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WNEU Offers Insight On Domestic Violence Controversy

October 1st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The domestic violence controversy plaguing the NFL has sparked a national debate on how the football league handles its players behavior. On Wednesday, Western New England University held a discussion about the...

DA’s Office: UMass Student That Died of Overdose Was Not Informant

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October 1st, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- New information tonight about a UMass student who died of a heroin overdose last October. The Northwestern District Attorney's Office now identifies that student as 20-year-old Eric L. Sinacori. Assistant...

Elementary School Makes History With National Award

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October 1st, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Students and educators at Anna E. Barry School in Chicopee celebrated as a team when they found out they were awarded the National Blue Ribbon. "The staff and the faculty here are like no other I've seen in other...

Chicopee Police Searching for Two Suspects in Recent Armed Robberies

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October 1st, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Chicopee Police continue to search for suspects in three robberies in as many days. In each robbery, a suspect walked into the location and pulled a gun on a clerk. Chicopee Police tell ABC40 that the three...

ABC40 Traffic Alert: East Forest Park Paving Work

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October 1st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Those driving through a portion of the East Forest Park section of Springfield should expect some delays due to work late this week and early next week. City officials say that crews are set to pave the...

Maintenance to Impact Access to E-ZPass Website, Phone System

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October 1st, 2014
REGION (WGGB) -- Planned maintenance to the E-ZPass system will impact customers later this week. MassDOT explains that from 5 p.m. Friday through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, there will be no access to the E-ZPass automated phone system or...

Secret Service Chief Resigns Amid Security Lapses

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October 1st, 2014
By EILEEN SULLIVAN and ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday, a day after bitingly critical questioning by Congress about a White House security breach. There had...

Longmeadow Police Searching for Car Break-In Suspect

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October 1st, 2014
(Image Provided by Longmeadow Police) LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police are looking for the public's help in identifying a man who may be involved a string of car break-ins. Longmeadow Police Capt. John Stankiewicz says that throughout early...

Drugmaker Submits Harder-to-Abuse Zohydro to FDA

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October 1st, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The maker of the much-debated painkiller Zohydro is seeking approval of a harder-to-abuse version of its drug which, if approved, could replace the currently marketed version of the pill by next spring. San Diego-based...

Cartoonist, Boston Herald Apologize for Cartoon Featuring President Obama

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October 1st, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB) -- A cartoonist with the Boston Herald, and the paper itself, has apologized for a cartoon that ran Wednesday that some have viewed as offensive. The cartoon, which the Herald says appeared on their editorial page, was drawn by...

Kids Who Had Contact with Ebola Patient Monitored

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October 1st, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / 3D4Medical) DALLAS (AP) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry says a handful of school-aged children who had contact with a man diagnosed with Ebola are being monitored. Perry says health officials learned Wednesday that the...

Police: NY Parolee Raped Mass. Woman

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October 1st, 2014
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — A paroled sex offender shot by police during a chase six years ago is accused of raping a western Massachusetts woman before being apprehended on an upstate New York college campus. State police say 25-year-old...

Mass. Hospital Staffing Law Takes Effect

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October 1st, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A new state law sets strict limits on the number of patients that registered nurses who work in hospital intensive care units can be assigned to at a given time. The law, approved by the Legislature in June, took effect this...

Hernandez Bid to Toss Phone Evidence Continues

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October 1st, 2014
(AP Photo/CJ Gunther, Pool) FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- A judge is hearing testimony for a second day on a bid by attorneys for ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez to have evidence from his cellphone thrown out. The motion hearing is taking...

Heroin, Over $12K in Cash Seized During Springfield Arrest

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October 1st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Springfield man has been arrested for a second time for allegedly selling heroin. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that over the last three weeks, narcotics detectives conducted an investigation into a...