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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
80°
Broken Clouds
Feels like 80°
Humidity: 46%
Dew Point: 57
Wind: NNE at 10 mph
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Survey Finds Sharp Increase in Teen Use of HGH

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...

Chicopee Police: Man Run Over While Sleeping in Driveway

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July 23rd, 2014
CHICOPEE (WGGB) -- A man is recovering in an area hospital after being run over by a car Tuesday night. Chicopee Police Sgt. Victor Jeronimo says that around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, emergency crews responded to 70 Claire Street. Jeronimo...

Coroner: Heroin Overdose Killed Peaches Geldof

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July 23rd, 2014
(AP Photo/C. d'Ettorre, File) by JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Model and TV personality Peaches Geldof died from a heroin overdose after relapsing from a battle to give up the drug, a British coroner ruled...

Deal Reached to Preserve Lenox Land

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July 23rd, 2014
LENOX, Mass. (AP) -- A deal has been reached to preserve more than 140 acres of pristine farmland and open space in the Berkshires. Under a $700,000 agreement announced Tuesday between the Berkshire Natural Resources Council and the Sprague...

Suspect on Motorcycle Leads Police Through Three-City Pursuit

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July 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- A suspect on a motorcycle led police on a chase through three cities early Wednesday morning and no arrests have been reported. It began shortly before 1:00 a.m., when Holyoke Police attempted to pull over someone on a...

John Kerry Flies to Tel Aviv Despite FAA Ban, Pushes Cease-Fire

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July 23rd, 2014
(AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool) TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has flown into Israel's main airport despite a Federal Aviation Administration ban as he continues to push a cease-fire between Israel and...

House to Debate Mass. Abortion Clinic Bill

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July 23rd, 2014
This photo taken Dec. 17, 2013 shows anti-abortion protester Eleanor McCullen, of Boston, left, standing at the painted edge of a buffer zone outside a Planned Parenthood location in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) BOSTON (AP) -- The...

1,000 StubHub Customer Accounts Hacked

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July 23rd, 2014
(Ctsy. Wikipedia) NEW YORK (AP) — A law enforcement official and online marketplace StubHub say cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events. The official told The Associated Press on...

Study: Many Heavy Kids Think They’re Normal Weight

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July 23rd, 2014
By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- Nearly a third of children in a national survey didn't have an accurate idea of their own weight -- most of them heavy or obese children who viewed themselves as normal. These false impressions were...