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Wednesday August 20, 2014
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Humidity: 47%
Dew Point: 60
Wind: at 2 mph
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Guilty Plea Expected by Friend of Marathon Suspect

August 20th, 2014
by DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is expected to plead guilty to impeding the investigation into the deadly attack. Dias Kadyrbayev is charged with obstruction...

Four Car Crash Closes Longmeadow Intersection

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August 20th, 2014
LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- A multi-vehicle crash has closed down a Longmeadow intersection. Early Wednesday afternoon, four cars collided near the intersection of Bliss Road and Laurel Street. That intersection is currently closed as...

West Springfield High Students to Utilize New Laptops This School Year

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August 20th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A generous offering to students at West Springfield High School - with a catch. Each and every student will be given a laptop to take home. The school's interim Principal Maria Silvestri says, "This year,...

Girl Riding Bike Hit by Car in Springfield

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August 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A girl was injured Wednesday after she was struck by a car in Springfield. Springfield Police say that around noon Wednesday, a 10-year-old girl was riding a bike along Northampton Avenue when she was hit by a...

Bank of America Reaches $17B Settlement with US

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August 20th, 2014
By JEFF HORWITZ and MICHAEL VIRTANEN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Officials familiar with the deal say Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement with federal and state authorities over its role in the sale of...

ABC40 Traffic Alert: Holyoke Road Work Project

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August 20th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Motorists driving through several parts of Holyoke should expect some delays as a major road project gets underway this week. Holyoke Department of Public Works Superintendent William Fuqua says that beginning...

UMass Amherst Mourns Death of Alumnus James Foley

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August 20th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- Reaction to the killing of American journalist James Foley has been pouring in from around the world, including from UMass Amherst. Foley was abducted in 2012 and held for nearly two years. Islamic state militants...

WHO: West Africa Ebola Death Toll Rises to 1,350

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August 20th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / 3D4Medical) by JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH, Associated Press MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Security forces acting on the president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their crowded...

James Foley’s Parents Speak About Death of Their Son

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August 20th, 2014
ROCHESTER, N.H. (WGGB) -- A short time ago, the parents of James Foley spoke about the loss of their son. President Barack Obama called the family and expressed his condolences as well as those of nation for their loss. In a brief press...

President Obama: US Won’t Stop Confronting Islamic State

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August 20th, 2014
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley. Obama says the entire world is "appalled" by Foley's killing....

Abundant Sunshine Today, A Few Showers Tomorrow

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August 20th, 2014
Today's Beach Forecast SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The impeccable weather will continue today across the area as high pressure controls the weather over New England! However, the weather will go downhill tomorrow, but it won't be long...

AG Eric Holder Heads to Ferguson After Subdued Protests

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August 20th, 2014
By JIM SUHR, Associated Press CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has arrived in Missouri to meet with the FBI and other officials carrying out an independent federal investigation into 18-year-old Michael Brown's shooting...

Boston Teen Admits to Killing 9-Year-Old Brother

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August 20th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A 15-year-old Boston boy has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his 9-year-old brother and been ordered into the custody of state Department of Youth Services until he is 21. Juanly Pena, who was 14 when he accidentally shot...

Curt Schilling: Chewing Tobacco Led to Mouth Cancer

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August 20th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images) BOSTON (AP) — Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling has revealed that he is battling mouth cancer and he blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use. Schilling discussed details of his cancer on...

Mobile Zoo Headed to Stanley Park

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August 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--If you didn't have a chance to make it to the zoo this summer, don't worry! Forest Park Zoo may be coming to a park near you! Nick Kinsman of the Forest Park Zoo and furry friends join ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz to...