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Today: 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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Plane That Skidded Through Fence at LaGuardia is Removed

March 6th, 2015
(AP Photo/New York Fire Department)By MEGHAN BARR and SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- The Delta jetliner that skidded and smashed through a fence at LaGuardia Airport has been removed from the runway. Cranes were used...

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...

Friday’s News on the Go 3/6

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March 6th, 2015
REGION (WGGB)-- Fire breaks out at an industrial building in Deerfield, two people transported to the hospital after crash in Exit 3 in Chicopee, stolen credit card information used on Apple pay and more details. Get your News on the Go with Tom...

Sunshine Returns but Cold Stays

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March 6th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - It's yet another frigid morning! What else is new? Temperatures this morning are back down near zero! In fact, at Westover the official temperature fell to -6! The record low for this morning remains -13 set back in...

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 disabled...

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,...

Stolen Credit Card Data Being Used on Apple Pay

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March 6th, 2015
(WGGB) -- Apple's new mobile payment system 'Apple Pay' is intended to make transactions easier. But apparently, it's also making it easier for criminals to use it with stolen information. The Wall Street Journal reports that cyber thieves are...

Freight Train Carrying Crude Oil Derails in Rural Illinois

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March 6th, 2015
GALENA, Ill. (AP) -- A freight train loaded with crude oil derailed in northern Illinois, bursting into flames and prompting authorities to evacuate everyone within 1 mile. Galena authorities say eight cars of the BNSF train derailed around 1:20...

NASA’s New Estimates Detail Mars’ Once-Massive Ocean

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March 6th, 2015
(Courtesy: NASA) (WGGB) -- Scientists are confident that liquid water once existed on the surface of Mars. Now, new data has led to estimates that roughly 20% of the planet's surface was covered by one huge ocean. In findings released on...

Harrison Ford Transported to Hospital Following Plane Crash in California

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March 5th, 2015
(photo courtesy KABC-TV) LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Harrison Ford crash-landed his World War II-era airplane on Thursday after losing engine power, suffering serious but not life-threatening injuries as he used his years of piloting prowess to bring...

Forest Park Residents Urged to Speak Up to Combat Crime

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March 5th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Kim Rivera was pulling onto her street Wednesday night, when she realized her Pomona Street home was surrounded by police and an active investigation. "You hear little things here or there that someone was...

Students Raising Money to Restore Globe Damaged in Post Super Bowl Riot

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March 5th, 2015
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Westfield State University community is looking to restore the globe sculpture on campus after it was destroyed in a post Super Bowl riot. The globe, a well-known landmark at Westfield State University was...