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Today: A few showers, otherwise cloudy. Highs: 71-75. Winds: SE 5 mph. Tonight: Scattered showers continue, but most of the time it will be dry. Lows: 60-64. Winds: E 5 mph. Tomorrow: A few showers, otherwise cloudy and cool. Hi ...
Thursday August 21, 2014
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Humidity: 83%
Dew Point: 64
Wind: NNW at 5 mph
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Gov. Patrick: Market Basket Battle at ‘Critical Point’

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...

WHO: West Africa Ebola Death Toll Rises to 1,350

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August 20th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / 3D4Medical) by JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH, Associated Press MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Security forces acting on the president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their crowded...

James Foley’s Parents Speak About Death of Their Son

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August 20th, 2014
ROCHESTER, N.H. (WGGB) -- A short time ago, the parents of James Foley spoke about the loss of their son. President Barack Obama called the family and expressed his condolences as well as those of nation for their loss. In a brief press...

President Obama: US Won’t Stop Confronting Islamic State

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August 20th, 2014
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley. Obama says the entire world is "appalled" by Foley's killing....

Holder Discusses Police Mistrust Outside Ferguson

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August 20th, 2014
By CONNIE CASS and JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has told members of the Ferguson community that as a black man he understands why many African-Americans mistrust the police. During...