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Wednesday August 20, 2014
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New Laptops

August 20th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD- A generous offering to students at West Springfield High School, with a catch. Each and every student will be given a laptop to take home. The schools interim principal Maria Silvestri says: "This year every one of students in...

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Girl Riding Bike Hit by Car in Springfield

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August 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A girl was injured Wednesday after she was struck by a car in Springfield. Springfield Police say that around noon Wednesday, a 10-year-old girl was riding a bike along Northampton Avenue when she was hit by a...

ABC40 Traffic Alert: Holyoke Road Work Project

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August 20th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Motorists driving through several parts of Holyoke should expect some delays as a major road project gets underway this week. Holyoke Department of Public Works Superintendent William Fuqua says that beginning...

UMass Amherst Mourns Death of Alumnus James Foley

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August 20th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- Reaction to the killing of American journalist James Foley has been pouring in from around the world, including from UMass Amherst. Foley was abducted in 2012 and held for nearly two years. Islamic state militants...

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Patriots Valued at NFL Second-Best $2.6 Billion

August 20th, 2014
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola) (WGGB) -- The New England Patriots are worth more than all but one NFL team, according to the latest Forbes valuations. The Dallas Cowboys were valued the highest of any team in the league at a staggering $3.2...

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Hoyer Named Browns Starting QB Over Rookie Manziel

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August 20th, 2014
(AP Photo/Aaron Josefczyk, File) BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Brian Hoyer barely held on to the starting job. Johnny Manziel may have let it slip off his finger. Hoyer will open the season as Cleveland's starting quarterback after winning his...

Curt Schilling: Chewing Tobacco Led to Mouth Cancer

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August 20th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images) BOSTON (AP) — Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling has revealed that he is battling mouth cancer and he blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use. Schilling discussed details of his cancer on...

NFL Requests Payment from Candidates for Super Bowl Halftime Show

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August 20th, 2014
(Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP)(WGGB) -- For years, artists performing during the halftime of the Super Bowl have not been paid for their performance, due to the overwhelming exposure it provides. Now, the NFL is taking that logic even...



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Patriots Valued at NFL Second-Best $2.6 Billion

August 20th, 2014
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola) (WGGB) -- The New England Patriots are worth more than all but one NFL team, according to the latest Forbes valuations. The Dallas Cowboys were valued the highest of any team in the league at a staggering $3.2...

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Curt Schilling: Chewing Tobacco Led to Mouth Cancer

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August 20th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images) BOSTON (AP) — Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling has revealed that he is battling mouth cancer and he blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use. Schilling discussed details of his cancer on...

Google Barge Leaves Maine, Heads for Scrap

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August 20th, 2014
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Google's four-story barge left Portland for Boston, and will soon be scrapped. The Portland Press Herald reports the barge itself will remain in Boston for some time before it is put to commercial use somewhere in the...

ACLU Challenges Mass. School District’s iPad Policy

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August 20th, 2014
MENDON, Mass. (AP) -- The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a complaint with Massachusetts education officials over what it calls the discriminatory policy regarding iPad use at a state school district. The ACLU says the Mendon-Upton...

Entertainment

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Exclusive Sneak Peek: Patrick Duffy Heads to Sweden!

August 20th, 2014
Patrick Duffy As if Bruce (Greg Poehler) wasn't already having a tough enough time fitting in, the culture clash gets even worse when his parents visit on Welcome to Sweden. Celebrity babysitters club The arrival of Bruce's parents Wayne...

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Seth Meyers Gears Up to Host the Emmy Awards

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August 20th, 2014
Seth Meyers There's no slowing down Seth Meyers. In February, he took over hosting NBC's Late Night just weeks after departing Saturday Night Live. He and Late Night producer Mike Shoemaker oversee Hulu's animated superhero series The Awesomes,...

There's Another Duggar on the Way

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August 20th, 2014
Derick and Jill Dillard Another day, another Duggar. Jill Dillard (nee Duggar), 23, is expecting her first child with her new husband Derick, 25, TLC announced Wednesday. Photos: The most revealing red carpet looks Jill, one of the...

AMC Renews Halt and Catch Fire for Season 2

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August 20th, 2014
Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Davis, Lee Pace AMC's Fire isn't going out any time soon. The network announced Tuesday that it has renewed tech drama Halt and Catch Fire for a second season, which will premiere next...