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Tonight: Evening showers and thunderstorms, then scattered showers overnight. Muggy and mild. Lows: 64-70. Winds: S/SW->N 4-12 mph. Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy with some early showers possible, then increasing sunshine in the afterno ...
Wednesday July 23, 2014
70°
Light Rain
Feels like 70°
Humidity: 94%
Dew Point: 68
Wind: SW at 8 mph
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Father, Son Accused of Stealing Metal from Springfield Work Site

July 23rd, 2014
(Photo Provided by Springfield Police) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A father and son have been arrested for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars in metal from a Springfield work site. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that around...

Malaysia Jet Victims’ Bodies Arrive in Netherlands

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July 23rd, 2014
(AP Photo/ Sergei Chuzavkov) by JONA KALLGREN, Associated Press KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have landed in the southern city of...

Springfield Woman Accused of Illegally Using Car

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July 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - A Springfield woman has been arrested after police say she was allegedly driving a car without proper authority. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that around 2:00 a.m. Wednesday, officers on-patrol saw a...

Chicopee Police: Man Run Over While Sleeping in Driveway

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July 23rd, 2014
CHICOPEE (WGGB) -- A man is recovering in an area hospital after being run over by a car Tuesday night. Chicopee Police Sgt. Victor Jeronimo says that around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, emergency crews responded to 70 Claire Street. Jeronimo...

Coroner: Heroin Overdose Killed Peaches Geldof

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July 23rd, 2014
(AP Photo/C. d'Ettorre, File) by JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Model and TV personality Peaches Geldof died from a heroin overdose after relapsing from a battle to give up the drug, a British coroner ruled...

Deal Reached to Preserve Lenox Land

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July 23rd, 2014
LENOX, Mass. (AP) -- A deal has been reached to preserve more than 140 acres of pristine farmland and open space in the Berkshires. Under a $700,000 agreement announced Tuesday between the Berkshire Natural Resources Council and the Sprague...

Suspect on Motorcycle Leads Police Through Three-City Pursuit

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July 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- A suspect on a motorcycle led police on a chase through three cities early Wednesday morning and no arrests have been reported. It began shortly before 1:00 a.m., when Holyoke Police attempted to pull over someone on a...

John Kerry Flies to Tel Aviv Despite FAA Ban, Pushes Cease-Fire

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July 23rd, 2014
(AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool) TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has flown into Israel's main airport despite a Federal Aviation Administration ban as he continues to push a cease-fire between Israel and...

House to Debate Mass. Abortion Clinic Bill

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July 23rd, 2014
This photo taken Dec. 17, 2013 shows anti-abortion protester Eleanor McCullen, of Boston, left, standing at the painted edge of a buffer zone outside a Planned Parenthood location in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) BOSTON (AP) -- The...

1,000 StubHub Customer Accounts Hacked

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July 23rd, 2014
(Ctsy. Wikipedia) NEW YORK (AP) — A law enforcement official and online marketplace StubHub say cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events. The official told The Associated Press on...

Study: Many Heavy Kids Think They’re Normal Weight

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July 23rd, 2014
By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- Nearly a third of children in a national survey didn't have an accurate idea of their own weight -- most of them heavy or obese children who viewed themselves as normal. These false impressions were...

Families Try to Find Thousands of Dollars After Ryder Funeral Home Shuts Down

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July 22nd, 2014
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass (WGGB) -- A now defunct local funeral home is leaving behind a pre-arranged mess in South Hadley. Ryder Funeral Home shut down earlier this month after the state found disturbing issues within the facility. Not only had Ryder...

Storm Week: The Great Outdoors

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July 22nd, 2014
Road blocked by fallen tree in Greenfield SOUTHWICK, Mass. (WGGB)- The summer is a season of sunshine and severe weather. This week we want to share tips to make sure that you are ready no matter where you are if a storm strikes. We spoke...

Holyoke City Council Reveals Public Survey Results for Whiting Farms Road

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July 22nd, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) – A large piece of undeveloped land on Whiting Farms Road in Holyoke was once again in the spotlight Tuesday night. The vacant property was the topic of discussion at the city council meeting, as the city looked to its...

Reyes, Navarro Help Jays End Sox’s Streak at Five

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July 22nd, 2014
TORONTO (AP) -- J.A. Happ pitched six shutout innings for his first victory in three starts, Dioner Navarro and Jose Reyes homered and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 7-3 on Tuesday night. Reyes and Navarro both connected in the...