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Tonight: Clear to partly cloudy, frigid late. Lows: -2 to 6. Winds: Become calm. Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy with a flurry possible. Highs: 32-38. Winds: W/SW 4-12 mph. Sunday: Sun then increasing clouds with a few ...
Fri, March 06, 2015
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Northampton City Council Approves Stiffer Fines for Negligent Snow Removal

March 6th, 2015
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- We're all tired of shoveling all of this snow. But if you don't get rid of it, a hefty fine could be coming your way. The Northampton City Council initially approved a new ordinance Thursday night that...

Marathon Volleyball Tournament at Ludlow High School Underway

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March 6th, 2015
LUDLOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- Playing volleyball for 12 hours straight that's what some students at Ludlow High School are doing right now. "So basically every 10 minutes there's a new game. So there's about 10 teams in a bracket so we're looking at...

Federal Bill Would Protect Pets of Domestic Abuse Victims

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March 6th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Supporters of federal legislation that would extend domestic violence protective orders to include pets say many women stay in abusive relationships because they're worried about what might happen to their animals. U.S. Reps....

TurboTax Maker says It Received Gov’t Inquiries About Fraud

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March 6th, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) -- The maker of TuboTax software says it is in touch with the U.S. Department of Justice and other government agencies about a recent spike in fraudulent filings. Intuit Inc. said it received a formal request for information from...

Chrysler Recalls Minivans, SUVs to Fix Ignition Switches

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March 6th, 2015
DETROIT (AP) -- Chrysler is recalling nearly 703,000 minivans and SUVs to replace faulty ignition switches that can cause the vehicles to stall unexpectedly. The company is warning people to remove everything but the ignition key from their key...

Union Faults Baker for Tapping Charter School Advocate

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March 6th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- The state's biggest teacher union is faulting Gov. Charlie Baker for tapping another charter school advocate for a top state education post. The Republican governor, a charter school fan, named Paul Sagan on Friday as chairman of...

Former Vice President Walter Mondale Hospitalized with Flu

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March 6th, 2015
(AP Photo/Eric Rowley, file) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Former Vice President Walter Mondale is hospitalized with the flu. Mondale was supposed to introduce former President Jimmy Carter Friday at the annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum. Instead,...

Springfield Police K-9 “Grom” Dies in Tragic Accident

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March 6th, 2015
SOUTHWICK, Mass. (WGGB) -- A K-9 with the Springfield Police Department passed away today after he ran into a tree with sharp branches while running in a "wooded" trail with his handler Friday afternoon. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says...

MassMutual Hosts Robotics Competition

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March 6th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The MassMutual Center hosted the Pioneer Valley First Robotics Competition for the first time today bringing in teams from across New England. That included two western Mass teams, from Northampton and Agawam. All...

Women Leaders Honored in Springfield

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March 6th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Some local non-profit leaders are receiving special recognition this spring from the Springfield Women's Commission. As part of International Women's Day, the commission recognizing women in their communities who...

Holyoke Parade Preparations Continue

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March 6th, 2015
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- It's hard to believe with all the snow we've seen that spring is just around the corner and that means the Holyoke St. Patrick's Day Parade is too. February was a tough month for all of us but while trying to prep for...

Gov. Baker Seeking Public’s Input on 2 Standardized Tests

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March 6th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Charlie Baker wants to hear from the public about which of two statewide student assessment tests Massachusetts should adopt. Baker said during last year's campaign that he felt the state should stick with the existing...

A Quiet Weekend Ahead with More Melting

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March 6th, 2015
Saturday and Sunday will be similar days with a mix of sun and clouds along with highs in the 30s Saturday to near 40 Sunday. Weak energy in the jet swings through Saturday evening and again Sunday afternoon bringing the small chance for a...

Drive At Your Own Risk; Westfield Potholes

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March 6th, 2015
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The warm weather is melting snow and opening up large potholes. Westfield put up signs telling residents to drive at their own risk. Anissa Nowkhah has to commute from Holyoke to Westfield State University every day...

Ex-Cabinet Official Donna Shalala to Lead Clinton Foundation

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March 6th, 2015
photo AP By KEN THOMAS Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Clinton administration official, former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala, has been tapped to lead the Clinton Foundation as Hillary Rodham Clinton prepares for her...