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Tue, October 21, 2014
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City Probe in N.H. Pumpkin Fest Melee

October 20th, 2014
(AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Jeremy Fox) KEENE, N.H. (AP) -- Police in Keene, New Hampshire, are setting up a task force to investigate violent disturbances near the city's annual pumpkin festival that led to property damage, dozens of...

US Agency Warns Car Owners to Get Air Bags Fixed

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October 20th, 2014
By TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — A potential safety crisis over defective air bags widened Monday as the U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get their cars fixed. The inflator mechanisms...

GM Ignition Switch Death Count Rises to 29

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October 20th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — At least 29 people have died and 27 people have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated...

ABC40’s Dr. Richard Besser Discusses the Latest with Ebola

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October 20th, 2014
NEW YORK (WGGB) -- After months of fighting the spread of Ebola, finally some good news out of west Africa. This morning, the World Health Organization announced one of those west African nation's -- Nigeria -- is officially Ebola...

Indiana Man’s Confession Leads to 7 Bodies

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October 20th, 2014
In this Oct. 19, 2014 photo is a house in Gary, Ind., where the body of a woman was found on Sunday. Police said Sunday that a 43-year-old man confessed to killing a woman whose body was found in a Motel 6 in the neighboring city of Hammond,...

Mass. School Bus Driver Charged with OUI

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October 20th, 2014
HOPKINTON, Mass. (AP) -- An Ashland man charged with being drunk while operating a school bus full of Hopkinton High School cross country runners has been ordered held without bail. Robert Murphy was held pending a dangerousness hearing...

Programs Underway at YMCA to Keep Kids Engaged and Active

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October 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- For more than a century, the YMCA of Greater Springfield has been keeping the community active and engaged. Now, with school is back in session, they're working to make sure students have all the tools they need...

ABC40 Traffic Alert: South End Bridge

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October 20th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Motorists traveling near or along the South End Bridge are being reminded of work scheduled for this week. MassDOT says that beginning Tuesday, crews will be along the bridge performing a routine bridge inspection. As a result of...

Investigation Underway into Death of UMass Student

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October 20th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police are investigating the death of a 21-year-old UMass student. Mary Carey, spokesperson for the Northwestern District Attorney's office, says that an investigation is underway after that female student was found...

Gas Leak Reported on Paradise Road in Northampton

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October 20th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Crews have repaired a gas leak on the campus of Smith College. Emergency crews were called to Paradise Road shortly after 12 p.m. Monday. Two nearby buildings were evacuated for a short time. Those six people...

FRIDAY ON ABC40 – Honor Roll Live: Agawam High

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October 20th, 2014
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- With a new academic year now well underway, ABC40 is gearing up to hit 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 this...

ABC40 Traffic Alert: Orange Street, Springfield

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October 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Motorists traveling near Orange Street in Springfield may see some delays Tuesday. City officials say that crews from Palmer Paving will be paving Orange Street - between Oakland Street and Dickinson Street - on...

UMass Student Charged with Racist Graffiti Incidents

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October 20th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- A student at UMass Amherst has been arrested following incidents of racist graffiti on the school's campus. UMass spokesperson Ed Blaguszewski says that 20-year-old Devin Ayres was arraigned Monday in Eastern...

Boston Bomb Case Judge Wants 1,000 Juror Summonses

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October 20th, 2014
(Photo: FBI via AP) By DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer BOSTON (AP) -- A federal judge says at least 1,000 people will be summoned to pick a jury for the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Tsarnaev is charged...

Springfield Police Make Arrest in Deadly Weekend Crash

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October 20th, 2014
(Daquan Warrick) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Springfield man is under arrest following a deadly weekend crash. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that around 11:40 p.m. Saturday, an officer on-patrol on Roosevelt Avenue came...