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This Afternoon: Sunny and cold. Highs: 23-28. (Average high: 42) Winds: Light W/SW. Tonight: Cold and dry. Lows: 0-8. Winds: Light. Have a great Friday! First Warning Meteorologist Dan Brown ...
Fri, March 06, 2015
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Humidity: 33%
Dew Point: -6
Wind: at 2 mph
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A Bright but Chilly Afternoon

March 6th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - It was another bitterly cold start! Temperatures this morning fell below zero in many spots! In fact, at Westover the official temperature fell to -6! The record low for today remains -13 set back in 1948. Although...

Local Firefighters Push for Sprinkler Legislation

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March 6th, 2015
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Every year, house fires claim 2,500 lives across the country. Experts say up to 80 percent of those deaths could have been prevented with a sprinkler system. In an effort to get the equipment in more homes, today,...

Springfield Police Seize Weapons and Drugs, Make Three Arrests

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March 6th, 2015
(Photo Provided by Springfield Police) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police in Springfield have arrested three accused drug dealers and confiscated a large amount of drugs and weapons. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney explains that...

Vermont Raises Concerns About Nuclear Plant Decommissioning

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March 6th, 2015
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont is asking federal nuclear regulators to require the owner of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant to address concerns about Entergy's plans for cleaning up the site. The Vermont attorney general, Department of...

Hernandez Murder Trial Resumes After Juror Note Delay

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March 6th, 2015
(AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool) FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is back underway after the judge received a note from a juror. Hernandez is charged with murder in...

Hyundai Recall: Water Leak Can Cause Gear Shift Problem

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March 6th, 2015
DETROIT (AP) -- Hyundai is recalling more than 26,000 Genesis luxury cars in the U.S. and Canada to fix a water leak that can cause the transmission gear shifter to malfunction. The recall covers cars from the 2015 model year. Water can leak...

Harrison Ford’s Love of Flight Marked by Mishaps, Service

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March 6th, 2015
(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) by LYNN ELBER and TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a man battles Darth Vader, Nazis and other evil-doers for work, what does he do for fun? Harrison Ford finds his answer in a pilot's...

Runways Open at LaGuardia After Plane That Skidded Removed

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March 6th, 2015
(AP Photo/New York Fire Department) MENDON, Mass. (AP) -- Authorities say they have arrested a Mendon man who scuffled with police and tried to prevent firefighters from reaching his burning home. The fire was reported at about 5:30 p.m....

Daylight Saving Time: Set Clocks Ahead 1 Hour This Weekend

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March 6th, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Spring is closer than you think, and here's a sure sign: daylight saving time arrives this weekend. Most Americans will set their clocks 60 minutes forward before heading to bed Saturday night, and most smart phones should...

US Adds 295K Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 5.5 Percent

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March 6th, 2015
by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers extended a healthy streak of hiring in February by adding 295,000 jobs, the 12th straight monthly gain above 200,000. The Labor Department says the...

Nissan Recalls More Altimas for Hood Latch Problem

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March 6th, 2015
DETROIT (AP) -- Nissan is recalling 625,000 more cars in the U.S. as part of a growing problem with faulty latches that can allow hoods to fly open while cars are moving. The latest recall covers Altima midsize cars from the 2013 through 2015...

Fire Breaks Out at Industrial Building in Deerfield

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March 6th, 2015
DEERFIELD (WGGB) -- Fire crews from across Franklin County are on the scene of a fire at an industrial building in Deerfield Friday morning. Reports of flames at the building on McClellan Farm Rd. came in shortly after 3:00 a.m. The building is...

Weather Stalls Boston-Bound Amtrak Passengers in Conn.

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March 6th, 2015
MYSTIC, Conn. (AP) -- Amtrak says 299 passengers headed for Boston were stuck on a cold, dark train for more than three hours after it lost power in Connecticut. Spokesman Craig Schulz said the Acela train from Washington, D.C., became...

Mass. College of Liberal Arts Names New President

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March 6th, 2015
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) -- A top administrator at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has been selected as the next president of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Trustees announced Thursday that Greg Summers will become the...

Honor Roll Live: Palmer High School

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March 6th, 2015
PALMER, Mass. (WGGB) — ABC40’s Honor Roll Live heads to eastern Hampden County this week. Today, we're at the home of the Panthers – Palmer High School. From student groups and clubs, to athletes and musicians, to academic successes,...