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Armed Robber Targets Church-Goers

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

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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.

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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

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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.

Illegal Alien Faces Child Rape Charges

A former Amherst man is held on 100-thousand-dollars bail after denying that he drugged and raped a teenage girl 13 years ago.

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Another Hollywood Movie Being Filmed in Western Mass

Hollywood is coming back to Western Mass–and this time, you might be able to be a part of it.

Amherst Man Charged With Two Northampton Armed Robberies

Northampton police have arrested a 26-year-old Amherst man in connection with back-to-back armed robberies of two convenience stores overnight.

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Woman Sentenced For Defrauding MassHealth

A Holyoke woman has been sentenced in federal court for defrauding MassHealth

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Homeless Man Free In Cutchins Assault Case

All charges will be dropped against a homeless man accused of tying a nine-year-old girl to a tree off Pomeroy Terrace in Northampton.

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Microsoft names next operating system Windows 10

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Microsoft announced its new operating system to replace the largely unpopular Windows 8.

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Secret Service White House security breach ‘unacceptable’

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Lawmakers scolded the head of the Secret Service over a security breach that allowed a knife-wielding intruder to run deep into the White House.

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Gov Candidates Debate in Springfield

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The five candidates seeking to become Massachusetts' next governor squared off in their first televised debate in western Massachusetts

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Gov Patrick appoints State Rep to Nuke Board

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A local state representative has been tapped to represent the commonwealth on an advisory board overseeing the closure of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power plant

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Cooley Dickinson Nurse Picket Averted

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There will be no job action today by registered nurses at Cooley Dickinson Hospital