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WHMP-Dakin Heavy Petting Pet Of The Week

Hannah is a 5 year old spayed female purebread Pug available for adoption at the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society in Springfield.

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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.

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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.

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Coakley Announces Governor’s Run

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

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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.

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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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Making headlines this week

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

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20 years later: The Oklahoma City bombing

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Sunday marks two decades since the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in American history.

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Senator says it’s time to change the face of money

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A campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill is gaining momentum.

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Plastic Bag Ban Passes First Vote in Northampton

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The city of Northampton is close to becoming the first Pioneer Valley community to ban the use of single-layer plastic bags.

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Northampton Looks at Limiting Political Donations

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Northampton city councilors have opened debate on an ordinance which would reduce the amount of money municipal candidates could accept from individual donors.