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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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Senate Candidates Square Off

State senate candidates Donald Humason and David Bartley have squared off in a debate at Holyoke Community College

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Charges Denied In Holyoke Double Fatal Crash

A Springfield man has pleaded not guilty to nine charges stemming from a September hit-and-run that took the lives of two young Holyoke residents

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Defense Lawyer Wins Cat Hairs Motion

A judge in the Cara Rintala murder trial has ruled that cat hairs found on the body of her alleged victim must be turned over to an expert witness for the defense

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Northampton Police Union Questions Chiefs Leadership

Union leaders representing Northampton police officers are questioning the leadership of Police Chief Russell Seinkewicz in the wake of an investigation into Captain Scott Savino and administrative assistant Maryann Keating

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Calls for peace at Kansas shooting memorial

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The scene of a hate crime just days ago became the setting for tears, prayers and calls for peace.

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Obama budget plan would boost U.S. tax revenue, cut deficits

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The Congressional Budget Office says the 2015 budget could boost tax revenues while slashing deficits by $1.05 trillion.

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Jobless rates hover at near pre-recession levels

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New applications for unemployment benefits held near their pre-recession levels last week.

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Task Force Arrest Nets 100 Grams of Heroin

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Another 100 grams of heroin is off local streets following a drug trafficking arrest Wednesday in Athol

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Westboro Baptist Church Fizzles At UMass

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The Westboro Baptist Church didn't convert many people at UMass Wednesday