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Tonight: Mainly clear this evening then some low cloudiness and patchy fog possible late, chilly. Some light frost possible in the more rural areas. Lows: 36-42. Winds: Light S/SE. Rick Sluben ...
Fri, September 19, 2014
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France Becomes 1st Country to Join US Airstrikes On Islamic State Group in Iraq

September 19th, 2014
(Image Courtesy MGN Online) PARIS (AP) -- France is back at America's side in conducting military strikes in Iraq. More than a decade after spurning President George W. Bush's war against Saddam Hussein, France on Friday became the first...

Fence Jumper at White House Sparks Evacuation

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September 19th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Part of the White House has been evacuated after someone jumped the fence at the executive mansion. A Secret Service agent at the scene says that much of the West Wing of the White House was evacuated during the incident...

John F. Kennedy’s WWII Letters Sell at Auction

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September 19th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A collection of letters John F. Kennedy sent to the family of a lost PT-109 crewmate has sold for $200,000 at an auction. RR Auction, a Boston-based auction house, said the sale happened Thursday, during a two-day auction at...

Professor Charged with Child Porn Possession

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September 19th, 2014
Photo Courtesy of Merrimack College BOSTON (AP) -- A former Merrimack College professor is charged with possession of child pornography, including accessing it on a college computer. Federal prosecutors said 61-year-old Gary Spring, who was...

Weekend Weather Becomes Summery

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September 19th, 2014
If you’re heading to The Big E or to one of the high school football games this evening be sure to dress for the chilly temperatures.  Lows tonight dip again into the middle 30s in the coolest spots to the lower 40s in the more urban areas....

CDC: Severe Respiratory Illness Now in 22 States

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September 19th, 2014
by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say 22 states now have confirmed cases of an unusual respiratory illness in children. An uncommon virus — enterovirus 68 — is causing the illnesses. Centers for...

I Bet Brittany…to Make Something in a Vitamix

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September 19th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- ABC40's Brittany Decker has taken on five challenges so far this fair. After the workout she got last Friday on Military Appreciation day, Brittany decided Friday to cool things down and accept this...

Gallop Over to The Big E Horse Show

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September 19th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The pageantry and majesty of the Eastern States Exposition Horse Show has been a tradition for over 100 years Over the duration of The Big E, you can catch Hunters and Jumpers, Saddlebreds, Morgans, and the...

MassDOT to Advertise for I-91 Viaduct Project

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September 19th, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB) -- MassDOT will begin advertising the I-91 viaduct project for construction bids tomorrow. The agency is replacing the deck of the elevated highway which runs through Springfield. They anticipate work to get going early...

Check Out the Farm-A-Rama at The Big E

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September 19th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It's one of the more popular exhibits at The Big E - and is especially a hit with kids. Farm-A-Rama, located in the Stroh Building, is 22,000 square feet of space all dedicated to educating the public about...

State Files Suit Against Ryder Funeral Home

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September 19th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- The state has filed a lawsuit against a former South Hadley funeral home and its owner. Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley's office alleges that Ryder Funeral Home and William Ryder, the facility's owner,...

The Big E Celebrates The Granite State

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September 19th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Avenue of the States was packed Friday as New Hampshire was celebrated at The Big E. If you're in the mood for some cheesy food, you can visit Zach's Mac and Cheese, inside the New Hampshire Building....

Goodell: ‘Same Mistakes Can Never Be Repeated’

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September 19th, 2014
by BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. At a news conference Friday, Goodell made his first public statements...

Former Conn. Gov. John Rowland Convicted of New Crimes

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September 19th, 2014
(AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File) NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A federal jury has convicted former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland on charges that he conspired to be paid for work on two political campaigns while disguising those payments in business...

Report Faults Town, UMass for ‘Blarney Blowout’ Problems

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September 19th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- A long awaited report is out, detailing what went wrong at the so called 'Blarney Blowout' last March in Amherst. Dozens were arrested after the pre-Saint Patrick's Day celebration got out of hand. The report...