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This Afternoon: Cloudy and cool with periods of rain and pockets of drizzle. Highs: 58-62. Winds: N/NE 5-15 mph. Tonight: Cloudy with pockets of drizzle and areas of fog. Lows: 52-56. Winds: NE 5-10 mph. Have a great afternoon d ...
Wed, October 01, 2014
60°
Light Rain
Feels like 60°
Humidity: 91%
Dew Point: 57
Wind: N at 8 mph
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First Afternoon of October – Damp, Gray & Cool

October 1st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - It will continue to be cool, raw and damp this afternoon. We've seen rain of varying rates of intensity this morning and it continue off and on for the rest of the day. Some areas have already picked up a couple of...

Mass. Hospital Staffing Law Takes Effect

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October 1st, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A new state law sets strict limits on the number of patients that registered nurses who work in hospital intensive care units can be assigned to at a given time. The law, approved by the Legislature in June, took effect this...

Hernandez Bid to Toss Phone Evidence Continues

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October 1st, 2014
(AP Photo/CJ Gunther, Pool) FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- A judge is hearing testimony for a second day on a bid by attorneys for ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez to have evidence from his cellphone thrown out. The motion hearing is taking...

Child Dies from Complications of Enterovirus in R.I.

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October 1st, 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island health department says a child has died from complications of an unusual respiratory virus that has been affecting children across the U.S. Health officials said Wednesday that the child died...

Heroin, Over $12K in Cash Seized During Springfield Arrest

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October 1st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Springfield man has been arrested for a second time for allegedly selling heroin. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that over the last three weeks, narcotics detectives conducted an investigation into a...

GM Says Parts are Ready to Fix Recalled Small Cars

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October 1st, 2014
Courtesy: MGNOnline By TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer MILFORD, Mich. (AP) -- General Motors CEO Mary Barra says the company has enough parts available to fix all the faulty ignition switches that are blamed for at least 23 deaths...

October Rain Comes in Handy

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October 1st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) It was a dry September for much of southern New England. Here in western Mass we picked up between 1-2" of rain which is about 2-3+" below normal for the month. (Average 4.20") However, coming into September the yearly rain...

Survey: Majority Would Vote Against Outlawing Casinos in Mass.

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October 1st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A new survey finds that over half of likely voters would vote against a ballot question outlawing casinos in Massachusetts. That survey, conducted by the Western New England University Polling Institute, shows...

Fugitive Afghan Officers Fear Death at Home

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October 1st, 2014
(Ctsy. Joint Base Cape Cod) BOSTON (AP) -- The three Afghanistan National Army officers who disappeared during a training exercise on Cape Cod before being caught trying to cross into Canada in Niagara Falls, New York, fear they will be killed...

Wednesday’s News on the Go

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October 1st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--Suspect flees scene of armed robbery in Chicopee, Umass suspends student drug informant program, and report to be released on state's medicaid overpayments. ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz bring you your News on the Go...

Protesters Threaten to Occupy Government Buildings

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October 1st, 2014
Protesters shout slogans outside a flag-raising ceremony where Hong Kong's embattled leader attended in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, to mark China's National Day. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu) HONG KONG (AP) -- Student leaders of pro-democracy...

More Bodies Found on Japan Volcano, Raising Toll to 48

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October 1st, 2014
(AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT OTAKI, Japan (AP) -- A dozen more bodies have been found near the ash-covered summit of a Japanese volcano as searches resumed amid concern of toxic gasses and another...

Police say Manhunt Suspect Making Errors, after Bombs Found

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October 1st, 2014
(AP Photo/Pennsylvania State Police) BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say their discovery of two pipe bombs during a massive manhunt in the Pennsylvania woods shows the fugitive is stressed out and making mistakes. State police Lt....

Audit Finds Feds Overpayed Mass. $106 Million for Medicaid

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October 1st, 2014
(Ctsy. MGN Online) BOSTON (AP) -- A federal audit says Massachusetts should refund to the federal government nearly $106 million in Medicaid reimbursements that were improperly submitted by the state. In a report slated for release on...

Wife Suspected of Shooting Los Angeles-Area Mayor Released

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October 1st, 2014
(AP Photo/Nick Ut) BELL GARDENS, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say the wife suspected of shooting and killing the mayor of a Los Angeles County city has been released after hours of questioning. A Sheriff's Department statement released late...