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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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Palmer To Vote On Casino Proposal

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

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Holyoke Crash Victim Identified

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

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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

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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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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.