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Today: Partly cloudy with a few showers and thunderstorms possible during the day. Hot and humid. Highs: 84-88. Winds: SW 5 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy and humid with patchy fog. Lows: 66-70. Winds: Calm. Tomorrow: Partly cloudy ...
Monday September 01, 2014
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Humidity: 86%
Dew Point: 70
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Chicopee Park Designed for Kids by Kids

August 31st, 2014
CHOICOPEE, Mass (WGGB) - Residents of Chicopee came out Saturday afternoon so build a new playground in Nash Park. The playground was in part sponsored by KaBoom, an organization that helps fund new community parks, as well as by Chicopee's...

Vintage Racer Killed on the Track

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August 30th, 2014
SALISBURY, Conn. (AP) -- Police say a vintage racing enthusiast is dead after a crash during a race in Connecticut. Authorities say 73-year-old Lee Duran, of Lyme, lost control of his car and crashed Saturday afternoon at Lime Rock Park. No other...

Memorial Service Held for F-15 Pilot Who Died in Fighter Jet Crash

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August 30th, 2014
LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- A memorial service was held in memory of  Lt. Col. Morris Fontenot Jr. The service took place at Longmeadow Town Green on Saturday evening. At least 200 people were in attendance. "On Thursday afternoon, I had to...

UMass Football Falls to BC 30-7 in Season Opener

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August 30th, 2014
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tyler Murphy ran for 118 yards and a touchdown, carrying Boston College to a 30-7 victory over in-state rival Massachusetts on Saturday in the season opener for both schools. Murphy, a graduate transfer who played nine...

Car Fire Causes Traffic on I-91S

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August 30th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass (WGGB) - A car fire on I-91 South in Holyoke caused lengthy delays on Saturday afternoon. The fire started around 5:00 pm and was quickly extinguished. I-91S was closed as officials worked to put out the fire. All lanes have...

Michael Sam Cut from St. Louis Rams

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August 30th, 2014
(AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Including Michael Sam, the St. Louis Rams released four late-round draft picks to reach the 53-man roster limit. Sam smiled and shook hands at Missouri's season opener against South Dakota State...

Springfield Residents Join Forces to Clean River Front

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August 30th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) --- It was beautiful weather outside Saturday, making it a perfect day for the Springfield Community and Resurection Center to work together for the 3rd Annual River Front Clean-Up day. Dozens of adults and children met...

Chicopee’s Nash Park gets new Playground Equipment

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August 30th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) --  On Saturday afternoon, volunteers from the park department in Chicopee continued the installation of  $30,000 latest playground equipment for children. Tons of people in the community also gathered at Nash Park to...

Study: Novel Heart Failure Drug Shows big promise

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August 30th, 2014
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade -- a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by...

Dog Turns on Stove, Which then Sets Laptop Ablaze

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August 30th, 2014
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- Police say a New Jersey family's dog turned on the stove, which caught the laptop resting on the burner on fire and sent smoke through the roof. The fire was reported early Friday evening in Lacey Township while the...

James Harrison Announces Retirement from NFL

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August 30th, 2014
(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) (WGGB) -- One of the most intimidating presences in the NFL's last few decades has called it quits. Linebacker James Harrison announced Saturday that he plans to retire. It comes after Harrison was released by...

Springfield Organizes Riverfront Clean -up

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August 30th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- On Saturday morning, the Resurrection Center of Springfield hosted its third riverfront cleanup. The event kicked off at the parking lot of Basketball Hall of Fame, with volunteers present from around the community to...

Obama to Attend Wedding of Longtime Personal Chef

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August 30th, 2014
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wedding bells are about to ring for someone President Barack Obama thinks of as family. White House chef Sam Kass is tying the knot Saturday evening to MSNBC host Alex...

Teen Taking Lamborghini Test Drive Dies in Crash

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August 30th, 2014
MOUNT SINAI, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York teen taking a test drive of a family friend's Lamborghini has died after crashing the high-powered sports car into a guardrail. Police say 18-year-old Samuel Shepard was taking the car for a spin on a county...

Ferguson Slowly Starting to Make Comeback

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August 30th, 2014
By JIM SALTER Associated Press (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen) FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of town that was the center of attention for three...