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  Handler comes to Punxsutawney Phil's defense

Punxsutawney Phil's handler takes blame for forecast

  Punxsutawney Phil’s handler says he’s to blame for the groundhog’s botched forecast, saying, “I made the wrong call, I'm sorry for the mistake I made.” WJAC’s Rich Wisniewski reports.

Punxsutawney Phil in legal hot water

  A prosecutor in Ohio is looking to throw the book at forecasting groundhog Punxsutawney Phil for "misrepresentation of spring." But the tongue-in-cheek indictment sheds a more serious light on the actual human beings who should be held accountable for not acting on climate change.

Punxsutawney Phil charged with fraud for early spring forecast

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - With a snow storm expected to batter the Plains, Midwest and East Coast this weekend, a spring-deprived Ohio prosecutor is taking out his frustration with the long winter on a famous prognosticating groundhog. Full story

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Expect an early spring, if Pennsylvania's groundhog is right

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  Punxsutawney Phil, the weather-prognosticating groundhog

Punxsutawney Phil crawled out early Saturday morning and did not see his shadow, signaling it will be an early spring.

Groundhog co-handler Ron Ploucha holds Punxsutawney Phil in front of a record crowd estimated at 35,000 after Phil's annual weather prediction on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney
Groundhog co-handler Ron Ploucha holds Punxsutawney Phil in front of a record crowd estimated at 35,000 after Phil's annual weather prediction on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney

Groundhog co-handler Ron Ploucha holds Punxsutawney Phil in front of a record crowd estimated at 35,000 after Phil's annual weather prediction on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Penn., on the 127th Groundhog Day, on Feb. 2, 2013.

Groundhog co-handler Ron Ploucha holds Punxsutawney Phil as the Groundhog Club's Bob Roberts reads the famous groundhog's annual weather prediction on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney
Groundhog co-handler Ron Ploucha holds Punxsutawney Phil as the Groundhog Club's Bob Roberts reads the famous groundhog's annual weather prediction on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney

Groundhog co-handler Ron Ploucha holds Punxsutawney Phil as the Groundhog Club's Bob Roberts reads the famous groundhog's annual weather prediction on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, on the 127th Groundhog Day, February 2, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Cohn

Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania

PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA - FEBRUARY 02: Groundhog co-handler John Griffiths holds up Punxsutawney Phil after Phil didn't see his shadow and predicting an early spring during the 127th Groundhog Day Celebration at Gobbler's Knob on February 2, 2013 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. The Punxsutawney 'Inner Circ