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Tonight: Becoming clear, cooler. Areas of fog possible. Lows: 38-44. Winds: Become light. Wednesday: Sunny and pleasant. Highs: 68-72. Winds: Light. First Warning Meteorologist Rick Sluben ...
Tue, September 16, 2014
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Trooper Struck by Impaired Motorist on I-290 in Worcester

September 15th, 2014
WORCESTER, Mass. (WGGB) -- A state trooper was struck by an impaired motorist in Worcester Monday night. The trooper was inside his cruiser, when the motorist hit him from behind on Rt. 290-- just after 8 p.m. Zachary Dion, 25 -- of...

Suspect in 2 Boston Rapes Pleads Not Guilty

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September 15th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A Dedham man charged with raping two women a decade ago has pleaded not guilty and been ordered held on $500,000 bail. Dwayne McNair had once been set free because DNA testing could not differentiate him from his twin brother....

State Police Investigating Two Car Crash on Rt. 57 in Agawam

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September 15th, 2014
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- State Police are investigating a two car accident that closed one lane on Rt. 57 near Suffield Street Monday night. It happened just after 9 p.m. ABC40's Brendan Monahan reports that a pick-up truck rolled over and...

Crowd Pleasers & Fan Favorites at This Year’s Big E

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September 15th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- When many people think of the Big E, they often think about the food. But, the fair is also a local favorite because of the activities -- and sights -- you don't get to do or see every day. "I really...

First US Strike in Expanded Iraq Fight

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September 15th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. officials say the United States took the first step in the planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants Monday, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces south of Baghdad who were being attacked by enemy...

Woman Arrested for Bringing Gun to Big E

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September 15th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A woman who lost her gun at the Big E appeared in court Monday... after being locked up over the weekend. West Springfield's police chief tells ABC 40... Gabrielle Emerson of Keene New Hampshire was drunk when...

Ex-Boyfriend Pleads Guilty In Drunk Driving Crash That Killed Agawam Woman

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September 15th, 2014
(Photo Provided by The Bard Family) (WGGB) BOSTON, Mass. – The ex-boyfriend of an Agawam woman, Evan Bard - who was killed in a car accident last year - admitted he was driving drunk at the time of the crash. Sean Jackman, 25, of...

Ebola patient in Nebraska bored in isolation room

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September 15th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy of UMass Medical School)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska doctors treating an American aid worker battling Ebola say that as he improves, he's getting bored in his isolation room. Debbie Sacra says the Nebraska Medical Center brought...

Bombing suspect’s lawyers: Didn’t pose as FBI

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September 15th, 2014
(Photo: FBI via AP)BOSTON (AP) -- Attorneys for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are denying as "false" and "preposterous" an allegation that defense team members posed as FBI employees while investigating the case in...

Local Players Strive to “Do Better” than NFL Role Models

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September 15th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- The NFL and it's players seem to be in the spot light lately more off the field than on it. Between the Aaron Hernandez homicide trials, Ray Rice beating his wife and the most recent incident with Adrian Peterson...

AAA Kicks-Off Luggage Drive for Children in Transition

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September 15th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Donating that slightly used luggage can help benefit children in transition. Monday, AAA Pioneer Valley kicked-off it's week-long luggage drive to support its "Angels Take Flight" campaign. People handing over...

I Bet Brittany…to Paint a Caricature

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September 15th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A staple of many fairs is getting a caricature done, which often highlights one's favorite activity or hobby. On Monday, ABC40's Brittany Decker was issued a challenge by one artist at The Big E - to paint a...

Fairground Firehouse Provides Safety and Great Food at The Big E

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September 15th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Along Hampden Avenue on The Big E fairgrounds - which runs parallel to Memorial Avenue - is a firehouse that not only helps protect the fair, but also helps Andrew Lyne with the West Springfield Fire...

Mass. Farmers Markets Highlight Local Agriculture at The Big E

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September 15th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- At the heart of The Big E is its rich history as an agricultural fair, and to that end, the fair works to highlight farms and their products. Jeff Cole, executive director of Massachusetts Farmers Markets and...

Lawyer: Mom in Blackstone Infants Case in Prison Unit

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September 15th, 2014
photo WCVB By BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- The lawyer for a Massachusetts woman arrested after the bodies of three infants were found in a squalid, vermin-infested home says his client is in a prison treatment unit for women...