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300 Families Duck Hotel Evictions

Springfield Housing Court Judge Robert Fields has halted the evictions of three-hundred families from their hotel rooms

I-91 Drug Bust Yields Heroin & MDMA

An I-91 traffic stop in Holyoke has yielded large amounts of heroin and the party drug known as “Molly.”

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Northampton Cop-Scuffler Faces Sentencing

A Northampton man who fought with a cop could see up to four years in prison

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ACLU Seeks Probe Of Holyoke Police

The ACLU of Massachusetts has asked Attorney General Martha Coakley to investigate allegations of racial profiling within the Holyoke Police Department

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Tenants Displaced After Greenfield Fire

About a dozen elderly and disabled residents are displaced after Tuesday night’s fire at the Mill House Apartments on Wells Street in Greenfield.

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Three Injured In Downtown Greenfield Fire

A quick response by local firefighters is being credited with averting a potential tragedy in a downtown Greenfield apartment building last night.

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Tully’s Owner Choses Suspension Days

MassLive reports the owner of Tully O’Reilly’s and The Elevens bars in downtown Northampton has chosen to serve the last two days of a seven-day liquor license suspension on Christmas eve and Christmas day.

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Deerfield Hit-And-Run Injures Two

A woman and her boyfriend have been treated for injuries after a serious hit-and-run crash in Deerfield

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Holyoke Zoning Controversy Shuffles Along

Controversy over a proposed zoning change in Holyoke is at a stalemate after last night’s public hearing

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WHMP Dakin Pet Of The Week

Fonz – Domestic Short Hair – Neutered Male – 6 months is available for adoption at the Dakin Humane Society in Springfield

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Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned

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.