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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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Easthampton Democrat Elected Party Treasurer

Easthampton lawyer Nicole LaChapelle has been elected treasurer of the Democratic State Committee.

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“Gazette” Wins Top Honor

The “Daily Hampshire Gazette” has been named Newspaper Of The Year by a leading trade group.

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Harvard Study Suggests Mammograms Before Age 50

A new mammogram study could raise more questions about when women should start getting breast cancer screening.

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McGovern to Obama: Withdraw Syria Request

Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern is urging President Obama to withdraw his request for Congress to authorize an attack on Syria.

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UMass Student Death Not Suspicious

Police say the death of a UMass student over the weekend is not suspicious.

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Easthampton Drug Forfeiture Money Buys ATV

The Easthampton Police Department has used drug forfeiture money to buy an all-terrain mini-cruiser.

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West Springfield Votes on Hard Rock Tuesday

West Springfield voters head to the polls Tuesday to weigh in on Hard Rock’s proposal to build a casino on the campus of the Big E.

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Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, Amanda Knox prepares to leave the set following a television interview in New York. Knox is engaged to Colin Sutherland, a musician who recently moved to Seattle from New York, a person close to the Knox family confirmed for The Associated Press. Knox’s murder conviction in the 2007 stabbing of her roommate has been reinstated by an Italian court, but the former college exchange student maintains her innocence and vows she won’t willingly go back to Italy. Both Knox and Sutherland are 27. No wedding date had been set.

Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case.

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Time for Iran to make tough decisions in nuclear talks

In this March 26, 2015, photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, leaves a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other U.S. officials at a hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland. U.S. and Iranian diplomats gather at a Baroque palace in Europe, a historic nuclear agreement within reach. Over Iraq’s deserts, their militaries fight a common foe. Leaders in Washington and Tehran, capitals once a million miles from each other in ideological terms, wrestle for the first time in decades with the notion of a rapprochement.

Six world powers and Iran move closer to a deal, but there are still major disagreements.

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Making headlines this week

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

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Celebrities protest new Indiana law

George Takei poses for a portrait at Quaker Good Energy Lodge with GenArt and the Collective , during the Sundance Film Festival, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 in Park City, Utah.

Celebrities call for an Indiana boycott after the passing of a controversial law that could lead to discrimination against gay couples.

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Senate’s Harry Reid will not seek re-election

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. adjusts his glasses as he speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, following a policy luncheon. Reid is wearing special glasses as part of his recovery from injuries suffered in an exercise accident in January.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says that it would be "inappropriate" for him to seek re-election.