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Sat, February 28, 2015
Clear
Feels like 2°
Humidity: 72%
Dew Point: -5
Wind: ESE at 1 mph
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February 2015 Coldest in 180 Years

February 28th, 2015
Coldest Februarys   SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – This February will go in the record books as the coldest February and coldest month in 180 years in western Massachusetts. The average temperature at Amherst was 11.3°, beating the old...

Young Professionals Hold Self-Defense Seminar

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February 28th, 2015
LUDLOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- Knowing how to protect yourself was the goal of a self-defense seminar in Ludlow on Saturday. The Springfield Young Professionals Society collaborated with Team Link Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts to provide...

Another Snowstorm to Usher in March

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February 28th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – February 2015 is the coldest month in 122 years of record-keeping at the Amherst climate site, and the winter weather isn't done even though the calendar is changing to March. Overnight, skies will be clear most of...

Stolen Car & Custom Crutches Returned to AIC Student

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February 28th, 2015
(Courtesy: Springfield PD) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)- A stolen car is returned to its rightful owner, an 18 year-old college student at American International College. Alexis Morel is a cancer survivor who had her leg amputated. Though she's...

Crews Respond to Fire in Chicopee

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February 28th, 2015
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Emergency crews in Chicopee responded to a fire on Homer Avenue. The fire was first reported shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday. Smoke was seen coming out of a dwelling on that street. It's not yet clear whether anyone...

Youth hockey players escape injury in rink roof collapse

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February 28th, 2015
Credit: WCVB Channel 5 Boston CANTON, Mass. (AP) -- A youth hockey team escaped without injury when part of a snow-laden roof collapsed at a Massachusetts skating rink. Officials in Canton say everyone is safe after Saturday morning's...

Authorities seize 15 tons of marijuana on US-Mexico border

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February 28th, 2015
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Federal authorities have seized more than 15 tons of marijuana in a near-record bust at a border crossing in Southern California. The Los Angeles Times reports Saturday (http://lat.ms/1AUTAV1 ) that more than 1,200 packages...

Baker Forms Group to Tackle Skills Gap in State

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February 28th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Charlie Baker says his administration is developing a plan for bridging the gap between the skills possessed by the state's workforce and the skills that are in demand by cutting-edge companies. Baker has signed an executive...

Knicks say Former Player Anthony Mason has Died

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February 28th, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Knicks say Anthony Mason, a rugged power forward who was a defensive force for several NBA teams in the 1990s, has died. He was 48. Knicks spokesman Jonathan Supranowitz confirmed Mason's death, which was first...

Springfield Students Compete in ‘Future Chefs’ Competition

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February 28th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield Schools along with Sodexo Food Services hosted their 'Future Chefs' competition at Putnam Vocational and Technical High School. The competition featured 15 finalists from grades 3-5. Students created more...

Summit to Inspire Springfield Youth at Local College

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February 28th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The 2015 Constructing Kings Male Youth Summit kicked off  their one-day conference at Springfield College. The conference serves as an empowerment summit for Black men between the ages of 12-18. The summit is held by...

Hyundai Recalls 263,000 Cars Due to Power-steering Problem

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February 28th, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hyundai is recalling about 263,000 cars in the U.S. and Canada because a sensor problem could cause drivers to lose power-assisted steering. The company has not reported any injuries or accidents. A representative for Hyundai...

Obama, Netanyahu on Collision Course 6 Years in the Making

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February 28th, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions. Both leaders see the high-stakes endeavor as a centerpiece of their...

Saturday’s News On The Go 2/28

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February 28th, 2015
REGION (wggb)-- Two massage Parlors have been shut down following a lengthy investigation in Northampton, Homeland Security will remain operational for at least another week and Science Fiction's most iconic actor,  Leonard Nimoy dies at the age...

Another Record Cold Morning, Snow On the Way

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February 28th, 2015
REGION (WGGB) - Another frigid morning to close out the month of February here in Western Mass. as we hit record temperatures once again. Saturday mornings low temps hit -13, according to Westover. The former record was -6, set back in 1960. It's...