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Needle Exchange; Casinos On Holyoke Ballot

Holyoke voters will have two non-binding questions on tomorrow’s ballot


Man Injured In Tunnel Bar Fall

A man is in serious condition after falling 15 feet from the ledge above the Tunnel Bar in Northampton


Man Dead In Holyoke Crash

Police are investigating a fatal one-car accident on Route 141 in Holyoke early Sunday


“Superman” Gets Punched In Face

A man dressed like Superman is recovering from head injuries sustained Wednesday night

Belchertown Man Sentenced For Scamming “Brokers”

A Belchertown man has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison for running a scam

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CDH Surgeon Booked On Domestic Assault

The former Chief of Surgery at Cooley Dickinson Hospital is facing a domestic assault charge

UMass Amherst

UMass Rioters Face Disciplinary Action

Fourteen UMass students arrested Wednesday night after the Red Sox victory will be subject to disciplinary action by the Dean’s office

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Hadley Fire Started In Laundromat

Officials now believe Sunday night’s shopping-center fire on Route Nine in Hadley started in the Hadley Coin-Op Laundromat

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Vt. Yankee Nuclear Plant To Test Emergency Sirens

The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant is going to be testing its 37 emergency sirens in three states within 10 miles of the Vernon plant

UMass Amherst

Police Arrest 15 At UMass After Red Sox Win

Officials at UMass Amherst say 15 people were arrested in the aftermath of the Red Sox victory in the World Series

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Volkswagen CEO faces tough questions in congressional hearing


Volkswagen's cheating on emissions with the use of software in diesel cars was not a corporate decision, but something that "individuals did," its U.S. chief executive says.

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McCarthy drops out of race for House speaker, election postponed


McCarthy had been the favorite to be selected as the official party choice to replace John Boehner.

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Senate approves defense bill despite veto threat


The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation on Wednesday that would allow the military to avoid mandatory spending cuts, setting up a likely veto from President Barack Obama, who is pushing for a broader budget deal.

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Media savvy Islamic State grave concern for U.S. at home


A recruiting push by Islamic State militants via thousands of social media postings remains one of the biggest threats facing the United States, military official say.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Oct. 8


Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.