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Tonight: Clear, cold late! Lows: 24-32 (record: 25 in 1950). Winds: N/NW 10-20 mph early evening then becoming light overnight. Friday: Sunshine mixing with high, thin clouds (filtered sun). Milder. Highs: 64-70. Winds: ->S/SW 5-15 mph. Rick Sluben
Friday April 25, 2014

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Feels like 42°
Humidity: 37%
Dew Point: 20
Wind: NNW at 7 mph
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Firefighters Battle Massive Barn Fire in Chicopee

April 24th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Flames shot from all directions from the 230 plus year old barn on Montgomery Street in Chicopee. The fire broke out around 3PM and was called in by a witness. "Sitting down in that chair here and we heard a loud...

Conn. Man Charged in Yale Hoax Threat

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April 23rd, 2014
(AP Photo/New Haven Register, Arnold Gold, File) NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Police say they have charged a Connecticut man with making a call in November in which he falsely claimed an armed man was on his way to shoot up Yale University. New...

Mass. Horse Track Warns 2014 Season Could Be Last

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April 23rd, 2014
(AP Photo/Lisa Poole, File) BOSTON (AP) -- Suffolk Downs is warning that the 2014 season could be the last one at New England's only thoroughbred track unless Mohegan Sun is awarded the eastern Massachusetts resort casino license. Suffolk...

Mass. Girl Burned When Hair Gets Stuck in Toaster

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April 23rd, 2014
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) -- An 11-year-old Lowell girl was taken to a hospital after her hair got caught in a toaster and she suffered serious burns to her forehead. Police tell The Sun that emergency crews responded to a home at about 4:30 p.m....

Showers and a Little Sun Leads to Rainbow

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April 23rd, 2014
BELCHERTOWN, Mass. (WGGB) -  Skies have been mostly cloudy this morning with a few showers here and there.  However, there has also been a little sunshine mixed in too. The combination of sun and showers created a rainbow over the skies of...

Massachusetts Homes Sales Down in March

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April 23rd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Two organizations that follow the state's real estate market say a shortage of homes on the market is driving down sales while driving up prices. The Massachusetts Association of Realtors reported Wednesday that the number of sales...

Hatfield Man Arrested on Drug Charges

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April 23rd, 2014
GREENFIELD (WGGB) - A Hatfield man is facing a number of drug charges following a traffic stop in Greenfield late Tuesday. According to Greenfield Police, 22-year-old George Gay was pulled over by a Greenfield officer for speeding and having an...

“Object of Interest” Examined for Connection to Missing Plane

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April 23rd, 2014
(Courtesy: MGNOnline) PERTH, Australia (WGGB) -- Authorities are examining piece of sheet metal with rivets that was discovered off the Australian coast Wednesday, in hopes of determining if it is connected to missing Malaysian Airlines Flight...

Suspect Arrested After Escaping Police, Abandoning Car

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April 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- Springfield Police arrested a driver who ran from his vehicle, after avoiding a traffic stop early Wednesday morning. Police tried to pull over the driver for a traffic stop. However, once they did, the driver drove at the...

BU Coach to Leave School Following Allegations of Verbal Abuse

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April 23rd, 2014
(AP Photo/Fred Beckham) BOSTON (WGGB) -- A Boston University coach accused of verbal abuse is leaving the school where she coached for several years. Head women's basketball coach Kelly Greenberg made the announcement Wednesday morning on the...

Teen Stowaway Breached San Jose Airfield 7 Hours Before Departure

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April 23rd, 2014
HONOLULU (AP) -- A law enforcement official says surveillance video from San Jose International Airport shows the boy who survived a flight to Hawaii in a plane's wheel well was on the airfield seven hours before the jet departed. The official...

Mother of Student Killed in Tour Bus Crash Suing FedEx

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April 23rd, 2014
(AP Photo/Jeremy Lockett, File) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching...

Westfield Residents Claim Rail Trail is Invasion of Privacy

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April 22nd, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)- There are rail trails in many communities, used for walking, biking, and recreation. But Westfield residents aren't happy with the one in the city, because they say it’s now right in their yard. On Westfield's East...

Debate Reignites Over Controversial Holyoke Property

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April 22nd, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass (WGGB) --   First it was Lowe's, then it was Wal-Mart that wanted to build on an 18 acre parcel of land owned by Holyoke Gas & Electric on Whiting Farms Road. Both were chased out of town as neighbors argued that their...

Ellsbury Returns, Helps Yanks Beat Red Sox 9-3

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April 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens) BOSTON (AP) -- Jacoby Ellsbury doubled, tripled, drove in two runs and made a sliding catch in his return to Fenway Park, helping the New York Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka beat the Boston Red Sox 9-3 on Tuesday...

Police Arrest Three Involved in Handgun Disturbance in Holyoke

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April 22nd, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) – Holyoke Police responded to a disturbance involving a handgun Tuesday afternoon. Now, they have made an arrest in that case. Patrol units responded to a disturbance at 851 Main Street and located a motor vehicle...