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New Documentary Takes In-Depth Look at Depression

October 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It's estimated that nearly ten percent of all Americans are struggling with depression, but many will never seek treatment. Future Health in Springfield is working to end the stigma and start the healing with a...

ALL NEXT WEEK – ABC40 Special Report: Honor Flight

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October 21st, 2014
WASHINGTON D.C. (WGGB) -- Honor Flight is a program that brings World War II veterans down to our nation's capital to see the memorial that is built in their...

Jury to Decide if Tsarnaev Friend was Liar or High

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October 21st, 2014
By DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer BOSTON (AP) — A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told a string of lies to investigators, a prosecutor told a jury Tuesday, but a defense lawyer said the defendant was a...

US: 1 American Released from North Korea

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October 21st, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, has been released. State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said Fowle is headed home Tuesday after negotiators left...

Homeland Security Orders New Screening for Ebola

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October 21st, 2014
by ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Everyone coming to the United States from the three West African countries at the center of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened for the deadly disease at one of five airports, the...

Inspections Begin Along South End Bridge

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October 21st, 2014
(WGGB) -- MassDOT has begun inspection work along the South End Bridge, which may impact your travels through the area. The agency says that over the next two days, crews will be out on both sides of Route 5 performing routine...

Blackstone “House of Horrors” Torn Down

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October 21st, 2014
by RODRIQUE NGOWI, Associated Press BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) — Demolition crews have started tearing down the squalid Massachusetts house in which the skeletal remains of three dead infants were found. Blackstone Town Administrator...

VOTE 2014 Debate – Mass. House: Sixth Hampden District

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October 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- Vote 2014 is 2 weeks from today. For the first time in a longtime in Western Massachusetts, we have a number of contested House and Senate races. Our focus Tuesday was the House race in the 6th Hampden...

MONDAY AT ABC40 – 40 Force: Shred It!

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October 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Your trash could be a gold mine for identity thieves. On Monday, the 40 Force is going to work to help keep that critical data safe. Bring your documents and hard drives to the ABC40 / FOX 6 Studios at 1300...

Pistorius Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Killing Girlfriend

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October 21st, 2014
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. A South African judge cited the "gross negligence" the Olympic...

Berkshire Towns Seek Changes to River Cleanup Plan

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October 21st, 2014
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Six Berkshire County communities are coming together to seek changes in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's $613 million plan to clean toxic chemicals from the Housatonic River. The Berkshire Eagle reports...

Staples Investigating Possible Data Breach

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October 21st, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- Staples says that it is looking into a potential credit card data breach and that it has been in touch with law enforcement officials about the issue. The office supplier retailer said that if it turns up any data discrepancies...

CVS Tacks Tobacco Payment to Prescription Network

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October 21st, 2014
By TOM MURPHY, AP Business Writer (AP) -- First, CVS Health pulled tobacco from its store shelves. Now, it plans to make some customers think twice about filling prescriptions at other stores that still sell smokes. The nation's...

Angie’s List: Protecting your Family from Lead Poisoning

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October 21st, 2014
(WGGB) -- Lead poisoning is 100 percent preventable,  but unfortunately, every year, thousands of kids still end up getting sick. In observance of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, experts are reinforcing the importance of testing your...

Wyoming Prepares to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

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October 21st, 2014
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Wyoming stands poised to become the latest state to allow gay marriage as a wave of court rulings brings expanded rights to same-sex couples across the nation. The state was scheduled to file a legal notice saying it won't...