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Two NPD Employees Placed On Leave

Two Northampton Police Department employees have been placed on administrative leave in the midst of an investigation

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WSU President Dobelle Under The Gun

State Commissioner of Higher Education Richard Freeland is cracking down on Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle

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Flying Head Leads To Northfield Pot Bust

A mannequin head tossed from the window of a moving car has led to a drug bust in Northfield

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State Senate Debate Monday in Easthampton

The two Democratic candidates for Mike Knapik’s former state senate seat will debate on Monday

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WHMP Dakin Pet of the Week

Hilly Billy is an 8 year old domestic short hair neutered male cat available for adoption at the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society in Springfield

Hilly Billy (9-25-13)

WHMP Dakin Pet of the Week

Hilly Billy is an 8 year old domestic short hair neutered male cat available for adoption at the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society in Springfield

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Bomb Threat Shuts Down STCC

Springfield Technical Community College is open for class again after yesterday’s reported bomb threat

Northampton Police Make Heroin Bust

Northampton police have made a heroin bust after a traffic stop on King Street

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United Way Launches Campaign

The United Way of Hampshire County has kicked off its annual fundraising drive.

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Bold Bobcat Roams Near Northampton School

A bobcat has been roaming the area near the Ryan Road Elementary School in Northampton

Recent Headlines

6 hours ago in National

Democrats, seeking unity, give Sanders say in party platform

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The Democratic Party said on Monday it would give U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders a prominent say in writing its platform this year, a gesture that could ease tensions between Sanders' camp and party leaders, whom Sanders has accused of favoring rival Hillary Clinton.

7 hours ago in National

Hawaii could be first to put gun owners in federal database

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Hawaii could become the first state in the nation to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country.

7 hours ago in Lifestyle, National

Kicking the habit: Adult smoking rate in U.S. is falling fast

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The smoking rate among U.S. adults has been falling steadily for decades but the latest survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds the 2015 decline is the biggest in more than 20 years.

7 hours ago in National

States on Zika’s frontline see big gaps in funding, expertise

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In Mississippi, a small team of entomologists has begun the first survey of mosquito populations in decades. Experts do not believe the kind of mosquitoes most likely to carry the Zika virus are active in the state, but they cannot know for sure.

7 hours ago in National, World

Obama prods Vietnam on rights, promotes Trans-Pacific Partnership

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U.S. President Barack Obama chided Vietnam on political freedoms on Tuesday after critics of the communist-run government were prevented from meeting him in Hanoi, a discordant note on a trip otherwise steeped in words of amity between the former foes.