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Man Pinned Between Cars in Gill Crash

A man hit by a car on Route 2 in Gill Saturday night is expected to live.

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UMass Student Killed By Truck

A UMass Amherst student has been killed while walking along Route 9 in Belchertown.

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Easthampton Considers Big Box Ban

Easthampton will debate an anti-big-box zoning proposal this week.

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Snitch Program at UMass Under Review

The confidential police informant program at UMass-Amherst will undergo new scrutiny.  Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy has named an 11-member working group…

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Soccer Hooligans in Amherst

    Amherst Police are investigating a vandalism incident at the high school’s soccer field. Police were called to the school…

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A U-Haul of Pot

  A Northampton man has been arraigned on drug trafficking charges in northeastern Massachusetts. Dean Colpak was arrested Wednesday in…

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Western Mass Honors Its War Dead

Hundreds have turned out in Northampton, Easthampton, Greenfield and other towns to honor those who died serving their country

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Pot Legalization Effort Gears Up In Massachusetts

Advocates for marijuana legalization are setting their sites on Massachusetts and hope for a ballot question in 2016

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Bombshell Statement In Rintala Trial

A former medical examiner says Annamarie Cochrane-Rintala had been dead six-to-eight hours before her body was found by police in the basement of her Granby home

Two Armed Serial Robbers Arrested

Two Springfield residents are behind bars in connection with more than 15 armed robberies including those in Northampton and Greenfield

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Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned

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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, Amanda Knox prepares to leave the set following a television interview in New York. Knox is engaged to Colin Sutherland, a musician who recently moved to Seattle from New York, a person close to the Knox family confirmed for The Associated Press. Knox’s murder conviction in the 2007 stabbing of her roommate has been reinstated by an Italian court, but the former college exchange student maintains her innocence and vows she won’t willingly go back to Italy. Both Knox and Sutherland are 27. No wedding date had been set.

Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case.

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Time for Iran to make tough decisions in nuclear talks

In this March 26, 2015, photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, leaves a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other U.S. officials at a hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland. U.S. and Iranian diplomats gather at a Baroque palace in Europe, a historic nuclear agreement within reach. Over Iraq’s deserts, their militaries fight a common foe. Leaders in Washington and Tehran, capitals once a million miles from each other in ideological terms, wrestle for the first time in decades with the notion of a rapprochement.

Six world powers and Iran move closer to a deal, but there are still major disagreements.

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Making headlines this week

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A look at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.

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Celebrities protest new Indiana law

George Takei poses for a portrait at Quaker Good Energy Lodge with GenArt and the Collective , during the Sundance Film Festival, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 in Park City, Utah.

Celebrities call for an Indiana boycott after the passing of a controversial law that could lead to discrimination against gay couples.

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Senate’s Harry Reid will not seek re-election

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. adjusts his glasses as he speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, following a policy luncheon. Reid is wearing special glasses as part of his recovery from injuries suffered in an exercise accident in January.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says that it would be "inappropriate" for him to seek re-election.