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Watershed Council Stumbles Upon Waterfall of Tires

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...

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...

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...

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?...

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...

Disciplinary Hearing Held for Suspended Chicopee Officer

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September 18th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Chicopee police officer accused of having sexual relations with a 17-year-old girl had his disciplinary hearing Thursday. Officer Michael Gendron, 43 years old, was temporarily suspended from the force last...

Westfield State Breaks Ground on New Science Center

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September 18th, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Westfield State University broke ground Thursday on a $33 million science center as it works to meet the challenges of the 21st century. It's the first new academic building on campus in forty years. The facility...

Closing Arguments to be Heard in Berkshire Co. Murder Trial

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September 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Closing arguments are set for Friday in the trial of the last of three defendants charged with the murder and dismemberment of three Pittsfield men in 2011. The tenth day of testimony in the Hampden Superior...

An Inside Look at the Big E Cream Puff Bakery

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September 18th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Cream Puff Bakery in the New England Building could be more seen like a well-run manufacturing facility. Once all the individual products are brought in, everything - from the custard to the cream to the...

Massachusetts Day Celebrated at The Big E

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September 18th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Bay State is made of 351 communities, two picturesque islands, and most importantly, serves as home to New England's largest fair. Thursday, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is being celebrated at The Big...

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...

Man Arrested in 111-Square-Mile Calif. Fire

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September 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say they have arrested a man on suspicion of arson in a fast-growing California wildfire that has driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes. The arrest of 37-year-old...

Man Wants Marathon Bombing Suspect to Face Victims

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September 18th, 2014
(Photo: FBI via AP) By DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hasn't appeared in court for more than a year, but prosecutors and a man who was severely injured in the bombings say they...

Busy Week for Apple Fans with New iPhone, iOS Hitting the Market

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September 18th, 2014
(WGGB) -- This week is a big week for Apple enthusiasts as a new operating system and device hit the market. Stan Prager from GoGeeks in East Longmeadow joined ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz on ABC40 News at 12:30 to discuss the latest...

Deliberations Begin in Rowland’s Conspiracy Trial

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September 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File) By PAT EATON-ROBB, Associated Press NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Deliberations have begun in the federal political corruption trial of former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland. Rowland served 10 months in prison a...