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Ebola Patient in Nebraska Regains His Appetite

September 16th, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- The American doctor battling the Ebola virus has regained his appetite as he continues to improve at the Nebraska Medical Center. Debbie Sacra said Tuesday her husband, Dr. Rick Sacra, scarfed down every bite of the...

Community Works to Raise Funds for Deteriorating Historic Bridge

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September 16th, 2014
LEEDS, Mass (WGGB) -- The Hotel Bridge in Northampton has been connecting pedestrians from Main Street to Water Street for almost 200 years. But after a recent inspection deemed it unsafe - barriers went up and sparked community members to start...

Ware Students Recognized by AG for Dating Violence Video

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September 16th, 2014
 WARE, Mass (WGGB) -- Adolescents and adults are often unaware that teens experience dating violence. According to the Centers for Disease Control 9.4% of teens reported being hit, slapped or physically hurt by a significant other. Twenty-one...

Business Community Continues Push for Revitalized Downtown Springfield

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September 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Plans are well underway to bring more and more people into downtown Springfield. That vision was unveiled Tuesday by the city's business improvement district. City leaders say there's a lot going on in downtown...

UMASS Economics Expert Explains High Poverty Numbers

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September 16th, 2014
(AMHERST, Mass.) (WGGB)-- The latest poverty numbers are out. While they show a slight decline in the poverty rate, the overall numbers of poor has not significantly changed. The latest census bureau numbers show that more than 45-million...

New Director Named for Regional VA System

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September 16th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Department of Veterans Affairs announced the appointment of a new director of VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System on Tuesday. John P. Collins will oversee a comprehensive healthcare system that...

Tuesday Marks Rhode Island Day at The Big E

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September 16th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It may be the smallest state in the union, but Rhode Island has a lot to offer and some of that is on display in the Rhode Island Building. There are souvenirs and crafts abound in the building, including...

Sen. Don Humason Appointed to Military & Security Task Force

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September 16th, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- State Senator Don Humason has been appointed to the state's Military Asset and Security Strategy Task Force. Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr says he has spoken with Humason a number of times about military and...

The Big E Plays Host to Cookie Contest

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September 16th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- What better way to avoid a rainy day outside than tasting some fantastic cookies The Gold Medal Flour Cookie Contest was held Tuesday at the New England Center. Amateurs bakers came from near and far with...

I Bet Brittany…to Find the Best Hats at The Big E

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September 16th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- While at the fairgrounds on Tuesday, ABC40's Brittany Decker was on the hunt - for some of the craziest hats at The Big E. From the most confusing, to fanciest, to confusing, Brittany wanted to find the...

Suffolk Downs: Casino Vote Will End Horse Racing

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September 16th, 2014
(AP Photo/Lisa Poole, File) BOSTON (AP) -- A Suffolk Downs official says horse racing will be coming to an end at the 79-year-old thoroughbred track as a result of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission's decision to award a casino license to Wynn...

President Obama: Ebola Outbreak ‘Spiraling Out of Control’

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September 16th, 2014
By JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP/WGGB) -- President Barack Obama says the world is looking to the United States to address the deadly outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. Obama says the U.S. embraces that...

CDC Study: Americans’ Bellies are Expanding Fast

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September 16th, 2014
By LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) -- The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures -- the most dangerous kind of obesity -- has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a...

US Military Deaths in Afghanistan at 2,203

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September 16th, 2014
(AP) -- As of Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at least 2,203 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. The AP count is three less...

Anheuser-Busch ‘Disappointed’ in NFL

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September 16th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) (AP) -- Anheuser-Busch, one of the NFL's biggest sponsors, says it isn't happy with the recent controversy that has engulfed the league. The beer giant issued a statement on Tuesday saying it was "disappointed and...