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Today: Mostly sunny and comfortable! Highs: 79-86. Winds: S 5 mph. Tonight: Increasing clouds, not as cool. Lows: 55-62. Winds: Calm. Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy, a few showers. Highs: 72-79. Winds: S 5 mph. Enjoy the nice weather! ...
Wednesday August 20, 2014
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Experienced Boston Skydiver Dies During Jump

August 17th, 2014
PEPPERELL, Mass. (AP) -- Police say an experienced Boston skydiver has died during a jump, and it's unclear whether his equipment malfunctioned. Police tell our affiliate WCVB that 37-year-old Daniel Pelrine died Sunday morning at the Skydive...

First “Clowning Around” Event Hosted to Benefit Shriners Hospital for Children

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August 17th, 2014
SOUTHWICK, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Cove Banquet Facility was home to a fundraiser for Shriners Children Hospital Saturday afternoon. The event was organized by Wendy Hart to support Shriners Hospital. " I am really excited about the opportunity...

Obama Heading Back to DC in Rare Vacation Break

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August 17th, 2014
(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) -- President Barack Obama is getting off the island. In a rare move for Obama, he's taking a break in the middle of his Martha's Vineyard vacation to return to Washington for...

State Robocalls Seek Undeserved Jobless Benefits

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August 17th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts is robo-calling tens of thousands of residents to retrieve undeserved unemployment benefits. The Boston Globe reports that The state is targeting 63,000 people, about 1,000 a day, who it says received undeserved...

Police: New Haven Man Fatally Shot by Stray Bullet

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August 17th, 2014
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Police say a 61-year-old man has been killed by a stray bullet while he was inside his New Haven home. Police responded at about 2 a.m. Sunday to a 911 call that reported gunfire. Moments later, a woman called saying that...

Sunday’s News on the Go 8/17

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August 17th, 2014
Holyoke man dies after shooting, couple arrested after kidnapping two Amish Girls, Gov. Perry's indictment, Savage arms lay off 95 workers,Tax holiday weekend and Scam alert. ABC40′s Lindsay Iadeluca brings you all your top headlines of the...

Man Dies in Dive After Raising $100K for ALS

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August 17th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A 27-year-old man died in a Nantucket diving accident, hours after he raised $100,000 for a Lou Gehrig's disease charity in honor of his friend who inspired the ice-bucket challenge sensation. Nantucket Police tell the Boston...

Prosecutor: Couple Sexually Abused 2 Amish Sisters

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August 17th, 2014
Police in St. Lawrence County, N.Y., search the home of a couple charged with kidnapping two Amish girls earlier this week. (Associated Press) CANTON, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities say the northern New York couple charged in the kidnapping of two...

Police Deploy Tear Gas to Impose Ferguson Curfew

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August 17th, 2014
By DAVID A. LIEB and JIM SALTER Associated Press (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities say one person was shot and critically wounded and seven people were arrested as police used smoke and tear gas to impose a curfew...

Hundreds Golf in honor of “Lisa’s Light of Hope”

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August 16th, 2014
FEEDING HILLS, Mass. (WGGB) -- Hundreds took to the green to play a round of golf at St. Anne's in Feeding Hills, but it wasn't just for fun. The 6th annual tournament was held to benefit Lisa's Light of Hope. The fund began back in 2009 by the...

Race for Massachusetts AG Heats Up

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August 16th, 2014
 BOSTON (AP) -- The Democratic race for Massachusetts attorney general is turning out to be one of the state's most closely watched contests in the Sept. 9 primary. While candidates Warren Tolman and Maura Healey agree on many topics, they have...

Massachusetts Man Dies After Raising 100K for ALS

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August 16th, 2014
 BOSTON (AP) - A 27-year-old man died in a Nantucket diving accident, hours after he raised $100,000 for a Lou Gehrig's disease charity in honor of his friend who inspired the ice-bucket challenge sensation. Nantucket Police tell the Boston Globe...

US Launches Airstrikes Near Irbil and Mosul Dam

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August 16th, 2014
(AP Photo via AP video) WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. officials say a mix of fighter planes and remotely piloted aircraft have attacked Islamic State militants near the Iraqi city of Irbil and the Mosul Dam. In a statement, U.S. Central Command...

The Suburban Amateur Football League Gets up and Running

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August 16th, 2014
 EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass (WGGB) -- While the pros are just a few weeks away from kicking off their season, youth football in Western Mass is already underway at the suburban amateur football league. Baseball may have trademarked "America's...

First “Ride for Autism” Kicks Off

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August 16th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Kickstands went up and engines roared for Saturday's inaugural "Ride for Autism." The day of fun began with a motorcycle ride, starting in East Longmeadow and ending in Easthampton. Following the ride was a barbecue and a Family Fun...