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Today: Morning clouds and showers followed by developing afternoon sunshine. Highs: 65-70. Winds: SW 6-12 mph. Tonight: Mainly clear and cool. Lows: 40-45. Winds: NW: 5-10. Have a great Tuesday! Dan Brown ...
Tue, September 16, 2014
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Tuesday’s News on the Go

September 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz bring you everything you need to know before you head out the door in your News on the Go for this Tuesday...

Ex-Chief Acquitted of Charges in Boy’s Uzi Death in More Legal Trouble

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September 16th, 2014
BELCHERTOWN, Mass. (AP) -- A former Massachusetts police chief who was acquitted of charges connected to the death in 2008 of an 8-year-old boy at a gun show he sponsored is facing more legal trouble. Former Pelham Chief Edward Fleury is charged...

Ukraine Parliament Ratifies Pact with European Union

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September 16th, 2014
(Protesters in Kiev, Ukraine / AP) KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's parliament has ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union. Tuesday's vote draws a line under the issue that last year sparked...

Morning Showers Then Sunshine Later On

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September 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - You may need the umbrella as you leave the house this morning.  There will be a few showers moving through but we are not expecting much. In fact, we'll see developing sunshine this afternoon.  Most places will pick up...

Generic Drugs Lead to Better Treatment of Cholesterol

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September 16th, 2014
(WGGB) -- High cholesterol affects more than 100 million Americans, making statins one of the most-prescribed drugs in the country. However, when it comes to choosing those drugs, a new study shows that generic drugs lead to more effective...

Today at The Big E – Tues. Sept. 16

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September 16th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Here is what's happening today, Tuesday, September 16, at The Big E. Today is Rhode Island Day and Salute to Holyoke Day TODAY'S SCHEDULE 8:00 a.m. - Now Open: Mallary Complex 8:30 a.m. - Marcus...

U.S. to Assign 3,000 Military Personnel to Fight Ebola

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September 16th, 2014
photo AP By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and...

Concerns Raised Over Obamacare Abortion Coverage

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September 16th, 2014
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010. The...

Governor Patrick Heading to London for Trade Mission

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September 16th, 2014
Michael Dwyer/AP BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is spending the day zipping around London as part of his latest trade mission. Patrick's crowded Tuesday schedule includes meetings with Deputy Prime Minister Nicholas Clegg and...

Local VFW Leaders Honor Fallen Northborough Solider

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September 15th, 2014
NORTHBOROUGH, Mass (WGGB) -- Honoring a fallen solider, two local VFW leaders presented official commendations to the family of Army Specialist Brian K. Arsenault of Northborough.  Arsenault was killed earlier this month while serving overseas in...

Trooper Struck by Impaired Motorist on I-290 in Worcester

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September 15th, 2014
WORCESTER, Mass. (WGGB) -- A state trooper was struck by an impaired motorist in Worcester Monday night. The trooper was inside his cruiser, when the motorist hit him from behind on Rt. 290-- just after 8 p.m. Zachary Dion, 25 -- of...

Suspect in 2 Boston Rapes Pleads Not Guilty

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September 15th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A Dedham man charged with raping two women a decade ago has pleaded not guilty and been ordered held on $500,000 bail. Dwayne McNair had once been set free because DNA testing could not differentiate him from his twin brother....

State Police Investigating Two Car Crash on Rt. 57 in Agawam

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September 15th, 2014
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- State Police are investigating a two car accident that closed one lane on Rt. 57 near Suffield Street Monday night. It happened just after 9 p.m. ABC40's Brendan Monahan reports that a pick-up truck rolled over and...

Crowd Pleasers & Fan Favorites at This Year’s Big E

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September 15th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- When many people think of the Big E, they often think about the food. But, the fair is also a local favorite because of the activities -- and sights -- you don't get to do or see every day. "I really...

First US Strike in Expanded Iraq Fight

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September 15th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. officials say the United States took the first step in the planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants Monday, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces south of Baghdad who were being attacked by enemy...