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Sat, February 28, 2015
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February 2015 Coldest in 122 Years

February 28th, 2015
Coldest Februarys   SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – This February will go in the record books as the coldest February in 122 years in western Massachusetts. The average temperature at Amherst was 11.5°, beating the old record set way back...

Authorities seize 15 tons of marijuana on US-Mexico border

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February 28th, 2015
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Federal authorities have seized more than 15 tons of marijuana in a near-record bust at a border crossing in Southern California. The Los Angeles Times reports Saturday (http://lat.ms/1AUTAV1 ) that more than 1,200 packages...

Baker Forms Group to Tackle Skills Gap in State

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February 28th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Charlie Baker says his administration is developing a plan for bridging the gap between the skills possessed by the state's workforce and the skills that are in demand by cutting-edge companies. Baker has signed an executive...

Knicks say Former Player Anthony Mason has Died

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February 28th, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Knicks say Anthony Mason, a rugged power forward who was a defensive force for several NBA teams in the 1990s, has died. He was 48. Knicks spokesman Jonathan Supranowitz confirmed Mason's death, which was first...

Springfield Students Compete in ‘Future Chefs’ Competition

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February 28th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield Schools along with Sodexo Food Services hosted their 'Future Chefs' competition at Putnam Vocational and Technical High School. The competition featured 15 finalists from grades 3-5. Students created...

Summit to Inspire Springfield Youth at Local College

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February 28th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The 2015 Constructing Kings Male Youth Summit kicked off  their one-day conference at Springfield College. The conference serves as an empowerment summit for Black men between the ages of 12-18. The summit is held by...

Hyundai Recalls 263,000 Cars Due to Power-steering Problem

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February 28th, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hyundai is recalling about 263,000 cars in the U.S. and Canada because a sensor problem could cause drivers to lose power-assisted steering. The company has not reported any injuries or accidents. A representative for Hyundai...

Obama, Netanyahu on Collision Course 6 Years in the Making

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February 28th, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions. Both leaders see the high-stakes endeavor as a centerpiece of their...

Saturday’s News On The Go 2/28

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February 28th, 2015
REGION (wggb)-- Two massage Parlors have been shut down following a lengthy investigation in Northampton, Homeland Security will remain operational for at least another week and Science Fiction's most iconic actor,  Leonard Nimoy dies at the age...

After a Record Cold Start, Sunny Skies for your Saturday

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February 28th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Another frigid start out there this morning and another record low temperature recorded at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee. The temperature dropped down to -13 which shattered the old record of -6 set back in...

Another Record Cold Morning, Snow On the Way

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February 28th, 2015
REGION (WGGB) - Another frigid morning to close out the month of February here in Western Mass. as we hit record temperatures once again. Saturday mornings low temps hit -13, according to Westover. The former record was -6, set back in 1960. It's...

Dress That ‘Greatly Resembles’ Stolen Nyong’o Gown Recovered

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February 28th, 2015
FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2015 file photo, actress Lupita Nyong'o arrives at the Oscars wearing a dress made of pearls at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Los Angeles sheriff's detectives are investigating the theft of the $150,000 custom Calvin...

Six Flags Looking to Hire Thousands at Job Fair

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February 27th, 2015
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- Some hope for those in Western Mass who are looking for work. Six Flags New England will be hiring around 3,000 people to fill their 2015 seasonal positions. It was a great turn-out for Friday night's job fair at...

Four Northampton Massage Businesses Cited Following Investigation

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February 27th, 2015
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Four Northampton businesses have been cited as part of a nearly year-long investigation. Northampton Police Capt. Jody Kasper says that back in April 2014, detectives received a report of "alleged sexual...

US Appeals Court: Marathon Bombing Trial Can Stay in Boston

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February 27th, 2015
(Photo: FBI via AP) By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer BOSTON (AP) -- A federal appeals court says Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial can be held in Massachusetts. Tsarnaev's lawyers say intense media coverage...