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Baker and Coakley Square off in Gubernatorial Debate

October 21st, 2014
BOSTON, Mass. (WGGB/AP) -- With just two weeks until Election Day, Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker went head to head for a televised debate, minus the three independent candidates. Baker and Coakley are currently locked...

Dunbar Community Center Receives $7,500 Worth of New Equipment

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October 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Two organizations teamed-up to provide one local center with brand new sports equipment and apparel Tuesday night. Good Sports and the Red Auerbach Youth Foundation donated $7,500 to the Dunbar YMCA Family &...

New Dorm Security Rolled-Out At UMass

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October 21st, 2014
AMHERST, Mass (WGGB) -- A brand new state of the art dorm security system has been rolled out at UMass. From out-of-control spring parties to alleged sexual assaults, security at the school has been questioned in recent years. Now, a new...

Apple Issues Security Warning for iCloud

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October 21st, 2014
by BRANDON BAILEY, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the...

Church Official Pleads Guilty in Looting Case

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October 21st, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A former Boston church official who said in an autobiography he was an enforcer for gangster James "Whitey" Bulger has pleaded guilty to federal charges he looted the church's assets. Edward MacKenzie Jr. is the former director of...

Former Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee Dies at 93

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October 21st, 2014
NATION (WGGB) -- The legendary executive editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate era, has died. The Washington Post confirmed that Ben Bradlee died Tuesday at his home in Washington of natural causes.  He was 93. According to ABC...

Hospital: American Video Journalist Free of Ebola

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October 21st, 2014
OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) -- An Omaha hospital says an American video journalist is free of Ebola and will be released soon. The Nebraska Medical Center said Tuesday afternoon that Ashoka Mukpo's blood tested negative for the virus. He will be...

Tiny Insect Killing Red Pine Trees in Western Mass.

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October 21st, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB)- The recent discovery of a microscopic insect is the reason behind a destruction in Red Pine Trees found around Western Massachusetts. This recent problem was discovered by the State Department of Conservation and...

Millions of Car Owners Warned to Fix Air Bags

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October 21st, 2014
REGION, Mass. (WGGB)-There has been a recent manufacture recall in airbag inflators made by the Tokyo-based company, Takata Corporation. This recent defect is said to put many at risk, possibly killing or injuring passengers. The recall affects...

Condition of US Nurse with Ebola Upgraded to Good

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October 21st, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- National Institutes of Health says the condition of the first nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital has been upgraded to good. The NIH said in a statement posted on its website...

Police Seize $1.1M in Cash, 118 Pounds of Marijuana During Agawam Bust

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October 21st, 2014
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- Agawam Police made a major drug bust, valued in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Agawam Police Chief Eric Gillis says that on Friday, officers from their department, with the assistance from the West Springfield...

Lawrence Fire That Killed 2 Boys was Accident

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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...