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Today: Overcast with flurries possible. Decreasing clouds late. Temperatures fall slowly much of the day. Midday temps: 24-30. Winds: NW 5-10 mph. Tyler Jankoski ...
Thu, March 05, 2015
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Police Probe ‘Suicide Pact’ in Mass., N.H.

March 5th, 2015
WINTHROP, Mass. (AP) -- Police are investigating what they're calling a "suicide pact" involving students at schools in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Authorities said Thursday that the alleged pact involved students in Winthrop, Tewksbury...

Plane Skids Off Runway at LaGuardia

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March 5th, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) -- A plane from Atlanta skidded off a runway at LaGuardia Airport while landing Thursday, crashing through a chain-link fence and coming to rest with its nose perilously close to the edge of an icy bay. Photos showed the...

Springfield Police Make Five Drug Arrests

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March 5th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - Springfield Police busted five drug suspects in three different arrests Wednesday. The arrests began just before 9 a.m. Wednesday when Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that police were sent to the area of...

Wellesley College to Admit Transgender Students

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March 5th, 2015
WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) -- Wellesley College is joining a growing list of women's colleges that accept transgender students. President H. Kim Bottomly and trustees' chairwoman Laura Daignault Gates said in a letter Wednesday to the campus...

Fuel Assistance to Help with Long Winter

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March 5th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - This brutal winter has taken its toll on just about everyone's energy budgets, but you may be eligible for help. Springfield Partners for Community Action is offering an Emergency Fuel Program for Hampden County...

Overcast with Flurries Possible Today

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March 5th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – A tricky storm is currently impacting southern New England, with a sharp northern edge to the snow shield. The accumulating snow will stay south and east of western Massachusetts today. Expect overcast skies with...

Device at Center of “Superbug” Outbreak Not Approved by FDA

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March 5th, 2015
(Courtesy: CDC) WASHINGTON (AP) -- The manufacturer of a medical instrument at the center of a recent "superbug" outbreak in Los Angeles did not receive federal clearance to sell the device, according to officials from the Food and Drug...

MGM Springfield Details Timetable to Gaming Commission

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March 5th, 2015
BOSTON (WGGB/AP) -- MGM executives have outlined their construction schedule for an $800 million resort casino in downtown Springfield. At a rare Springfield meeting for the state gambling commission on Thursday, casino officials said March...

Route 5 Northbound Tunnel in West Springfield Closed AGAIN

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March 5th, 2015
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - MassDOT is announcing that once again, the Route 5 Northbound tunnel in West Springfield will be closing for pothole repairs. The shutdown will start at 11:30am Thursday and is expected to last two to three...

Parents of Michael Brown Plan to Sue City of Ferguson

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March 5th, 2015
(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Lawyers for the parents of an unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb have announced plans to file a civil lawsuit against the city of...

Springfield Announces 311 Pothole Hotline

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March 5th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) - Because they're everywhere, Springfield is announcing a "Pothole Hotline". Springfield DPW Director Chris Cignoli urges residents to report potholes as soon as they're noticed and not to assume the city is already aware....

Mistrial in Arias Case Eliminates Death Penalty

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March 5th, 2015
PHOENIX (AP) -- A judge has declared a mistrial in the Jodi Arias sentencing retrial after jurors deadlocked on whether the convicted murderer should be executed or sent to prison for life for killing her lover in 2008. The decision on...

Noble Hospital and Baystate Sign “Letter of Intent”

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March 5th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) - One of the area's last independent hospitals might be joining a larger health network. The boards of trustees of Noble Hospital and Baystate Health have agreed to a "letter of intent", which begins the process of...

Vince Wilfork: Pats Not Picking up Option

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March 5th, 2015
(AP Photo / Stephan Savoia) FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (WGGB) - Beloved Patriots nose tackle Vince Wolfork broke the news Thursday that the team won't be picking up the "option" in his contract, setting the stage for the end of his eleven-year career...

Ringling Bros. Circus to Ban Elephant Acts

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March 5th, 2015
Courtesy MGNOnline POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) -- The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its iconic elephant acts. The circus' parent company, Feld Entertainment, told The Associated Press exclusively that the acts will be...