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This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, becoming very warm and muggy. Some cloudiness mixing in, chance of a late day shower or thunderstorm. Highs: 85-90. Dew Points: 63-68. Winds: S/SW: 6-12 mph. Tonight: An early shower or storm then par ...
Wednesday August 27, 2014
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Feels like 93°
Humidity: 55%
Dew Point: 70
Wind: SW at 9 mph
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ABC40 Traffic Alert: Westminster Street in Springfield

August 25th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Upcoming construction work along Westminster Street will impact travel through the area. Joyce Mulvaney, spokesperson for the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission, says that beginning next week, contractors will...

Police: Shots Fired During Chicopee Armed Robbery

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August 25th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police say a man escaped injury after being shot at during a robbery this morning in Chicopee. Chicopee Police say that just after 11 a.m. Monday, officers were called to the area of 47 Meetinghouse Road for a...

Springfield Police Identify Allen Street Shooting Victim

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August 25th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield Police have identified the man who died after being shot and crashing his truck on Allen Street early Friday morning. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that that victim is 25-year-old Keith...

Perry Attorneys Want Indictment Dismissed

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August 25th, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Attorneys for Texas Gov. Rick Perry are asking a judge to dismiss criminal charges alleging that the possible 2016 presidential candidate abused his power with a veto last summer. Perry's attorneys filed the motion...

Michael Brown’s Family Says He was a ‘Gentle Soul’

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August 25th, 2014
(AP Photo/St. Louis Post Dispatch, Robert Cohen, Pool) By SARA BURNETT and JIM SUHR, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Michael Brown's relatives said goodbye Monday to the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a police officer, remembering...

Cold Case Murder Suspect Arraigned in Mass.

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August 25th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A man accused in a 1995 cold case murder has appeared in a Massachusetts courtroom. A not guilty plea was entered on behalf of 70-year-old Robert Honsch at his arraignment at Westfield District Court Monday...

Police: Southern Illinois Plant Explosion Kills 2

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August 25th, 2014
GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) -- Police say two people are dead and more are injured after an explosion at a recycling plant in southern Illinois. Granite City police tell television stations KMOV and KTVI that the bomb squad has been sent to the...

Army: Shooter at Va. Base was Female Soldier

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August 25th, 2014
By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, Associated Press FORT LEE, Va. (AP) -- The Army says early reports indicated that a female soldier turned a gun on herself and fired one shot, injuring herself, on a central Virginia base. The Army put Fort Lee on...

Western Mass. Gas Prices Continue to Fall

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August 25th, 2014
Photo MGN-Online SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - With Labor Day a week away, the Springfield area is seeing some of the lowest gas prices of the summer. GasBuddy.com is reporting the average price in western Mass. dropped another four cents in...

Scammers Using Ice Bucket Challenge to Target Your Money

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August 25th, 2014
(WGGB) - You should never give money to an organization when you don't know who you're dealing with. It might seem like a no-brainer, but scammers can often target people when their guard is down. A recent example: scammers using the viral...

Monday’s News On the Go

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August 25th, 2014
(WGGB) - Back to school for students in Springfield Public Schools, pediatricians are calling for later school start times, and a house fire that leaves 4 Springfield residents homeless. Those stories and more in your news on the...

Springfield Public School Students Start a New School Year

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August 25th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- Summer vacation is officially over for students in the Springfield Public School District, as they headed back to school Monday morning. Students from elementary school to high school had their first day of classes, making...

Pediatricians Recommend Later Start Times for Teens

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August 25th, 2014
CHICAGO (AP) -- Pediatricians are sending a back-to-school message: Let teenagers sleep in a bit. In a new policy statement in the journal Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics says delaying the start of the school day until at least...

Airlines on Alert as Volcano Eruption Begins in Iceland

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August 25th, 2014
(AP Photo/Courtesy Channel 2 Iceland) REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano burst forth with a small eruption Saturday under the ice of Europe's largest glacier, scientists said, prompting the country to close airspace over the...

Send Us Your Back-to-School Pictures!

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August 25th, 2014
(WGGB) -- It's that time of year - when students pack their backpacks and head back to the classroom for another year of learning and adventures. We want to see your back-to-school pictures, so take a picture of your student as he or she...