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Today: A few flurries with clouds giving way to sunshine this morning, becoming breezy. Lots of melting snow. Highs: 32-36. Winds: NW: 10-20 mph. Have a great Monday! Dan Brown ...
Mon, March 02, 2015
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Humidity: 94%
Dew Point: 22
Wind: SSE at 2 mph
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Snow Over but Slippery Roads to Start Morning

March 2nd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - We're waking up to a fresh 3-5" of snow! Be sure to allow for lots of extra time and take it slow. Roads are snow covered and snow packed. However the snow has ended and as the sun comes up road conditions will improve...

Speed Limit Restrictions on Mass Pike Lifted

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March 2nd, 2015
(WGGB) -- The Department of Transportation has reinstated the standard speed limit on the Mass Pike early Monday, after another round of snow hit Western Mass. Several inches of snow coated the roadways on Sunday, prompting the Mass DOT to...

LAPD Officers Shoot, Kill Suspect During Struggle

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March 2nd, 2015
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles police say three officers fired on and killed a man on the city's Skid Row because of a struggle over one of the officers' guns. Police say graphic video of the incident that was shot by a bystander and widely...

Judge to Hold Hearing on Last-Minute Issues in Bombing Trial

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March 2nd, 2015
(Photo: FBI via AP) BOSTON (AP) -- The judge in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will hear last-minute arguments on legal issues that need to be settled before testimony begins in the federal death penalty...

Mountain Road Reopens in Easthampton

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March 1st, 2015
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Mountain Road (Route 141) in Easthampton has reopened Monday morning. The road was closed to traffic Sunday night due to the wintry conditions. The Log Cabin and Tavern On The Hill remained open to business...

Springfield Police On-Scene of Reported Forest Street Stabbing

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March 1st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Springfield Police Department responded to a reported stabbing on Forest Street Sunday night. The call came in around 9:45 p.m. Crews arrived on-scene at 36 Forest Street. No word on how badly the...

Maple Syrup Season’s Sticky Start

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March 1st, 2015
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Massachusetts Maple Month kicked-off on Sunday, but with the record cold we've been having, the maple syrup season is way behind. Bitter temperatures and frequent snow storms are taking its toll on local...

Chicago’s 1st Black Major League Baseball Player Minoso Dies

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March 1st, 2015
Photo Courtesy of ABC News By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) -- Major league baseball's first black player in Chicago, Minnie Minoso, has died. The Cook County medical examiner confirmed his death Sunday morning. Minoso homered...

Seoul: North Korea Test Fires 2 Short Range Missiles

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March 1st, 2015
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's military says rival North Korea has fired two short range missiles into the sea off its east coast. Such test firings aren't unusual, but Monday's morning launch comes as allies Washington and Seoul...

Speed Limit Reduced Along Mass. Turnpike

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March 1st, 2015
REGION (WGGB)— The speed limit on the Mass. Turnpike has been reduced because of the wintry conditions. The speed limit from the NY border to ex. 11 in Millbury has been reduced to 40mph, said Mass. State Police. As of 8:20 p.m., there...

Obama Plans Trip to South Carolina, 48th State in Office

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March 1st, 2015
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama plans to get one step closer to visiting all 50 states while in office with a trip to South Carolina this week. U.S. Rep. James Clyburn says Obama plans to visit Benedict...

Newspaper: Nurse Who Survived Ebola Says Hospital Failed Her

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March 1st, 2015
DALLAS (AP) -- A 26-year-old nurse said in a newspaper interview that a hospital where she had worked in Dallas and its parent company failed her when she contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the deadly...

Israeli PM in US for Controversial Speech

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March 1st, 2015
Photo Credit: ABC News WASHINGTON (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Washington to deliver the speech to Congress that the Obama administration did not want him to give. Netanyahu's mission Tuesday, said an adviser to the...

Community Celebrates Holiday Of Purim

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March 1st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It was a community celebration in Springfield today, completed with good food, party, and costumes. The holiday of Purim celebrates the Jewish people prevailing on their adversaries in the biblical book of...

Puppy Mill Protesters Rally In West Springfield

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March 1st, 2015
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Protesters targeted a pet store in West Springfield this afternoon to condemn Puppy Mills. Advocates stood outside of The Puppy Place in West Springfield, holding signs that read 'Say no to Puppy Mills' and...