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Church Official Pleads Guilty in Looting Case

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...

Hernandez on Track for May Trial in Double Killing

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October 21st, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez remains on track for a May trial on two murder charges. His lawyers and prosecutors agreed Tuesday to another pre-trial hearing on Nov. 25 during a brief court appearance in...

New Documentary Takes In-Depth Look at Depression

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October 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It's estimated that nearly ten percent of all Americans are struggling with depression, but many will never seek treatment. Future Health in Springfield is working to end the stigma and start the healing with a...

ALL NEXT WEEK – ABC40 Special Report: Honor Flight

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October 21st, 2014
WASHINGTON D.C. (WGGB) -- Honor Flight is a program that brings World War II veterans down to our nation's capital to see the memorial that is built in their...

Jury to Decide if Tsarnaev Friend was Liar or High

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October 21st, 2014
By DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer BOSTON (AP) — A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told a string of lies to investigators, a prosecutor told a jury Tuesday, but a defense lawyer said the defendant was a...