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Staying comfortable and warm Saturday across southern New England, but high clouds will increase ahead of a coastal storm headed our way. Heavy rain and thunderstorms possible on...

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Duck boat tragedy: 17 dead, including 9 from one family Video included

A family places flowers on vehicles of the victims of the Ride The Ducks accident on July 20, 2018 in Branson, Missouri. (Photo by Michael Thomas/Getty Images) A family places flowers on vehicles of the victims of the Ride The Ducks accident on July 20, 2018 in Branson, Missouri. (Photo by Michael Thomas/Getty Images)
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Seventeen people were killed and several were injured after a duck boat capsized and sank on Table Rock Lake in Stone County, Missouri, near Branson, Thursday night.

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Mosquitoes in West Springfield test positive for West Nile Virus

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More mosquitoes in western Massachusetts have tested positive for West Nile Virus.

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Referee taking unique approach to expose disruptive parents

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You're at your child's game and there's a parent who is yelling at the referee, but a father in Oklahoma is trying to stop what he calls "ref shaming."

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Health alert issued for some frozen dinners over possible salmonella contamination

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Federal officials are issuing a public health alert for some frozen meals that may be contaminated with salmonella.

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Organization works to keep memory of fallen officers alive

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A Weymouth police officer who gave his life to protect a Massachusetts community has been laid to rest.

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Police identify 4-year-old who died in West Haven hot car incident Video included

A 4-year-old died and a 2-year-old was hospitalized after being in a hot car in West Haven on Thursday. (WFSB) A 4-year-old died and a 2-year-old was hospitalized after being in a hot car in West Haven on Thursday. (WFSB)
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A 4-year-old boy died and a 2-year-old boy remained in the hospital on Friday after a hot car incident in West Haven.

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Chicopee police chief injured in motorcycle crash

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Authorities say that Chicopee's police chief was injured in late night crash.

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Multiple weather alerts issued ahead of duck boat crash that killed 17

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Incredible images show two duck boats caught in a storm early Thursday evening in Branson, Missouri.  

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State budget could help homeowners with crumbling foundations

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Some potential help could be coming from state lawmakers for homeowners suffering from crumbling foundations.

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Fallen Weymouth police officer laid to rest

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Men and women holding the thin blue line came together in Hanover to say a final farewell to a fallen Massachusetts officer.

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Manny Febo sworn in as Holyoke's new police chief

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Holyoke Police have a new top cop.

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Actress Kristin Chenoweth opens up about turning 50

She's dazzled on Broadway, had us laughing in sitcoms, and crying in some of her films.  Now, the Emmy-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth is about to hit the big 5-0.  In the new issue of People magazine, she opens up about her secret to balancing life and how she's staying successful despite battling ongoing pain. (Editor's Note: People magazine is produced by Meredith Corporation, the parent company of Western Mass News)

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Springfield Police looking for missing teenager

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Police in Springfield are looking for your help in locating a missing teenager.

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Meet Ralphy and Keyla, two great kittens looking for a forever home

Meet Ralphy and Keyla, this week's featured friends from the Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center

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Preparing your child's laptop for the upcoming school year

Although it may not feel like it, it won't be long until the kids are heading back to school and now might be the best time to make sure your child's desktop or laptop computer is ready for the new year.  Stan Prager from GoGeeks in East Longmeadow joined Better Western Mass to tell us more.

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Meet and greet a rhino at Southwick's Zoo

On Friday, we took a trip to Southwick's Zoo in Mendon and got up close and personal with some rhinos.  Jordyn Jagolinzer tells us about this great new exhibit and how you can meet these gentle giants.

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Cohen recorded Trump discussing payment to ex-Playmate, NYT reports

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump prepare to board Air Force One, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at Andrew Air Force Base, Md.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump prepare to board Air Force One, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at Andrew Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, secretly made a recording of his conversation between himself and the future President discussing payments to former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal, who has alleged an affair with Trump, The New York Times reported Friday.

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Woman temporarily becomes millionaire after account mix-up

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For a few minutes, a Boston woman says she was a millionaire.

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Prosecutor: Feds won't recognize state injection sites

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The top federal prosecutor in Massachusetts says supervised injection sites for drug users would violate U.S. law and could lead to criminal charges. 

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  • Brewers' Hader apologizes to teammates for racist tweets

    Brewers' Hader apologizes to teammates for racist tweets

    Saturday, July 21 2018 1:18 AM EDT2018-07-21 05:18:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Morry Gash). Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader warms up before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, July 20, 2018, in Milwaukee.(AP Photo/Morry Gash). Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader warms up before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, July 20, 2018, in Milwaukee.
    Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader has apologized to his team after years-old racist and homophobic tweets surfaced during the All-Star Game.More >>
    Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader has apologized to his team after years-old racist and homophobic tweets surfaced during the All-Star Game.More >>
  • Trump was taped talking of paying for Playboy model's story

    Trump was taped talking of paying for Playboy model's story

    Saturday, July 21 2018 1:16 AM EDT2018-07-21 05:16:15 GMT
    The New York Times says President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer secretly recorded him discussing payments to an ex-Playboy model who said she had had an affair with him.More >>
    The New York Times says President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer secretly recorded him discussing payments to an ex-Playboy model who said she had had an affair with him.More >>
  • Ticket mix-up put family on ill-fated Missouri tourist boat

    Ticket mix-up put family on ill-fated Missouri tourist boat

    Saturday, July 21 2018 1:11 AM EDT2018-07-21 05:11:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People pray outside Ride the Ducks, an amphibious tour operator involved in a boating accident on Table Rock Lake, Friday, July 20, 2018 in Branson, Mo.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People pray outside Ride the Ducks, an amphibious tour operator involved in a boating accident on Table Rock Lake, Friday, July 20, 2018 in Branson, Mo.
    More than half of the 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank on a Branson lake were members of the same Indiana family, and they likely wouldn't have been on the ill-fated trip but for a ticket mix-up.More >>
    More than half of the 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank on a Branson lake were members of the same Indiana family, and they likely wouldn't have been on the ill-fated trip but for a ticket mix-up.More >>

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