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NOW ON ABC40: Honor Roll Live at Agawam High

October 24th, 2014
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- With a new academic year now well underway, ABC40 is hitting 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 today as we...

Federal Judge Dismisses Cases in IRS Political Controversy

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October 24th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge has dismissed two lawsuits stemming from the government's alleged mistreatment of conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status. Forty-two organizations sued the government, the Internal Revenue Service...

Senators Markey, Blumenthal Call for Nationwide Airbag Recall

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October 24th, 2014
(AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, Stephan Savoia) DETROIT (AP) — Two U.S. senators are calling on regulators to issue a nationwide recall of cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp., questioning why automakers have been allowed to limit...

New York Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola

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October 23rd, 2014
(AP Photo/John Minchillo) by JONATHAN LEMIRE and COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — An emergency room doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus,...

Baystate Visiting Nurses Association & Hospice Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

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October 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Baystate Visiting Nurses Association & Hospice celebrated its 100th anniversary at the Springfield Museum of History Thursday night. The program focuses its efforts on providing expert, in-home health care...

House and Cars in Springfield Sustain Damage After Stormy Weather

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October 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- One Springfield family was left devastated after Wednesday night's storm. Renee Baker fought-back tears as she described the damage to her Gifford Street home -- a totaled car and a destroyed garage. Baker's...

CDC Details New Ebola Response and Prep Teams

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October 23rd, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / 3D4Medical) By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- The government's new federal Ebola response squads were getting their first test Thursday, dispatched to New York to help care for the city's first...

Northampton Community Members Looking to Stop Standardized Testing

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October 23rd, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Two Northampton organizations co-sponsored a forum Thursday night to discuss standardized testing in public schools. The Northampton Public Schools Coalition and Northampton Human Rights Commission invited...

Amherst S.A.L.T. Program Offering Senior Citizens Lock Boxes

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October 23rd, 2014
 AMHERST, Mass (WGGB) -- Lock boxes are now available for senior citizens in Amherst thanks to the salt program. The boxes are being provided free of charge for residents to keep house keys in - in case of medical of police matters. All...

Housing Experts See Improvement in Real Estate Market

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October 23rd, 2014
(SPRINGFIELD, Mass.) (WGGB)--The Housing market is improving. But will the trend continue. Two nationally recognized economists brought their expertise to Springfield today where they looked into their real estate crystal balls, "The economy's...

Deerfield Board of Health Bans Construction for Tennessee Pipeline Project

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October 23rd, 2014
 DEERFIELD, Mass (WGGB) --- In February 2014, Texas Corporation Kinder Morgan announced plans to build a pipeline through the town of Deerfield. But as Wednesday night Deerfield's board of health put that at a standstill. “High pressure,...

Interfaith Group Favors Passage of Ballot Question 3

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October 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Members of the faith community gathered in Springfield on Thursday to urge Massachusetts voters to vote Yes on Ballot Question 3 which calls for repeal of the casino deal," So we all need to say no dice and no...

Woman Dies Following Fire on Burnside Terrace in Springfield

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October 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A woman is dead following a fire Thursday in the city's East Forest Park neighborhood. Dennis Leger, aide to Springfield's fire commissioner, says that crews were called to 40 Burnside Terrace around 3:00 p.m....

Student-Built Sally Port Saves Town Big Bucks

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October 23rd, 2014
GRANBY, Mass. (WGGB) -- Keeping money in tax payers pockets. That was the idea behind the newest addition to the Granby Police Department's safety complex. The project proves that educational programs can benefit towns. This year, the...

Fmr. Boston Mayor Menino Suspending Cancer Treatment

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October 23rd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) — Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is suspending his cancer treatment and a recently-launched tour in support of his memoir, "Mayor For A New America." In a statement Thursday, Menino says he wants to spend more time with family...