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Vigil held for child victim in Springfield hit and run

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Nathaniel Acevado was remembered tonight for his bright smile and outgoing personality. His family and friends gathered for a candlelight vigil tonight to remember the little boy.

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Family of Springfield hit-and-run victim speaks out

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The family of a child hit and killed by a car Sunday night is speaking out.

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Upcoming fairs across Western Mass.

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It may still be summer out there, but soon, the seasons will begin to change and fall will descend upon New England.

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'Rock bottom': Weiner gets 21 months in prison for sexting

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Prosecutors say Weiner broke the law by having illicit contact with a 15-year-old girl, including asking her to "sexually perform" for him in conversations on Skype and Snapchat.

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MGM Springfield announces job openings

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Looking for Work? MGM Springfield may be your answer. On Monday, MGM Springfield announced more than 250 descriptions for positions job seekers can now apply for. But applicants better hurry, however. According to MGM Springfield is on pace to receive an average of about “40 applications per position.” Wanda Gispert, MGM Resort's Vice President, Talent & Workforce Development, said, "We need to fill many roles to deliver on the MGM Springfield experience. Emplo... More>>

Pats' Tom Brady calls Trump's NFL comments 'just divisive'

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is at odds with President Donald Trump on the issue of player protests of the national anthem, calling Trump's comments "just divisive."

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Dan's First Warning Forecast

Early fog then more heat and humidity

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Today and tomorrow will be very warm and humid with temperatures near 90! A cold front will bring more seasonable temperatures into the northeast as we head into the weekend. 

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Ways to help Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico

(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). In this Sept. 24, 2017, photo, National Guard Soldiers arrive at Barrio Obrero in Santurce to distribute water and food among those affected by the passage of Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). In this Sept. 24, 2017, photo, National Guard Soldiers arrive at Barrio Obrero in Santurce to distribute water and food among those affected by the passage of Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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Millions of Puerto Ricans are still cut off from the world following Hurricane Maria last Wednesday. Latest estimates have revealed that more than 95 percent of the island’s wireless cell sites remain down and for some in western Mass, they wait anxiously for any sort of communication from family members telling them that they’re alive.

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North Korean diplomat says tweet by Trump 'declared war' Video included

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North Korea's foreign minister says Trump's tweet was a declaration of war against his country.

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Police: Tennessee church shooting suspect sent suicidal text

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Witnesses and police described a chaotic scene as a masked attacker armed with two guns shot seven people, killing one, in a Tennessee church before he was subdued. More>>

Official: Hurricane Maria set Puerto Rico back decades

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Large amounts of federal aid are starting to flow into Puerto Rico and local officials are praising the Trump administration's response. More>>

More buildings, perhaps lives at risk following Mexico quake

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Search teams are still digging in dangerous piles of rubble in Mexico City hoping against the odds to find survivors at collapsed buildings, while officials say they have so far cleared only 103 of the city's nearly 9,000 schools to reopen Monday. More>>

Another patient speaks on mistreatment at addiction center

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We first reported about CleanSlate accusations in West Springfield back in July, after a local woman told us the center denied care to her fiance.

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Springfield memorial honoring black veterans vandalized in Mason Square

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State Representative Bud Williams is speaking out about recent vandalism at a Springfield Veterans Memorial.

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First Warning Forecast

Record-breaking warmth continues

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Hazy, hot and humid weather will continue through mid-week! However, a cold front is on the way this week and it will bring a much more fall-like air mass back to New England...

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Suspect in deadly hit-and-run had long history of driving charges

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We're learning more about the driver charged in a hit-and-run that killed a Springfield boy.

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Red Cross assisting victims of West Springfield fire

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Different disasters require different responses and Red Cross chapters across the country say they prepare for it all.   In the wake of a fire in West Springfield this weekend that forced 23 people from their home, the Red Cross stepped up and in to assist.

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School officials work to ensure athlete safety in summer-like heat

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The first Monday of fall feels a bit more like summer and because of that, school districts are making changes to keep student atheltes safe. 

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Big E working to keep fair-goers cool during hot weather

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It was a record breaking weekend for The Big E in West Springfield and another one for the history books today.   Attendance records at The Big E are now shattered, thanks to a banner weekend.  The heat, also set records yesterday and again today, creating challenges for fair-goers and West Springfield Fire and Rescue.

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Don't talk about mom: NFL players angry over Trump's insult Video included

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Players, owners and commissioners past and present chastised the president for his divisive remarks, but the angriest responses came from players upset that he'd insulted their mothers.

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Local VFW leader reacts to player protests during National Anthem

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This past weekend, the protests during the National Anthem at NFL games hit a high point with roughly 25 teams having players take part in demonstrations.  One town's veteran leadership is speaking out, not against the right to protest, but the time and place they are happening.

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Sixth grader killed in Springfield hit-and-run identified

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A sixth grader is dead following a hit and run crash Sunday night in Springfield.

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How to get stink bugs out of your home

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Frustrations are boiling over for some homeowners out there after finding stink bugs in their home. Despite the oddly warm temperatures, these stink bugs are looking for a place to slumber this fall and winter and experts said that with a little effort, you can get these pests out of your home for the season.

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Springfield Police seek person of interest in August shooting

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Investigators are looking for a person of interest in a shooting that took place late last month.

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