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Mon, March 02, 2015
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Dew Point: 22
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TRAFFIC ALERT: Mountain Road in Easthampton Closed

March 1st, 2015
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Mountain Road (Route 141) in Easthampton has been closed to traffic. The closure is in effect indefinitely due to the wintry conditions. The Log Cabin and Tavern On The Hill are still open to business despite the...

Snow Ends after Midnight; Another Storm Tuesday Night

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March 1st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Another Sunday, another snowstorm. Like previous storms, it's not a so-called blockbuster, but it is a plowable amount of snow. FutureWeather 2am The snow will fall heaviest in the evening hours, before...

Springfield Police On-Scene of Reported Forest Street Stabbing

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March 1st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Springfield Police Department responded to a reported stabbing on Forest Street Sunday night. The call came in around 9:45 p.m. Crews arrived on-scene at 36 Forest Street. No word on how badly the...

Maple Syrup Season’s Sticky Start

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March 1st, 2015
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Massachusetts Maple Month kicked-off on Sunday, but with the record cold we've been having, the maple syrup season is way behind. Bitter temperatures and frequent snow storms are taking its toll on local...

Chicago’s 1st Black Major League Baseball Player Minoso Dies

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March 1st, 2015
Photo Courtesy of ABC News By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) -- Major league baseball's first black player in Chicago, Minnie Minoso, has died. The Cook County medical examiner confirmed his death Sunday morning. Minoso homered...

Seoul: North Korea Test Fires 2 Short Range Missiles

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March 1st, 2015
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's military says rival North Korea has fired two short range missiles into the sea off its east coast. Such test firings aren't unusual, but Monday's morning launch comes as allies Washington and Seoul...

Speed Limit Reduced Along Mass. Turnpike

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March 1st, 2015
REGION (WGGB)— The speed limit on the Mass. Turnpike has been reduced because of the wintry conditions. The speed limit from the NY border to ex. 11 in Millbury has been reduced to 40mph, said Mass. State Police. As of 8:20 p.m., there...

Obama Plans Trip to South Carolina, 48th State in Office

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March 1st, 2015
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama plans to get one step closer to visiting all 50 states while in office with a trip to South Carolina this week. U.S. Rep. James Clyburn says Obama plans to visit Benedict...

Newspaper: Nurse Who Survived Ebola Says Hospital Failed Her

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March 1st, 2015
DALLAS (AP) -- A 26-year-old nurse said in a newspaper interview that a hospital where she had worked in Dallas and its parent company failed her when she contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the deadly...

Israeli PM in US for Controversial Speech

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March 1st, 2015
Photo Credit: ABC News WASHINGTON (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Washington to deliver the speech to Congress that the Obama administration did not want him to give. Netanyahu's mission Tuesday, said an adviser to the...

Community Celebrates Holiday Of Purim

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March 1st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It was a community celebration in Springfield today, completed with good food, party, and costumes. The holiday of Purim celebrates the Jewish people prevailing on their adversaries in the biblical book of...

Puppy Mill Protesters Rally In West Springfield

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March 1st, 2015
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Protesters targeted a pet store in West Springfield this afternoon to condemn Puppy Mills. Advocates stood outside of The Puppy Place in West Springfield, holding signs that read 'Say no to Puppy Mills' and...

3rd Child Dies After Carbon Monoxide Leak in Ohio Home

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March 1st, 2015
TROY, Ohio (AP) -- A third child has died after being found in an Ohio home where there were high levels of carbon monoxide. The Dayton Daily News says 13-year-old Jakia Jones died Sunday. Her cousins 14-year-old Dionanna Bishop and...

Snowmobilers Rescued in New Hampshire after 3 Machines Stranded in deep snow

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March 1st, 2015
PITTSBURG, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire conservation officers rescued three snowmobilers whose machines got stuck in deep snow on Stub Hill in Pittsburg. Conservation officer Christopher Egan says the three men worked for several hours to...

Home Schooling Parents Upset with Newtown Panel Proposals

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March 1st, 2015
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Some Connecticut parents who home-school their children believe some recommendations from the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission could infringe on their parental rights. They're particularly worried about language that...