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Bond Set for Afghan Soldiers Who Fled the Cape for Canada

October 22nd, 2014
BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) -- A U.S. immigration judge has set bond at $25,000 for two Afghan soldiers who took off from a military training exercise in Massachusetts last month to avoid returning to Afghanistan, where they say their lives are in danger...

ABC40 Traffic Alert: Mattoon St. & Ridgewood Pl. in Springfield

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October 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Motorists traveling near two Springfield roadways should expect some delays later this week. City officials say that on Friday, crews from Palmer Paving will be paving Mattoon Street and Ridgewood Place,...

Mass. State Trooper Facing Sexual Assault Charges

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October 22nd, 2014
(WGGB) -- A Mass. State Trooper has appeared before a judge on several sexual assault charges. Mass. State Police Trooper Christopher Kennedy was in court Wednesday on an indictment, which was handed up last week, charging him with...

Mass. Awards Subway Car Contract to Chinese Firm

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October 22nd, 2014
By PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- A Chinese government-owned rail company has been awarded a $566.6 million state contract to build subway trains for the "T." The Massachusetts Department of Transportation's board of...

Government Ups Air Bag Warning to 7.8M Vehicles

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October 22nd, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government is adding more than 3 million vehicles to a rare warning about faulty air bags that have the potential to kill or injure drivers or passengers in a crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...

Springfield Event to Explore ‘Spirits in the Night’

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October 22nd, 2014
(WGGB) -- It's the time of year when we become more aware of the spirits that may be lurking. Just in time for Halloween, psychic medium Angelina Diana and author Suzanne Strempek Shea are teaming up for a night of supernatural fun. Next...

Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School Placed on Probation by State

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October 22nd, 2014
MALDEN, Mass. (AP) — The state education board has placed two schools, including the first virtual school in Massachusetts, on probation for low achievement and other problems. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education said Tuesday...

Probe Reveals Scope of Academic Fraud at UNC

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October 22nd, 2014
By AARON BEARD and EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — An academic fraud investigation at the University of North Carolina has found that more than 3,100 students were involved in a "shadow" curriculum" that...

Springfield Police Arrest Suspect in Wilbraham Road Armed Robbery

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October 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Springfield man has been arrested after allegedly holding up a gas station early Wednesday morning. Around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, officers were called to the Sunoco gas station on Wilbraham Road for the report of...

US Journalist Heading Home After Ebola Recovery

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October 22nd, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American video journalist who has recovered from Ebola left an Omaha hospital Wednesday and is headed home to Rhode Island, hospital officials said. Nebraska Medical Center officials said Ashoka Mukpo, who had...

VOTE 2014 Debate – Mass House: Ninth Hampden District

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October 22nd, 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...

CDC: Monitoring for All Coming from Ebola Nations

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October 22nd, 2014
By CONNIE CASS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stepping up their vigilance against Ebola, federal authorities said Wednesday that everyone traveling into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations will be monitored for symptoms for 21 days....

Education Dept. Loosens Eligibility for Parent Loan Program

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October 22nd, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Education Department has loosened credit requirements for a federal student loan program used by parents and graduate students. A new regulation announced Wednesday updates the definition of adverse credit history as it...

Family of Slain Mass. Teacher Marks 1 Year Since Death

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October 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/Courtesy of Dale Webster via the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune) ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) -- The family of a slain Massachusetts school teacher has issued a statement one year after her death saying "each day is more difficult than the...

Social Security Increase: Less than 2%

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October 22nd, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government says millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year. It's the third year in a row the increase will be less than 2...