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Wednesday July 23, 2014
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Palestinian Death Toll in Gaza Fighting Rises Above 500

July 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza health officials say the death toll among Palestinians from the Israeli offensive in the coastal strip has reached 501 as the two sides count their dead following the bloodiest day...

ALL THIS WEEK – Join Us for the 40 Force School Drive

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July 21st, 2014
(WGGB) -- It's near that time when local families begin preparing for the school year ahead by visiting local store for their yearly supplies. However, but for some students in the area, financial hardships make it difficult for them to start...

Red Sox Complete Sweep of Royals with 6-0 Win

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July 20th, 2014
(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) BOSTON (AP) — Jon Lester just wants to put up impressive numbers on the mound. He will worry about the figures on his next contract later. Red Sox fans showed appreciation for his latest brilliant outing with loud...

One Person Dead after Armed Domestic Dispute in Ludlow

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July 20th, 2014
LUDLOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- One man is dead after firing at least a dozen shots at a home in Ludlow. According to Sergeant Dan Valades, a woman was at home with her two children and her niece at 24 Helena Street when her estranged husband began...

Mercy Medical’s Emergency Building Goes Into Temporary Lock Down

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July 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- Mercy Medical Center's Emergency building went on lock down Sunday night for a brief time following unknown injuries of a walk in patient. At 5:05 p.m. the lock down was put into effect after the nature of...

Blue Sox Kick Off All-Star Game with Brunch

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July 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- Before this Sunday afternoon's All-star game kicked off, the Blue Sox enjoyed brunch in Springfield. Players and coaches enjoyed great food and were given words of wisdom from former All-star players who went on to...

Riders Reminisce As They Take Their Final Cyclone Coaster Rides

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July 20th, 2014
AGAWAM, Mass (WGGB) -- After 31 years, Six Flags New England and millions of riders said goodbye to the iconic Cyclone coaster. Sunday ABC40 took part in the final day and spoke with guests that were torn between the old memories and the new...

Soccer Craze Continues with First Justice Cup

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July 20th, 2014
Photo Courtesy: Western Mass Jobs with Justice HOLYOKE, Mass (WGGB) -- The soccer craze isn't slowing down any time soon. The first annual Justice Cup kicked off today in Holyoke. Western Mass Jobs with Justice held the soccer tournament to...

Man Arrested in Ludlow After Armed Kidnapping in Worcester

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July 20th, 2014
(WGGB) -- State Police have made an arrest after an armed kidnapping in Worcester involving a female party and an 11-month old child. The victims were reportedly forced into a vehicle with a livery plate and were headed for Springfield, but the...

Man Killed in White Street Shooting Identified

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July 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield Police responded to a shooting in the area of 163 White Street Saturday evening just after 9:00pm. The victim has been identified as 27-year-old Jermaine Cowell of Springfield. Cowell sustained a gunshot...

Springfield Museums Host 5th Annual Indian Day

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July 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Springfield Museums held their fifth annual Indian Day Saturday. The event celebrated classic Indian motorcycles that were manufactured in Springfield from 1901 to 1953. This year, Indian Day paid tribute to...

Mass. Finds No Signs of Hospital Substandard Care

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July 20th, 2014
WEYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) -- A state investigation says there's no evidence of substandard care in the recent deaths of two women after childbirth at a Weymouth hospital. The Patriot Ledger reports that a complaint was found invalid in one of the...

Rory McIlroy Wins British Open for 3rd Major

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July 20th, 2014
(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili) HOYLAKE, England (AP) -- Rory McIlroy completed a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the British Open to capture the third leg of the career Grand Slam. McIlroy led by six shots going into the final round and never let...

Sunday’s News on the Go 7/20

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July 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- White Street shooting in Springfield becomes fatal, Pro-Russian rebels compromising crash site, Israel advances into Gaza, New York officer in arrest that caused death stripped of his badge, the 45th anniversary of lunar...

Battle Rages in Gaza City

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July 20th, 2014
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- It's the deadliest day yet of Israel's 3-day-old ground offensive in Gaza. Palestinian health officials say at least 65 people were killed as Israeli troops backed by tanks and warplanes battled Hamas militants in a...