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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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Feels like 92°
Humidity: 58%
Dew Point: 71
Wind: SW at 7 mph
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Michael Sam Cut from St. Louis Rams

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...

Human Rights Organization Shedding Light on Migration Dangers

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August 30th, 2014
MEXICO (WGGB) -- Human rights organization Amnesty International launched a new campaign in Mexico on Friday, aimed at bringing awareness to the dangers of migrating illegally into the U.S. Organization workers and activists said migrants often...

Plastic Bags May Soon be a Thing of the Past in California

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August 30th, 2014
State Senators celebrate after lawmakers approved Padilla's bill to ban single-use plastic bags at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California may soon be the first...

Constitution Sets Sail for Last Time for Three Years

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August 29th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- The U.S.S. Constitution has set its sails for the last time before the historic warship heads to dry dock for a three-year repair project. The Constitution, the world's oldest commissioned warship still afloat, left its berth at...

Conn. State Police on Alert for Possible Threat to President

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August 29th, 2014
 CONNECTICUT (WGGB) -- Nicole Mainor, a Staff Assistant to the United States Secret Service, has released an official statement to ABC40 about a potential threat to President Obama: "Information has been received by law enforcement regarding a...

Pentagon: Iraq Operations Cost $560 Million So Far

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August 29th, 2014
photo MGN WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon says that military operations in Iraq have cost more than $560 million so far, including the surveillance flights and airstrikes that began on June 16. Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press...