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This Afternoon: A mix of sun and clouds, cooler and much less humid, nice and pleasant. Highs: 78-83. Dew Points falling into the 50's. Winds: N/NW 5-15 mph. Tonight: Clear and cool! Lows; 48-54. Winds: Light. (Record Low: 49 set ...
Thursday July 24, 2014
79°
Broken Clouds
Feels like 80°
Humidity: 52%
Dew Point: 60
Wind: N at 14 mph
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O’Grady Judgeship Confirmed

July 23rd, 2014
BOSTON, Ma (WGGB) -- The Governor's Council unanimously confirms attorney William O'Grady as Associate Justice of the Chicopee District Court. The 59-year-old O'Grady has practiced civil and criminal law at Parker & O'Grady in Southampton and...

Man Linked to Gun Said ‘Bomber’ was Best Friend

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July 23rd, 2014
(AP Photo / Middlesex Cty. District Atty. Office) By DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- A man linked to a gun used to kill a university police officer after the Boston Marathon bombing allegedly told police he smoked marijuana...

Gov. Patrick: Plan to Shelter Children Misunderstood

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July 23rd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Deval Patrick says there remains considerable misunderstanding about the state's offer to shelter unaccompanied children from Central America crossing the nation's southern border. Patrick's comments to reporters on...

GM Issues Six More Safety Recalls

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July 23rd, 2014
Courtesy: MGNOnline DETROIT (WGGB/AP) — General Motors is issuing six more recalls covering a total of almost 718,000 vehicles in the U.S. The latest recalls bring the total for GM so far this year to 60, affecting a record 29.7 million...

Crews Respond to Gas Leak on Elm Street in East Longmeadow

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July 23rd, 2014
EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- Emergency crews were called to an East Longmeadow roadway for the second time in a week after another report of a gas leak. East Longmeadow Deputy Fire Chief Shawn Minahan says that just after 10 a.m....

Head of Troubled CDC Anthrax Lab Resigns

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July 23rd, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- Health officials say that the head of the government lab which potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned. Michael Farrell was head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lab since 2009. A CDC...

FAA Continues Ban on US Flights to Tel Aviv

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July 23rd, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says it will continue its ban on U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv while assessing the danger of rocket attacks. The agency said Wednesday it is working closely with the Israeli...

Road Work to Impact Travel on Lester Street in Springfield

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July 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Those traveling near Lester Street in Springfield should expect some delays later this week. City officials say that, weather permitting, crews from Palmer Paving will be resurfacing Lester Street - between...

Survey Finds Sharp Increase in Teen Use of HGH

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July 23rd, 2014
By DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their...

Investigators Identify Westfield Man Who Drowned Off of Mass. Coast

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July 23rd, 2014
(WGGB) -- We now know the name of the Westfield man who drowned while SCUBA diving off the coast of Marblehead on Tuesday. Carrie Kimball Monahan, spokesperson for the Essex County District Attorney's office, says 58-year-old Gregory Cole of...

Woman Arrested After Altercation at Van Horn Park

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July 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Springfield woman is under arrest after she allegedly assaulted another woman at a city park. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says around 5 p.m. Tuesday, police were called to Van Horn Park after a...

Plane Crashes in Taiwan: 47 Trapped, Feared Dead

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July 23rd, 2014
(AP Photo/Wong Yao-wen) TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and the transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead. Another 11...

Teacher Slaying Suspect in Court on Assault Charge

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July 23rd, 2014
(ABC40 File Photo) BOSTON (AP) -- Prosecutors say a Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his teacher took off his footwear and crouched down as he stalked a worker last month at a youth detention facility where he was being held. The...

Father, Son Accused of Stealing Metal from Springfield Work Site

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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...