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This Afternoon: A mix of sun & clouds, change of a spot sprinkle or light shower - most stay dry. Highs: 76-82 (dew points: 50s). Winds: W/SW 2-10 mph. Tonight: Clearing skies, cool. Lows: 53-58. Winds: Light. Have a great afte ...
Wednesday July 30, 2014
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Scattered Clouds
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Humidity: 50%
Dew Point: 55
Wind: at 5 mph
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FBI: Man Sent Hundreds of Hoax Letters with Powder

July 28th, 2014
DALLAS (AP) — Federal authorities have arrested a Texas man accused of sending more than 500 hoax letters that contained a white powder to schools, U.S. government offices and other locations around the world. Hong Minh Truong made his...

Judge OKs Record-Setting $2B Sale of Clippers

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July 28th, 2014
(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File) By BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In...

Gov. Patrick: I’m hearing support for shelter plan

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July 28th, 2014
  Michael Dwyer/AP BOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Deval Patrick says comments to his office are running as high as three-to-one in favor of his offer to shelter unaccompanied children crossing the nation's southern border. Patrick told reporters...

Clean-Up Begins After Storm Destroys Agawam Mobile Home

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July 28th, 2014
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB)- Severe storms and rain hit parts the pioneer valley Sunday, leaving behind a lot of damage in our area. People living in Agawam were among those hit the hardest, so Monday was spent cleaning up. Heavy rain, pea sized hail...

SLIDESHOW: Pictures from Monday’s Storms

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July 28th, 2014
(Picture of Westfield from Sean Jackman) REGION (WGGB) -- For a second day in a row, ominous clouds and storms rolled into the area. As they did, many of you sent in pictures of those conditions to ABC40. Earlier in the day, to the east, an...

Street Flooding Poses Frequent Problem for Some

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July 28th, 2014
REGION, Mass. (WGGB)- Severe storms and rain hit parts the Pioneer Valley on Sunday, leaving behind a lot of damage in our area. Street flooding was a problem in some communities and many residents are tired of dealing with a reoccurring...

Springfield’s License Plate Scanners Help Collect Nearly $1M

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July 28th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- License plate recognition has helped bring in close to $1 million to Springfield. The money comes in from scanning license plates for just over the past year and from a five block radius. The scanners check for...

40 Force: Fertility Treatment

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July 28th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Infertility impacts millions of couples. You or someone you know could be among them. Monday, the 40 Force took the extra step to help with solutions. From basic procedures to details about in-vitro...

Police Charge 2 Men in Deadly Philadelphia Carjacking

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July 28th, 2014
by MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police have charged two men with murder in a carjacking and subsequent crash that killed three children and critically injured their mother as they were selling fruit on a...

Mohegan Sun Terminates Lease on Palmer Land

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July 28th, 2014
PALMER, Mass. (WGGB) -- Mohegan Sun ends its involvement with the town of Palmer by terminating its land lease. Voters rejected the company's proposed casino project back in November. In conjunction with Northeast Realty, Mohegan Sun...

Gants Sworn In as New Chief Justice of Mass. SJC

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July 28th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: Mass. Supreme Jud. Court) BOSTON (AP) -- Ralph Gants has been installed as the new chief justice of the highest court in Massachusetts. Gants was sworn in by Gov. Deval Patrick Monday as the 37th chief justice of the Supreme...

Man Charged with Kidnapping in NH Teen’s Case

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July 28th, 2014
NORTH CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — Police are charging a 34-year-old man with kidnapping a New Hampshire teenage girl who returned home recently after vanishing nine months ago. Authorities say they arrested Nathaniel Kibby without incident at his...

Two Springfield Men Arrested on Drug Charges

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July 28th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Two Springfield men are under arrest after police say they made a drug deal right in front of an officer. Police say Ismael Ramos and Jose Angel Perez-Serrano were in Armory Commons Park, which is just a block...

Tornado Damages Trees, Buildings in Revere

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July 28th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: Todd Kazakiewich/WCVB) (Photo Courtesy: Todd Kazakiewich/WCVB) by PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press REVERE, Mass. (AP) — The National Weather Service says a tornado that landed just north of Boston was a relatively...

ABC40 Traffic Alert: Work on Longhill Street in Springfield

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July 28th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Motorists traveling along a busy roadway in Springfield's Forest Park neighborhood may see some delays Tuesday. City officials say that on Tuesday, crews from Palmer Paving will be milling parts of Longhill...