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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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Holyoke Inks Deal With MGM

MGM-Springfield has granted the city of Holyoke “Surrounding Community” status under the Massachusetts gaming law

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UMass Introduces New Football Coach

UMass will introduce Mark Whipple as its new football coach on Thursday

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Greenfield To Consider Police Taser Use

The use of Tasers by the Greenfield Police Department will be the focus of a meeting tonight of the town’s Human Rights Commission.

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Hagel resigns as Defense Secretary

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U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down.

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Obama widens post-2014 combat role for forces in Afghanistan

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The U.S. military will have a wider role to fight the Taliban alongside Afghan forces after the current mission ends next month.

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Obama to Republican critics on immigration: ‘Pass a bill’

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The President shrugged off criticism of his executive action on immigration.

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WMECO Rate Hike Approved

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It's official--electric rates in Western Mass will be going up 29 percent as of January first

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Retired Springfield Bishop Maguire dies at age 95

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield says former Bishop Joseph Maguire has died at the age of 95