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US and China Vow to Manage Rifts Ahead of Obama Visit

October 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci) By MATTHEW LEE AP Diplomatic Writer BOSTON (AP) -- The U.S. and China are pledging to overcome mistrust, manage their differences and cooperate on key issues like combatting terrorism and the spread of the Ebola virus...

Fundraiser to Remember Train Crash Victims Planned in Mass

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October 18th, 2014
Eds: APNewsNow. FOXBOROROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- A fundraiser for a scholarship foundation set up in memory of three people who died when their vehicle was struck by a train in Mansfield is planned for this weekend. The fundraiser in memory of...

Holyoke Lodge of Elks Hosts Hunting For A Cure 5K Run/Walk

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October 18th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass (WGGB) – The Hunting For A Cure 5K Run/Walk drew a large crowd today at the Holyoke Lodge of Elks. At 11am the sound of a shotgun blast sent participants on their 3.1 mile course around Ashley Reservoir. Proceeds from the run...

Four children and 2 Adults Die in Pennsylvania House Fire

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October 18th, 2014
 MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say six people are dead following a house fire near Pittsburgh, including four children. Allegheny County chief of emergency services Alvin Henderson says the fire broke out Saturday morning in McKeesport,...

Eastfield Mall Hosts Health Fair

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October 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB)-  Noble Visiting Nurse & Hospice is presenting their Fitness is Fun Family Health & Wellness Fair at the Eastfield Mall today. ABC 40 is proud to be a co-sponsor of the fair, which will feature dozens of health...

Seattle M.E. Determines Body Found is Actress Misty Upham

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October 18th, 2014
Courtesy: ABC news SEATTLE (AP) -- The King County medical examiner has confirmed that a body found in a ravine in the Seattle suburb of Auburn is that of missing actress Misty Upham, known for her roles in "August: Osage County," "Frozen River"...

Singing for Unity Across Western Mass

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October 18th, 2014
 SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- One hundred residents from communities across Western Mass are ready to sing their hearts out tonight for their 1st Annual Inaugural Unity Fest. This afternoon the singers were preparing at Symphony hall for...

Effectiveness of Ebola Travel Ban Questioned

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October 18th, 2014
Courtesy: MGN Online By ERICA WERNER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- A ban on travel from West Africa might seem like a simple and smart response to the frightening Ebola outbreak there. It's become a central demand of Republicans and...

Friday Football Fever: Week 7

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October 18th, 2014
(WGGB) -- There were plenty of important match-ups across Western Mass. on Friday night. Some of those games were lob-sided on the scoreboard, while others came down to the final drive. Agawam was one of those teams that came away with a...

3 Day Care Workers Accused of Hanging Boy on Door

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October 18th, 2014
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) -- Three day care workers in Massachusetts have been fired, accused of hanging a toddler from a doorknob by his shirt and then taking photos and video. Another worker at the KinderCare in Framingham told police Tuesday...

UN Now Training Ebola Survivors to Help With Care

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October 18th, 2014
By CARA ANNA Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations has begun training Ebola survivors to help respond to the soaring number of cases in West Africa, because people who've lived through the experience are now immune to the...

Annual “Pink Out” Event at Central High/Putnam Football Game

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October 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Springfield Central High Football Booster Club hosted its annual "Pink Out" event Friday night. Central High faced-off against Putnam, and everyone who was in...

DPW Working to Improve Intersection “X” in Springfield

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October 17th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The City of Springfield is looking for bids to perform a study for Sumner Avenue at the "X." In recent years, the "X" has had more traffic throughout -- with both cars and pedestrians. The purpose of the...

Fixed Police Posts Drawing Praise In Springfield

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October 17th, 2014
Springfield, Mass (WGGB) -- "Hey how are you?" A simple hello. Springfield Police Comissioner John Barbieri says sometimes that's all it takes to make people feel safe. That's why a new policing program that includes several fixed post...

Local Entrepreneurs Share Solutions to Grow Springfield at TEDx Event

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October 17th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The third annual TEDx Springfield event brought together leaders in medicine, business technology, and sports to propose solutions to help the city grow. Springfield is fast becoming a center for entrepreneurship...