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Tonight: Becoming clear and chilly! Some late patchy fog is possible - especially near bodies of water. Lows: 34-42. Winds: Light North. Friday: Sunny & cool. Highs: 60-64. Winds: Light & Variable. Rick Sluben ...
Thu, September 18, 2014
55°
Few Clouds
Feels like 55°
Humidity: 91%
Dew Point: 52
Wind: NNE at 3 mph
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Charges dropped against father in baby’s death

September 18th, 2014
WOBURN, Mass. (AP) -- Prosecutors have dropped the case against a former Massachusetts Institute of Technology employee charged with murder in the 2010 death of his 6-month-old son.   Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan said...

Sens. Warren, Markey oppose Syrian rebel training

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September 18th, 2014
AP File Photo BOSTON (AP) -- Democratic U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey are opposing President Barack Obama's request to train and arm Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic state militants.   Markey called the request...

Refugee Welcome Week Continues Across Area

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September 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- Welcome Week by the Western Massachusetts Refugee and Immigrant Consortium was continued at Springfield's Forest Park Library Thursday night. A panel including refugees, advocates, and historians all came together....

Downtown Crime Focus Of Springfield Meeting

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September 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- Tackling crime in downtown Springfield was the subject of a Thursday night meeting with police and the Armoury-Quadrangle Civic Association. Police Commissioner John Barbieri and Deputy Chief William Cochrane described...

Checkout ABC40’s Giveaway at the Big E

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September 18th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- We are giving away cool prizes at the Big E. You can stop by and visit ABC40 at gate 5. You can be on...

Obama: Vote Shows US United Against Islamic State

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September 18th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says a bipartisan Senate vote to authorize arming and training Syrian rebels shows the world that Americans are united in combating the Islamic State group. Obama says Islamic State terrorists thought...

Senate Approves Obama’s Plan to Train Syrian Rebels

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September 18th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate has approved a plan for the military to train and equip Syrian rebels, clearing the measure for President Barack Obama's signature. The vote late Thursday was 73-22 for broader legislation that also provides money to...

Frost Possible Friday, Saturday Morning

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September 18th, 2014
High pressure will build in tonight and settle over us by Friday morning. This will allow winds to become calm by dawn. If the wind can stay calm for several hours then temperatures will approach the freezing mark in the normally cooler, more...

Baystate: No Confirmed Cases of Enterovirus, Visitor Policy Changed

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September 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A local hospital is seeing an increase in young patients suffering from respiratory illness and they're taking precautions. Those children are being tested for the enterovirus (EV-D68). Right now, there are...

Watershed Council Stumbles Upon Waterfall of Tires

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September 18th, 2014
GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Each year, the Connecticut River Watershed Council cleans the banks along the Connecticut River. It's called the Source to the Sea Cleanup. They find all sorts of trash, but never anything like they found...

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 was here tonight to help get the information you need to know. What are symptoms and risks?...

Mass. Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

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September 18th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- An Army paratrooper who grew up in Massachusetts has been killed in Afghanistan. The Pentagon said 41-year-old Maj. Michael Donahue and a U.S. civilian contractor died Tuesday in an enemy attack. Details of the attack weren't...

Snakes, Cockroaches, and Lizards at The Big E…Oh My!

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September 18th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Today's 'I Bet Brittany...' takes a zoological turn. With the help of folks from the Zoo at Forest Park, Brittany tackles what she describes as her hardest one yet this fair. From holding a red-tailed Boa,...

Springfield Demolishes Three Blighted Homes

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September 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Efforts continue to restore Springfield's neighborhoods. The city began the demolition of three blighted homes Thursday. Two of the buildings on Stebbins Street and Eastern Avenue are city-owned, foreclosed...

Home Depot Says Malware Affected 56M Payment Cards

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September 18th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) (AP) -- The Home Depot says it has eliminated malware from its U.S. and Canadian networks that affected 56 million unique payment cards between April and September. The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer...