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 2021-07-15 21:00 

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Data shows COVID-19 testing down across Massachusetts...

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Western Mass News is looking into COVID-19 testing and we've found testing has significantly declined here in the Bay State. With the Delta variant of the...

 2021-07-15 21:00 

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Pedestrian safety project planned for Springfield road after deadly crash...

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno said he plans to improve pedestrian safety on Wilbraham Road after Tuesday's deadly crash....

 2021-07-15 21:00 

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Reprieve from the rain today, but pattern remains unsettled for the weekend...

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - A nice break from the rain today along with sunshine and hot, humid, summer weather!...

 2021-07-15 20:00 

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State asking residents to remove bird feeders following reports of bird deaths...

For those of you who love to feed birds or have a bird bath at your home, unfortunately, you're being asked to stop and put your feeders away right now....

 2021-07-15 20:00 

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Two injured in crash along Liberty Street in Springfield...

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Springfield Police are investigating a crash involving a motorcycle this morning on Liberty Street....

 2021-07-15 19:24 

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Springfield Science Museum planetarium to reopen Friday...

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- There's exciting news for museum lovers. After 18 months, the Seymour Planetarium at the Springfield Science Museum will reopen Friday and officials said it's better than...

 2021-07-15 17:07 

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Health professionals urge caution as virus cases rise again...

BOSTON (AP) — Restaurants and other businesses are open at full capacity, many people are walking around freely without face coverings, and life in Massachusetts is returning to normal, yet...

 2021-07-15 17:00 

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'Where's Waldo?' community experience underway in South Hadley...

SOUTH HADLEY, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A real-life version of...

 2021-07-15 16:14 

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Child tax credit payments begin to arrive in bank accounts...

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Many western Massachusetts residents may have woken up to extra funds in your bank account today. The Child Tax Credit payments are being distributed to many...

 2021-07-15 14:54 

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Getting Answers: kids and social media challenges...

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Social media challenges have been around for years and even though there are potential risks to trying some of the challenges, teens continue to try them....

 2021-07-15 09:00 

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Early fog then sunshine; warm & humid today...

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Nasty storms bringing damaging winds, hail, heavy rain and lots of lightning to western Mass. moved out last evening, but now we are dealing with areas...

 2021-07-15 03:40 

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Riverdale Street to go on "road diet"...

WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM)-- Mass. DOT will be putting parts of Riverdale Street on a...

 2021-07-15 02:38 

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Humbert St. in Springfield faces flooding during rainstorms, city not liable...

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM)--Residents on one street in Springfield have been reaching out to Western Mass News for help, frustrated about the constant flooding on their road....

 2021-07-15 02:15 

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Golfers return to the course Wednesday to compete in junior golf hub championship...

CHICOPEE, MA (WGGB/WSHM)--The rain on Monday may have put a damper on a popular local golf tournament but after waiting it out, players returned to the course on Wednesday for...

 2021-07-15 02:15 

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Getting Answers: How temporary re-assignment of Troopers could impact western Mass....

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM)-- Temporary re-assignment for 46 State Troopers has many wondering if the State Police is about to face a staffing shortage....

 2021-07-15 01:04 

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New youth sports league creates playing opportunities for local kids...

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM)-- A new youth sports league is up and running in western Mass as many are aiming to create better opportunities for local athletes....

 2021-07-15 00:15 

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Hot and humid Thursday with some good sunshine...

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Scattered thunderstorms brought severe wind and hail to eastern Franklin and Hampshire Counties today, prompting numerous warnings, including a flash flood warning for a time....

 2021-07-14 23:56 

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Girlfriend of motorist beaten by dirt bikers asks anyone with info to speak up...

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM)--A disturbing story Western Mass News has been following closely: the brutal beating of a motorist by a group of dirt bikers more than a week ago in...

 2021-07-14 23:15 

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City of Easthampton warns of potentially toxic algae blooms in Rubber Thread Pond...

EASTHAMPTON, MA (WGGB/WSHM)-- The City of Easthampton is warning the public about potential cyanobacteria algae blooms in Rubber Thread Pond....

 2021-07-14 22:34 

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Getting Answers: breaking down expanded child tax credits...

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM)--The first round of child tax credit checks are set to hit bank accounts tomorrow and many western Mass. parents are anxiously awaiting that extra money. But could...

 2021-07-14 21:00 

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Officials outraged over social media post by Springfield police officer...

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A Springfield police officer's social media post is drawing outrage. City leaders are calling for a thorough investigation and stepped up diversity and sensitivity training....

 2021-07-14 20:44 

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State officials announce funding for wildlife programs...

EASTHAMPTON, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Officials announced an increase in funding for wildlife programs across the state in Easthampton on Wednesday....

 2021-07-14 19:45 

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Showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening...

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Now that a warm front has lifted to the northeast, skies have turned partly cloudy in most areas. Temperatures hit mid-80s by 3:30pm this afternoon along...

 2021-07-14 18:15 

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Warm & muggy with some sun; severe threat later this afternoon & evening...

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Now that a warm front has lifted to the northeast, skies have turned partly cloudy in most areas. Temperatures hit mid-80s by 3:30pm this afternoon along...

 2021-07-14 17:00 

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Recent heavy rain having impact on area pools...

WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Well, it seems like all we've been talking about is the rain and we've learned this heavy rain has really had an effect on people's...

 2021-07-14 16:00 

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Contractor named for development project at 31 Elm Street in Springfield...

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A major move forward was announced Wednesday in downtown Springfield on the long-awaited project to renovate historic Court Square, which will include new apartments in the...

 2021-07-14 15:15 

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South Hadley restaurant facing staff shortage, temporarily closed Tuesdays...

SOUTH HADLEY, MA (WGGB/WSWHM) -- We have been closely following the pandemic-related staffing shortages that local businesses have been facing as things slowly return to normal....

 2021-07-14 14:00 

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Drug overdose deaths in 2020 hit highest number ever recorded, CDC data shows...

Drug overdose deaths rose by close to 30% in the United States in 2020, hitting the highest number ever recorded, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday....

 2021-07-14 09:11 

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Crews called to fire at Royal Flush in Holyoke...

HOLYOKE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Crews were called to a fire at a Holyoke business Tuesday night....

 2021-07-14 08:30 

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Early morning showers, thunder, some sun then severe threat later today...

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - A line of downpours and some thunder are moving through parts of western Mass this morning as a warm front moves through. Showers and thunder should...

 2021-07-14 03:00 

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AIC employee killed after being struck by car in Springfield...

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Developing news Western Mass News has been following all day, an American International College employee was struck by a car and killed this morning on Wilbraham...

 2021-07-14 01:35 

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Springfield Puerto Rican parade kicks off virtually...

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Springfield's annual Puerto Rican parade, kicking off virtually Tuesday night....

 2021-07-13 23:18 

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UMass outlines guidelines for student-athletes signing endorsements...

AMHERST, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Western Mass news is your Local Sports Authority....

 2021-07-13 22:40 

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Farmers market in Forest park kicks off summer harvest...

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- The farmers market at Forest Park kicked off the summer harvest season....

 2021-07-13 22:10 

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Chicopee man looking for help locating kidney donor...

CHICOPEE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A Chicopee man is pleading with his community in hopes that someone is willing to save his life by donating their kidney....

 2021-07-13 22:08 

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Health care workers marching for federal recovery funds...

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A march is underway in Springfield to call attention to home care and child care workers in the city who are fighting for union pay and...

 2021-07-13 21:51 

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Baker: federal funds to be put toward home ownership programs...

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Governor Charlie Baker is focusing on the state's more than $5 billion in federal pandemic relief funding Tuesday, calling for a portion of it to go...

 2021-07-13 21:51 

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Baker: federal funds should be put toward home ownership programs...

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Governor Charlie Baker is focusing on the state's more than $5 billion in federal pandemic relief funding Tuesday, calling for a portion of it to go...

 2021-07-13 21:00 

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Officials: 191 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 0 newly confirmed death in Mass....

BOSTON (WGGB/WSHM) -- State officials have released new information in regards to coronavirus cases in the Bay State....

 2021-07-13 20:53 

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City councilor voices longstanding concerns of speeding in area of fatal crash...

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- We're following breaking news that has been developing all day Tuesday out of Springfield, the death of a woman hit by an SUV while walking in...

 2021-07-13 20:15 

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Getting Answers: why we are seeing so much rain and what's causing it...

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- It's been quite a wet start to the month of July, and as we begin to forget what the sun even looks like, many are wondering...

 2021-07-13 19:45 

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Warmer Wednesday with a severe weather threat...

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Another cloudy day for southern New England, keeping temperatures well below average again in western Mass. One plus is we've been mainly dry after some morning...

 2021-07-13 18:49 

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Another report of stolen catalytic convertor in Chicopee neighborhood...

CHICOPEE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A Western Mass News viewer reached out to us after he said someone stole a catalytic converter from his van early Tuesday morning in Chicopee. This...

 2021-07-13 18:30 

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Police: woman dead after being struck by car in Springfield...

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- One person is dead after being struck by a vehicle Tuesday morning in Springfield....

 2021-07-13 17:35 

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Two men arrested after allegedly shooting paintballs at Springfield pedestrians...

(WGGB/WSHM) -- Springfield Police have arrested two men after random citizens reported being shot by a paintball gun....

 2021-07-13 17:04 

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UMass to allow full capacity at 2021 football games...

AMHERST, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- There's been a big announcement from the UMass football program....

 2021-07-13 15:49 

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Springfield Police looking for missing man...

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Springfield Police are looking for your help in locating a missing man....

 2021-07-13 15:23 

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West Springfield Police mourning loss of K-9...

WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- The West Springfield Police Department is mourning the loss of their K-9....

 2021-07-13 14:31 

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Pedestrian struck in Springfield suffers serious injuries...

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A pedestrian was struck in Springfield Tuesday morning on Wilbraham Road, police report....

 2021-07-13 09:00 

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A few morning showers; cloudy, mainly dry rest of the day...

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - A few more showers will be around this morning, but most of the day is looking dry. It will be a mainly dry, but mainly gray...

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