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Tonight: Mostly clear then some late clouds (variably cloudy). Some patchy fog possible late. Comfortable. Lows: 56-60. Winds: S/SW 2-12 mph. Friday: A mix of sun and clouds with an isolated afternoon shower possible (mainl ...
Thursday July 31, 2014
75°
Clear
Feels like 75°
Humidity: 59%
Dew Point: 60
Wind: S at 10 mph
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Police Identify Man Injured in Chicopee Hit and Run

July 29th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Chicopee Police have identified the man hit by a car Friday night and left in the street. Police say 30-year-old Luis Santiago of Holyoke was hit by a car around 11:45 p.m. Friday at the intersection of McKinstry...

Two Men Arrested For Farm Stand Thefts

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July 29th, 2014
(HADLEY, Mass.) (WGGB)--Two men are under arrest charged with stealing money from a local farm stand. Last Friday thieves made off with money from an unstaffed farm stand owned by longtime farmer Joseph Czakowski by forcing the cash boxes lid...

Dalton Residents Clean Up Microburst, Tornado Damage

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July 29th, 2014
DALTON, Mass. (WGGB)- The National Weather Service confirms the touchdown of an EF-1 tornado in Berkshire County on Sunday. Clean up continues for residents in the Dalton neighborhood who were affected by the storm. A clear cut path in the...

Springfield Police Investigating Gas Station Robbery

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July 29th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police are investigating the robbery of a gas station in Springfield. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says late Tuesday morning, a man walked into the Citgo gas station on Dickinson Street, pulled what was...

US, Europe Impose Tough New Sanctions on Russia

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July 29th, 2014
by JULIE PACE and JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has announced new economic sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy in the latest move by the U.S. to force Russian President...

Senate Confirms McDonald as VA Secretary

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July 29th, 2014
(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul...

Generation of Tanners See Spike in Deadly Melanoma

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July 29th, 2014
By ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since...

Abortion Clinic Bill Sent to Gov. Patrick’s Desk

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July 29th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A bill designed to tighten security around abortion clinics in Massachusetts is awaiting Gov. Deval Patrick's signature. The Massachusetts House and Senate on Tuesday gave final passage to the legislation that would let police...

Natl. Weather Service: Tornado, Microburst Hit Dalton on Sunday

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July 29th, 2014
DALTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Damage in the Berkshire County town of Dalton appears to have been caused by a weak tornado and a microburst. Representatives from the National Weather Service office in Albany spent much of the day Tuesday in Dalton...

Springfield Students Get Weather Lesson from ABC40′s Dan Brown

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July 29th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Second graders from Springfield Public Schools soak in, not the sunshine, but the science. It's all part of the Hasbro Summer Learning initiative. Brian King, the program's director, says, "It's a program...

Body of Child Stowaway Found in US Cargo Plane

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July 29th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Pentagon spokesman says the body of a teen stowaway was found and removed from a compartment above the rear landing gear of a U.S. Air Force C-130J cargo aircraft after it landed at a military base in Germany. Navy Rear...

Mass. Lawmakers Eye $40M in Repairs

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July 29th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts lawmakers are hoping to spend as much as $40 million to upgrade the House and Senate chambers at the Statehouse. On Tuesday, House Speaker Robert DeLeo said he's seeking up to $20 million for repairs to the...

Conn. Woman Forgives Husband Who Left Son in Hot Car

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July 29th, 2014
By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN, Associated Press NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut woman whose 15-month-old son died this month after her husband left him in a car on a hot day says she forgives him. Lindsey Rogers-Seitz, of Ridgefield, says...

New Hampshire Man Arraigned in Teen’s Kidnapping

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July 29th, 2014
(AP Photo/New Hampshire Attorney General's Office) by LYNNE TUOHY, Associated Press CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man charged with kidnapping a teenage girl nine months ago was ordered held on $1 million bail Tuesday as the girl...

Western Mass. Firefighters to Help Battle Fires in Washington

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July 29th, 2014
REGION (WGGB) -- Eight firefighters from western Massachusetts are among nearly a dozen that are heading out to help fight fires in the nation's northwest. The state's Department of Conservation and Recreation says that 20 wildland...