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Tonight: Clearing (full "worm" moon), frigid late! Lows: -4 to 4. Winds: -> Light NW. Friday: Sunny but continued chilly. Highs: 22-28. Winds: Light W/SW. First Warning Meteorologist Rick Sluben ...
Fri, March 06, 2015
Clear
Feels like -4°
Humidity: 56%
Dew Point: -8
Wind: NNE at 5 mph
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Stolen Credit Card Data Being Used on Apple Pay

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...

Enfield Dentist Charged With Death of Patient Faces Judge

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March 5th, 2015
(photo AP/Dave Collins) ENFIELD, CT (WGGB/AP) -- An Enfield dentist whose patient died after developing complications while getting 20 teeth pulled and several implants installed faced a judge on Thursday. This according to WFSB-TV....

Accident on I-391 in Chicopee Sends 2 People to the Hospital

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March 5th, 2015
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) --  Two people have been transported to the hospital following a single-motor vehicle accident on I-391 in Chicopee Thursday night. State Police Sgt. Brian Gladu told us that they received the call at 8:40 p.m. for a car...

East Longmeadow School Raises Money For Drinking Water in Sudan

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March 5th, 2015
EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass (WGGB) -- A spaghetti and meatball dinner in East Longmeadow will help bring fresh water to a village in Africa. Birchland Park Middle school hosted the fundraiser Thursday night called "H2O for Life". Students and staff...

Foxwoods Agrees to Operate Proposed New Bedford Casino

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March 5th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Connecticut-based Foxwoods Resort Casino has agreed to operate a casino proposed for the waterfront in New Bedford, Massachusetts. KG Urban Enterprises spokesman Andrew Paven said in a statement Thursday that the New York-based...

Weekend Outlook: No Snowstorms!

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March 5th, 2015
After a frigid overnight and a sunny but chilly Friday, temperatures finally climb out of the abyss they've been in and actually head to above normal levels next week! Over the weekend, Saturday and Sunday will be similar days with a mix of...

Suicides by U.S. Girls and Young Women Continue to Climb

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March 5th, 2015
photo MGN-Online By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- The suicide rate for girls and young women in the U.S. continues to rise, at a pace far faster than for young males, health officials said Thursday. The rate for boys and...

Man Shot by Police on Skid Row is Identified

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March 5th, 2015
By ELLIOT SPAGAT and TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Authorities have identified a homeless man who was shot to death by Los Angeles police during a Skid Row confrontation. The Los Angeles County coroner's office said...

Baystate Medical Endoscopic Equipment Safe and Sanitary

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March 5th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- After news that hundreds of patients at a Hartford Hospital may have been exposed to deadly bacteria Baystate Medical officials are reassuring their patients that they are following protocol when sanitizing...

Forum Held to Discuss the Status of Holyoke Public Schools

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March 5th, 2015
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- As the future of Holyoke Public Schools remains uncertain, the public and local leaders came together for the first time tonight. Just last month, a state review team spent several days in Holyoke and put together a...