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Sun, September 21, 2014
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Nine People Homeless After Late Night Fire

September 20th, 2014
Courtesy: Springfield Fire Dept. SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) - The Springfield Fire Department is investigating a fire that left three families homeless late Friday. That fire occurred at 34 Vermont Street in Springfield just after 11:30 Friday...

Friday Football Fever: Week 3

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September 20th, 2014
(WGGB) -- A full slate of high school football action was highlighted by a match-up between the top two teams in the AA Conference. #1 Central High School and #2 East Longmeadow High School squared off in Springfield, but the Golden Eagles'...

Fence-jumper Makes It Into the White House

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September 19th, 2014
By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Secret Service says a man who jumped over the White House fence made it just past the front doors before being apprehended. Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan says a 42-year-old...

MGM Springfield Hosts Inaugural “Downtown Dinner Table” Event

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September 19th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Downtown Springfield drew-in surrounding communities Friday night, by giving them something unique to enjoy. It was the inaugural "Downtown Dinner Table" -- an event that benefited local charities. Friday...

Students Hospitalized For Intoxication After Concert in Amherst

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September 19th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- Students have been hospitalized for intoxication after attending an electronic dance show at the UMass Amherst Mullins Center Friday night. After banning electronic dance music concerts at the Mullins Center -- over...

MassDOT to Solicit Bids for I-91 Viaduct Project

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September 19th, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB) -- MassDOT will begin advertising the I-91 viaduct project for construction bids Saturday. The agency is replacing the deck of the elevated portion of highway that runs through Springfield. The proposed project also calls...

France Becomes 1st Country to Join US Airstrikes On Islamic State Group in Iraq

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September 19th, 2014
(Image Courtesy MGN Online) PARIS (AP) -- France is back at America's side in conducting military strikes in Iraq. More than a decade after spurning President George W. Bush's war against Saddam Hussein, France on Friday became the first...

Fence Jumper at White House Sparks Evacuation

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September 19th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Part of the White House has been evacuated after someone jumped the fence at the executive mansion. A Secret Service agent at the scene says that much of the West Wing of the White House was evacuated during the incident...

John F. Kennedy’s WWII Letters Sell at Auction

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September 19th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A collection of letters John F. Kennedy sent to the family of a lost PT-109 crewmate has sold for $200,000 at an auction. RR Auction, a Boston-based auction house, said the sale happened Thursday, during a two-day auction at...

Professor Charged with Child Porn Possession

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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,...