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Hypnotist Frank Santos, Jr. to Perform at Hu Ke Lau

October 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - For more than a decade, comic hypnotist Frank Santos, Jr. has been mesmerizing audiences with his mind-bending skills. Santos stopped by ABC40 News at 12:30 p.m. to talk about hypnosis and his upcoming show, which...

UMass Extends Contract of Men’s Basketball Coach Derek Kellogg

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October 24th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- UMass men's basketball coach Derek Kellogg will be remaining with the Minutemen through at least the 2018-2019 season. UMass Athletics announced Friday that Kellogg's contract has been extended, and that extension...

Three New Rail Stations Set for Conn.-Mass. Rail Line

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October 24th, 2014
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut officials have announced the start of construction of train stations at Berlin, Meriden and Wallingford as part of the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Rail Program. The nearly $59 million project announced...

Evenflo Recalls Infant Seats to Fix Sticky Buckles

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October 24th, 2014
DETROIT (WGGB/AP) — Evenflo is recalling more than 202,000 rear-facing infant seats because the buckles can become difficult to unlatch. The recall affects Embrace 35/9999 models with an AmSafe QT1 buckle. Documents posted by U.S. safety...

NYC Tries to Ease Ebola Fear After Doctor Infected

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October 24th, 2014
By JONATHAN LEMIRE and COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Officials tamped down New Yorkers' fears Friday after a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola in a city where millions of people squeeze into crowded subways, buses and...

VOTE 2014 Debate – Mass. House: Third Hampshire District

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October 24th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Your ABC40 is keeping you informed as the 2014 election approaches. We have aired a series of debates at our ABC40 studios with candidates for the Massachusetts House and Senate. Over the last two weeks, ABC40's Dave Madsen...

Republicans Question Federal Response on Ebola

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October 24th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / 3D4Medical) by ERICA WERNER and MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Ebola infection in New York City exposed flaws in the system and raised new concerns, lawmakers said Friday, as they...

ABC40 Honor Roll Live: Agawam High

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October 24th, 2014
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- With a new academic year now well underway, ABC40 is hitting the road again. Our goal: to highlight the fantastic work going on in area schools. Honor Roll Live kicks-off another year of school trips today as we...

Federal Judge Dismisses Cases in IRS Political Controversy

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October 24th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge has dismissed two lawsuits stemming from the government's alleged mistreatment of conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status. Forty-two organizations sued the government, the Internal Revenue Service...

Senators Markey, Blumenthal Call for Nationwide Airbag Recall

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October 24th, 2014
(AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, Stephan Savoia) DETROIT (AP) — Two U.S. senators are calling on regulators to issue a nationwide recall of cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp., questioning why automakers have been allowed to limit...

New York Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola

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October 23rd, 2014
(AP Photo/John Minchillo) by JONATHAN LEMIRE and COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — An emergency room doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus,...

Baystate Visiting Nurses Association & Hospice Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

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October 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Baystate Visiting Nurses Association & Hospice celebrated its 100th anniversary at the Springfield Museum of History Thursday night. The program focuses its efforts on providing expert, in-home health care...

House and Cars in Springfield Sustain Damage After Stormy Weather

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October 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- One Springfield family was left devastated after Wednesday night's storm. Renee Baker fought-back tears as she described the damage to her Gifford Street home -- a totaled car and a destroyed garage. Baker's...

CDC Details New Ebola Response and Prep Teams

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October 23rd, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / 3D4Medical) By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- The government's new federal Ebola response squads were getting their first test Thursday, dispatched to New York to help care for the city's first...

Northampton Community Members Looking to Stop Standardized Testing

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October 23rd, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Two Northampton organizations co-sponsored a forum Thursday night to discuss standardized testing in public schools. The Northampton Public Schools Coalition and Northampton Human Rights Commission invited...