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Today: Sun and clouds, becoming breezy and milder. Highs: 68-72. S/SW: 5-15 mph. Tonight: Increasing clouds and not as cool. Lows: 56-60. Winds: S 5-10 mph. Have a great day. Don Maher ...
Sat, September 20, 2014
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Professor Charged with Child Porn Possession

September 19th, 2014
Photo Courtesy of Merrimack College BOSTON (AP) -- A former Merrimack College professor is charged with possession of child pornography, including accessing it on a college computer. Federal prosecutors said 61-year-old Gary Spring, who was...

CDC: Severe Respiratory Illness Now in 22 States

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September 19th, 2014
by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say 22 states now have confirmed cases of an unusual respiratory illness in children. An uncommon virus — enterovirus 68 — is causing the illnesses. Centers for...

I Bet Brittany…to Make Something in a Vitamix

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September 19th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- ABC40's Brittany Decker has taken on five challenges so far this fair. After the workout she got last Friday on Military Appreciation day, Brittany decided Friday to cool things down and accept this...

Gallop Over to The Big E Horse Show

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September 19th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The pageantry and majesty of the Eastern States Exposition Horse Show has been a tradition for over 100 years Over the duration of The Big E, you can catch Hunters and Jumpers, Saddlebreds, Morgans, and the...

Check Out the Farm-A-Rama at The Big E

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September 19th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It's one of the more popular exhibits at The Big E - and is especially a hit with kids. Farm-A-Rama, located in the Stroh Building, is 22,000 square feet of space all dedicated to educating the public about...

State Files Suit Against Ryder Funeral Home

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September 19th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- The state has filed a lawsuit against a former South Hadley funeral home and its owner. Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley's office alleges that Ryder Funeral Home and William Ryder, the facility's owner,...

The Big E Celebrates The Granite State

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September 19th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Avenue of the States was packed Friday as New Hampshire was celebrated at The Big E. If you're in the mood for some cheesy food, you can visit Zach's Mac and Cheese, inside the New Hampshire Building....

Goodell: ‘Same Mistakes Can Never Be Repeated’

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September 19th, 2014
by BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. At a news conference Friday, Goodell made his first public statements...

Former Conn. Gov. John Rowland Convicted of New Crimes

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September 19th, 2014
(AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File) NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A federal jury has convicted former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland on charges that he conspired to be paid for work on two political campaigns while disguising those payments in business...

Report Faults Town, UMass for ‘Blarney Blowout’ Problems

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September 19th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- A long awaited report is out, detailing what went wrong at the so called 'Blarney Blowout' last March in Amherst. Dozens were arrested after the pre-Saint Patrick's Day celebration got out of hand. The report...

11 People Arrested Following Multi-Agency Raid

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September 19th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Raids were carried out in Holyoke, Chicopee and Springfield at 6 a.m. on Friday. "And, um... we weren't bringing coffee and donuts," said Holyoke Police Chief James Neiswanger. They brought arrest warrants. Eleven...

Jury Delivers Verdict in Salmonella Trial

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September 19th, 2014
By RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- A federal jury has convicted three people in connection with an outbreak of salmonella poisoning five years ago that sickened hundreds of people and was linked to a number of...

Five Displaced Following Fire on Firglade Ave. in Springfield

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September 19th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Five people have been temporarily forced from their home following a late morning fire in Springfield. Springfield Fire Deputy Chief of Operations Glenn Guyer says that crews were called to 130-132 Firglade Avenue...

Welding Company in Deadly Boston Fire Faces Fines

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September 19th, 2014
(FF Michael Kennedy , Lt. Edward Walsh - Photos Provided by Boston Fire Dept.)BOSTON (AP) -- The owners of a welding company blamed for a fire that killed two Boston firefighters are facing fines of up to $58,000 after federal workplace safety...

Questions Remain Over Pot Company’s HIV Program

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September 19th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A company that was awarded a medical marijuana dispensary license in Lowell and is vying for licenses in Boston and Greenfield appears to have overstated the scope of its operations at a counseling and research program for HIV and...