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Wed, October 22, 2014
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Lawrence Fire That Killed 2 Boys was Accident

October 21st, 2014
(Courtesy: Lawrence Police Department) (Courtesy: Lawrence Police Department) LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts fire marshal says an apartment fire that killed two boys was an accident caused by an electrical wiring failure. Fire...

Holyoke Man Arraigned on Several Charges Following Shooting Incident

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October 21st, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) - A Holyoke man, released on low bail after allegedly shooting a house, has appeared before a judge Tuesday on several new charges. Hampden County District Attorney James Orenstein says that 23-year-old Francis...

Gov. Patrick: New MBTA Cars will be Built in Springfield

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October 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Mass. Governor Deval Patrick is in Springfield this afternoon to make a major announcement about the future of railway travel in Massachusetts. Patrick, who was joined with with MassDOT Secretary and CEO...

MassDOT Making ‘Long Term Fix’ to Route 5 Tunnel

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October 21st, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- MassDOT is working on a long term fix to the Route 5 tunnel in West Springfield. MassDOT spokesperson Amanda Richard tells ABC40 that crews began work on September 29 to repair the road surface on both sides...

Hernandez on Track for May Trial in Double Killing

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October 21st, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez remains on track for a May trial on two murder charges. His lawyers and prosecutors agreed Tuesday to another pre-trial hearing on Nov. 25 during a brief court appearance in...

New Documentary Takes In-Depth Look at Depression

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October 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It's estimated that nearly ten percent of all Americans are struggling with depression, but many will never seek treatment. Future Health in Springfield is working to end the stigma and start the healing with a...

ALL NEXT WEEK – ABC40 Special Report: Honor Flight

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October 21st, 2014
WASHINGTON D.C. (WGGB) -- Honor Flight is a program that brings World War II veterans down to our nation's capital to see the memorial that is built in their...

Jury to Decide if Tsarnaev Friend was Liar or High

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October 21st, 2014
By DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer BOSTON (AP) — A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told a string of lies to investigators, a prosecutor told a jury Tuesday, but a defense lawyer said the defendant was a...

US: 1 American Released from North Korea

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October 21st, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, has been released. State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said Fowle is headed home Tuesday after negotiators left...

Homeland Security Orders New Screening for Ebola

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October 21st, 2014
by ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Everyone coming to the United States from the three West African countries at the center of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened for the deadly disease at one of five airports, the...

Inspections Begin Along South End Bridge

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October 21st, 2014
(WGGB) -- MassDOT has begun inspection work along the South End Bridge, which may impact your travels through the area. The agency says that over the next two days, crews will be out on both sides of Route 5 performing routine...

Blackstone “House of Horrors” Torn Down

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October 21st, 2014
by RODRIQUE NGOWI, Associated Press BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) — Demolition crews have started tearing down the squalid Massachusetts house in which the skeletal remains of three dead infants were found. Blackstone Town Administrator...

VOTE 2014 Debate – Mass. House: Sixth Hampden District

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October 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- Vote 2014 is 2 weeks from today. For the first time in a longtime in Western Massachusetts, we have a number of contested House and Senate races. Our focus Tuesday was the House race in the 6th Hampden...

MONDAY AT ABC40 – 40 Force: Shred It!

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October 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Your trash could be a gold mine for identity thieves. On Monday, the 40 Force is going to work to help keep that critical data safe. Bring your documents and hard drives to the ABC40 / FOX 6 Studios at 1300...

Pistorius Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Killing Girlfriend

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October 21st, 2014
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. A South African judge cited the "gross negligence" the Olympic...