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Tonight: Clear, frigid. Record cold possible. Lows: -12 to -2 (record: -6/1964). Winds: Light. Saturday: Sunny and chilly. Highs: 24-30. Winds: W/NW 2-10 mph. First Warning Meteorologist Rick Sluben ...
Fri, February 27, 2015
18°
Clear
Feels like 6°
Humidity: 42%
Dew Point: -2
Wind: WNW at 9 mph
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Boston officer shoots man who attacked him with wooden stake

February 27th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston officials say a city police officer was forced to shoot a 22-year-old man who attacked him with a wooden stake. Boston Police Commissioner William Evans says the officer shot city resident Edwin Guity in the leg Thursday...

Baker seeks additional $50M for snow removal

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February 27th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Charlie Baker is asking state lawmakers to approve a spending bill that includes an additional $50 million to cover the costs of snow and ice removal during what he called an "unprecedented" stretch of winter weather. Parts of...

Governor Baker Addresses Sky Rocketing Energy Costs

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February 27th, 2015
(WGGB) -- Sky high electric bills still have customers looking for answers and solutions. Why are rates so high? Where is the legislature to help? "The single biggest thing we can do to deal with the rising cost is to create more pipeline...

Another Weekend, Another Snowstorm

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February 27th, 2015
For the sixth week in a row, the Saturday to Monday time-frame will feature a snowstorm!  Going back to Monday, January 26th, we've had a snowstorm on either Saturday, Sunday or Monday for five straight weeks.  This week will make six...

Local Gallery Remembers Leonard Nimoy as Gifted Photographer

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February 27th, 2015
(WGGB) -- Leonard Nimoy, one of science fiction's most iconic actors has died. Born in Boston, he's best known for portraying the stoic Mr. Spock on the Star Trek television series and movies. Leonard Nimoy was and will always be...

PVTA Bus Stops Not Shoveled. Who is Responsible?

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February 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Public transportation has been affected by the accumulating snow throughout the state. Now the PVTA is getting put in the hot seat as many of their bus stops aren't shoveled out. Piles of snow along bus routes have...

Gov. Baker Offers to Spread Snow Removal Costs Over Two Years

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February 27th, 2015
REGION (WGGB) -- Even though we haven't seen a sizable snow storm here in western Mass. since mid-February, the Bay State continues to clean up after Mother Nature. Friday in Springfield, Governor Charlie Baker acknowledged the huge costs of...

Internet Photo Sparks Debate Over Color of Dress

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February 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The color of a dress is sparking a lot of debate and it' all over social media because many people are seeing it in different colors. Some say they see black and blue while others say gold and white. It's the dress that...

Recall Roundup: Children’s Bikes and Tires

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February 27th, 2015
(WGGB) -- A bike with loose handlebars and a tire that could crack top our Recall Roundup for this Friday, February 27. Marin Mountain Bikes is recalling children's bicycles due to a fall hazard because the handlebars can loosen. The...

Stopgap Homeland Security Spending Bill Fails in House

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February 27th, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House has rejected a stopgap spending bill for the Homeland Security Department with just hours to go before a midnight deadline to fund the agency or see it begin to partially shut down. The surprise 224-203 defeat of...

Four Northampton Body Work Businesses Cited Following Investigation

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February 27th, 2015
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Four Northampton businesses have been cited as part of a nearly year-long investigation. Northampton Police Capt. Jody Kasper says that back in April 2014, detectives received a report of "alleged sexual contact...

Victim of Deadly Crash on Mass. Pike Identified

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February 27th, 2015
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Investigators have identified the woman killed in a Thursday crash along the Mass. Turnpike. Mass. State Police tell ABC40 that 19-year-old Althea Fortier of Yarmouth Port, Mass. was killed following the...

Racing Might Return to New England’s Last Thoroughbred Track

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February 27th, 2015
(AP Photo/Lisa Poole, File) BOSTON (AP) -- New England's last remaining thoroughbred horse racing track may continue to hold live races after all. Months after its owners said they would stop hosting races after the 2014 season, Suffolk...

Writing Workshop to be Held Saturday at Forbes Library

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February 27th, 2015
(WGGB) -- Do you wonder how writers make up the characters, settings, and plots in books that you love? Do you ever think you could write a book? You might be surprised. That's the focus of a writing workshop going on Saturday at the...

Amherst Survival Center to Hold ‘Empty Bowls’ Fundraising Event

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February 27th, 2015
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- Great food and stunning artistry. That is the backdrop for a unique fundraiser happening on March 9. It's called 'Empty Bowls,' an effort by the Amherst Survival Center to help those in need in the community....