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Tonight: Mainly clear this evening then some low cloudiness and patchy fog possible late, chilly. Some light frost possible in the more rural areas. Lows: 36-42. Winds: Light S/SE. Saturday: Sun and clouds, becoming breezy a ...
Sat, September 20, 2014
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Mass. Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

September 18th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- An Army paratrooper who grew up in Massachusetts has been killed in Afghanistan. The Pentagon said 41-year-old Maj. Michael Donahue and a U.S. civilian contractor died Tuesday in an enemy attack. Details of the attack weren't...

Snakes, Cockroaches, and Lizards at The Big E…Oh My!

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September 18th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Today's 'I Bet Brittany...' takes a zoological turn. With the help of folks from the Zoo at Forest Park, Brittany tackles what she describes as her hardest one yet this fair. From holding a red-tailed Boa,...

Springfield Demolishes Three Blighted Homes

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September 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Efforts continue to restore Springfield's neighborhoods. The city began the demolition of three blighted homes Thursday. Two of the buildings on Stebbins Street and Eastern Avenue are city-owned, foreclosed...

Home Depot Says Malware Affected 56M Payment Cards

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September 18th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) (AP) -- The Home Depot says it has eliminated malware from its U.S. and Canadian networks that affected 56 million unique payment cards between April and September. The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer...

Disciplinary Hearing Held for Suspended Chicopee Officer

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September 18th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Chicopee police officer accused of having sexual relations with a 17-year-old girl had his disciplinary hearing Thursday. Officer Michael Gendron, 43 years old, was temporarily suspended from the force last...

Westfield State Breaks Ground on New Science Center

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September 18th, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Westfield State University broke ground Thursday on a $33 million science center as it works to meet the challenges of the 21st century. It's the first new academic building on campus in forty years. The facility...

Closing Arguments to be Heard in Berkshire Co. Murder Trial

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September 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Closing arguments are set for Friday in the trial of the last of three defendants charged with the murder and dismemberment of three Pittsfield men in 2011. The tenth day of testimony in the Hampden Superior...

Massachusetts Day Celebrated at The Big E

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September 18th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Bay State is made of 351 communities, two picturesque islands, and most importantly, serves as home to New England's largest fair. Thursday, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is being celebrated at The Big...

Man Arrested in 111-Square-Mile Calif. Fire

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September 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say they have arrested a man on suspicion of arson in a fast-growing California wildfire that has driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes. The arrest of 37-year-old...

Man Wants Marathon Bombing Suspect to Face Victims

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September 18th, 2014
(Photo: FBI via AP) By DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hasn't appeared in court for more than a year, but prosecutors and a man who was severely injured in the bombings say they...

Busy Week for Apple Fans with New iPhone, iOS Hitting the Market

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September 18th, 2014
(WGGB) -- This week is a big week for Apple enthusiasts as a new operating system and device hit the market. Stan Prager from GoGeeks in East Longmeadow joined ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz on ABC40 News at 12:30 to discuss the latest...

Deliberations Begin in Rowland’s Conspiracy Trial

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September 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File) By PAT EATON-ROBB, Associated Press NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Deliberations have begun in the federal political corruption trial of former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland. Rowland served 10 months in prison a...

Final Primary Results Reflect Low Turnout

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September 18th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Final official results from the Massachusetts primary election show fewer than 20 percent of eligible voters participated. Secretary of State William Galvin said Thursday that about 726,000 voters went to the polls on Sept. 9,...

Average US 30-Year Mortgage Rate Rises to 4.23 Percent

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September 18th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates surged this week, marking their largest one-week gain this year. Mortgage company Freddie Mac says the nationwide average for a 30-year loan jumped to 4.23 percent from 4.12 percent last...

Mass. Unemployment Rate Rises to 5.8 Percent

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September 18th, 2014
By BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts is reporting a loss of more than 5,000 jobs in August and the state's unemployment rate jumped two-tenths of a point, with the blame being largely put on "temporary employment...