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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

Photo of Rintala murder scene courtesy of Daily Hampshire Gazette

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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Former Probation Officer Gets Probation

The first person in Massachusetts to be convicted in the Probation Department scandal has been sentenced to two years federal probation

Photo of McCartney inauguration courtesy of Daily Hampshire Gazette

Smith College Swears In New President

Kathleen McCartney has been inaugurated as the 11th president of Smith College

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Holyoke Parade Grand Marshall Chosen

81-year-old Roger Donoghue has been chosen as Grand Marshall of the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day parade

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Making headlines this week

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A look at some of this week's biggest newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.

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Gunman kills one student, wounds two others at Sacramento college

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One student was killed and two others injured after a fistfight at a Sacramento community college escalated into a shooting.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Sept. 4

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday.

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US employers add 173K jobs in August; rate falls to 5.1 pct.

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The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August as employers added a modest 173,000 jobs, a key piece of evidence for the Federal Reserve.

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The skies will be crowded this Labor Day

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The group has forecast that summer travel will reach an all-time high on the wings of a strong U.S. economy.