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Tonight: Occasional rain with gusty winds. A few heavier downpours with some thunder and lightning possible. Lows: 44-50. Winds: N/NE 10-25 mph & gusty. Thursday: Gray and chilly with morning rain tapering to mist and some s ...
Thu, October 23, 2014
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Heavy Rain
Feels like 42°
Humidity: 93%
Dew Point: 46
Wind: NNE at 15 mph
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CDC: Monitoring for All Coming from Ebola Nations

October 22nd, 2014
By CONNIE CASS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stepping up their vigilance against Ebola, federal authorities said Wednesday that everyone traveling into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations will be monitored for symptoms for 21 days....

Education Dept. Loosens Eligibility for Parent Loan Program

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October 22nd, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Education Department has loosened credit requirements for a federal student loan program used by parents and graduate students. A new regulation announced Wednesday updates the definition of adverse credit history as it...

Family of Slain Mass. Teacher Marks 1 Year Since Death

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October 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/Courtesy of Dale Webster via the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune) ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) -- The family of a slain Massachusetts school teacher has issued a statement one year after her death saying "each day is more difficult than the...

Social Security Increase: Less than 2%

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October 22nd, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government says millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year. It's the third year in a row the increase will be less than 2...

Lawrence Fire Victims Identified as Brothers

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October 22nd, 2014
(Courtesy: Lawrence Police Department) LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) -- Police and relatives have identified the two young boys killed in a four-alarm fire at a Massachusetts apartment building Nine-year-old Kelvin Medina and his 4-year-old brother,...

American Detained in North Korea Returns to Ohio

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October 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File) WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio man detained for nearly half a year in North Korea has landed back home. Officials say a plane carrying Jeffrey Fowle (FOWL') landed Wednesday morning at...

Ebola ‘Czar’ Ron Klain Begins Work at White House Wednesday

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October 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/Revolution) WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's Ron Klain's first day as the new White House "Ebola czar." Klain is a former White House adviser who starts Wednesday as President Barack Obama's Ebola response coordinator. The White House says...

Investigators say Secret Service Use ‘Problematic’

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October 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new government investigation questions a Secret Service mission that pulled agents from their assignment near the White House and sent them to the rural Maryland home of an employee embroiled in a...

Bumgarner, Giants Silence Royals in World Series Game 1

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October 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals' perfect postseason roll. Bumgarner pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence...

Patriots DE Chandler Jones to Miss Next Month for Hip Injury

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October 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) FOXBORO (WGGB) -- The Patriots defense took yet another hit Tuesday, as a hip injury will leave defensive end Chandler Jones out for a month. The decision was first reported by The Boston Globe, after Jones missed...

State Announces Funding for Projects in Western Mass.

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October 21st, 2014
REGION (WGGB) -- Mass. Governor Deval Patrick announced funding for 31 projects through the MassWorks Infrastructure Program on Tuesday. The program and these grants will help advance local development projects across the Commonwealth....

Baker and Coakley Square off in Gubernatorial Debate

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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...