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Western Mass. Hospitals Ready For Any Possible Ebola Patients

October 1st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The country's top medical official Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, has vowed to stop Ebola in its tracks. Dr. Frieden says an extensive tracking process is underway...

Vacant House Fire on Sheridan Lane in Springfield Under Investigation

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October 1st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Springfield Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire that broke out Wednesday night in a vacant house. The fire was reported just after 6:00 p.m. at 17 Sheridan Lane in Springfield. Officials...

Blessing of the Animals at Mercy Medical Center

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October 1st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)- A unique site at Mercy Medical Center on Wednesday, a procession of dogs and cats, there for a special ceremony called the blessing of the animals. Frannie, Bella, and Mac all met for the first time at Mercy Medical...

Secretary Bialecki Vocational School Tour to Address Needs

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October 1st, 2014
NORTHAMPTON & WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)- Millions of young Americans struggle to land jobs, but students in trade schools are in high demand. In order to meet the job demand, trade and tech schools need the right support. On Wednesday, Housing...

Man Facing Charges in Death of 5-Month-Old Springfield Boy

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October 1st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A man is facing charges related to the 2013 death of a Springfield boy. Hampden County District Attorney James Orenstein says that 31-year-old Miguel Fonseca-Colon is facing one count of murder and four counts of...

WNEU Offers Insight On Domestic Violence Controversy

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October 1st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The domestic violence controversy plaguing the NFL has sparked a national debate on how the football league handles its players behavior. On Wednesday, Western New England University held a discussion about the...

DA’s Office: UMass Student That Died of Overdose Was Not Informant

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October 1st, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- New information tonight about a UMass student who died of a heroin overdose last October. The Northwestern District Attorney's Office now identifies that student as 20-year-old Eric L. Sinacori. Assistant...

Elementary School Makes History With National Award

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October 1st, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Students and educators at Anna E. Barry School in Chicopee celebrated as a team when they found out they were awarded the National Blue Ribbon. "The staff and the faculty here are like no other I've seen in other...

Chicopee Police Searching for Two Suspects in Recent Armed Robberies

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October 1st, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Chicopee Police continue to search for suspects in three robberies in as many days. In each robbery, a suspect walked into the location and pulled a gun on a clerk. Chicopee Police tell ABC40 that the three...

ABC40 Traffic Alert: East Forest Park Paving Work

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October 1st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Those driving through a portion of the East Forest Park section of Springfield should expect some delays due to work late this week and early next week. City officials say that crews are set to pave the...

Maintenance to Impact Access to E-ZPass Website, Phone System

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October 1st, 2014
REGION (WGGB) -- Planned maintenance to the E-ZPass system will impact customers later this week. MassDOT explains that from 5 p.m. Friday through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, there will be no access to the E-ZPass automated phone system or...

Secret Service Chief Resigns Amid Security Lapses

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October 1st, 2014
By EILEEN SULLIVAN and ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday, a day after bitingly critical questioning by Congress about a White House security breach. There had...

Longmeadow Police Searching for Car Break-In Suspect

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October 1st, 2014
(Image Provided by Longmeadow Police) LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police are looking for the public's help in identifying a man who may be involved a string of car break-ins. Longmeadow Police Capt. John Stankiewicz says that throughout early...

Drugmaker Submits Harder-to-Abuse Zohydro to FDA

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October 1st, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The maker of the much-debated painkiller Zohydro is seeking approval of a harder-to-abuse version of its drug which, if approved, could replace the currently marketed version of the pill by next spring. San Diego-based...

Cartoonist, Boston Herald Apologize for Cartoon Featuring President Obama

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October 1st, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB) -- A cartoonist with the Boston Herald, and the paper itself, has apologized for a cartoon that ran Wednesday that some have viewed as offensive. The cartoon, which the Herald says appeared on their editorial page, was drawn by...