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Humason Wins State Senate Race

State Rep Don Humason has been elected as the new State Senator from the Hampden and Hampshire 2nd District.


Palmer Rejects Casino Proposal

Voters in Palmer have rejected a proposal by Mohegan Sun to build a billion-dollar resort casino off the Mass Pike


WHMP Local Election Results

Local Election winners include: Cadieux in Easthampton, Morse in Holyoke, Humason for State Senate and Alisa Klein, Northamton City Council over Gene Tacy

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Abused Poodle Happy In New Home

The tiny abused poodle formerly known as “Buffy” is adjusting well to her new home


Noho Board Cracks Down On Eric Suher

Northampton entertainment mogul Eric Suher may be forced to give up two unused liquor licenses he’s been holding onto for quite some time.


Palmer To Vote On Casino Proposal

Voters in Palmer will decide today whether to approve a casino proposal by Mohegan Sun


Holyoke Crash Victim Identified

Police have identified the victim in a spectacular Holyoke crash on Route 141 early Sunday.


Election Day Dawns In Western Mass

It’s election day. In Western Mass, there are contested mayoral races in Holyoke, Chicopee, West Springfield, and Easthampton


Boston Celebrates World Series Champs

Red Sox fans from all over New England packed the streets Saturday for the World Series Victory Parade

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Side Street Cafe Closed Down

The Side Street Cafe in Florence has apparently closed its doors for good

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Trump drops 12 points in poll: Reuters/Ipsos


Donald Trump's support among Republicans has dropped 12 points in less than a week according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

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Police name suspect in Colorado Springs shooting


Police on Saturday identified the suspect in a deadly shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic.

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Black Friday crowds thin in subdued start to holiday shopping


America's annual Black Friday shopping extravaganza was short on fireworks this year.

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Making headlines this week

Santa Claus participates in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

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

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Smartphones may have role in rise of U.S. traffic deaths


The number of deaths from traffic accidents jumped 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015, suggesting smartphones and other driving distractions could be making America's roadways more dangerous.