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Today: Morning cloudiness with the chance of a shower. A mix of sun and clouds this afternoon. Highs; 73-77. Winds: NE 5-10 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear and cool. Lows: 50-54. Winds: Calm. Have a great day. Don Maher ...
Saturday August 23, 2014
75°
Broken Clouds
Feels like 75°
Humidity: 53%
Dew Point: 57
Wind: ENE at 5 mph
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Driver Escapes Injury Following Truck Fire in Springfield

August 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A driver was able to escape injury following a truck fire Friday in Springfield. Dennis Leger, aide to Springfield's Fire Commissioner, says that around 10:40 a.m. Friday, a car was traveling near 50 Robbins...

President Obama Offers New Accommodations on Birth Control

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August 22nd, 2014
By JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth...

Lawyer for Worried About Client’s ‘Unique Appearance’

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August 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- The lawyer for a man charged with murder for his alleged role in the slayings of three Berkshire County men says he's concerned his client's "unique appearance" will prevent selection of impartial jurors. Caius...

2.2 Million Bean Bag Chairs Recalled After Deaths

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August 22nd, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the zippers on the chairs, which are made by Ace...

Tolland Murder Suspect to Return to Mass. Friday

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August 22nd, 2014
(Robert Honsch) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The man arrested in a 1995 cold case murder will be returned to Massachusetts Friday. Robert Honsch was arrested in Ohio last month, accused in the murders of his former wife, Marcia, and his...

Hernandez Fiancee Seeks Perjury Charge Dismissal

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August 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/Bizuayehu Tesfaye, File) FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has asked a judge to throw out allegations she lied to a grand jury. Shayanna Jenkins appeared before a Fall River...

Back-To-School Back Health

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August 22nd, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Students are packing their bags and heading back to school. And Dr. Filomena Larocca of Baystate Family Chiropractic is preparing for an influx of patients. "We see the difference from the summer time, versus...

New York Man Dies in Berkshire Co. Crash

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August 22nd, 2014
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. (AP) -- Police say the victim of a traffic crash in Williamstown earlier this week was from New York. Police announced Thursday that 57-year-old Patrick Harrigan of Rensselaer, New York, failed to stop at a flashing red...

Middlesex DA Under Fire for Remy Report Release

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August 22nd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A 16-page report released by the Middlesex district attorney's office that detailed results of an independent review of how the office handled the case against Jared Remy, who had been arrested on charges of assaulting his...

Suspicious House Fire Under Investigation in Springfield

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August 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- A fire that burned the front of a Springfield home early Friday morning is considered suspicious and is under investigation. Aide to the Springfield Fire Commissioner Dennis Leger says that the fire broke out at a home...

Police: Couple Wanted Two Amish Girls for Slaves

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August 22nd, 2014
Police in St. Lawrence County, N.Y., search the home of a couple charged with kidnapping two Amish girls earlier this week. (Associated Press) FOWLER, N.Y. (AP) -- An investigator says a northern New York couple kidnapped two Amish sisters from...

GPS Devices Find Huge Water Loss in Western U.S.

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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’s Protest

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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...