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Tonight: Gradual clearing, frigid again. Lows: 2 to 10. Winds: Light North. Friday: Mostly sunny (sunshine & thin clouds), chilly. Highs: 20-26 (wind chills: teens). Winds: NW 4-12 mph. First Warning Meteorologist Rick Slu ...
Fri, February 27, 2015
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19 Year Old Female Dead in Mass. Pike Crash in West Springfield

February 26th, 2015
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A 19 year old female is dead after a crash on the Mass. Pike in West Springfield. Her name has not been released. Mass. State Police say she was driving a Chevy Suburban eastbound, hit a box truck,...

Noting the Passing of Two MDA Friends

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February 26th, 2015
Jeff Rogers (L) / Mike Degnan (R) SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB)  -- We lost two young friends this weeks - friendships that came about through the Muscular Dystrophy telethon. Jeff Rogers died Monday. He was only 28. We watched Jeff go...

Arrest Made in Springfield Stabbing Death

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February 26th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Springfield man is under arrest, accused of stabbing and killing another man earlier this week. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that 37-year-old John Sanchez of Springfield was arrested on State...

CEO: MBTA Commuter Rail System Back to Full Service by March 30

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February 26th, 2015
By BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- The head of the company that operates the state's commuter rail system says full service should be restored by the end of March. Keolis International CEO Bernard Tabary says a plan approved by...

Annable Street in Agawam Remains Closed Following Gas Leak

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February 26th, 2015
AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) — Several homes were evacuated Thursday following a gas leak in Agawam. Emergency crews were called to that leak on Annable Street early Thursday afternoon. Columbia Gas spokesperson Andrea Luppi says that...

Run/Walk Event at Look Park to Benefit Food Bank of WMass

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February 26th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It seems what we should or shouldn't be eating is always changing and that can leave many confused as to what a healthy diet really is. Paula Serafino, registered dietitian at Baystate Medical Center, joined...

Judge Rules for Adrian Peterson, Paving Way for Reinstatement

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February 26th, 2015
(AP Photo/Tom Gannam, File) by DAVE CAMPBELL and JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Sports Writers A federal judge has cleared the way for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to be reinstated. U.S. District Judge David Doty issued his order...

FCC Approves Tougher Rules for Internet Providers

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February 26th, 2015
by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission has agreed to impose strict new regulations on Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T. The regulatory agency voted 3-2 Thursday...

United Way Helping Neighbors Heat Their Homes Through Warming Hearts Campaign

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February 26th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It's been a brutally cold February. Just look at your home heating bill! Unfortunately, there are many families who can't afford to put the thermostat above 60 degrees. Dora Robinson, President and CEO of the...

Gov. Baker Says He Wanted Own Team on Connector Board

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February 26th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker says he asked for and received the resignations of four members of the state's health connector board because the agency has "underperformed" and he wanted to replace them with members of his own team. Among...

Lawmakers Seek Answers on Boston Transit Troubles

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February 26th, 2015
By BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- State lawmakers plan to grill MBTA and state transportation officials about the massive breakdowns and delays that have angered and frustrated commuters during the recent stretch of severe...

Senate Panel OK’s President Obama Attorney General Pick

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February 26th, 2015
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) By ERICA WERNER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved Loretta Lynch's nomination to be attorney general, sending it to the full Senate. The vote was 12 to 8, with...

Long Investigation Likely in 70-Car Pileup on Maine Highway

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February 26th, 2015
AP/Main State Police/Maine Emergency Management, Stephen McCausland ETNA, Maine (AP) — State police say the investigation into a 70-car pileup that injured at least 17 people on a snowy interstate in Maine could take a while. Police say the...

Applications for US Jobless Aid Rise to 313,000

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February 26th, 2015
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, though the number of applications was still consistent with steady hiring. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly...

Witness: Aaron Hernandez Smoked Pot Hours Before the Killing

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February 26th, 2015
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- A witness in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has testified that she saw him smoking marijuana outside a bar hours before the killing. Hernandez is charged with killing Odin Lloyd...