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Wed, September 17, 2014
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Celebrating Connecticut at The Big E

September 17th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It's where you can find some historic homes, several great colleges and universities, rolling hills, and a picturesque coastline, and Wednesday, the State of Connecticut is being celebrated at The Big E. Like...

Changes Made in Leadership of Mass. Sex Offender Board

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September 17th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Deval Patrick's administration has announced changes in the leadership of the state's Sex Offender Registry Board. The administration confirmed on Wednesday that Saundra Edwards, the board's chairwoman, was relieved of duty...

ABC’s Dr. Richard Besser Discusses the Latest on Ebola & Enterovirus

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September 17th, 2014
NEW YORK (WGGB) -- Two viruses - Ebola and Enterovirus - continue to make headlines across the country and around the world. ABC's Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser joined ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz to discuss the...

Study: Artificial Sweeteners May Promote Diabetes

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September 17th, 2014
By MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice. The authors...

Ride to Remember to be Held This Saturday

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September 17th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. That's what the Ride to Remember is all about - paying tribute to the brave men and women in blue. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney...

Sunny Skies & Comfortable Temperatures

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September 17th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - It was a cool, crisp morning but temperatures continue to warm up fast. Readings later on this afternoon will reach near 70 degrees under full sunshine. In fact, high pressure will supply us with a beautiful...

Gov. Patrick Dismisses Report Pegging ACA Costs at $1B

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September 17th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Deval Patrick is sharply criticizing a report that puts a price tag of about $1 billion on the implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act in Massachusetts. The Pioneer Institute, a conservative-leaning think tank,...

Tolland Murder Suspect Arraigned in Superior Court

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September 17th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A man accused of murdering his wife in 1995 has been arraigned in Superior Court. Robert Honsch appeared before a judge Wednesday in Hampden County Superior Court after he was indicted by a grand jury last...

NFL, Union Agree to New Drug Policy, HGH Testing

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September 17th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL says it has reached an agreement with the players association on changes to its performance-enhancing drug policy, including the addition of human growth hormone testing. The league said Wednesday that under the new...

Wynn, Mass. Gambling Regulators Sign Casino License

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September 17th, 2014
Artist Rendering of Wynn Everett (Image Courtesy: Wynn Resorts) By PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Wynn Resorts and Massachusetts gambling regulators finalized the license Wednesday for a $1.6 billion casino outside...

Kohl’s Holiday Hiring to Rise by a Third

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September 17th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / Susie Plank) By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- Kohl's Corp. says it will hire more than 67,000 seasonal workers nationwide for the holiday shopping season, about a third more than last year's...

Springfield Police Issue Alert for IRS Scam Calls

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September 17th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield Police are warning residents to be on alert for calls circulating from people purporting to be from the IRS. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that over the last seven days, the department has...

Animal Cruelty Charges Against Berkshire Co. Man Dismissed

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September 17th, 2014
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) -- A judge has dismissed more than 30 counts of animal cruelty against a Berkshire County man who was breeding cats, ruling that authorities' search of his properties violated his constitutional rights. In total, 31...

Three Arraigned in Disappearance of Fitchburg Boy

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September 17th, 2014
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- Three Fitchburg residents charged with hindering the investigation into the disappearance and death of a 5-year-old boy have been arraigned in Superior Court. Christian Sierra, Ashley Cormier and Caily Thibault pleaded...

TRAFFIC ALERT: 2 Lanes Closed on I-90WB in Westfield

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September 17th, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- 2 lanes are currently closed on I-90 Westbound following a truck rollover this morning. State Police say the accident involved two tractor trailers and one of vehicles did end up on its side.  However, no one was...