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Tonight: Mostly clear. Some late fog possible. Lows: 58-64. Winds: Light South. Tuesday: Partly to mostly sunny with an isolated afternoon storm possible (20-30% chance). Becoming hot and more humid. Highs: 86-90 (dewpoint ...
Tuesday July 22, 2014

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Feels like 64°
Humidity: 93%
Dew Point: 62
Wind: SSE at 2 mph
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Gaza Official: Palestinian Death Toll Tops 300

July 19th, 2014
(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- A Gaza health official says the death toll from Israel's 12-day offensive against Hamas militants has topped 300. Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Kidra said Saturday that...

GE to Invest $20M, Open New Plant in Puerto Rico

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July 19th, 2014
(GENE J. PUSKAR | ASSOCIATED PRESS) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- General Electric plans to open an estimated $20 million plant along Puerto Rico's north coast while closing two other plants in the U.S. territory. Puerto Rico's Industrial...

Alleged Leader of Cocaine Cartel Arrested in Spain

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July 19th, 2014
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish police say they have arrested a Colombian suspected of being the leader of a ruthless criminal organization linked to 400 murders, international drug trafficking and extortion. The 40-year-old man, identified as Hernan...

Rory McIlroy builds a 4-shot lead at British Open

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July 18th, 2014
HOYLAKE, England (AP) -- Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command...

Gomes’ pinch HR lifts Red Sox over Royals 5-4

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July 18th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Jonny Gomes hit a go-ahead two-run pinch homer in the sixth after another two-run shot in the inning by Xander Bogaerts and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Friday night. The Red Sox maintained their...

Gov. Patrick Recommends Westover, Joint Base Cape Cod to Immigrant Children

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July 18th, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB) -- Following a federal request, Mass. Governor Deval Patrick has recommended Westover Air Reserve Base and Joint Base Cape Cod to house some of the unaccompanied children crossing the country's southern border...

Residents React to Governor’s Proposal for Immigrant Children at Westover

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July 18th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Not surprisingly, with the issue of illegal immigrants now hitting close to home, many in and around Chicoppe are expressing concern. When most people think of illegal immigration, it's presumed to be more of a problem for...

34th Annual Polish-American Festival Kicks Off

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July 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – It was a beautiful night for the 34thAnnual Polish-American Festival. The big party kicked off at the Immaculate Conception Church in Springfield. People enjoyed traditional Polish food, Polka music, raffles and...

Residents Rally in Opposition of Middle East Violence in Northampton

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July 18th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) – In Northampton, the loss of innocent lives is taking a toll on some locals as the bloody conflict persists in the Middle East. Residents in Northampton rallied for Israel to back off on its offensive Friday night....

Big E Looking for ‘Best Beard in New England’

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July 18th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Better start growing those beards if you want to win ZZ Top tickets: the Big E has announced their search for the “Best Beard in New England” Thursday. The contest is judging beards based on their length,...

Palmer Man Arrested on Statutory Rape Charges in Webster

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July 18th, 2014
WEBSTER, Mass. (WGGB) – A 40-year-old teacher from Palmer was arrested after statutory rape charges were pressed against him. Jeffery Flynn of Palmer is a music teacher at the Barlett Junior Senior High School in Webster. According to Webster...

Rep. Neal Discusses Thoughts on Patrick’s Westover Proposal

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July 18th, 2014
(WGGB) -- After making the announcement this morning, the Governor headed to the Berkshires for events with U.S. Rep. Richard Neal. At one event in Great Barrington, the two talked about the immigration issue. Congressman Neal and Governor...

Diocese of Springfield Expresses Support to Help Immigrant Children

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July 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield says that they support the efforts to help unaccompanied immigrant children, including those possibly heading to Westover Air Reserve Base. In a statement released Friday,...

Motorcyclist in Critical Condition after Colliding with Car in Hadley

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July 18th, 2014
HADLEY, Mass. (WGGB) --  A motorcyclist is in critical condition after he collided with a car on Bay Road in Hadley Thursday night. Acacio Alves, 18, from Belchertown was transported to Baystate Medical Center shortly after the crash. Though he...

Marijuana, Pills, Over $17K in Cash Seized During Westfield Search

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July 18th, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Westfield man is facing several drug charges after his arrest on Wednesday. Westfield Police Capt. Michael McCabe says that on Wednesday, investigators executed a search warrant on a Gold Street home. Once...