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Today: Mostly cloudy, breezy and cool. Chance for pm showers. Highs: 43-47. Winds: N 10-15 mph with gusts to 25 mph. Have a great day. First Warning Meteorologist Don Maher ...
Sat, November 01, 2014
43°
Broken Clouds
Feels like 37°
Humidity: 65%
Dew Point: 32
Wind: N at 12 mph
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ALERT: Vermont Yankee to Test Sirens in Three States

November 1st, 2014
REGION (WGGB) - Residents within 10 miles of the Vermont Yankee plant are being warned about a scheduled siren test for Saturday, November 1st. Today at noon, state and local public agencies will be conducting an "audible sounding" of the sirens...

13-year-old Girl Killed by Train in Lawrence

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November 1st, 2014
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) -- A 13-year-old girl who was crossing a set of train tracks with a friend was hit and killed by a commuter train in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Carrie Kimball Monahan, of the Essex District Attorney's office, says in a...

Friday Football Fever: Week 9

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November 1st, 2014
(WGGB) -- A playoff berth was on the line for many teams in Western Mass. on Halloween night. Agawam won the Suburban League title with a dramatic 27-22 win over Chicopee Comp, after a touchdown in the final seconds was called back. Giovanni...

Increased Police Presence at UMass Amherst for Halloween

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October 31st, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- Halloween is usually a busy night for police officers, especially around college campuses. But Friday night at UMass Amherst -- things are looking pretty quiet. ABC40'S Lindsay Iadeluca reports that campus bus...

Girl Barred Over Ebola Fears Returns to School

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October 31st, 2014
MILFORD, Connecticut (AP) -- A Connecticut girl barred from her elementary school amid fears she may have been exposed to the Ebola virus while in Africa is now back in class. The New York Times reports 7-year-old Ikeoluwa Opayemi was...

Trick-Or-Treaters Flock to Gillete Avenue in Springfield

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October 31st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Thousands of kids all over Western Massachusetts took to the streets Friday night to get their hands on the best candy -- for free. Cold weather -- and some late-night rain -- didn't stop trick-or-treaters on...

3 Girls Killed in Santa Ana Hit-and-Run Halloween Night

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October 31st, 2014
  SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Three teenage girls trick-or-treating in costume were hit and killed in a Halloween hit-and-run collision while walking at a Southern California intersection Friday night, authorities said. The girls were in a...

Neighbors and Store Owners React to Planned Expansion of Longmeadow Shops

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October 31st, 2014
LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Longmeadow Planning Board met earlier this week to discuss the proposed expansion of the Longmeadow Shops on Bliss Road. This zoning change would not only add new stores, but there would also be more parking --...

Mass. Child Rape Suspect Charged in Colorado Attack

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October 31st, 2014
DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a man accused of attacking a woman in Denver during a cross-country crime spree after he cut off a GPS monitoring device. The Denver District Attorney's Office charged 26-year-old Gregory Lewis on...

Hospital: Girl, 14, Dies After School Shooting

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October 31st, 2014
By MARTHA BELLISLE Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) -- One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting has died, raising to four the number of fatalities from the moment when a student opened fire in a...

Mexico Orders Immediate Release of Marine Veteran

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October 31st, 2014
Photo Courtesy of FOX News By JULIE WATSON Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A Mexican judge on Friday ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded...

NTSB: Kansas Plane Drifted to Left Before Crashing

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October 31st, 2014
(AP Photo/KAKE News) by ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says six eyewitness have reported that a small plane drifted to the left side of the runway after taking off from a...

Why College Students Aren’t Getting The Flu Shot

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October 31st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The flu is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Yet college students aren't getting the vaccine to help them fight the flu. Nearly every primary care office in the nation offers flu shots....

Holyoke Medical Center Tour Of Isolation Unit

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October 31st, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- In response to how the state of Massachusetts is preparing for possible Ebola cases, Holyoke Medical Center is one hospital taking the necessary precautions to ensure they are ready. The hospital has been preparing for...

Hazmat Suit Used as Ebola Prevention Halloween Costume

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October 31st, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- A controversial costume has a lot of people talking. It's called the Ebola prevention costume. Anything goes on Halloween, right? Well, if you ask people what they chose to be on Halloween many would say a...