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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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Travelers quarantined as U.S. steps up Ebola checks

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The U.S. has started new restrictions on those coming from the countries hardest hit by the deadly virus.

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Students Safe After Threat to Frontier High School

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Students at Frontier, Deerfield and Sunderland Elementary schools were placed in a so-called shelter place this morning, following a threat made to Frontier High School

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Sears to close stores, lay off thousands of employees

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Sears will lay off at least 5,457 employees and close more than 100 stores, many before Christmas.

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UMass Unions In Hostile Talks

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Five unions at UMass Amherst are locked in hostile and unproductive talks with the administration

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More Indictments in Local Insurance Fraud Ring

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A Franklin County Grand Jury has returned 59 additional counts of insurance fraud in connection with an insurance fraud ring