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Ebola Patient Released from Atlanta Hospital

October 20th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / 3D4Medical) By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer ATLANTA (AP) -- The unidentified Ebola patient who's been treated in Atlanta since early September has been released. Emory University Hospital officials said...

Patrick: Firm Looking to Build MBTA Cars in Springfield has been ‘Vetted’

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October 20th, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB/AP) -- Gov. Deval Patrick says a Chinese company in the running to build new cars for the MBTA's Red and Orange Lines has been "thoroughly vetted." The T's board of directors is scheduled on Wednesday to discuss authorization of...

CALL IN NOW: 846-0240 – 40 Force: Winter Car Care

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October 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Your car may be dependable day-in and day-out, but as the seasons change from fall to winter, it may need a little attention to remain your faithful friend. Do I need snow tires? What is the best way to warm up my...

Promotional Pinning Ceremony Held at Springfield Police

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October 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A pinning ceremony held at the Springfield Police Department Monday morning. Three members of the department were promoted today. One of those promoted, Monique McCoy, has been with the department for 18 years...

City Probe in N.H. Pumpkin Fest Melee

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October 20th, 2014
(AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Jeremy Fox) KEENE, N.H. (AP) -- Police in Keene, New Hampshire, are setting up a task force to investigate violent disturbances near the city's annual pumpkin festival that led to property damage, dozens of arrests...

US Agency Warns Car Owners to Get Air Bags Fixed

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October 20th, 2014
By TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — A potential safety crisis over defective air bags widened Monday as the U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get their cars fixed. The inflator mechanisms...

GM Ignition Switch Death Count Rises to 29

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October 20th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — At least 29 people have died and 27 people have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated...

ABC40’s Dr. Richard Besser Discusses the Latest with Ebola

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October 20th, 2014
NEW YORK (WGGB) -- After months of fighting the spread of Ebola, finally some good news out of west Africa. This morning, the World Health Organization announced one of those west African nation's -- Nigeria -- is officially Ebola...

Indiana Man’s Confession Leads to 7 Bodies

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October 20th, 2014
In this Oct. 19, 2014 photo is a house in Gary, Ind., where the body of a woman was found on Sunday. Police said Sunday that a 43-year-old man confessed to killing a woman whose body was found in a Motel 6 in the neighboring city of Hammond, Ind.,...

Programs Underway at YMCA to Keep Kids Engaged and Active

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October 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- For more than a century, the YMCA of Greater Springfield has been keeping the community active and engaged. Now, with school is back in session, they're working to make sure students have all the tools they need...

ABC40 Traffic Alert: South End Bridge

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October 20th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Motorists traveling near or along the South End Bridge are being reminded of work scheduled for this week. MassDOT says that beginning Tuesday, crews will be along the bridge performing a routine bridge inspection. As a result of...

Investigation Underway into Death of UMass Student

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October 20th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police are investigating the death of a 21-year-old UMass student. Mary Carey, spokesperson for the Northwestern District Attorney's office, says that an investigation is underway after that female student was found...

Gas Leak Reported on Paradise Road in Northampton

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October 20th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Crews have repaired a gas leak on the campus of Smith College. Emergency crews were called to Paradise Road shortly after 12 p.m. Monday. Two nearby buildings were evacuated for a short time. Those six people...

Rest of the Week Looking Gray & Damp

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October 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - It will be a cool, crisp afternoon with increasing high and mid level cloudiness but with still enough sunshine to keep things bright. However, enjoy the sun while we have it, today will be the pick of the workweek as...

FRIDAY ON ABC40 – Honor Roll Live: Agawam High

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October 20th, 2014
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- With a new academic year now well underway, ABC40 is gearing up to hit the road again. Our goal: to highlight the fantastic work going on in area schools. Honor Roll Live kicks-off another year of school trips this...