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Today: Sun and clouds, with a scattered afternoon shower & storm possible. Hot and humid. Highs: 88-92 (dew points: 66-74). Winds: S/SW 5-15 mph. Tonight: Showers & storms ending, partial clearing, still a bit muggy. Lows: 60 ...
Tuesday September 02, 2014
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Massachusetts Launches Two-Month Tax Amnesty Program

September 1st, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Labor Day marks the launch of a two-month tax amnesty program in Massachusetts. The state Revenue Department says residents who owe taxes face no penalties if they pay during the period that begins Monday and ends Oct. 31 About...

Israelis Return to Classes; Gaza Schools Still Closed

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September 1st, 2014
photo MGN-Online KIBBUTZ SAAD, Israel (AP) -- Thousands of Israeli children in areas near the Gaza Strip have returned to school today. They had spent much of the summer in bomb shelters as rockets and mortars rained on their communities during...

Fire Damages Roof of Holyoke Burger King

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September 1st, 2014
HOLYOKE (WGGB) -- A fire broke out at a Burger King in Holyoke early Monday morning, leaving damage to the roof of the restaurant. Crews from the Holyoke Fire Department were called to the restaurant on Route 5 shortly after midnight, with...

EF-0 Tornado Touches Down in Worcester

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September 1st, 2014
WORCESTER (WGGB) -- Heavy storms that moved through the northeast on Sunday brought a small tornado to Worcester. The National Weather Service confirms that a high-end EF-0 tornado touched down shortly after 8:00 p.m. Sunday. It followed a...

Ferguson Police Start Wearing Body Cameras in Wake of Teen’s Shooting

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September 1st, 2014
(AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen) FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Police in the St. Louis suburb where a white officer shot and killed an unarmed 18-year-old have started wearing body cameras. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that...

First Annual L.E.G.A.C.Y Awards

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August 31st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) - The first ever L.E.G.A.C.Y were held Sunday evening in to commemorate great talent in entertainment and the arts in Western Massachusetts. The event took place at the new FOCUS Springfield TV studios located in downtown...

Tony Stewart’s Return to Race Track Ends Early

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August 31st, 2014
(AP Photo) HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) -- Tony Stewart will now start focusing on next weekend's NASCAR race in Richmond, Virginia. His return to the track Sunday night ended only a little over halfway through his race at Atlanta Motor Speedway....

State to Fund Upgrades for Dams and Seawalls

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August 31st, 2014
 BOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Deval Patrick's administration says it will invest more than $13 million in shoring up many of the state's dams and coastal seawalls. Secretary Maeve Vallely Bartlett, secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs, plans to...

Severe Weather Prompts A Tornado Warning in Worcester County

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August 31st, 2014
  A tornado warning issued for Worcester county earlier this evening was promopted by the same storm that produced a severe thunderstorm warning in Hampden county late this afternoon.  The tornado warning was cancelled as the storm weakened over...

Patriots trade Ryan Mallet to Texans

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August 31st, 2014
 By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- The New England Patriots have traded quarterback Ryan Mallet to the Houston Texans. The move means second-round draft choice Jimmy Garoppolo will be the backup to two-time MVP Tom...

Showers Continue Through Tonight

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August 31st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)  The Flood Advisory for east central Hampden and southeastern Hampshire counties has been dropped.  The threat for severe weather also continues to diminish but the threat for showers will persist through tonight....

Check out the 26th Annual Stone Soul Festival

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August 31st, 2014
Blunt Park was home to the Annual Stone Soul Festival on Sunday afternoon. The Stone Soul Picnic has grown over the years to become the largest African-American festival in New England with amusement rides, food and music. This year they...

St. Mark Celebrates Its Annual Armenian Festival in Springfield

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August 31st, 2014
St. Mark Armenian Church in Springfield celebrated its Annual Armenian Festival in Springfield. Specialty Armenian dishes were served such as Shish Kabob, lamb Hamburgers also known as Losh Kabob and chicken dishes. A group out of Wilbraham...

Northampton Celebrates its 197th Edition of the Three County Fair

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August 31st, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass (WGGB) -- 197 years later, and the Three County Fair is still standing. It's the oldest continuous agricultural fair in America. "The first fair was in October of 1818. And we do all of this crazy stuff, where everybody likes...

Celebrity Chef Todd English Charged with DWI in NY

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August 31st, 2014
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) -- Celebrity chef Todd English has been arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated in New York. Police in Southampton say the 54-year-old English was arrested at around 3:30 a.m. Sunday on a county road on Long...