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This Afternoon: Cloudy and cool with some late afternoon sunshine possible. Highs: 61-66. Winds: NE 5-15 mph. Tonight: Mainly clear and cool. Some patchy fog late. Lows: 40-45. Winds: Light. Have a great afternoon! Dan Brown ...
Thu, October 02, 2014
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Light Rain
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Humidity: 94%
Dew Point: 55
Wind: N at 7 mph
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MONDAY ON ABC40 – 40 Force: Breast Cancer

October 2nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It's one of the most common cancers among American women - breast cancer. The National Cancer Institute estimates that over 230,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and approximately 40,000...

Ex-Lee Police Chief Faces Trial in January

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October 2nd, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: The Berkshire Eagle) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Lee's former police chief faces trial in January on charges that he stole more than $50,000 from a charity that buys Christmas gifts for underprivileged children. Ex-Chief...

Officials: About 80 Being Monitored for Ebola

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October 2nd, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / 3D4Medical) by DAVID WARREN, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — About 80 people are now being monitored for symptoms of Ebola in Texas, a Dallas County Health and Human Services spokeswoman said Thursday. The...

Easthampton Concert for a Cause

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October 2nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--Putting a stop to distracted driving through a night of country music! Bryan Delaney, President of the S.A.D.D. club at Easthampton High School joins ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz to talk about the concert he...

Thursday’s News on the Go

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October 2nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--Victims lured into violent armed robbery in Turners Falls, Umass report shows bump in sexual offenses, and three Afghan soldiers seeking asylum in the US or Canada. ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz bring you your News on...

Owner of Squalid Blackstone Home Ignores Demo Order

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October 2nd, 2014
BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) -- The owner of the squalid Massachusetts home where the remains of three infants were found has failed to respond to a demolition order by the deadline. Kristina Rivera, of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, had until Wednesday to...

Clouds Slow to Clear This Afternoon

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October 2nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - The storm that brought us the rain continues to weaken and slowly spin away from western Mass. The rain has come to an end but the clouds will be slow to clear this afternoon. However we can expect some improvement later...

Two in Custody, Two at Large After Violent Armed Robbery in Turners Falls

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October 2nd, 2014
TURNERS FALLS (WGGB) -- Two suspects are in custody and two still at large in connection with an assault and armed robbery at a home in Turners Falls on Wednesday. Montague Police say that Ashleigh Judd, 26, of Greenfield is in custody and...

Hong Kong Police Warn Demonstrators to Not Charge Buildings

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October 2nd, 2014
(AP Photo/Vincent Yu) HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong police have warned of serious consequences if pro-democracy protesters try to charge or surround government buildings. Police spokesman Steve Hui said Thursday that authorities would not...

Dallas ER Sent Ebola-Infected Patient Home

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October 2nd, 2014
(AP Photo/LM Otero) By LAURAN NEERGARD and PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press DALLAS (AP) -- A Dallas emergency room sent a man with Ebola home last week, even though he told a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, and officials...

Suspect in UVA Student’s Disappearance Mentioned in 2003 Sexual Assault

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October 2nd, 2014
(AP Photo/City of Charlottesville) NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) -- The man charged with abducting a University of Virginia student was mentioned in a police file in connection with a sexual assault at a different university in 2003. Christopher...

Three Afghan Soldiers who Fled Cape Cod Base Fear Death at Home

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October 2nd, 2014
The Cape Cod military base where three Afghan soldiers were training, before they left on a group outing and made their way to the Canadian border (Ctsy. Joint Base Cape Cod) BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Three Afghan military officers who sought...

Report Shows Bump In UMass Sexual Offenses

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October 1st, 2014
AMHERST, Mass (WGGB) -- An annual campus crime report at UMass shows a gradual increase in sexual assaults at UMass Amherst. The new numbers released in the federally mandated Clery Report report are from 2013 and are putting renewed focus on...

Controversial Holyoke Bar Allowed To Reopen

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October 1st, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Holyoke Licensing Commission voted to reinstate a liquor license belonging to Lafayette Cafe on South Bridge Street Wednesday night. It had been revoked for the past several weeks. Back in August, a double...

Springfield Native Christian Wilkins Selected to All-American Football Game

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October 1st, 2014
SUFFIELD, CT. (WGGB) -- A Springfield native is making a name for himself nationally as a selection to the Under Armour All-American high school football game. Christian Wilkins is a defensive tackle for Suffield Academy in Connecticut but...