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Today: Mostly sunny and pleasant! Highs: 79-84 (dew points: lower 50s!). Winds: NW->SW 4-12 mph. Tonight: Mainly clear and cool. Lows: 50-55. Winds: Light. Have a great day! Dan Brown ...
Friday July 25, 2014
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Storm Week: When Seconds Count

July 23rd, 2014
(WGGB) -- Do you have a plan if you're not at home during a weather event? If you're at work, running, errands, or in this case, at Southwick's Senior Center. That's where many gather to play cards on a summer night. However, on the...

Officials Discuss the Fate of Holyoke’s Historic Essex House

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July 23rd, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) – A piece of Holyoke’s past being demolished was up for debate at the Holyoke City Council Finance Meeting Wednesday night. Mayor Alex Morse is requesting the money to demolish the Essex House, a former hotel that has...

New Jersey Teen Who Sued Her Parents for Child Support Back in Court

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July 23rd, 2014
Courtesy MGNOnline (FOX NEWS/AP) – A New Jersey teen who sued her parents for child support after moving out of their home was back in court Wednesday for a separate issue: Rachael Canning has ordered a temporary restraining order against her...

Over 1,000 Lost Power, Along with Damages After Storms Move In

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July 23rd, 2014
Photo courtesy of ABC 40 viewer Kristy Taylor EASTHAMPTON/LUDLOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- Over 1,000 power outages were reported after severe weather rolled through western Mass Wednesday night. In Easthampton, power is out on Harrison Avenue....

Arizona Inmate Dies Two Hours After Execution Begins

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July 23rd, 2014
FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona officials say a murderer who was sentenced to death has died nearly two hours after his execution started. Wood's lawyers had filed an emergency appeal in federal court during the execution demanding that it be...

Boston Enlists Goats to Combat Poison Ivy

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July 23rd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston is enlisting goats to combat poison ivy and other invasive plants in a city park. On Wednesday, four goats began their eight-week stay at an "urban wild" along the Neponset River in the city's Hyde Park neighborhood. The...

Ohio Man Arrested for 1995 Murder Case in Tolland

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July 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Investigators have made an arrest in a Hampden County murder case that dates back to 1995. Hampden County District Attorney James Orenstein announced Wednesday that 70-year-old Robert Honsch of Dalton, Ohio was...

Volunteers Stop Invasive Plant from Taking Over Lake

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July 23rd, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Volunteers take action to stop an invasive plant from taking over our lakes.  It's called the Water Chestnut and over 600 of the plants were removed from Fitzgerald Lake in Northampton over the weekend. It was a...

VIDEO: Bear and Cubs Roaming Through the Woods of Northampton

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July 23rd, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- While we were out and about today, one of our crews came across some bears. A mother bear and her cubs were strolling through the woods near Fitzgerald Lake in Northampton. After being near the edge of the...

Water Line Shutdown Could Lead to Low Pressure for Residents in Three Communities

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July 23rd, 2014
(WGGB) -- The shutdown of a large water line could lead to water pressure problems for residents in three communities. Joyce Mulvaney, spokesperson for the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission, says that a 54-inch transmission main, which...

Hadley Family Warns of Coyote Attacks After Dog Falls Victim

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July 23rd, 2014
HADLEY, Mass. (WGGB) -- A warning tonight for pet owners from a Hadley couple, who recently lost a pet Dachshund in a coyote attack. "Hershey had more brown in her face. She was slightly bigger." Cathleen Robinson and Raymond Brown...

Former Agawam Coach Arraigned on Rape Charge

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July 23rd, 2014
(WGGB) -- A former Agawam junior varsity volleyball coach pleads not guilty to having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl. Michael Rash was arraigned today in Hampden Superior Court on four counts of rape and abuse of a child...

Spokeswoman: Indiana Teen Pilot Dies in Crash

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July 23rd, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A family spokeswoman says an Indiana teenager was killed when his plane crashed while trying to set a record for an around-the-world flight. Annie Hayat said Wednesday that the plane flown by 17-year-old Haris Suleman...

Deadline Approaches to Have Springfield Tornado Damaged Trees Removed

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July 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Residents in tornado-damaged areas of Springfield have just over one week to apply for assistance to have dead trees removed. FEMA has denied several requests from the city for help in the East Forest Park...

Local Woman Travels to Israel Amid Growing Violence, Airline Ban

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July 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Harvard student and graduate of West Springfield High School left Wednesday for a Birthright trip to Israel. This as the conflict with the Palestinians and concerns over airline safety grows. Becca gauthier...