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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 ...
Thu, February 26, 2015
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Feels like 12°
Humidity: 45%
Dew Point: 1
Wind: NNE at 5 mph
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Three Arrested in NY, Florida in Plot to Join Islamic State

February 25th, 2015
By COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- Federal officials say three men have been taken into custody in the United States on charges they plotted to travel overseas to join the Islamic State. They say one man was arrested at...

70-Vehicle Pileup in Snowy Maine Leaves At Least 17 Injured

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February 25th, 2015
By PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press ETNA, Maine (AP) -- Police in Maine say more than 70 vehicles got tangled up in a series of chain-reaction pileups on a snowy stretch of Interstate 95, injuring at least 17 people. The crashes in Etna,...

TJ Maxx, Marshalls to Follow Wal-Mart in Raising Pay

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February 25th, 2015
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online / Susie Plank) NEW YORK (AP) — TJX Cos., the owner of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and Home Goods stores, says it will boost pay for U.S. workers to at least $9 per hour. The announcement comes a week after Wal-Mart Stores...

Lawsuit Filed Against Purina Claims Food Sickens, Kills Dogs

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February 25th, 2015
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A dog owner has filed a lawsuit against a pet food company alleging that thousands of dogs have been sickened or died from eating a brand of the company's dry dog food. Pet owner Frank Lucido...

Watchdog: Massachusetts Could Face $1.5B Budget Shortfall

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February 25th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- A taxpayers watchdog groups says Massachusetts' budget shortfall could be as high as $1.5 billion, nearly twice what the administration is estimating. The president of the business-backed Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation told...

Teen Charged with Mass. Teacher’s Slaying May Use Insanity Defense

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February 25th, 2015
(ABC40 File Photo)SALEM, Mass. (AP) -- Lawyers for the Massachusetts teen charged with raping and killing his high school math teacher say they are "mulling" an insanity defense and will ask that the trial be moved. Philip Chism's lawyers made...

With More Snow, Boston Surpasses 100 Inches

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February 25th, 2015
(photo AP/Josh Reynolds) BOSTON (AP) -- With 1.9 inches of snow overnight, Boston has now received more than 100 inches of snow this winter. The National Weather Service reports Wednesday that the snowfall as recorded at Logan International...

Elevator Company Blames Others for Woman’s Fenway Park Fall

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February 25th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- The elevator contractor being sued by a New Jersey woman who was severely injured in fall down an elevator shaft at Fenway Park is placing blame on the company that installed the elevator and food service workers at the...

Harsh Winter Hurting Wildlife

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February 25th, 2015
GRAFTON, Mass. (AP) -- New England's epic snowfalls haven't made life miserable just for humans: animals are suffering, too. Veterinarians at Tufts University's wildlife clinic say subzero temperatures and heavy snows have savaged birds...

TONIGHT AT 10 – Insurance Shock

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February 25th, 2015
(WGGB) -- Like many drivers across the country, you have a perfect driving record - no accidents or tickets. You obey all the rules of the road and pay your insurance bill on-time. However, an ABC40 News investigation has found that your...

Water Main Break Closes Slater Ave. at Boston Rd. in Springfield

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February 25th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- A water main break has shut down Slater Ave. in Springfield Wednesday morning and police expect water crews to remain on scene throughout the day. Workers first arrived on Slater Ave. near the intersection with Boston Rd....

Daycare Dilemma: Saving with Vouchers

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February 25th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The average Massachusetts family is paying more than $16,000 per year for child care. For some parents, it's an expense they simply can't afford without the help of vouchers. As a single mom, Andrea Murdza works as...

Construction of L.A.-Area Stadium from Rams Owner Approved

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February 25th, 2015
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- The Inglewood City Council has approved plans to build a proposed NFL stadium in the Los Angeles area that includes St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke as a partner. With a 5-0 vote, the council approved the $2 billion...

Southwest Grounding 128 Planes Over Missed Inspections

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February 25th, 2015
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines Co. says it has grounded 128 planes after failing to inspect backup hydraulic systems used to control the rudder if the main system fails. The airline said Tuesday night that it had canceled 90 flights so far....

Four Wesleyan Students Arrested in Molly Drug Hospitalizations

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February 24th, 2015
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) -- Four Wesleyan University students were arrested Tuesday in connection with a dozen hospitalizations among people who took a party drug known as Molly. The students, including one from Brazil, were arrested on assorted...