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Today: A few morning clouds then mostly sunny (sunshine & thin clouds), chilly. Highs: 20-25. Winds: NW 4-12 mph. Tonight: Clear and frigid. Lows: -10 to 0. (Record Low: -6 in 1964) Winds: Calm. First Warning Meteorologist Dan ...
Fri, February 27, 2015
Few Clouds
Feels like -9°
Humidity: 76%
Dew Point: -4
Wind: NNW at 6 mph
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Cold and Dry Through the Weekend- Sunday Night Snow!

February 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - It's bright and sunny this morning but of course frigid cold. Today will feature sunny skies and cold temperatures all day long!  Highs will only make it into the low to middle 20's, 15-20 degrees below average once...

NOW ON ABC40 – HRL Putnam Academy

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February 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD Mass. (WGGB) — With classes back in session following the February break, ABC40’s Honor Roll Live rolls on to another school this week. Today, we're in Springfield, checking out Putnam Vocational Technical Academy. From...

Republicans Prepare to Pass Homeland Security Funding

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February 27th, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress is moving to approve a short-term funding bill for the Homeland Security Department that leaves intact Obama administration immigration policies Republicans vowed to repeal. The three-week stopgap measure would allow...

Incoming Head of MBTA Unsure on Delay Refunds

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February 27th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- The incoming leader the region's storm-battered public transit system says he wants to restore the faith of riders but isn't sure refunds are the way to do it. Frank DePaola takes over as interim general manager of the...

Greece’s Bailout Extension Approved by German Parliament

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February 27th, 2015
(Courtesy: MGNOnline) BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's Parliament has given its overwhelming approval to the four-month extension of Greece's financial bailout, despite unease over the new government in Athens. Lawmakers voted 542-32 on Friday to...

Truck Driver in California Train Crash Released from Jail

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February 27th, 2015
(AP Photo/KABC-TV) OXNARD, Calif. (AP) -- A driver who left his pickup truck on the tracks in a crash with a Southern California commuter train has been released from jail. Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez was released at about 9:30 p.m....

Fmr. Westfield State President Evan Dobelle Drops Lawsuit

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February 26th, 2015
(WGGB) -- More new developments in the saga surrounding former Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle WGGB has obtained court papers showing he has dropped his federal lawsuit against state and school officials in which he blames...

School Committee Changes Professional Development Dates to Address Parents Concerns

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February 26th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- The Springfield School Committee approved the 2015-2016 school calendar Thursday night, showing they heard the concerns of many parents. Recently, kids had two days off - one in January and one this month so that teachers...

Feds: California Train was Going 56 MPH when It Hit Truck

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February 26th, 2015
(AP Photo/KABC-TV) by TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Federal investigators say a California commuter train was going 56 mph when it ran into a truck that had been abandoned on tracks. National Transportation...

Mass. Officials Hail Vote for “Net Neutrality”

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February 26th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) — Top elected officials in Massachusetts are hailing a vote by the Federal Communications Commission in favor of rules aimed at enforcing "net neutrality." U.S. Sen. Edward Markey says the vote makes Thursday a historic day for...

Officials: Stolen Picasso Smuggled into US, Labeled ‘Craft’

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February 26th, 2015
(AP Photo/U.S Department of Justice) NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a Pablo Picasso painting worth millions of dollars was stolen in France and smuggled into the U.S. by someone who falsely labeled it as an "art craft" worth about $37 when it...

One Wesleyan Student Remains Hospitalized Following Overdoses

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February 26th, 2015
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Police say that only one Wesleyan University student remains hospitalized following a rash of drug overdoses last weekend that left a dozen people in need of medical treatment. Lt. Heather Desmond of Middletown...

Conn. State Police Spokesman to be Transferred

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February 26th, 2015
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Longtime Connecticut State Police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance is being transferred out of the job after two decades as the face and voice of the agency. The state police commander, Col. Brian Meraviglia, told The...

Jury Deciding Punishment for Arias Goes Home for Weekend

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February 26th, 2015
(AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Mark Henle, Pool) PHOENIX (AP) — Jurors deciding whether convicted murderer Jodi Arias will get the death penalty or life in prison for killing her boyfriend in Arizona will resume deliberations Monday. The...

National Grid Customer Upset Over Rate Adjustment Charge

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February 26th, 2015
MONSON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Consumer complaints against utilities companies are mounting. Bills are rising and people are not happy. Richard Zolla of Monson is a National Grid customer. When he received his latest bill, he didn't like what he...