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Ebola patient in Nebraska bored in isolation room

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...

Wynn, Mohegan Sun Respond to Casino Regulators

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September 15th, 2014
By PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Wynn Resorts appears to have a strong advantage over Mohegan Sun in the fierce competition for the Boston-area casino license, even as the Las Vegas gambling giant pushes back against...

Patrol: Escaped Ohio School Shooter Had Pitchfork

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September 15th, 2014
(AP Photo/Rick Osentoski) COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- State troopers say the convicted Ohio school shooter who briefly escaped from prison last week had a pitchfork when he was captured. State Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Craig Cvetan...

Pelham Man Arrested on Gun Charges

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September 15th, 2014
BELCHERTOWN, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Pelham man has been arrested and arraigned on gun charges. Mary Carey, spokesperson for the Northwestern District Attorney's office, says that 57-year-old Edward Fleury, 57, of Pelham was arrested and arraigned...

President Obama Launching Campus Sexual Assault Campaign

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September 15th, 2014
By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden plan to announce a campus sexual assault awareness campaign with a focus on engaging men in the fight. The campaign called "It's On...

Roman Catholic Bishops Support Casino Law Repeal

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September 15th, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB/AP) -- Roman Catholic leaders in Massachusetts are urging residents to vote in favor of November's ballot question to repeal the state's casino law. Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Worcester Bishop Robert McManus, Springfield...

Adrian Peterson ‘Sorry’ for Hurting Child

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September 15th, 2014
(AP Photo/Tom Gannam, File) EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Adrian Peterson has issued a statement after being charged with child abuse and says he is "sorry about the hurt I have brought to my child." Peterson issued his statement on Monday a...

Vietnam Soldiers Receive Medal of Honor

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September 15th, 2014
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says a grateful nation honors the acts of valor by two Vietnam War soldiers who risked their lives to protect fellow troops. Obama is bestowing the Medal...