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Sat, January 31, 2015
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Feels like -10°
Humidity: 45%
Dew Point: -10
Wind: NNW at 15 mph
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Pilots in Helium-Filled Balloon Break Record, Land Safely in Mexico

January 31st, 2015
Troy Bradley (@TwoEaglesTeam) By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Two pilots in a helium-filled balloon landed safely off the coast of Mexico on Saturday after a nearly 7,000-mile long trip across the Pacific...

Sunny Skies but Windy and Bitterly Cold Today

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January 31st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It is a bitterly cold start out there this morning with temperatures starting out in the single digits. There is a gusty northwesterly wind out there and that is making it feel like it is below zero. Temperatures...

Serena Williams Wins 6th Australian, 19th Major Title

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January 31st, 2015
AP Photo/Bernat Armangue MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title, continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals and extended her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova with a commanding 6-3, 7-6...

Bill Cosby’s Show in Ohio Draws Protesters

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January 31st, 2015
(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File) SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) -- Bill Cosby's stand-up tour has stopped in northern Ohio, where it drew several protesters before the show. The comedian himself received standing ovations before and after his...

Springfield Snow and Ice Budget Granted

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January 30th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Springfield City Council approved the Department of Public Works' request for deficit spending. The city's DPW says it only has around $170,000 left of its current snow and ice budget -- and with another...

South Hadley Board of Health to Discuss Raising Tobacco Age

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January 30th, 2015
SOUTH HADLEY, (WGGB) -- The South Hadley Board of Health will hold a meeting and public forum Wednesday night, February 4th to hear community members opinion on whether or not to raise the tobacco purchasing age from 18 – 21. "It makes it...

Student Initiative Strives to Keep UMass Safe for Super Bowl

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January 30th, 2015
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- Whether students are rooting for the Pats or the Seahawks, UMass wants to make sure its campus stays safe this Super Bowl. The student-driven initiative, Team Positive Presence, launched this past semester -- and...

Police Respond to Armed Robbery, Suspect Steals $7,000

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January 30th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Springfield Police Department responded to the scene of an armed robbery Friday night at 2450 Main Street. The call came in around 9:45 p.m. that a male suspect got away with $7,000 from the Bank of America...

Remains found on beach identified as those of missing woman

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January 30th, 2015
SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. (AP) -- Massachusetts medical examiners have identified body parts found on a beach in Swampscott as those of a 25-year-old woman who went missing in November. The Essex District Attorney's Office said on Friday that the remains...

Man charged with sex trafficking of teen girls

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January 30th, 2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A 19-year-old man has been charged with the alleged sex trafficking of two teenage girls in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Authorities announced on Friday that Reginald Chaney of East Providence, Rhode Island, was...

Immigration Judge Denies Asylum for Afghan Soldier

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January 30th, 2015
(Ctsy. Joint Base Cape Cod) BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- An immigration judge has denied asylum for one of three Afghan military officers who fled a U.S. training exercise in Massachusetts to avoid returning to Afghanistan. The judge ruled Friday...

Super Bowl on High Alert After Growing Concern of Measles in Arizona

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January 30th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- There's growing concern across the country about Measles. In fact, Arizona health officials are attempting to contain a Measles outbreak that has already spread through multiple states as thousands of fans arrive in...

Local Fans Hitting the Stores for Super Bowl Sunday

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January 30th, 2015
(WGGB) -- For those of us not flying to Super Bowl XLIX, it's prep time and everyone seems to be out getting the provisions they need for that ultimate party. You have 48 hours to get your supplies for the big game. Patriots and Seahawks...

Electric Customers See Their Bills Increase as a Result of Rate Hikes

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January 30th, 2015
(SPRINGFIELD, Mass.) (WGGB)--If you've received your electric bills this month, you may not like what you see. Rate increases are in effect and customers are complaining. Electric customers knew this was coming. National Grid was granted a...

Springfield Police Recognizes Retirement of Three Officers

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January 30th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Several members of the Springfield Police Department celebrated their retirements Friday. Two officers and a captain were honored today with a party at the police headquarters. Capt. Eugene Dexheimer says he's...