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Tonight: Mostly clear, comfortable. Lows: 52-58. Winds: Light. Saturday: Morning sun then afternoon increasing clouds. Breezy and warm. Highs: 82-86 (dew points: 50s to near 60). Rick Sluben ...
Saturday July 26, 2014
59°
Scattered Clouds
Feels like 59°
Humidity: 95%
Dew Point: 58
Wind: at 1 mph
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Marathon Suspect’s Lawyers Want Hearing on Leaks

July 25th, 2014
(Photo: FBI via AP) BOSTON (AP) -- Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have renewed their request for a judge to hold a hearing on leaks to the news media. Last month, a judge issued a stern warning to prosecutors...

Carjacked Vehicle Hits Crowd, Killing 3 Kids

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July 25th, 2014
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two men forced a woman into the backseat of her sport utility vehicle at gunpoint, drove off but later lost control and plowed into a group of people on a corner near a fruit stand on Friday, police said. Three children,...

Over 20 Arrested Following Drug Sweep in Holyoke

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July 25th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Over 20 people have been arrested in Holyoke following a multi-agency drug investigation. Holyoke Police Chief James Neiswanger says that on Thursday, local, state, and federal law enforcement conducted "Operation...

Columbia Gas Encourages Contractors, Public to Dig Safe

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July 25th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- In the last week, construction accidents have caused two gas leaks along Elm Street in East Longmeadow. While the lines have been sealed, these accidents raise important questions about the safety of digging near natural...

LAST DAY to Donate to the 40 Force School Drive!

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July 25th, 2014
(WGGB) -- It's near that time when local families begin preparing for the school year ahead by visiting local store for their yearly supplies. However, but for some students in the area, financial hardships make it difficult for them to...

Pittsfield Man Convicted of Biting Roommate’s Thumb

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July 25th, 2014
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- A Pittsfield man has been convicted of nearly completely biting off his roommate's thumb during a fight over bathroom use. The Berkshire Eagle reports that 57-year-old Michael Mensah was convicted Thursday of assault...

Fly with Brittany – Monday on ’40 in the Morning’

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July 25th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Take to the air on a wild ride with ABC40's Brittany Decker, Monday on 40 in the...

ABC40 Traffic Alert: Glendale Street in Easthampton

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July 25th, 2014
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Motorists should expect some delays Monday if traveling through a portion of Easthampton. Easthampton Police say that Glendale Street, at West Street, will be closed on Monday from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The...

Archdiocese: No Confirmation of Philly Papal Visit

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July 25th, 2014
(AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Archdiocese says there is still no confirmation that Pope Francis will attend a major gathering of the world's Roman Catholics next year in the city, despite a report that...

Son of Sunken South Korean Ferry Owner Detained

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July 25th, 2014
(AP Photo/Yonhap) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A South Korean news agency is reporting that the eldest son of the sunken ferry's owner has been detained by police after two months on the run. According to the Yonhap News Agency, Yoo Dae-gyun...

Man Arrested for OUI after Backing into Police Cruiser

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July 25th, 2014
(Courtesy: Greenfield Police Department) GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A man from Turners Falls was arrested Wednesday night after backing into a police cruiser during a traffic stop. 24 year-old Dion Cadiz initially failed to stop for an...

Judge Denies Hernandez’s Request for Dismissal

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July 25th, 2014
(AP Photo/CJ Gunther, Pool) FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- A judge has rejected a motion by lawyers for Aaron Hernandez to dismiss charges stemming from the 2013 slaying of a Boston man whose body was found near the former New England Patriot's...

Friday’s News on the Go

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July 25th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--Heading out the door on this Friday morning? Don't forget all the top headlines and latest news of the day! ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz bring you everything you need to know in your News on the...

Springfield Police Investigate Possible Shooting Incident

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July 25th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- Springfield Police are on the scene of a possible shooting incident on Westminster St. Friday morning. Springfield Police say their Shot-Spotter system led them to 35 Westminster St. shortly after 3:00 a.m. Officers on...

No Survivors Found in Wreckage of Air Algerie Plane in Mali

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July 25th, 2014
(AP Photo/Kevin Cleynhens) PARIS (AP) — French officials dispatched a military unit to secure the site in restive northern Mali where an Air Algerie plane crashed with the loss of 116 people. France's interior minister said Friday that terrorism...