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Tue, March 03, 2015
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North Korea Lifts Ebola Travel Restrictions

March 2nd, 2015
photo MGN-Online By ERIC TALMADGE Associated Pres TOKYO (AP) -- North Korea has lifted severe restrictions on foreign travel it imposed last year to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders. The already isolated country virtually...

Problem Gambling Conference Held at MassMutual Center

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March 2nd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month, and a conference was held at the MassMutual Center to kick start it. Stakeholders attended Northeastern Problem Gambling Consortium's event Monday morning to talk...

Square One Celebrates ‘Read Across America’ Day

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March 2nd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Oh the places you'll go. Preschoolers heard that story from Dr. Seuss Monday, all part of "Read Across America". It's a yearly, nationwide reading motivation, and awareness program to celebrate reading. It's always...

Noble Hospital Holds Cardiac Center Open House

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March 2nd, 2015
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Noble Hospital held an open house at its cardiac center Monday. Current and potential patients were able to get tours of the unit. Also available were glucose tests, blood pressure checks, and lung function...

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Preparations Stalled Due to Snow

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March 2nd, 2015
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- The countdown to the big Holyoke St. Patrick's Day Parade is officially underway with only three weeks to go. However, crews are starting to feel the pinch after all the snow we've been having here in Western...

Dot-Com Deja Vu: Nasdaq Tops 5,000, Approaching Record High

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March 2nd, 2015
By STEVE ROTHWELL AP Markets Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- The last time the Nasdaq was this high, Bill Clinton was president, your Internet connection was probably still dial-up and the iPod, iPhone and iPad didn't exist. Fifteen years later the...

Baker: I’ll Reduce Number of Mass. Homeless Families

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March 2nd, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Efforts to catch families before they fall into homelessness would get a boost under a plan being pushed by Gov. Charlie Baker. Baker wants to put $20 million into an "End Family Homelessness Reserve Fund." The goal would be...

Chicopee Police Investigating Armed Robbery on Springfield Street

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March 2nd, 2015
  CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Chicopee Police are investigating the afternoon robbery of a city convenience store. Chicopee Police Officer Michael Wilk says that around 4:15 p.m. Monday, police were called to the Kwik Mart at 447...

Congress Clears Bill to Award Gold Medal to Selma Marchers

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March 2nd, 2015
Martin Luther King (third from right) led marchers across the Alabama River on the first of a five day, 50 mile march to the state Capitol at Montgomery, Ala., on March 21, 1965. (AP File Photo) WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress is sending President...

Curtis Blake Day School to Close at End of Academic Year

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March 2nd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Curtis Blake Day School in Springfield is set to close at the end of the current academic year. Curtis Blake Learning Services says in a statement that they decided to cease school operations "as part of a...

Recall Roundup: BMW and Fords

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March 2nd, 2015
WGGB- A BMW with looe bolts and a ford that has a fire hazard top our recall roundup for this Monday, March2nd BMW of North America is recalling 156,137 2010-'11 vehicles, including the bmw 335i sedan, because loose bolts could lead to engine...

ABC40: Insurance Issues

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March 2nd, 2015
(WGGB) -- This winter weather has been relentless and its effects will last long after the last flake of snow has melted. This is especially true if you need pricey repairs to your home or vehicle. Tonight, ABC40 was here to help you...

Springfield Water & Sewer Dealing with Backlog of Frozen Service Line Calls

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March 2nd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The cold temperatures continue to cause problems for underground water service lines. Springfield Water and Sewer Commission spokesperson Joyce Mulvaney says that the department has been receiving a high...

MBTA Fines Company that Runs Commuter Rail System for Delays

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March 2nd, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- MBTA officials are fining the French company that operates Massachusetts' commuter rail system more than $434,000 after nearly two-thirds of trains were late or canceled during the heavy snows that pounded the region in...

High Court Upholds Mass. Ban on Stun Guns

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March 2nd, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- The state's highest court has ruled that Massachusetts' ban on the possession of stun guns does not violate the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Supreme Judicial Court, in a unanimous decision on Monday, upheld...