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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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FBI understaffed to tackle cyber threats

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The FBI is struggling to attract computer scientists to its cybersecurity program mainly due to low pay, a report by the U.S. Department of Justice shows.

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Hundreds Turn Out To Oppose Pipeline at FERC Hearing

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The hearing by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission starts the clock on a 60-day environmental review of the project

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One Of Two Missing Northampton Peacocks Returns Home

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Owner Dee Boyle-Clapp says the female, named Lucrezia, was recovered over the weekend, but her mate, Bob, is still at large

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Lawmakers Back 2-day Sales Tax Holiday in August

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Legislators vote to suspend the state's 6.25 percent sales tax on most items Aug. 15-16.

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Lawmakers Move To Restore UMass Funds Vetoed By Baker

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Both chambers voted to restore $5 million cut by Baker from the original funding appropriation for the University of Massachusetts.