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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.

UMass Amherst

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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Three Men Arrested for Attempted UMass Break-Ins

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They were caught early Sunday morning after police received a report of masked men trying to break into multiple rooms.

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Record Crowd at Northampton Pro-Pot Festival

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Organizers say it was the largest crowd in the pro-marijuana festival’s history, which was held in Northampton for the first time this year.

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Deerfield Officer Stops Overdose with Narcan

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The victim had overdosed and was revived and taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center for further treatment.

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New Opioid Task Force Director Named

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34-year-old Paul McNeil most recently served as director of the Northampton Prevention Coalition.

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Amtrak’s Vermonter Now Allows Bicycles Aboard

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The service will be offered for the next two years at least, and may continue indefinitely if successful