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US Airdrops Arms to Kurds in Syrian Town of Kobani

October 20th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. military says it airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State militants. The airdrops Sunday were the first of their kind and followed...

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Sun Giving Way to Clouds Tomorrow, Then It Turns Cloudy and Wet

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October 19th, 2014
Setup Tuesday Through Early Friday SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- High temperatures struggled into the lower 50s today with a mix of sun and clouds. A clear and cold night tonight with give way to a nice day tomorrow, before a long duration...

Murdered Teen Remembered at Vigil

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October 19th, 2014
WILBRAHAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- A 19 year-old teen, murdered in Springfield on October 13th, was remembered Sunday night at a vigil in Fountain Park. Joseph Gorecki, Jr., of Hampden, was the victim of a deadly shooting outside a housing complex on...

Crews Respond to Hard Landing at Beverly Airport

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October 19th, 2014
BEVERLY, Mass. (WGGB) -- A small plane practicing takeoffs and landings at Beverly Airport had a hard landing Sunday afternoon. WCVB reports that the plane's front landing gear came off during that practicing. However, the plane managed to land...

Sports

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Peyton Manning Breaks All-Time NFL Touchdown Record

October 19th, 2014
(AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning's receivers played keep-away with his milestone memento and the NFL's new leader in career touchdown passes toyed with the San Francisco 49ers in the Denver Broncos' emphatic 42-17 victory...

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Falcons Fall Short in Overtime Against Sound Tigers

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October 19th, 2014
Springfield, Ma (WGGB) – The Falcons dropped a 4-3 decision to the Sound Tigers in overtime Sunday afternoon. Just 41 seconds into the overtime period Bridgeport forward Anders Lee found the back of the net to give the Sound Tigers a 4-2...

Falcons Fall 4-1 in Home Opener

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October 19th, 2014
Springfield, Ma (WGGB) – The Springfield Falcons lost 4-1 to the Hershey Bears in the team's home opener at the MassMutual Center.  The Falcons now fall to 1-2-0-0 on the season. Falcons goalie Anton Forsberg recorded 26 saves. The Falcons...

UMass Tops Eastern Michigan 36-14

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October 18th, 2014
FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) -- Shadrach Abrokwah had four rushing touchdowns to lead Massachusetts to a 36-14 win over Eastern Michigan Saturday. UMass scored the final 16 points to pull away. Abrokwah's 4-yard touchdown run in the third quarter extended...



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Clergy Advocating for Paid Sick Time Question

October 19th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Religious congregations across Massachusetts are rallying in support of a ballot question calling for workers to be allowed to accrue paid sick time. Clergy supporting Question 4 on the ballot are planning to deliver sermons...

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L.A. Trying to Ban Parking Apps

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October 18th, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The city of Los Angeles wants to prevent companies from auctioning off parking spaces through new mobile phone apps such as MonkeyParking and Haystack. The Los Angeles Daily News reports that the City Council voted Friday 11-0...

Seattle M.E. Determines Body Found is Actress Misty Upham

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October 18th, 2014
Courtesy: ABC news SEATTLE (AP) -- The King County medical examiner has confirmed that a body found in a ravine in the Seattle suburb of Auburn is that of missing actress Misty Upham, known for her roles in "August: Osage County," "Frozen River"...

Effectiveness of Ebola Travel Ban Questioned

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October 18th, 2014
Courtesy: MGN Online By ERICA WERNER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- A ban on travel from West Africa might seem like a simple and smart response to the frightening Ebola outbreak there. It's become a central demand of Republicans and...

Entertainment

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The Walking Dead Postmortem: Andrew J. West on His "Meaty" Monologue and That Final Scene

October 19th, 2014
Andrew J. West "At the end of the day, no matter how much we may detest this ugly business...a man's gotta eat." The Walking Dead's Season 5 premiere finally confirmed that the people of Terminus are indeed cannibals....

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Was Sinead O’Connor Set to Appear with Pope Francis at the AMAs?

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October 19th, 2014
Sinead O'Connor Under the category of "dream duets," Sinead O'Connor and Pope Francis probably don't spring to mind. But according to O'Connor (who infamously ripped up a portrait of then-pontiff John Paul II...

Glee’s Matthew Morrison Marries Renee Puente

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October 19th, 2014
Matthew Morrison and Renee Puente Wedding bells were music to Matthew Morrison's ears this weekend. The Glee star married longtime girlfriend Renee Puente on Saturday in Maui, Hawaii, People reports. See more...

VIDEO: Which All in the Family Scene Still Makes Norman Lear Cry?

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October 19th, 2014
Norman Lear and Katie Couric TV writer-producer Norman Lear is a true pioneer — not only in the sense that he created such legendary sitcoms as All in the Family, Maude and The Jeffersons, but also because he...