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Florence Man Charged with Attacking Teen

An 18-year-old Florence man allegedly attacked a boy Tuesday afternoon on Locust Street across from Cooley Dickinson Hospital

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Manhan River Bridge Opens Thursay

(Easthampton, MA) — The brand-new Manhan Bridge on Route 10 in Easthampton will open this afternoon at 3:30, five months…

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Convicted Drug Defendants Seek New Trials

Lawyers for 15 convicted drug defendants in Western Mass are seeking new trials for their clients because their evidence was handled by indicted state chemist Sonja Farak

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Kulik Seeks Payback For Dairy Farmers

Certain dairy farmers in Massachusetts will be getting checks for ten to twenty-thousand dollars if State Rep Stephen Kulik gets his way.

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Hamp Sergeants Dispute Patrolmen’s Letter

The Northampton Police Sergeant’s Union is disputing allegations by the patrolmen’s union that they turned a blind eye to improprieties within the department

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Springfield Dem Poised For Top Slot

A Western Mass political operative in his twenties is set to become the next executive director of the Massachusetts Democratic Party

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Homeless Man Wants To Clear His Name

The Northampton homeless man who was falsely accused of attempted murder by a nine-year-old girl is trying to redeem his name

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WHMP Dakin Pet Of The Week

Cooper – Neutered Male – 3 years old – My weight: about 11 lbs. Terrier/ Miniature Poodle mix is available for adoption at the Dakin shelter in Springfield

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Abandoned Puppy Recovers Enough For Adoption

Good news from the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society about the puppy who was found in a plastic bag abandoned at a Springfield construction site a week ago

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Vermont Teen Killed in Rowe Crash

State Police are investigating a fatal weekend crash in the Franklin County town of Rowe

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Massachusetts House votes to eliminate speaker term limits

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Massachusetts lawmakers have voted to eliminate term limits for state House speakers

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UMass Athletic Director Leaving

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The UMass Athletic Director will soon leave Massachusetts and head to a new job in California.

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UMass Braces For Superbowl Riots

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UMass has banned all guests from dorm rooms starting at noon Sunday and will be closely monitoring social media sites.

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Baystate Franklin Surgical Wing Construction Starts

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Ground has officially broken on Baystate Franklin Medical Center's new surgical wing.