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Friday August 01, 2014
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US Sen. Warren to Visit Western Mass. as Part of Statewide Tour

July 31st, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is taking advantage of the congressional break to tour Massachusetts cities and towns. The Democratic lawmaker says she wants to talk about what she calls her agenda of fighting for Massachusetts and...

Orioles Get Miller in Trade with Red Sox

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July 31st, 2014
by DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have obtained left-hander reliever Andrew Miller from the Boston Red Sox for minor league pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez. Miller provides the AL East-leading Orioles...

Basketball Hall of Fame Prepares for Enshrinement

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July 31st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Putting a shine on one of the jewels of Springfield. Preparations for the 2014 Basketball Hall of Fame induction weekend are in full swing and part of those preps involved sprucing up the silver dome. A giant crane...

MONDAY AT ABC40 – 40 Force: E-ZPass

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July 31st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It's been several months since tolls were reinstated along the western portion of the Mass. Pike and likely, many of you have been stuck in congestion at the tolls. There is, however, a way to breeze through those...

US Warns Against Traveling to Ebola-Hit Countries

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July 31st, 2014
by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are warning Americans not to travel to the three African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola. The travel advisory issued Thursday applies to non-essential travel to...

Sox Trade Lackey, Minor Leaguer to the Cardinals

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July 31st, 2014
(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File) (WGGB) -- The Red Sox are reportedly making some more moves as the trade deadline approaches. Just hours after Sox pitcher Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes were traded to Oakland, the Sox announced...

Holyoke Bar Gets Liquor License Back

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July 31st, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) --  Double Six bar in Holyoke is now open after getting its liquor license revoked three weeks ago. The city license commission suspended the bar's liquor license on July 9, after gunshots were fired outside of the bar on...

Demoted Worker Shoots CEO, Kills Self in Chicago

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July 31st, 2014
By DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) -- A demoted worker shot and critically wounded his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself Thursday inside a downtown high-rise office building in Chicago's bustling financial district,...

Man Found Floating in East Longmeadow Pool Has Died

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July 31st, 2014
EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- An East Longmeadow man has died after police find him floating face down in his pool. East Longmeadow Police Sgt. Richard Bates says that it's believed that the 61-year old resident of John Street was cleaning...

Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes Traded to Oakland

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July 31st, 2014
(Photos Courtesy: Boston Red Sox) (WGGB) -- As the Major League Baseball trade deadline looms for later today, two members of the Red Sox are heading west. The Red Sox say that Sox pitcher Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes have been...

Mass. Legislature Holds Final Formal Meeting of Year

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July 31st, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- It could be a long day for state legislators as they rush to complete work on several proposed new laws. Thursday marks the end of formal meetings in the two-year legislative session that began in January 2013. Lawmakers are...

Average US 30-Year Mortgage Rate at 4.12 Percent

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July 31st, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Average U.S. mortgage rates declined slightly this week, hovering near their lows for the year. Mortgage company Freddie Mac says the nationwide average for a 30-year loan slipped to 4.12 percent from 4.13 percent last...

Woodstock, VT Man Arrested in Deerfield Following Police Pursuit

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July 31st, 2014
photo courtesy MA State Police DEERFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A 30-year-old man from Woodstock, Vermont was taken into custody Thursday evening in Deerfield on multiple drug and motor vehicle violations after spike strips were put down to stop him...

Majestic Theater’s Open Mic Night

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July 31st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--Looking for a night of entertainment with a wide variety of talents? Floyd Patterson joins ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz to talk about hosting the Majestic Theater's Open Mic Nights every Tuesday and it's grand finale...

Detective Seeks Justice, after K-9 Killed by Poisoning

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July 31st, 2014
RHODE ISLAND (WGGB) -- A police detective from Westport, Mass. is seeking justice, after his canine died from poisoning. Detective Jeff Majewski maintains that a criminal intentionally poisoned his German shepherd, Siren, as revenge for something...