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Doctor Says Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has Cancer

September 17th, 2014
(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young, file) by ROB GILLIES, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's doctor says the mayor has cancer. Dr. Zane Cohen, a colorectal surgeon at Mount Sinai hospital, said Wednesday Ford...

Air Bags Stolen from Cars at Northampton Dealership

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September 17th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Northampon Police are investigating an unusual crime. It involved the theft of air bags at a local car dealership. Police say that some 35 air bags were stolen from cars at Lia Honda on King Street. When...

Panthers Remove DE Greg Hardy from Active Roster

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September 17th, 2014
(AP Photo/Dave Martin, File) by STEVE REED, AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have removed Greg Hardy from the team's active roster until the Pro Bowl defensive end's domestic violence case is resolved. Carolina general...

Doctors Expect Mass. Man Infected with Ebola to Recover

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September 17th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy of UMass Medical School) OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Doctors in Nebraska treating a U.S. doctor battling the Ebola virus say they now expect him to make a full recovery. Fifty-one-year-old Rick Sacra contracted Ebola while working at...

Dow Ends at Record After Fed Maintains Low Rates

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September 17th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Dow Jones industrial average is closing at a record high after the Federal Reserve maintained its stance on record-low interest rates. The Dow rose 24 points, or 0.2 percent, to close at 17,156 Wednesday, surpassing...

CDC Confirms First Case of Enterovirus in Conn.

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September 17th, 2014
HARTFORD, Conn. (WGGB) -- The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that enterovirus (EV-D68) has entered Connecticut. Officials with the Conn. Department of Public Health say that the CDC made the confirmation on...

Celebrating Connecticut at The Big E

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September 17th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It's where you can find some historic homes, several great colleges and universities, rolling hills, and a picturesque coastline, and Wednesday, the State of Connecticut is being celebrated at The Big E. Like...

Changes Made in Leadership of Mass. Sex Offender Board

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September 17th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Deval Patrick's administration has announced changes in the leadership of the state's Sex Offender Registry Board. The administration confirmed on Wednesday that Saundra Edwards, the board's chairwoman, was relieved of duty...

ABC’s Dr. Richard Besser Discusses the Latest on Ebola & Enterovirus

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September 17th, 2014
NEW YORK (WGGB) -- Two viruses - Ebola and Enterovirus - continue to make headlines across the country and around the world. ABC's Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser joined ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz to discuss the...

Study: Artificial Sweeteners May Promote Diabetes

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September 17th, 2014
By MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice. The authors...

Ride to Remember to be Held This Saturday

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September 17th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. That's what the Ride to Remember is all about - paying tribute to the brave men and women in blue. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney...

Sunny Skies & Comfortable Temperatures

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September 17th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - It was a cool, crisp morning but temperatures continue to warm up fast. Readings later on this afternoon will reach near 70 degrees under full sunshine. In fact, high pressure will supply us with a beautiful...

Gov. Patrick Dismisses Report Pegging ACA Costs at $1B

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September 17th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Deval Patrick is sharply criticizing a report that puts a price tag of about $1 billion on the implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act in Massachusetts. The Pioneer Institute, a conservative-leaning think tank,...

Tolland Murder Suspect Arraigned in Superior Court

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September 17th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A man accused of murdering his wife in 1995 has been arraigned in Superior Court. Robert Honsch appeared before a judge Wednesday in Hampden County Superior Court after he was indicted by a grand jury last...

NFL, Union Agree to New Drug Policy, HGH Testing

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September 17th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL says it has reached an agreement with the players association on changes to its performance-enhancing drug policy, including the addition of human growth hormone testing. The league said Wednesday that under the new...