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Baystate to Provide Update on Respiratory Illness Cases

September 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- There have been no confirmed cases of enterovirus (EV-D68) in Massachusetts, but the region's largest hospital is set to announce adjustments to its policies in response to the virus. Baystate Medical Center has...

Final Primary Results Reflect Low Turnout

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September 18th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Final official results from the Massachusetts primary election show fewer than 20 percent of eligible voters participated. Secretary of State William Galvin said Thursday that about 726,000 voters went to the polls on Sept. 9,...

TONIGHT ON ABC40 – 40 Force: Enterovirus

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September 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Enterovirus has sickened children in over a dozen states, including one confirmed case in Connecticut. The 40 Force is here tonight to help get the information you need to know. What are symptoms and risks?...

Average US 30-Year Mortgage Rate Rises to 4.23 Percent

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September 18th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates surged this week, marking their largest one-week gain this year. Mortgage company Freddie Mac says the nationwide average for a 30-year loan jumped to 4.23 percent from 4.12 percent last...

Mass. Unemployment Rate Rises to 5.8 Percent

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September 18th, 2014
By BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts is reporting a loss of more than 5,000 jobs in August and the state's unemployment rate jumped two-tenths of a point, with the blame being largely put on "temporary employment...

Closing Arguments Set in Rowland Trial

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September 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File) by PAT EATON-ROBB, Associated Press NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has begun instructing jurors on how to deliberate the fate of former Gov. John G. Rowland in advance of closing arguments in his federal...

Australian Police: Raids Thwarted Beheading Plot

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September 18th, 2014
By KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press SYDNEY (AP) -- Police on Thursday said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group. They raided more than a dozen properties across Sydney...

Thursday’s News on the Go

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September 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz give you all the top headlines of the day and more in your News on the Go for this Thursday...

Train Collides with Van Along Tracks in Wilbraham

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September 18th, 2014
WILBRAHAM (WGGB) -- Police, fire, and EMS crews are on the scene of a collision between a train and a van along a track in Wilbraham Thursday morning. Wilbraham Police responded shortly after 4:30 a.m. to the scene just north of Boston Road,...

A Pleasant September Afternoon!

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September 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - A nice pleasant afternoon is on the way! After a cool start this morning we can expect a nice warm afternoon. Temperatures started out in the 30s this morning, in a few spots but will come up some 35 degrees by later...

Today at The Big E – Thurs. Sept. 18

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September 18th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Here is what's happening today, Thursday, September 18, at The Big E. Today is Massachusetts Day TODAY'S SCHEDULE 8:00 a.m. - Now Open: Mallary Complex 4-H Horse Hunter Over Fences & Equitation...

Polls Open in Scotland’s Vote on Independence from U.K.

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September 18th, 2014
(Ctsy: MGNOnline) By DANICA KIRKA Associated Press LONDON (AP) -- Breaking up is hard to do, especially after 307 years. The entire United Kingdom will find out just how hard if Scotland chooses independence in Thursday's vote. WHAT'S AT...

President Obama to Meet with Ukranian President at White House

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September 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office on Thursday, hours after the leader of the former Soviet republic speaks to a rare joint session of...

Local State Delegation Tackles Ongoing “Homeless Hotel” Issue

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September 18th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass (WGGB) --  Part of the local state delegation met in Holyoke Wednesday night to discuss the ongoing so-called Homeless Hotel program. Each night hundreds of homeless people from across the state call the Holyoke Hotel or The Days...

Castillo Debuts, Pirates Overwhelm Sox 9-1

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September 17th, 2014
(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) PITTSBURGH (AP) — There used to be a time — any year really between 1993-2012 — when reaching 81 wins would be cause for celebration for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Not anymore. These days the certainty of a...