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Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino Dies at 71

October 30th, 2014
by BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Thomas Menino, whose folksy manner and verbal gaffes belied his shrewd political tactics and effective use of technology to govern as Boston's longest-serving mayor and one of its most...

Flames, Smoke After Small Plane Crash in Kansas

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October 30th, 2014
(AP Photo/KAKE News) WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A small plane has crashed at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport, sending up huge plumes of black smoke that can be seen for miles around the city. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Elizabeth...

Springfield Police Arrest Three on Drug Charges

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October 30th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD. Mass. (WGGB) -- Police have arrested three people, accused of selling drugs in Springfield Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney say that narcotic detectives were conducing surveillance near the corner of Main and Liberty Streets...

General Electric critical of EPA’s plan to clean Housatonic

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October 30th, 2014
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- General Electric Co. has issued a sharply worded and highly critical response to the federal government's $619 million, 13-year proposal to clean toxic chemicals from the Housatonic River in Pittsfield and other communities...

Car Crashes Into Restaurant in South Deerfield, 3 People Hurt

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October 30th, 2014
(Courtesy: Deerfield Police) (Courtesy: Deerfield Police) SOUTH DEERFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A woman is facing charges after her vehicle crashed into a South Deerfield restaurant. Deerfield Police say that just before 6 a.m. Thursday,...

TONIGHT AT 11 – Do You Believe? Ghost Story

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October 30th, 2014
(WGGB) — Do you believe in life after death? How about connections with the ‘other side’? This week, we’ll bring you a series of reports that explore what may exist in the hereafter. Tonight at 11, as we approach Halloween, join...

TONIGHT AT 10 – Do You Believe? The Psychic

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October 30th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Do you believe in life after death? How about connections with the 'other side'? This week, we'll bring you a series of reports that explore what may exist in the hereafter. Tonight, ABC40's Lindsay Iadeluca explores the psychic...

TONIGHT AT 6 – Honor Flight: Making the Dream a Reality

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October 30th, 2014
WASHINGTON D.C. (WGGB) -- Honor Flight is a program that brings World War II veterans down to our nation's capital to see the memorial that is built in their honor. It's an emotional journey that gives these American heroes the recognition...

Hearing Set for Man Accused of Killing Amy Lord

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October 30th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A status conference is scheduled for a man charged with kidnapping, robbing and killing a Boston woman and assaulting three others. The hearing for Edwin Alemany is scheduled for Thursday in Suffolk Superior Court. Alemany...

Maine Nurse Defies Ebola Quarantine with Bike Ride

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October 30th, 2014
(AP Photo/University of Texas at Arlington) By ROBERT F. BUKATY, Associated Press FORT KENT, Maine (AP) -- All but daring Maine health authorities to go to court to have her confined, nurse Kaci Hickox went out on an hour-long bike ride...

Two Arrested in Charlton Drug Bust

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October 30th, 2014
CHARLTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Two men are under arrest after being stopped in Charlton on the Mass Pike. Mass State Police say they were allegedly in possession of 100 grams of suspected heroin and 381 grams of suspected cocaine. Alfonza Brooks,...

Thursday’s News on the Go

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October 30th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--Breaking news in Springfield this morning; a pedestrian hit by a bus, temporary road closures today on the I-91/RT. 2 Interchange, and tomorrow morning Honor Roll LIVE at Hampshire Regional High School! ABC40's Tom Lewis...

Woman Hit By Truck in Springfield

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October 30th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A woman was struck by a truck that failed to stop early Thursday morning in Springfield. It happened just before 6 a.m. near the intersection of St. James Avenue and Carew Street. The woman was transported to a...

Dry Halloween – Coastal Storm Stakes Still High!

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October 30th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - This afternoon will be seasonably cool and bright with temperatures reaching into the middle 50.  Right about where temperatures should be for this time of year. There will be a bit of a breeze that will diminish once...

NFL Seeks to Dismiss Ex-Players’ Painkiller Suit

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October 30th, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The National Football League is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit filed by former players who allege team officials gave them powerful painkillers and other drugs to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term...