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LIVE AT 12:30 – VOTE 2014 Debate:

October 24th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Your ABC40 is keeping you informed as the 2014 election approaches. We are airing 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 Dave...

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Damp Start but Slow Improvement as Nor’easter Pulls Away!

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October 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - It's another gray, damp start with clouds and some rain. The rain is a lot lighter this morning compared to yesterday and it wont last long.  Any showers will taper off to drizzle and mist then things will dry off this...

NOW ON ABC40: Honor Roll Live at Agawam High

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October 24th, 2014
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- With a new academic year now well underway, ABC40 is hitting the road again. Our goal: to highlight the fantastic work going on in area schools. Honor Roll Live kicks-off another year of school trips today as we...

Federal Judge Dismisses Cases in IRS Political Controversy

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October 24th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge has dismissed two lawsuits stemming from the government's alleged mistreatment of conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status. Forty-two organizations sued the government, the Internal Revenue Service...

Sports

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Bruins’ Chara to Miss 4-6 Weeks with Ligament Damage

October 24th, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa) (WGGB) -- The Boston Bruins' 3-2 loss to the New York Islanders Thursday night did more than just end their only winning streak this season. Boston's captain defenseman Zdeno Chara was knocked out of the game in the...

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UMass Alum Quick Sets Kings Shutout Record in Win

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October 24th, 2014
(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jonathan Quick made 29 saves to set the Kings franchise record with his 33rd career shutout, and Los Angeles beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-0 on Thursday night for its fifth consecutive victory. Jeff...

Athlete of the Week: Liz Walker of Westfield Gymnastics

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October 23rd, 2014
Westfield, MA (WGGB)-----With a winning streak lasting over eight seasons, Westfield High School gymnastics haven't suffered a defeat since 2007. That is 137 wins and counting, and it can put a lot of pressure on a gymnast but sophomore Liz...

Ludlow Boys Soccer Loses Appeal with MIAA

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October 23rd, 2014
FRANKLIN, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Ludlow High School boys soccer team has lost an appeal to the Mass. Interscholastic Athletic Association. Earlier this month, the MIAA notified school officials that the boys high school soccer team would...



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Camel Maker Reynolds Snuffs Out Workplace Smoking

October 23rd, 2014
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Tobacco Writer RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings. The nation's second-biggest tobacco company...

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Maine Man’s Ashes Being Launched into Space

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October 23rd, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) AUBURN, Maine (AP) — The ashes of a Maine man that have been scattered all over the world by strangers who connected with his mother on social media are now being launched into space. Using her Facebook page,...

Penguins Honor Canada with National Anthem

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October 23rd, 2014
Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@penguins PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins played "O Canada" before their game Wednesday night against Philadelphia to pay tribute to a Canadian soldier killed during an attack in Ottawa. A sell-out...

Writer Calls Amal Clooney’s Name Change “Oppressive”

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October 23rd, 2014
(WGGB) -- George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin have only been married since September, but the internet has been quick to judge Amal's quick name change. Amal Clooney, a human rights attorney, was quick to take on her husband's surname, even...

Entertainment

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Weekend TV: Constantine, Tony and Gaga Cheek to Cheek, Death Comes to Pemberley

October 24th, 2014
Matt Ryan "All trench coat and arrogance" is how John Constantine describes his roguish, demon-fighting self. His business card reads "Exorcist, Demonologist and Master of the Dark Arts," though he cautions "petty dabbler" may be closer to the...

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VIDEO: Relive the Emotional Ups and Downs of The Good Wife's Best Elevator Scenes

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October 24th, 2014
Julianna Margulies, Josh Charles Alicia and Will's long-awaited make-out session. Kalinda's knock-down, drag-out fight with her estranged husband. And most recently, Diane's watery eyes as she left Lockhart/Gardner (seemingly) for good. A lot...

Grey's Anatomy's Jessica Capshaw: It's Never Going to be Over for Callie and Arizona

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October 23rd, 2014
Jessica Capshaw, Sara Ramirez That sound you just heard was the hearts of millions of Calzona fans smashing into pieces. On Thursday's pivotal episode of Grey's Anatomy, Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) put forth a...

The Flash's Greg Berlanti Sells Archie Comics Drama to Fox

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October 23rd, 2014
Betty, Archie and Veronica TV is quickly running out of superhero comic book characters to bring to the small screen (see: Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, The Walking Dead, Constantine, etc.), so now producers are looking to a very different comic...