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Tonight: Mainly cloudy with a few evening showers possible. Some patchy mist and fog in spots late. Lows: 56-62. Winds: N/NE 2-10 mph. Saturday: Morning cloudiness then a mix of sun and clouds with an isolated shower possibl ...
Saturday August 23, 2014
64°
Broken Clouds
Feels like 64°
Humidity: 93%
Dew Point: 62
Wind: NNW at 6 mph
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GPS Devices Find Huge Water Loss in Western U.S.

August 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/California Department of Water Resources, Dale Kolke, File) SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A new study finds that 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 4 inches of...

Mayor to Sign Executive Order Aiding Undocumented Residents

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August 22nd, 2014
Northampton (WGGB) -- Dozens gathered in Northampton Thursday night asking the city's mayor, David J. Narkewicz, to take action preventing local police from turning over illegal immigrants to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The mayor says...

UMass Student from Springfield Covers Ferguson Riot

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August 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A journalism student from Umass is out in Ferguson covering the riots. 19 year old James Villalobos of Springfield decided he wanted to get out there and cover a story that has attracted international media to...

East Longmeadow Teen Raising Awareness of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

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August 21st, 2014
EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- Calli Sattler of East Longmeadow has graduated from high school, but she had many health setbacks going through school, including a concussion that lasted a year and stomach problem that kept her out of school...

James Foley’s Parents Release Email From Terrorists

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August 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/Nicole Tung, freejamesfoley.org) BOSTON, Mass. (WGGB) – The parents of slain photo-journalist James Foley have released the email received from his captors earlier this month. According to GlobalPost - the company Foley worked...

The Ice Bucket Stops With Obama

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August 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) -- The bucket stops with President Barack Obama. Instead of pouring cold water over his head, Obama has poured it on the idea of becoming the...

Police: Two People Injured in Springfield Shooting

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August 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield Police are investigating a shooting near the intersection of Hancock Street and Noel Street. Officials say they responded to a call Thursday evening about a shooting that left two people injured. One...

Natural Gas Customers Facing Possible Price Hikes

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August 21st, 2014
(SPRINGFIELD, Mass.) (WGGB)--With Labor Day fast approaching we'll soon be thinking about those winter heating bills and some are predicting higher prices for natural gas customers. Some at the state level are predicting higher home heating...

A New Way of Learning: Schools Combine Art & Academic Classes

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August 21st, 2014
REGION (WGGB) -- Students will return to school in many communities next week. Springfield's Conservatory of the Arts and Wildwood Elementary School are two schools planning on incorporating both art and academics into their...

Residents of Massachusetts Town Told to Boil Water

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August 21st, 2014
WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) -- Wellesley residents and businesses are being told to boil their water before using after a test detected E. coli at a town reservoir. The notice issued on Thursday urges all Wellesley water customers to boil tap water for...

Two Winning Lottery Tickets Sold in Franklin Co. About to Expire

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August 21st, 2014
BRAINTREE, Mass. (WGGB) -- State officials are warning that time is running out for the owners of two winning 'Lucky for Life' tickets purchased in Franklin County to claim their prize. 'Lucky for Life' is a multi-state lottery game, operated...

More Problems For a Northampton Bridge

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August 21st, 2014
(NORTHAMPTON, Mass.) (WGGB)--More problems for a section of bridge in Northampton. The bridge work is keeping a busy I-91 on-ramp closed. If you get off I-91 northbound at exit 18 and take a left going toward downtown Northampton you pass...

Early Morning Boston Blaze Leaves 1 Dead, 9 Hurt

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August 21st, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston investigators say an electrical problem is to blame for a fire that left one person dead and nine other injured. Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn says the blaze started at about 7:30 a.m. Thursday in a multi-family home...

MONDAY ON ABC40 – 40 Force: Sex Offender Search

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August 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Do you know where the sex offenders live in your community, or do you even know how to look? Monday night, the 40 Force will show you the tools and resources available to see if a sex offender is living near your...

Agawam Family Asks School to Ban Peanuts

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August 21st, 2014
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- Playing in her Agawam backyard, 5-year-old Samantha Gagne looks ready to tackle the world. But a small bracelet on her wrist tells a different story. "She was around 2 years old and she picked up an empty wrapper off...