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US Journalist Heading Home After Ebola Recovery

October 22nd, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American video journalist who has recovered from Ebola left an Omaha hospital Wednesday and is headed home to Rhode Island, hospital officials said. Nebraska Medical Center officials said Ashoka Mukpo, who had contracted...

LIVE STREAMING – VOTE 2014 Debate: Ninth Hampden District

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October 22nd, 2014
(WGGB) -- Your ABC40 is keeping you informed as the 2014 election approaches. We are airing a series of debates at our ABC40 studios with candidates for the Massachusetts House and Senate. Tune in weekdays at 12:30 p.m. as ABC40's...

LIVE STREAMING – Canadian Soldier Shot at War Memorial

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October 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld) OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A gunman shot a Canadian soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday, then entered Parliament and shots rang out, police and witnesses...

CDC: Monitoring for All Coming from Ebola Nations

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October 22nd, 2014
By CONNIE CASS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health officials are significantly expanding the breath of vigilance for Ebola, saying that all travelers who come into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be...

Fmr. Ludlow Police Lt. Pleads Guilty to Drug, Evidence Tampering Charges

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October 22nd, 2014
(ABC40 File Photo) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A former Ludlow police lieutenant has pleaded guilty to charges that he stole drugs from an evidence room and possession of cocaine. On Wednesday, Thomas Foye pleaded guilty in Hampden County...

Education Dept. Loosens Eligibility for Parent Loan Program

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October 22nd, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Education Department has loosened credit requirements for a federal student loan program used by parents and graduate students. A new regulation announced Wednesday updates the definition of adverse credit history as it...

Family of Slain Mass. Teacher Marks 1 Year Since Death

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October 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/Courtesy of Dale Webster via the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune) ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) -- The family of a slain Massachusetts school teacher has issued a statement one year after her death saying "each day is more difficult than the...

Social Security Increase: Less than 2%

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October 22nd, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government says millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year. It's the third year in a row the increase will be less than 2...

Overcast with Showers Today, Windswept Rain Tonight

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October 22nd, 2014
Wind Gusts Overnight SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A coastal low pressure system is gaining strength just south of Long Island today, and it will bring a windswept rain to the Pioneer Valley tonight. Improvement is expected just in time for...

Lawrence Fire Victims Identified as Brothers

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October 22nd, 2014
(Courtesy: Lawrence Police Department) LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) -- Police and relatives have identified the two young boys killed in a four-alarm fire at a Massachusetts apartment building Nine-year-old Kelvin Medina and his 4-year-old brother,...

American Detained in North Korea Returns to Ohio

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October 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File) WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio man detained for nearly half a year in North Korea has landed back home. Officials say a plane carrying Jeffrey Fowle (FOWL') landed Wednesday morning at...

Ebola ‘Czar’ Ron Klain Begins Work at White House Wednesday

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October 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/Revolution) WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's Ron Klain's first day as the new White House "Ebola czar." Klain is a former White House adviser who starts Wednesday as President Barack Obama's Ebola response coordinator. The White House says...

Springfield Detectives Investigate Armed Robbery at Sunoco

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October 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- A reported armed robbery is under investigation in Springfield Wednesday morning. Springfield Police responded to the Sunoco on Wilbraham Rd. around 2:30 a.m., where it appears that the suspect fled the scene. Officers...

Investigators say Secret Service Use ‘Problematic’

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October 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new government investigation questions a Secret Service mission that pulled agents from their assignment near the White House and sent them to the rural Maryland home of an employee embroiled in a...

Bumgarner, Giants Silence Royals in World Series Game 1

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October 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals' perfect postseason roll. Bumgarner pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence...