrol Says Officer May Face Serious Beating Charges

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August 20th, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The California Highway Patrol says one of its officers could face serious charges in the videotaped beating of a woman on the side of a freeway. The CHP said it forwarded its investigation Wednesday to the Los Angeles County...

Tony Stewart Skipping Bristol After Ward’s Death

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August 20th, 2014
(AP Photo) By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, the third Sprint Cup race he's skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr....

Dog Found Starving in Springfield Continuing to Recover

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August 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- An update for you on a dog found starving in Springfield. 'Sunflower' the chihuahua continues to make some progress at the Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center. Officials there say 'Sunflower'...

Gov. Patrick: Market Basket Battle at ‘Critical Point’

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August 20th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Deval Patrick says he hopes to talk again to warring cousins whose battle over management of the Market Basket grocery store chain has sparked an employee walkout and customer boycott. Patrick said he will likely speak to...

Mass. Investigators Disrupt Large-Scale Auto Insurance Fraud Ring

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August 20th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Nearly 300 indictments have been handed up following an multi-state insurance fraud investigation. Mary Carey, spokesperson for the Northwestern District Attorney's office, explains that grand juries in Hampshire...

Voter Registration Deadline Approaches for Sept. Primary

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August 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- If you haven't already, you have less than three hours to register to vote in the September 9 primary. The Springfield Election Commission held a registration drive for a couple of hours Wednesday on Court...

Casino Opponents Gather to Discuss Issue Ahead of November Election

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August 20th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Several people gathered Wednesday to discuss the possibility of casinos coming to the Bay State. The question will be put before voters in the November elections. Anti-casino activists met in a West...

State Announces Plan to Move Knowledge Corridor Rail Project Forward

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August 20th, 2014
GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Governor Deval Patrick brings good news for western Massachusetts rail service during a stop in Greenfield. The Governor announced that the state is purchasing the PanAm Southern rail line. By doing so, the...

Guilty Plea Expected by Friend of Marathon Suspect

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August 20th, 2014
by DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is expected to plead guilty to impeding the investigation into the deadly attack. Dias Kadyrbayev is charged with obstruction...

Two People Transported Following Four Car Crash in Longmeadow

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August 20th, 2014
LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- Two people were taken to the hospital following a multi-vehicle crash in Longmeadow. Longmeadow Police Capt. John Stankiewicz says that just before 1 p.m. Wednesday, officers were called to the intersection of...

West Springfield High Students to Utilize New Laptops This School Year

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August 20th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A generous offering to students at West Springfield High School - with a catch. Each and every student will be given a laptop to take home. The school's interim Principal Maria Silvestri says, "This...

Girl Riding Bike Hit by Car in Springfield

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August 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A girl was injured Wednesday after she was struck by a car in Springfield. Springfield Police say that around noon Wednesday, a 10-year-old girl was riding a bike along Northampton Avenue when she was hit by a...

Bank of America Reaches $17B Settlement with US

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August 20th, 2014
By JEFF HORWITZ and MICHAEL VIRTANEN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Officials familiar with the deal say Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement with federal and state authorities over its role in the sale of...

UMass Amherst Mourns Death of Alumnus James Foley

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August 20th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- Reaction to the killing of American journalist James Foley has been pouring in from around the world, including from UMass Amherst. Foley was abducted in 2012 and held for nearly two years. Islamic state militants...