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Wednesday July 23, 2014
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FAA Tells US Airlines Not to Fly to Tel Aviv

July 22nd, 2014
by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is telling U.S. airlines they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel after a Hamas rocket exploded nearby. The FAA said in a...

South End Restaurant Reopens After Tornado, Damaging Crash

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July 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The South End of Springfield welcomed an old, but renewed, restaurant into the city Tuesday morning. Carpaccio Trattoria was happy to finally re-open their doors after years of trials and tribulations....

Massachusetts Does Well in New Kids Count Report

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July 22nd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- The latest Kids Count report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation has found that children in Massachusetts are better off than almost anywhere else in the nation. According to the report released Tuesday, children in Massachusetts...

Federal Appeals Court Deals Blow to Health Law

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July 22nd, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies. If upheld, the decision...

Air Defense Drill for 4 Northeastern States

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July 22nd, 2014
ROME, N.Y. (AP) — The New York state Division of Military and Naval Affairs says a two fighter jets from a Massachusetts Air National Guard unit will be conducting an air defense exercise over parts of four Northeastern states. Officials...

Paving Work to Impact Traffic on Overlook Drive in Springfield

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July 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Those traveling in and around Overlook Drive in Springfield should expect some delays Wednesday. City officials say that, weather permitting, crews from Palmer Paving will be resurfacing the road on...

Man Injured Following Altercation in East Forest Park

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July 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- One person is being treated in the hospital, after being found injured and bloodied at the Sunoco on Sumner Avenue near White Street early Tuesday. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that around 2:30...

Mass. Man Charged for Allegedly Dunking Baby

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July 22nd, 2014
SPENCER, Mass. (AP) — A Spencer man is facing assault and child endangerment charges after police say he dunked his 2-month-old son in a reservoir while he and his friends laughed and cheered. Nicholas St. Francis was released on $500 bail...

Gun Safety Activists Plan to Rally at Statehouse

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July 22nd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Police chiefs are joining with gun safety activists to press lawmakers to give them discretion over issuing firearms identification cards needed to buy rifles or shotguns. Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, former Boston...

Win a 60″ TV from ABC40!

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July 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - We'd like to thank you for making the switch to ABC40 by giving away a 60" TV! All you need to do is go to our Facebook page (wggbspringfield), "Like" us, register here, and then watch 40 in the Morning next...

Nationwide Fruit Recall Pulls Fruit from Local Store Shelves

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July 22nd, 2014
CUTLER, Calif. (WGGB/AP) — A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination. Wawona Packing says on...

Hernandez Due in Court for Status Hearing in Lloyd Case

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July 22nd, 2014
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is due back in court for a status hearing in his Massachusetts murder case. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to killing semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd....

Ortiz Homers Twice, Leads Red Sox to 14-1 Win over Blue Jays

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July 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese) TORONTO (AP) — One day after promising he was "about to get hotter than Jamaica in the middle of August," David Ortiz hit two towering home runs. They were the 452nd and 453rd of his career,...

Examining Domestic Violence Following Sunday’s Shootout

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July 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- In just seconds Helena Street went from quiet and peaceful to a violent shootout scene as Bruce Brissette allegedly shot at the home of his estranged wife and kids Sunday. Monday, local police say it's a reminder of how...

Missing Westfield Teenager Found Safe

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July 21st, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A missing teenager from Westfield was found safe Monday night. Westfield Police said 16-year-old Michael Rivera turned himself into West Springfield Police around 7:00 p.m. He was unharmed and has since been...