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Today: Morning cloudiness with the chance of a shower. A mix of sun and clouds this afternoon. Highs; 73-77. Winds: NE 5-10 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear and cool. Lows: 50-54. Winds: Calm. Have a great day. Don Maher ...
Saturday August 23, 2014
75°
Broken Clouds
Feels like 75°
Humidity: 53%
Dew Point: 57
Wind: ENE at 5 mph
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Marathon Bombing Suspect’s Lawyers Seek Dismissal

August 22nd, 2014
(Photo: FBI via AP) BOSTON, Mass. (AP) -- Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are asking a judge to dismiss indictments and put proceedings in the case on hold over concerns about the jury selection process in federal...

Colleges Enforce Rules While Keeping Track of Off-Campus Students

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August 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- It was move-in day for students at Western New England University today. "I'm actually very excited. I'll be in a whole new environment from what i'm used to from when I was small," said freshman Rohan...

Back-to-School Shopping in Full Swing

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August 22nd, 2014
REGION (WGGB) -- It's almost the end of summer and back-to-school shopping is in full swing. Many people spent their Friday afternoon finishing up their back-to-school shopping. "Trying to find some good deals...and get them ready for...

Both Sides of Bottle Bill Issue Discuss November Ballot Question

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August 22nd, 2014
REGION, MASS. (WGGB)- An update to the states bottle law is a choice you will have on the November ballot. Right now, the state's beverage container law requires a five- cent deposit to encourage the recycling of beverage bottles. But...

Schools say Goodbye to Bake Sales

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August 22nd, 2014
REGION, Mass. (WGGB)- New federal guidelines are in place this year that limit fundraisers like bake sales. Of the 18 states that have adopted the policy, Massachusetts has one of the strictest guidelines. Removing delicious treats is one...

Three Indicted for Misleading Police in Oliver Case

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August 22nd, 2014
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- A grand jury has indicted three people who allegedly misled police investigating the disappearance and death of a 5-year-old Fitchburg boy. A spokesman for the Worcester District Attorney says the indictments against...

13 Suspects Arraigned in Insurance Fraud Case

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August 22nd, 2014
GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Over a dozen people have been arraigned after authorities say they broke up a major car insurance scam in Massachusetts and New York. The arraignments, which took place in Franklin County Superior court,...

Springfield’s Superintendent Addresses Teachers Ahead of New School Year

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August 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield public school students go back to class on Monday and Friday, teachers heard from city officials including School Superintendent Dan Warwick. Springfield has approximately 27,000 students in the public...

Chicopee Fire Aims to ‘Fill The Boot’ for MDA

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August 22nd, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Chicopee firefighters were out Friday, working to fill their boots for a good cause. Members from the department were out collecting donations as part of the 'Fill The Boot' campaign, which supports the Muscular...

James Street Gate to Westover to Close Sept. 8

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August 22nd, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- One of two gates to Westover Air Reserve Base will soon be closed for several months. The James Street gate is scheduled to close on September 8 for extensive renovations. The gate is going to be...

Mass. Reports 1st West Nile Virus Case of 2014

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August 22nd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts health officials are reporting the state's first human case of West Nile Virus this year. The patient is described only as a man in his 60s who lives in Middlesex County. Officials say the man remains...

ABC40 Traffic Alert: Boston Road to be Paved Next Week

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August 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Motorists should expect to see delays next week along Boston Road due to construction. City officials say that on Monday and Tuesday, construction crews will be preparing a section of Boston Road - from the...

One Man Dead After Shooting, Crash in Springfield

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August 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- Springfield Police continue to investigate an early morning homicide near Allen Street. The incident occurred around 2 a.m. Friday. Investigators say there was an altercation at the McDonald's on Allen Street that...

FBI: No Credible Threats to US from Islamic State

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August 22nd, 2014
By EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI and Homeland Security Department say there are no specific or credible terror threats to the U.S. homeland from the Islamic State militant group. An intelligence bulletin,...

Second Woman Reports Indecent Exposure Incident at UMass

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August 22nd, 2014
(Surveillance Photo of Suspect's Car / Provided by UMass Police) AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- Two women have now reported that they were approached by a man, who was allegedly exposing himself, this week on the campus of UMass Amherst. On...