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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
72°
Scattered Clouds
Feels like 72°
Humidity: 52%
Dew Point: 53
Wind: at 3 mph
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Arrest Warrant Issued After Retired Firefighter Attacks Commissioner

August 27th, 2014
Joseph Conant (Courtesy: Springfield Fire Dept.) EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- An arrest warrant has been issued for Michael Richard, the retired Springfield firefighter accused of attacking Springfield Fire Commissioner Joseph Conant at...

Wing Memorial Hospital to Get New Name

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August 27th, 2014
PALMER, Mass. (WGGB) -- As Wing Memorial Hospital moves to new ownership, the facility will be getting a new name. Baystate Health Systems announced Wednesday that as of September 1, the Palmer-based hospital will be called Baystate Wing...

Court: Men Shooting Searches of Women Unconstitutional

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August 27th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- A federal judge has ruled that allowing male guards to videotape strip searches of female inmates at a western Massachusetts jail is unconstitutional. The judge in U.S. District Court in Springfield ruled...

US Journalist Thankful for Work to Secure Freedom

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August 27th, 2014
(AP Photo/Curtis Family) by PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A U.S. journalist says he is overwhelmed to learn of the efforts that went into securing his release from a Syrian extremist group. Peter Theo...

Sales Down at Smith & Wesson in Most Recent Quarter

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August 27th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Smith & Wesson is reporting lower sales for the most recent quarter due mostly to falling demand for rifles. The Springfield-based gun maker announced that sales for the quarter were $131.9 million, a decrease of...

Two Bound Bodies Found in Pennsylvania River

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August 27th, 2014
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police say the bound bodies of two people have been recovered from a Philadelphia river and a third man who said he managed to free himself is being treated at a hospital for stab wounds. Chief Inspector Scott Small says...

American Militant Killed Fighting for ISIS in Syria

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August 27th, 2014
(AP Photo/Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff's Office) NEW HOPE, Minn. (AP) — An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official said...

No Victim Found after Reported Shooting Incident

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August 27th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- Springfield Police found blood, but no victim on the scene of a reported shooting early Wednesday morning. Police responded to 46 Summit St. just before 1:00 a.m. When they responded, they found some blood in the street, but...

Health Official: Ebola has “Upper Hand” in West Africa

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August 27th, 2014
(AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh) MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Ebola still has the "upper hand" in the outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, but experts have the means to stop it, a top American health official said during a visit to...

Former Employee Attacks Springfield Fire Commissioner

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August 26th, 2014
Joseph Conant (Courtesy: Springfield Fire Dept.) SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- Springfield Fire Department Commissioner Joseph Conant is recovering after being attacked and assaulted at his home Tuesday night by a former disgruntled...

Police Warn Of Craigslist Ticket Scam

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August 26th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- Local scam artists are taking aim at fans hoping to see famous country music artist Luke Bryan.  The scammers are preying on fans trying to buy tickets to Bryan's show next month in Hartford. Police are warning...

Red Sox Catch Fire in 11th to Beat Blue Jays 11-7

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August 26th, 2014
TORONTO, Canada (WGGB) -- A back-and-forth game between the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays came to a wild conclusion late Tuesday night. After taking a 4-4 tie into the 11th inning, both teams combined for 10 runs in the final frame. It was...

Investigators Offer Reward for Information in Palmer Arson Case

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August 26th, 2014
PALMER, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police have ruled Monday night's fire in Palmer arson. Multiple fires broke out at the Bell-Simons Company around 8 p.m. on Monday, and mutual aid was called in to help put out the fire. Investigators are still...

East Longmeadow Police Make Arrests in Car Break-Ins

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August 26th, 2014
EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass (WGGB) -- East Longmeadow police caught 5 people they say were stealing from unlocked cars early this morning. They recovered electronics including GPS devices and DVD players... as well as loose change and at least one...

“Power School” Tracking Your Kids in Class

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August 26th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. Tracking your kids in school. This is a reality for parents at some Springfield schools thanks to an online program called "Power School." To gain access to student information, the guardian must physically go to the...