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NAACP To Sarno: Widen Search For Police Chief

The Springfield NAACP is asking Mayor Domenic Sarno to conduct a nationwide search for the city’s next police commissioner.

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Northampton Files For “Surrounding Community” Status

Northampton has petitioned the Mass Gaming Commission for designation as a “surrounding community” under the Massachusetts Gaming Act

Diamond Ring Thief Sentenced

A man who stole a diamond ring from Hannoush Jewelers at the Hampshire Mall has pleaded guilty to larceny

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Money Distributed To Hadley Fire Victims

Owners of nine businesses destroyed by the Route Nine Hadley fire have received checks from the community.

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Judge OK’s Hells Angels Label

A judge has ruled that Berkshire triple-murder suspect Adam Lee Hall may be referred to as a “ranking member of the Hells Angels.”

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Backyard Chickens Die In Coop Fire

Four backyard chickens are dead after a fire at 24 Massasoit Street in Northampton

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Hamp To Host Ag Commissions

Northampton will host a region-wide agricultural forum Saturday.

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NHS Late Start Time On Hold

The late start time debate for Northampton High School has been rekindled

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Holyoke Considers Smoking Bans

The Holyoke City Council is considering a ban on smoking in city parks and outside municipal buildings

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Tautznik Lands Job With CET

Former Easthampton Mayor Michael Tautznik has a new job with the Center for Eco-Technology

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CDC: Ebola cases could hit 1.4M by early next year

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Between 550,000 and 1.4 million people in West Africa could be infected with the virus by 2015, according to a report issued on Tuesday.

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Bin Laden son-in-law sentenced to life in prison

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A son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was sentenced to life in prison following his conviction on terrorism charges.

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U.S., Arab allies launch first strikes in Syria

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The U.S. and Arab allies bombed Syria for the first time, killing dozens of Islamic State fighters.

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Government hackers try to crack HealthCare.gov

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The government's own watchdogs say they tried to hack into the site and found a critical vulnerability.

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Allies join U.S. in fight against Islamic State

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Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar had participated in or supported the strikes against Islamic State targets.