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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.


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.


Woman Sentenced For Defrauding MassHealth

A Holyoke woman has been sentenced in federal court for defrauding MassHealth


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.”


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.


Morse Top Fund-Raiser In Holyoke Race

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


Ehamp Vice Principal Resigns After DUI Conviction

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

Cool Breeze

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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Police arrest gunman after fatal siege at Colorado abortion clinic


Police arrested a gunman who stormed a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs.

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Black Friday crowds thin in subdued start to holiday shopping


America's annual Black Friday shopping extravaganza was short on fireworks this year.

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Making headlines this week

Santa Claus participates in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

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

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Smartphones may have role in rise of U.S. traffic deaths


The number of deaths from traffic accidents jumped 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015, suggesting smartphones and other driving distractions could be making America's roadways more dangerous.

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Consumers, retailers face off over deep holiday discounts


Polls show shoppers, who got even bigger discounts closer to Christmas last year, are cautious with their spending and willing to wait for deals.