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Fri, October 24, 2014
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No Verdict Yet in Trial of Tsarnaev Friend

October 22nd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A federal jury in the trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has completed its first full day of deliberations without reaching a verdict. Robel Phillipos, of...

Judge Dismisses Coakley Federal Housing Lawsuit

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October 22nd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A federal court judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Attorney General Martha Coakley against the Federal Housing Finance Agency and mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Coakley had sued the agencies earlier this year...

Two Dead in Shooting Attack at Canada’s Parliament

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October 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld) By JEREMY HAINSWORTH and ROB GILLIES, Associated Press OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A gunman with a scarf over his face shot to death a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation's war memorial...

AP-GfK Poll: Public Wants Tighter Ebola Screening

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October 22nd, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / 3D4Medical) By LAURAN NEERGAARD and EMILY SWANSON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans overwhelmingly want tougher screening for Ebola, according to a poll released as federal health authorities took new...

President Obama Expresses Optimism About Ebola in US

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October 22nd, 2014
by JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he's cautiously more optimistic about the Ebola situation in the U.S. Obama notes that relatives of the only person to die of Ebola in the U.S. have been freed...

Fmr. Ludlow Police Lt. Pleads Guilty to Drug, Evidence Tampering Charges

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October 22nd, 2014
(ABC40 File Photo) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A former Ludlow police lieutenant has pleaded guilty to charges that he stole drugs from an evidence room and possession of cocaine. On Wednesday, Thomas Foye pleaded guilty in Hampden...

Bond Set for Afghan Soldiers Who Fled the Cape for Canada

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October 22nd, 2014
BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) -- A U.S. immigration judge has set bond at $25,000 for two Afghan soldiers who took off from a military training exercise in Massachusetts last month to avoid returning to Afghanistan, where they say their lives are in danger...

ABC40 Traffic Alert: Mattoon St. & Ridgewood Pl. in Springfield

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October 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Motorists traveling near two Springfield roadways should expect some delays later this week. City officials say that on Friday, crews from Palmer Paving will be paving Mattoon Street and Ridgewood Place,...

Mass. State Trooper Facing Sexual Assault Charges

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October 22nd, 2014
(WGGB) -- A Mass. State Trooper has appeared before a judge on several sexual assault charges. Mass. State Police Trooper Christopher Kennedy was in court Wednesday on an indictment, which was handed up last week, charging him with...

Mass. Awards Subway Car Contract to Chinese Firm

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October 22nd, 2014
By PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- A Chinese government-owned rail company has been awarded a $566.6 million state contract to build subway trains for the "T." The Massachusetts Department of Transportation's board of...

Government Ups Air Bag Warning to 7.8M Vehicles

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October 22nd, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government is adding more than 3 million vehicles to a rare warning about faulty air bags that have the potential to kill or injure drivers or passengers in a crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...

Springfield Event to Explore ‘Spirits in the Night’

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October 22nd, 2014
(WGGB) -- It's the time of year when we become more aware of the spirits that may be lurking. Just in time for Halloween, psychic medium Angelina Diana and author Suzanne Strempek Shea are teaming up for a night of supernatural fun. Next...

Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School Placed on Probation by State

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October 22nd, 2014
MALDEN, Mass. (AP) — The state education board has placed two schools, including the first virtual school in Massachusetts, on probation for low achievement and other problems. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education said Tuesday...

Probe Reveals Scope of Academic Fraud at UNC

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October 22nd, 2014
By AARON BEARD and EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — An academic fraud investigation at the University of North Carolina has found that more than 3,100 students were involved in a "shadow" curriculum" that...

Springfield Police Arrest Suspect in Wilbraham Road Armed Robbery

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October 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Springfield man has been arrested after allegedly holding up a gas station early Wednesday morning. Around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, officers were called to the Sunoco gas station on Wilbraham Road for the report of...