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This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, dry and pleasant! Highs: 73-78. Winds: Light & Variable. Tonight: Clear and cool. Lows: 48-53. Winds: Calm. Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, continued dry & pleasant. Highs: 75-80. Have a great afternoon! D ...
Friday August 29, 2014
78°
Scattered Clouds
Feels like 79°
Humidity: 43%
Dew Point: 54
Wind: at 1 mph
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Russian Forces Invade Ukraine

August 28th, 2014
A combat vehicle with pro-Russian gunman in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky) NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's president called an emergency meeting of the nation's security council and canceled a foreign trip, declaring that...

Six Flags New England to Build New Hybrid Coaster “Wicked Cyclone”

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August 28th, 2014
(A graphic layout of Six Flags Wicked Cyclone, set to debut in summer of 2015) AGAWAM (WGGB) -- Another huge attraction is coming soon to Six Flags New England. Six Flags announced Thursday live on '40 in the Morning' that they plan to...

TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 20, Poplar Ave. Closed in West Springfield

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August 28th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- West Springfield Police have closed off portions of Route 20 and Poplar Avenue following a car accident Thursday morning. Police say a vehicle hit a pole around 5:30 a.m. The driver then fled the scene after the...

Lightning Strike Sparks Fire in Attic of Monson Home

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August 28th, 2014
MONSON (WGGB) -- A lightning strike sparked a fire in a Monson home, as thunder storms moved through the area Wednesday night. The Monson Fire Department says that the home owner was on his way to work, when he smelled smoke coming from the top...

Ferry Runs Aground at Lynn Harbor with 17 On Board

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August 28th, 2014
(File photo of a coast guard boat) LYNN (WGGB) -- A ferry ran aground in Lynn Harbor Wednesday night, stranding the vessel roughly a quarter of a mile from the pier. The Coast Guard said a rescue team was launched around 8:20 p.m. to rescue...

Sweeping Lawsuit Targets Soccer Concussions

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August 28th, 2014
(File photo of West Springfield soccer player) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Soccer joined the growing legal debate over head injuries Wednesday after FIFA and some of the sport's governing bodies in the United States were made the target of a lawsuit...

104th Fighter Wing to Assist in Missing Pilot Search

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August 27th, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Members of the 104th Fighter Wing are traveling to Virginia to assist in the search for a missing pilot, which is still ongoing Thursday morning. According to the 104th Fighter Wing's Facebook page, they will be...

Deal Reached to Sell Market Basket to Arthur T. Demoulas

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August 27th, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB) -- A deal has been reached to sell the Market Basket super market chain to Arthur T. Demoulas, ending the weeks of protests against the company. The deal was reached Wednesday night. The protests began when Demoulas was fired as...

Westfield Police Searching for Suspect in Recent Larceny

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August 27th, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) --The Westfield Police Department is attempting to identify a male suspect in a recent larceny at a grocery story. The suspect, shown in the attached photo, was driving a white pick up truck. Anyone with information is...

Boston Suspect’s Sister Charged in NY Bomb Threat

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August 27th, 2014
(AP Photo/Boston Herald, Mark Garfinkel, Pool) NEW YORK (AP) -- Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister has been accused of threatening to bomb a New York City woman and has been arrested. Police say Ailina Tsarnaeva made...

Diane Sawyer Exits As ABC Evening Anchor

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August 27th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Diane Sawyer signed off as anchor of ABC's "World News"on Wednesday, telling viewers that it has been wonderful to be the "home port" of the network's news team each weeknight. She will be replaced next week by David Muir. The...

Late Afternoon Storms Cause Damage in Western Mass.

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August 27th, 2014
REGION (WGGB) -- Thunder, lightning, and downpours thunder.  A hot summer day comes to a crashing halt as wild weather rolls through. Lightning struck utility wires along St. James Avenue in Springfield, near Big Y, causing a power...

F-15C from Barnes Crashes in Virginia, Fate of Pilot Unknown

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August 27th, 2014
DEERFIELD, Va. (WGGB) — An F-15C that originated from Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield has crashed in Virginia. Major Matthew Mutti with the 104th Fighter Wing says that one of their F-15C aircraft crashed this morning in...

Supporters Gather Ahead of This Weekend’s MDA Telethon

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August 27th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- There's a "show of strength" going on tonight in Springfield for the Muscular Dystrophy Association - a viewing party at the Sheraton for supporters, ahead of this weekend's telethon. Mike Degnan is a husband,...

Construction Delays Start of School for One Local District

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August 27th, 2014
SOUTHWICK, Mass. (WGGB) -- Southwick delays the start of school and construction is to blame. The work has been going on all summer, but just couldn't be finished in time. Southwick students should be in the classroom today, but instead,...