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Flooding forces dozens from Springfield building

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Dozens of people have been forced from a Springfield apartment building following Monday night’s storm.

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Check out some of the pictures taken as storms rolled through Western Massachusetts on June 18.

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Schedule of fireworks displays across the area

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Summertime means fun in the sun during the day and fireworks displays at night.

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Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force' Video included

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The White House is establishing a new policy for reducing satellite clutter in space. More>>

Easthampton enacts water use restrictions

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Another Hampshire County community has enacted water use restrictions.

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B.B. King's Blues Band feat. Tito Jackson to play at the Big E

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Officials with the Eastern States Exposition have announced another musical act that's coming to this year's Big E.

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WEATHER

Plenty of sunshine as dry air invades western Mass Video included

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This afternoon will be sunny, warm and much drier with a gusty breezy. It will still be warm with temperatures reaching into the middle 80s. High pressure builds in tonight, bringing clear, cool conditions. It will be a great night for sleeping.

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Upwards of 30 people without a home following Mulberry Street Fire

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Emergency crews remain at the scene of a structure fire on Mulberry Street in Springfield that has displaced at least 30 people.

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NWS: Funnel cloud confirmed in Granby Monday

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Officials have determined that a funnel cloud did form over Hampshire County during Monday's strong storms.

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Two arrested, two firearms recovered following Springfield foot chase

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A Springfield man is facing a number of charges after his arrest following a foot chase.

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5-year-old knocks over $132K sculpture, city wants parents to pay

A five-year-old boy in OverlandPark decided to stop to admire some artwork and give a sculpture a hug. It didn’t end well. (City of Overland Park) A five-year-old boy in OverlandPark decided to stop to admire some artwork and give a sculpture a hug. It didn’t end well. (City of Overland Park)
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A child damaged a piece of art in Overland Park that was valued at $132,000. Now, the city is trying to figure out who will pay for the sculpture that the artist says cannot be repaired.

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100 people homeless following roof collapse in Springfield

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An entire apartment building in Springfield, housing 100 people, has been condemned following a water leak that led to a roof collapse.  

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People's United acquires Farmington Bank in $544M deal

Farmington Bank has been acquired by People's United Bank (WFSB) Farmington Bank has been acquired by People's United Bank (WFSB)

People's United Bank has agreed to acquire the holding company for Farmington Bank in a 100 percent stock transaction valued at about $544 million.

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Toddler climbs locked pool ladder in viral video; parents warning others

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A family in Massachusetts captured the viral moment their toddler climbed a gate that is supposed to stop children from getting into a pool.

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TRAFFIC ALERT

Moody Bridge Road remains closed in Hadley after storm damages utility poles

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Hours after Monday’s storm, cleanup still continues. Hadley Police sending out an announcement early Tuesday that Moody Bridge Road, which connects into Amherst, remains closed.

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Dunkin' Donuts sign asks customers to report employees who don't speak English

The Dunkin' Donuts on 41st Street in Baltimore is causing backlash after a sign was posted asking customers to report employees who didn't speak English. (Google Maps) The Dunkin' Donuts on 41st Street in Baltimore is causing backlash after a sign was posted asking customers to report employees who didn't speak English. (Google Maps)
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A sign on display inside a Dunkin' Donuts store in Baltimore is causing backlash for the company.

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Southwick police officers exposed to drug-like substance after overdose call

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The Southwick Police Department is currently evaluating procedures for responding to overdose calls after two officers experienced symptoms from a drug-like substance at a scene this week. 

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Possible funnel cloud reported in Granby

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A string of severe storms made their way through western Massachusetts on Monday.  

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Chicopee woman receives police escort home after transplant surgery

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Lauren Meizo, a Chicopee native who suffers a rare form of muscular dystrophy returned home from the hospital on Monday.

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Lightning strike sparks house fire in Southwick

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Crews responded to a fire in Southwick Monday night.

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Over 3,200 customers without power after storms roll through

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The heavy rain and storms that rolled through the area Monday afternoon knocked down power lines and trees.

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Recording of crying children at border adds to outrage

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"Papa! Papa!" one child is heard weeping in the audio file. 

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Extreme heat leads to water bans in some communities

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The lack of rain in recent weeks has prompted some communities to implement water bans.

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Splash parks open early for residents to beat the heat

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Monday's extreme heat had several cities parks and recreation departments throughout western Massachusetts kicking into high gear. 

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Trump announces plans to create 'Space Force'

President Donald Trump shows off a "Space Policy Directive" after signing it during a meeting of the National Space Council in the East Room of the White House, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) President Donald Trump shows off a "Space Policy Directive" after signing it during a meeting of the National Space Council in the East Room of the White House, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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Vowing to reclaim U.S. leadership in space, President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new "Space Force" as an independent service branch aimed at ensuring American supremacy in space.

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Stewart Weldon's attorney granted $15K to hire private experts

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We're learning new information tonight about the investigation on Page Boulevard, where police found three bodies in and around a home.

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Springfield PD: Man dropped loaded gun while running away from police

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Police arrested a 36-year-old Springfield man Saturday night after he reportedly ran from officers who tried to pull him over for failing to stop at a stop sign. 

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East Longmeadow school committee expected to vote on new dress code

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The East Longmeadow school committee could vote Monday to change the high school dress code. 

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1 arrested after illegal firearm recovered during Springfield traffic stop

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A Sunday night traffic stop in Springfield led to the arrest of a 26-year-old man after police recovered an illegal firearm. 

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Perfect conditions creating abundance of wasps and hornets

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While we might not exactly enjoy this hot weather, entomologists said Monday it's the perfect conditions for hornets and yellow jackets.

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Officials: Body of Florence man found inside car in Northampton

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Investigators have released new details into an incident late last week at a Northampton park.

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High heat creating poor air quality concerns

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With Monday's heat, those with respiratory issues were told to stay inside.  An air quality alert was issued for our area ahead of today's weather.

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Hot, humid weather prompts early dismissal at Holyoke schools

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In the Paper City, students were allowed to leave three hours early because of Monday's high temperatures. 

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100 displaced after water leak damages Springfield apartment building

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Around 100 people have been forced out of their homes after a water leak caused significant damage to a Springfield apartment building Monday night. 

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  • The Latest: Tunisia keeper Hassen ruled out of World Cup

    The Latest: Tunisia keeper Hassen ruled out of World Cup

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:30 PM EDT2018-06-19 17:30:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini). Switzerland's Steven Zuber, left, scores his side's first goal during the group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini). Switzerland's Steven Zuber, left, scores his side's first goal during the group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018.
    Brazil's jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has made his debut as a football pundit.More >>
    Brazil's jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has made his debut as a football pundit.More >>
  • Deputies search for suspects in rapper XXXTentacion slaying

    Deputies search for suspects in rapper XXXTentacion slaying

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:27 PM EDT2018-06-19 17:27:19 GMT
    (Miami- Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation Department via AP). This undated mugshot released by the Miami- Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation Department shows rapper XXXTentacion. Authorities say troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion has been fatal...(Miami- Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation Department via AP). This undated mugshot released by the Miami- Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation Department shows rapper XXXTentacion. Authorities say troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion has been fatal...
    Investigators in Florida say they don't have a motive and have made no arrests in the death of troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion.More >>
    Investigators in Florida say they don't have a motive and have made no arrests in the death of troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion.More >>
  • Some Amazon investors side with ACLU on facial recognition

    Some Amazon investors side with ACLU on facial recognition

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:26 PM EDT2018-06-19 17:26:49 GMT
    Some Amazon company investors are siding with privacy and civil rights advocates who are urging the tech giant to halt a powerful face recognition tool used by police.More >>
    Some Amazon company investors are siding with privacy and civil rights advocates who are urging the tech giant to halt a powerful face recognition tool used by police.More >>

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