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Why College Students Aren’t Getting The Flu Shot

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 cat,...

San Francisco World Series Win Has Local Flair

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October 31st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- A small part of western Massachusetts was part of the San Francisco Giants World Series win this week. Giants outfielder Juan Perez was an up and coming prospect on the 2008 Valley Blue Sox, then known as the Holyoke Blue...

Local Chiefs Urge Quarantine Reform

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October 31st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- The Ebola epidemic is prompting police chiefs in Massachusetts to call for improved quarantine laws. Their big concern is that if a quarantine is ordered by the state, they have no way to enforce it. New Jersey and New...

40 Force: Halloween on Liberty Street

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October 31st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The little ghosts and goblins are heading out to area neighborhoods tonight, so why not give them a start on your trick or treating? Friday night, we invited children and their parents down to our Liberty Street...

Brightside Toy Drive Underway in Chicopee

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October 31st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- You can give the children of Brightside for Children and Families hope for the holidays this year. Stop by the Walmart on Memorial Drive in Chicopee and drop off a toy, gift card, or make a monetary donation for...

West Springfield Orthodontic Office Gets into the Spooky Spirit

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October 31st, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A haunted orthodontics office has everyone doing a double take in West Springfield. Friday, the staff at Reen and Willcutts Orthodontics joined in on the Halloween festivities. For the third year, the...

Special Event Celebrates Student Success at Gerena School

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October 31st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Students at Springfield's Gerena Magnet School were treated to a special celebration this Halloween. Second through fifth grade students who scored well on the achievement network test were treated to a special...

Space Tourism Rocket Explodes in Desert

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October 31st, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online / flickr / Jeff Foust) MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) -- A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded Friday during a test flight, killing one pilot and seriously injuring another while scattering wreckage in Southern...

Easy-to-Make Halloween Treats with Pete’s Sweets

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October 31st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Halloween is all about the sweets and no one knows his way around sugar like Peter Gray of Pete's Sweets. Gray joined ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz on ABC40 News at 12:30 p.m. to whip up some goodies -...

Colo. Theater Shooting Suspect Wants Sanity Exam Tossed

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October 31st, 2014
(AP Photo/Denver Post, RJ Sangosti, Pool, File) CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Defense attorneys for the suspect in the Colorado movie theater shooting want a judge to toss out a report on his sanity. In a motion filed Thursday, attorneys for...

ABC40’s Dan Brown Gets Psychic Reading

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October 31st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Last week, psychic medium Angelina Diana stopped by ABC40 News at 12:30 p.m. and gave us some insight into the life of our own Tom Lewis. Today - on Halloween - we invited her back so she could do a reading for...

Greenfield Police Searching for Missing Man

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October 31st, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: Greenfield Police) GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police are looking for the public's help in locating a missing man. Greenfield Police say that 38-year-old Francis Evans Jr. of Greenfield was last seen on Wednesday, October...

Judge Rejects Ebola Quarantine for Maine Nurse

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October 31st, 2014
(AP Photo/University of Texas at Arlington) By ROBERT F. BUKATY, Associated Press FORT KENT, Maine (AP) -- A Maine judge has rejected a bid by state health officials to restrict the movement of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a quarantine for...