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Celebrating Connecticut at The Big E

September 17th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It's where you can find some historic homes, several great colleges and universities, rolling hills, and a picturesque coastline, and Wednesday, the State of Connecticut is being celebrated at The Big E. Like...

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Changes Made in Leadership of Mass. Sex Offender Board

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September 17th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Deval Patrick's administration has announced changes in the leadership of the state's Sex Offender Registry Board. The administration confirmed on Wednesday that Saundra Edwards, the board's chairwoman, was relieved of duty...

ABC’s Dr. Richard Besser Discusses the Latest on Ebola & Enterovirus

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September 17th, 2014
NEW YORK (WGGB) -- Two viruses - Ebola and Enterovirus - continue to make headlines across the country and around the world. ABC's Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser joined ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz to discuss the...

Study: Artificial Sweeteners May Promote Diabetes

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September 17th, 2014
By MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice. The authors...

Sports

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NFL, Union Agree to New Drug Policy, HGH Testing

September 17th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL says it has reached an agreement with the players association on changes to its performance-enhancing drug policy, including the addition of human growth hormone testing. The league said Wednesday that under the new...

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Vikings Reverse Course, Suspend Peterson Amid Charges

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September 17th, 2014
(AP Photo/Tom Gannam, File) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt/commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child...

FIBA Rules Players Can Wear Religious Headgear

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September 17th, 2014
(Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir is a former Springfield basketball stand-out, who chose not to pursue a professional basketball career due to FIBA’s rule on headscarfs during games.) (AP) -- International basketball's governing body said Tuesday that...

Morton, Staff Hold Red Sox Scoreless in 4-0 Pirates Win

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September 16th, 2014
(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) PITTSBURGH (AP) — Charlie Morton had no expectations when he took the mound in a major league game for the first time in a month. However, the Pittsburgh right-hander exceeded his manager's expectations as he came...



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Apple’s iOS 8 Becomes Available for Download Wednesday

September 17th, 2014
(CNN/WGGB) -- iPhone and iPad owners: the next generation of operating system is here. Apple's new operating system, iOS 8, isn't as radical as iOS 7, but there are a handful of new features. Those include sports scores and weather...

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NFL, Union Agree to New Drug Policy, HGH Testing

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September 17th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL says it has reached an agreement with the players association on changes to its performance-enhancing drug policy, including the addition of human growth hormone testing. The league said Wednesday that under the new...

Animal Cruelty Charges Against Berkshire Co. Man Dismissed

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September 17th, 2014
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) -- A judge has dismissed more than 30 counts of animal cruelty against a Berkshire County man who was breeding cats, ruling that authorities' search of his properties violated his constitutional rights. In total, 31...

Avenue of States: Which Building is Your Favorite?

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September 17th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- One of the most unique parts of the Big E is the Avenue of States. Where else can you visit all 6 New England States in less than an hour? The Big E is the only fair in the country with multiple states taking...

Entertainment

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Which SNL Alum Is Returning to Host?

September 17th, 2014
Bill Hader Guess who's back?! Saturday Night Live alum Bill Hader is returning to Studio 8H to host the third episode of SNL's upcoming 40th season, NBC announced Wednesday. Joining him will be musical guest Hozier. Fall...

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Video: Which NFL Stadium Has the Best Grub?

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September 17th, 2014
Jim Nantz, Mike Carey What's the best NFL stadium to eat at? Hands down Lambeau Field, if you ask the hosts of CBS' Thursday Night Football. "I've got four games at Green Bay this year I'm already training," Jim Nantz tells...

Exclusive Video: Lisa Kudrow and Matthew Perry Reunite in Web Therapy Season 4 Promo

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September 17th, 2014
Lisa Kudrow Friends has been back in the news this month — see: Exhibit A and Exhibit B — as the iconic hit nears its 20th anniversary. So it's perfect timing that the new teaser for Season 4 of Web Therapy kicks off with a reunion...

Exclusive Goldbergs Video: Relive Beverly's Most Tragic (and Ridiculous) Parenting Tales

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September 17th, 2014
Wendi McLendon-Covey Season 2 of The Goldbergs is seven long days away, but we've got something to tide you over: Beverly's (Wendi McLendon-Covey) most tragic parenting tales. Fall TV: Scoop on your favorite returning shows Who else is better at...