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Tonight: Clear, frigid. Record cold possible. Lows: -12 to -2 (record: -6/1964). Winds: Light. Saturday: Sunny and chilly. Highs: 24-30. Winds: W/NW 2-10 mph. First Warning Meteorologist Rick Sluben ...
Sat, February 28, 2015
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Humidity: 54%
Dew Point: -4
Wind: NW at 7 mph
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Plainville Teen Charged Following Friend’s Suicide

February 27th, 2015
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) -- A Massachusetts high school honor roll student has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly encouraging a friend to commit suicide. Police and prosecutors say 18-year-old Michelle Carter, of Plainville,...

Water Main Break on Fisher Ave. in E. Longmeadow

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February 27th, 2015
EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- Crews are out repairing a water main break on Fisher Avenue where it meets Westwood Avenue in East Longmeadow. According to East Longmeadow Police, no road closures are in effect as of 7 a.m. Police did say that...

Honor Roll Live – Putnam Academy

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February 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD Mass. (WGGB) — With classes back in session following the February break, ABC40’s Honor Roll Live rolled on to another school this week. Today, we were in Springfield, checking out Putnam Vocational Technical Academy. From...

Republicans Prepare to Pass Homeland Security Funding

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February 27th, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress is moving to approve a short-term funding bill for the Homeland Security Department that leaves intact Obama administration immigration policies Republicans vowed to repeal. The three-week stopgap measure would allow...

Incoming Head of MBTA Unsure on Delay Refunds

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February 27th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- The incoming leader the region's storm-battered public transit system says he wants to restore the faith of riders but isn't sure refunds are the way to do it. Frank DePaola takes over as interim general manager of the...

Greece’s Bailout Extension Approved by German Parliament

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February 27th, 2015
(Courtesy: MGNOnline) BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's Parliament has given its overwhelming approval to the four-month extension of Greece's financial bailout, despite unease over the new government in Athens. Lawmakers voted 542-32 on Friday to...

Truck Driver in California Train Crash Released from Jail

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February 27th, 2015
(AP Photo/KABC-TV) OXNARD, Calif. (AP) -- A driver who left his pickup truck on the tracks in a crash with a Southern California commuter train has been released from jail. Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez was released at about 9:30 p.m....

Legislators Acknowledge Electric Hikes Need to Be Addressed

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February 27th, 2015
(WGGB) -- Complaints have been pouring in to state legislators regarding the recent increases in electricity bills. Some monthly bills more than doubling creating huge financial burdens for families. Senator Eric Lesser agrees that the...

Lewis Black’s ‘One Slight Hitch’ Opens at The Majestic Theater

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February 27th, 2015
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- "One Slight Hitch," a play by comedian Lewis Black, is the latest show to take the stage The Majestic Theatre in West Springfield. It's a comedy that takes you through the unexpected difficulties as a family...

Fmr. Westfield State President Evan Dobelle Drops Lawsuit

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February 26th, 2015
(WGGB) -- More new developments in the saga surrounding former Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle WGGB has obtained court papers showing he has dropped his federal lawsuit against state and school officials in which he blames...

School Committee Changes Professional Development Dates to Address Parents Concerns

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February 26th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- The Springfield School Committee approved the 2015-2016 school calendar Thursday night, showing they heard the concerns of many parents. Recently, kids had two days off - one in January and one this month so that teachers...

Feds: California Train was Going 56 MPH when It Hit Truck

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February 26th, 2015
(AP Photo/KABC-TV) by TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Federal investigators say a California commuter train was going 56 mph when it ran into a truck that had been abandoned on tracks. National Transportation...

Mass. Officials Hail Vote for “Net Neutrality”

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February 26th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) — Top elected officials in Massachusetts are hailing a vote by the Federal Communications Commission in favor of rules aimed at enforcing "net neutrality." U.S. Sen. Edward Markey says the vote makes Thursday a historic day for...

Officials: Stolen Picasso Smuggled into US, Labeled ‘Craft’

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February 26th, 2015
(AP Photo/U.S Department of Justice) NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a Pablo Picasso painting worth millions of dollars was stolen in France and smuggled into the U.S. by someone who falsely labeled it as an "art craft" worth about $37 when it...

One Wesleyan Student Remains Hospitalized Following Overdoses

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February 26th, 2015
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Police say that only one Wesleyan University student remains hospitalized following a rash of drug overdoses last weekend that left a dozen people in need of medical treatment. Lt. Heather Desmond of Middletown...