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Today: Mostly sunny skies. Clouds mix in late this afternoon. Mild. Highs: 61-65. Winds: W 3-8 mph. Tonight: Mostly cloudy with the slight chance of a sprinkle or shower. Lows: 41-45. Winds: SW 5-10 mph. First Warning Mete ...
Sat, October 25, 2014
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Many School Districts Choose PARCC Over MCAS Test

October 25th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Changes are coming in standardized testing for many Massachusetts school districts. According to data from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 54 percent of school districts have opted to administer...

Woman Quarantined in NJ Shows No Signs of Ebola

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October 25th, 2014
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey health officials say a woman who arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport from West Africa has tested negative for Ebola in a preliminary test. The New Jersey Department of Health says the woman remains...

Mostly Sunny and Mild for your Saturday

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October 25th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- After a rather dreary end to the week brighter conditions are on the way today. Weak high pressure is building in for a short stay. Some clouds this morning will give way to mostly sunny skies. Clouds will start...

Saturday’s News on the Go 10/25

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October 25th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Shooting in Washington leaves 2 students dead, two California Sheriffs killed in a shooting, New York doctor with Ebola in stable condition. Stay with ABC40's Shakala Alvaranga for more...

Obama: Science, Not fear, Key to Ebola Response

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October 25th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the U.S. must be guided by science -- not fear -- as it responds to Ebola. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says he was proud to give Texas nurse Nina Pham a hug in the Oval Office...

Marine Death is 1st in Campaign Against ISIS

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October 25th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon has announced the first death of a U.S. military member involved in the campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. Lance Cpl. Sean P. Neal of Riverside, California, died Thursday in Baghdad from...

Friday Football Fever: Week 8

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October 25th, 2014
(WGGB) -- It was a week of convincing wins for many of the areas best teams. The largest margin came from No. 2 Central and their 53-8 blowout of No. 6 West Springfield Friday night. No. 3 East Longmeadow was just as dominant in their 40-8 win...

Royals Take World Series Lead with 3-2 Win in San Fran.

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October 25th, 2014
(AP Photo) SAN FRANCISCO, Calif (WGGB) -- The Kansas City Royals set out to make a statement in Game 3 of the World Series Friday night, as they traveled to AT&T Park to face the Giants. The Royals knew coming in that the expansive park...

UMass, Town Leaders Prepare For Ebola Potential

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October 24th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass (WGGB) -- Dr. Craig Spencer, the New York City Physician who has been diagnosed with Ebola after returning from treating sick patients in West Africa, is said to be in "relatively" stable condition. Medical experts are...

School gunman was Homecoming prince, students say

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October 24th, 2014
Photo Courtesy of ABC News By DOUG ESSER and MARTHA BELLISLE Associated Press MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) -- A student recently crowned freshman class Homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria Friday and opened...

Suspect Arrested in Deaths of Two California Deputies

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October 24th, 2014
(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) by DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man armed with an assault rifle shot three sheriff's deputies and a civilian, killing two of the deputies and leading dozens of police officers on a...

Dallas Nurse Receives Thanks, Hug from Obama

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October 24th, 2014
(AP Photo/Courtesy of tcu360.com) By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free Friday and...

Scholar Athletes Launches First ‘Zone’ in Springfield Public Schools

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October 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Students at Putnam Vocational High School now have a special learning center that provides them with academic support and extra resources. Scholar Athletes launched in Boston five years ago and has been...

Feds: Nothing New on Tsarnaev, Three Slayings

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October 24th, 2014
(AP Photo/The Lowell Sun & Robin Young / FBI, File) By DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer BOSTON (AP) -- Prosecutors say they don't have any new evidence that the brother of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was...

Woman Quarantined in New Jersey Develops Fever

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October 24th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / 3D4Medical) TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- The New Jersey Department of Health says a woman who arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport from West Africa and was the first traveler to be quarantined under an Ebola...