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Today: Cloudy and cool with a few showers through midday. Rain becoming more widespread this afternoon and evening. Highs: 49-53. Winds: N 10-15 mph. Tonight: Rain, heavy at times. A rumble of thunder possible. Windy! Lows: 45-49. ...
Wed, October 22, 2014
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Police: Man Shot at War Memorial in Ottawa

October 22nd, 2014
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Police say a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial has been by an unknown gunman. Ottawa police confirmed they had a call at 9:52 a.m. Wednesday with a report of shots fired, and witnesses reported seeing...

Education Dept. Loosens Eligibility for Parent Loan Program

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October 22nd, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Education Department has loosened credit requirements for a federal student loan program used by parents and graduate students. A new regulation announced Wednesday updates the definition of adverse credit history as it...

Family of Slain Mass. Teacher Marks 1 Year Since Death

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October 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/Courtesy of Dale Webster via the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune) ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) -- The family of a slain Massachusetts school teacher has issued a statement one year after her death saying "each day is more difficult than the...

Social Security Increase: Less than 2%

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October 22nd, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government says millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year. It's the third year in a row the increase will be less than 2...

Wednesday’s News on the Go

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October 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--Detectives investigate armed robbery in Springfield, massive bust in Agawam, and game two of the World Series tonight on Fox6! ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz bring you your News on the Go for this Wednesday morning!...

Overcast with Showers Today, Windswept Rain Tonight

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October 22nd, 2014
Wind Gusts Overnight SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A coastal low pressure system is gaining strength just south of Long Island today, and it will bring a windswept rain to the Pioneer Valley tonight. Improvement is expected just in time for...

Lawrence Fire Victims Identified as Brothers

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October 22nd, 2014
(Courtesy: Lawrence Police Department) LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) -- Police and relatives have identified the two young boys killed in a four-alarm fire at a Massachusetts apartment building Nine-year-old Kelvin Medina and his 4-year-old brother,...

American Detained in North Korea Returns to Ohio

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October 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File) WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio man detained for nearly half a year in North Korea has landed back home. Officials say a plane carrying Jeffrey Fowle (FOWL') landed Wednesday morning at...

Ebola ‘Czar’ Ron Klain Begins Work at White House Wednesday

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October 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/Revolution) WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's Ron Klain's first day as the new White House "Ebola czar." Klain is a former White House adviser who starts Wednesday as President Barack Obama's Ebola response coordinator. The White House says...

Springfield Detectives Investigate Armed Robbery at Sunoco

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October 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- A reported armed robbery is under investigation in Springfield Wednesday morning. Springfield Police responded to the Sunoco on Wilbraham Rd. around 2:30 a.m., where it appears that the suspect fled the scene. Officers...

Investigators say Secret Service Use ‘Problematic’

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October 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new government investigation questions a Secret Service mission that pulled agents from their assignment near the White House and sent them to the rural Maryland home of an employee embroiled in a...

Bumgarner, Giants Silence Royals in World Series Game 1

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October 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals' perfect postseason roll. Bumgarner pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence...

Patriots DE Chandler Jones to Miss Next Month for Hip Injury

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October 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) FOXBORO (WGGB) -- The Patriots defense took yet another hit Tuesday, as a hip injury will leave defensive end Chandler Jones out for a month. The decision was first reported by The Boston Globe, after Jones missed...

State Announces Funding for Projects in Western Mass.

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October 21st, 2014
REGION (WGGB) -- Mass. Governor Deval Patrick announced funding for 31 projects through the MassWorks Infrastructure Program on Tuesday. The program and these grants will help advance local development projects across the Commonwealth....

Baker and Coakley Square off in Gubernatorial Debate

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October 21st, 2014
BOSTON, Mass. (WGGB/AP) -- With just two weeks until Election Day, Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker went head to head for a televised debate, minus the three independent candidates. Baker and Coakley are currently locked...