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Man Arraigned In Fatal Holyoke Hit-And-Run

A Springfield man has pleaded not guilty to motor vehicle homicide after an early Sunday hit-and-run in the center of Holyoke.

Child Rape Trial Underway In Northampton

A jury trial is underway in the case of a Hadley man charged with various sex crimes involving children.


Chicopee Man Lost In Adirondacks

A Chicopee man who drums for a Western Mass cover band may be lost in the wilderness of the Adirondacks.


Coakley Announces Governor’s Run

Martha Coakley has thrown her hat into the ring for the 2014 governor’s race.


Two Dead In Holyoke Hit-And-Run

Two 23-year-olds are dead after a hit-and-run crash at the corner of Beech and Dwight streets in Holyoke.


Armed Robber Targets Church-Goers

State police are investigating an armed robbery at a Holyoke church service.


Deerfield Cracks Down On Pig Farmers

Selectmen in the town of Deerfield are cracking down on pig farmers.

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Terrific Apple Season Underway

Western Massachusetts apple growers say this year’s crop is excellent.


Dobelle And Trustees Summoned To Boston

Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle and his board of trustees have been summoned to Boston to meet with members of the Patrick administration


Legal Action Eyed In Jump Rope Case

The homeless man falsely accused of trying to hang a nine-year-old girl from a tree in Northampton is considering legal action against the Northwestern DA’s Office.

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Consumers, retailers face off over deep holiday discounts


Polls show shoppers, who got even bigger discounts closer to Christmas last year, are cautious with their spending and willing to wait for deals.

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History of the holiday: Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving celebrations date back to the first European settlements in America, but it wasn't until the 1860s that it was declared a national holiday.

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WATCH: How holiday shopping can help charities


In the frenzy of holiday shopping, consumers are doing more than getting great deals, they’re also using coupons to help raise money for a number of worthy causes.

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Thanksgiving getaway: Cheap gas, high security


Millions of Americans embarked on their annual Thanksgiving travels on Wednesday, with security at airports, New York City's parade festivities and other venues expected to be heightened amid jitters after the Paris attacks.

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2015 to be the hottest year in history


This year will be the hottest on record and 2016 could be hotter due to the El Niño weather pattern, the World Meteorological Organization said.