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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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UMass Cancels Party Fearing ‘Molly’

UMass Amherst has canceled an electronic dance party because of concerns over the deadly party drug known as “Molly.”

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West Springfield Rejects Hard Rock Casino

West Springfield voters have rejected a plan by Hard Rock New England to build a casino on the grounds of the Big E.

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Morse Top Fund-Raiser In Holyoke Race

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse has raised more campaign cash than the other four candidates combined.

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Ehamp Vice Principal Resigns After DUI Conviction

Easthampton Assistant Principal Anne Beauregard has resigned following her third drunk driving conviction.

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WHMP Dakin Heavy Petting Pet Of The Week

Cool Breeze and Ocean Waves Domestic Short Hair Neutered Males 8 weeks old, available for adoption at the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society in Springfield

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Lawyer Bows Out Of Easthampton Murder Case

Judge Bertha Josephson has allowed public defender Paul Rudof to withdraw from the Ryan Welch murder case.

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Rail Trail Bridge To Close Down

he DCR will close the Norwottuck Rail Trail bridge over the Connecticut River beginning September 23rd.

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Jobless claims signal firmer labor market

Job seekers adjust their paperwork as they wait in line to attend a job fair in New York February 28, 2013.

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen.

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Accused Boston bomber appears in court

In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court in Boston Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, for a final hearing before his trial begins in January. Tsarnaev is charged with the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty if convicted.

The Boston Marathon bombing suspect told a judge that he was satisfied with his lawyers' preparations for the January start of his trial over the deadly 2013 attack.

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Some see gas as replacement for Vermont Yankee

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Leaders in Vernon are hoping a gas-fired power plant will be built to replace Vermont Yankee

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UMass Chancellor Leaving

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UMass President Robert Caret is leaving to become chancellor at the University of Maryland

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Narkewicz To Seek Five Liquor Licenses

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The mayor of Northampton wants to ask the state legislature for five more liquor licenses