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Dobelle Files Spending Report, Releases Video

Westfield State President Evan Dobelle has fired back against his critics with a video and has issued a 20 page accounting of his travel expenditures and credit card use

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“Molly” Makes It To Northampton

The dangerous club drug known as Molly has made its way to the Pioneer Valley

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Fallout From WMass Lab Scandal Begins

Western Mass may be seeing the fallout of its own state drug lab scandal.

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Noho Presses Reset On Roundhouse Lot

Northampton is pressing the reset button in its talks about a prominent downtown parcel owned by the city

Sunderland Driver Sentenced To Prison

A Sunderland woman has been sentenced to 5-to-7 years in prison for her role in a 2012 crash that killed a motorcyclist in Hadley

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Anti-Walmart Activists Seek Zone Change

In the wake of a divisive Walmart controversy, activists are seeking a zoning change in Holyoke

Narkewicz Blasts GOP House For Shutdown

Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz is sounding off about the federal government shutdown, calling it a “cheap political stunt” by House Republicans

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Bar Denied Appeal For DJ Nights

A Northampton nightclub that shares a liquor license with another bar has been denied a request to bring back DJ nights

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Soup Kitchen Coordinator Gets Parole

A well-known Amherst man will be released from prison after being granted parole

Molly is available for adoption at Dakin

WHMP Dakin Pet of the Week

Molly, a sweet 9 year old female German Shepherd mix is available for adoption from Dakin in Leverett

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Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, Amanda Knox prepares to leave the set following a television interview in New York. Knox is engaged to Colin Sutherland, a musician who recently moved to Seattle from New York, a person close to the Knox family confirmed for The Associated Press. Knox’s murder conviction in the 2007 stabbing of her roommate has been reinstated by an Italian court, but the former college exchange student maintains her innocence and vows she won’t willingly go back to Italy. Both Knox and Sutherland are 27. No wedding date had been set.

Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case.

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Time for Iran to make tough decisions in nuclear talks

In this March 26, 2015, photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, leaves a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other U.S. officials at a hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland. U.S. and Iranian diplomats gather at a Baroque palace in Europe, a historic nuclear agreement within reach. Over Iraq’s deserts, their militaries fight a common foe. Leaders in Washington and Tehran, capitals once a million miles from each other in ideological terms, wrestle for the first time in decades with the notion of a rapprochement.

Six world powers and Iran move closer to a deal, but there are still major disagreements.

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Making headlines this week

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

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Celebrities protest new Indiana law

George Takei poses for a portrait at Quaker Good Energy Lodge with GenArt and the Collective , during the Sundance Film Festival, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 in Park City, Utah.

Celebrities call for an Indiana boycott after the passing of a controversial law that could lead to discrimination against gay couples.

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Senate’s Harry Reid will not seek re-election

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. adjusts his glasses as he speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, following a policy luncheon. Reid is wearing special glasses as part of his recovery from injuries suffered in an exercise accident in January.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says that it would be "inappropriate" for him to seek re-election.