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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.


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

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Making headlines this week


Here's a look at some of this week's biggest newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.

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Deerfield Apple Thief Facing Charges

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Deerfield Police pulled over the woman in the Mercedes after receiving a report that someone was illegally harvesting apples from trees at Clarkdale Fruit Farm.

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Easthampton’s Route Ten Closes Again, This Time For A Water Main Break

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It happened around one Thursday morning between Florence Road and Highland Avenue. The road did not reopen until around two that afternoon. It was the second time in 24 hours that the road was forced to close.

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Westfield Road Rage Incident Nets Arrests

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On an altercation on Route 20, a female motorist told police that four men in a car waved a gun at her. When police pulled the car over, there were only three men inside and no gun.

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Western Mass Opioid Awareness Effort Wins Federal Grant


Congressmen Jim McGovern and Richard Neal have announced that Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal Grant is being awarded to ongoing opioid awareness programs in Berkshire and Franklin counties and the North Quabbin region.