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Sat, February 28, 2015
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Legislators Acknowledge Electric Hikes Need to Be Addressed

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...

Conn. State Police Spokesman to be Transferred

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February 26th, 2015
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Longtime Connecticut State Police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance is being transferred out of the job after two decades as the face and voice of the agency. The state police commander, Col. Brian Meraviglia, told The...

Jury Deciding Punishment for Arias Goes Home for Weekend

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February 26th, 2015
(AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Mark Henle, Pool) PHOENIX (AP) — Jurors deciding whether convicted murderer Jodi Arias will get the death penalty or life in prison for killing her boyfriend in Arizona will resume deliberations Monday. The...

National Grid Customer Upset Over Rate Adjustment Charge

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February 26th, 2015
MONSON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Consumer complaints against utilities companies are mounting. Bills are rising and people are not happy. Richard Zolla of Monson is a National Grid customer. When he received his latest bill, he didn't like what he...

Above Ground Pools Continue to Collapse with Accumulating Snow

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February 26th, 2015
CHICOPEE, Mass (WGGB) -- Accumulating snow isn't just affecting roofs. The weight of this seasons snow fall has caused pools to collapse. If you're heading out to shovel snow and you have an above ground pool you might want to add clearing your...

Recall Roundup: Hand Trucks and Ground Beef

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February 26th, 2015
(WGGB) -- A wobbly hand truck and ground beef that's been grounded due to lack of inspection top our Recall Roundup for this Thursday, February 26. Cosco is recalling convertible hand trucks due to injury hazard. The wheel hub can separate...

Holyoke Teachers Union Responds to Mass. Dept. of Education Criticism

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February 26th, 2015
(HOLYOKE, Mass.) (WGGB)-- The Massachusetts Department of Education has issued a lengthy report on Holyoke schools. There were some encouraging signs but areas of concern as well. The Holyoke Teachers Union came under criticism in the...

Athlete of the Week: South Hadley Basketball’s Sophie Gatzounas

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February 26th, 2015
SOUTH HADLEY, MA (WGGB)---- You can tell a lot about a basketball team from the approach they take on defense and South Hadley's dedication to the full court press puts opponents under a constant state of pressure. Leading the charge is sophomore...