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This Afternoon: A mix of sun and clouds, windy and chilly. Flurries and snow showers across the hills. Highs: 32-37. Winds: NW: 10-20 mph. (Wind Chills in the teens) Tonight: Clear and frigid, winds diminish. Lows: 0-10. Winds: N ...
Mon, March 02, 2015
30°
Broken Clouds
Feels like 17°
Humidity: 50%
Dew Point: 14
Wind: WNW at 23 mph
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Suspect in Slaying of Conn. Man in Springfield Held without Bail

February 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- The suspect in the slaying of a Connecticut National Guardsman shot after a night on the town in Springfield before he was due to be deployed overseas has been held without bail. Michael Rodriguez, of Holyoke, pleaded...

Bill Cosby Asks Judge to Dismiss Three Accusers’ Defamation Suit

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February 27th, 2015
(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File) By PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Lawyers for Bill Cosby have asked a federal judge to throw out a defamation lawsuit filed by three women who accuse the comedian of decades-old sexual...

Leonard Nimoy, World Famous as Mr. Spock on ‘Star Trek’, Dies

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February 27th, 2015
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online / Paramount Pictures) LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Leonard Nimoy, world famous to "Star Trek" fans through a beloved cult TV series and a half-dozen films as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has...

Chicopee Police Investigating Hit and Run on Memorial Drive

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February 27th, 2015
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Police are investigating a hit and run along a busy Chicopee roadway. Chicopee Police Officer Michael Wilk says that a pedestrian was hit near 650 Memorial Drive, not far from Stop & Shop and the entrance to...

Local Agencies Team up to Combat Child Trafficking

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February 27th, 2015
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- It's hard to spot and it's hard to talk about, but the troubling reality is children are being exploited across the country -- including here in Western Mass. "It's pretty common," says Ian Smythe, a Crimes Against...

Boston- Worcester Close to Snowiest Winter on Record

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February 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - It's been snowy out here in western Mass. but compared to Boston and Worcester we're getting off easy! Unofficially here in Springfield we've seen 57" of snow with 33" of it coming this month. In an average winter we end...

One of Coldest Februaries on Record!

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February 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) The month of February will mercifully end tomorrow. It will go down as one of the coldest on record for lots of cities across the northeast. For Hartford and Worcester it will likely end up being the coldest since records...

Fiat Chrysler Adds 467K SUVs to Recall for Possible Stalling

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February 27th, 2015
DETROIT (AP) -- Fiat Chrysler is adding more than 467,000 Dodge and Jeep SUVs worldwide to a recall from last year to fix a potential stalling problem. The company says it's adding 2012 and 2013 Dodge Durangos and 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokees...

Police: 7 Fatally Shot, Gunman Dead in Southeastern Missouri

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February 27th, 2015
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say seven people were shot to death and one was wounded in attacks in a small southeastern Missouri town, and the suspected gunman was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Missouri State...

Plainville Teen Charged Following Friend’s Suicide

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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...