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This Afternoon: Cloudy with a few showers, an isolated downpour and rumble of thunder possible, most of the afternoon will be dry. Highs: 58-63. Winds: Light E/SE. Tonight: Cloudy and cool with a few showers. Lows: 48-52. Winds: ...
Tue, October 21, 2014
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Humidity: 67%
Dew Point: 48
Wind: NNW at 8 mph
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ALL NEXT WEEK – ABC40 Special Report: Honor Flight

October 21st, 2014
WASHINGTON D.C. (WGGB) -- Honor Flight is a program that brings World War II veterans down to our nation's capital to see the memorial that is built in their...

Gov. Patrick: New MBTA Cars will be Built in Springfield

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October 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Mass. Governor Deval Patrick is in Springfield this afternoon to make a major announcement about the future of railway travel in Massachusetts. Patrick, who was joined with with MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard...

Jury to Decide if Tsarnaev Friend was Liar or High

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October 21st, 2014
By DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer BOSTON (AP) — A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told a string of lies to investigators, a prosecutor told a jury Tuesday, but a defense lawyer said the defendant was a...

US: 1 American Released from North Korea

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October 21st, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, has been released. State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said Fowle is headed home Tuesday after negotiators left...

Homeland Security Orders New Screening for Ebola

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October 21st, 2014
by ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Everyone coming to the United States from the three West African countries at the center of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened for the deadly disease at one of five airports, the...

Ocean Storm Keeps Things Gray & Damp!

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October 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -  It's been a mainly dry day in the valley so far and most of the afternoon will be dry too but a few showers and downpours are possible as some energy routes in from the west. Get use to the clouds too! We will not see...

Inspections Begin Along South End Bridge

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October 21st, 2014
(WGGB) -- MassDOT has begun inspection work along the South End Bridge, which may impact your travels through the area. The agency says that over the next two days, crews will be out on both sides of Route 5 performing routine...

Blackstone “House of Horrors” Torn Down

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October 21st, 2014
by RODRIQUE NGOWI, Associated Press BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) — Demolition crews have started tearing down the squalid Massachusetts house in which the skeletal remains of three dead infants were found. Blackstone Town Administrator...

Holyoke Man Arraigned on Several Charges Following Shooting Incident

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October 21st, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) - A Holyoke man, released on low bail after allegedly shooting a house, has appeared before a judge Tuesday on several charges. Hampden County District Attorney James Orenstein says that 23-year-old Francis...

VOTE 2014 Debate – Mass. House: Sixth Hampden District

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October 21st, 2014
(WGGB) -- Your ABC40 is keeping you informed as the 2014 election approaches. We will be hosting 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...

MONDAY AT ABC40 – 40 Force: Shred It!

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October 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Your trash could be a gold mine for identity thieves. On Monday, the 40 Force is going to work to help keep that critical data safe. Bring your documents and hard drives to the ABC40 / FOX 6 Studios at 1300...

Pistorius Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Killing Girlfriend

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October 21st, 2014
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. A South African judge cited the "gross negligence" the Olympic...

Berkshire Towns Seek Changes to River Cleanup Plan

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October 21st, 2014
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Six Berkshire County communities are coming together to seek changes in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's $613 million plan to clean toxic chemicals from the Housatonic River. The Berkshire Eagle reports...

Staples Investigating Possible Data Breach

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October 21st, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- Staples says that it is looking into a potential credit card data breach and that it has been in touch with law enforcement officials about the issue. The office supplier retailer said that if it turns up any data discrepancies...

CVS Tacks Tobacco Payment to Prescription Network

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October 21st, 2014
By TOM MURPHY, AP Business Writer (AP) -- First, CVS Health pulled tobacco from its store shelves. Now, it plans to make some customers think twice about filling prescriptions at other stores that still sell smokes. The nation's...