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Pot Entrepreneurs Eye Deerfield

The town of Deerfield is drawing interest from medical marijuana entrepreneurs.

UMass Restricts Outdoor Nighttime Events

UMass Amherst is restricting nighttime outdoor events as a precaution against mosquito-borne illnesses.

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Appeals Court Sides With Vermont Yankee

A federal appeals court has sided with Entergy in a legal battle over the future of Vermont Yankee.

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Vega Won’t Run For Senate

Holyoke State Rep Aaron Vega has announced he won’t run for the state Senate seat vacated by Mike Knapik, saying it’s a bit too soon.

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Northampton and Firefighters Reach Accord

The city of Northampton has finally signed an agreement with its firefighters and EMTs, ending several years of turmoil.

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Private Colleges Pan UMass-Springfield Plan

Three private colleges are objecting to a plan by Umass Amherst to open a satellite campus in downtown Springfield.

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Springfield Mayor Asks Feds to Stop Flow of Refugees

Springfield Mayor Dom Sarno says the city has been disproportionately targeted for the resettling of refugees.

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Local Police Warn of E-Mail and Phone Scams

Amherst and Northampton Police are warning about scams after residents lost money to phony emails and phone calls.

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WHMP Dakin Heavy Petting Pet of the Week

Sunny is a Lhasa Apso mix Spayed Female 1 year old available for adoption at Dakin’s adoption Center in Leverett.

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Rollover in Meadows Leads to DUI Arrest

A rollover in the Meadows in Northampton lands a Connecticut man under arrest for drunk driving.

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Making headlines this week

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

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Soldier arrested for carrying assault rifle in NC mall

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A Fort Bragg soldier has been charged with creating a panic at a mall after appearing with an assault rifle.

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Celebrate safely with these fireworks tips

Since Independence Day falls during the work week, members of St. Richard Catholic Church celebrated the holiday on Sunday, June 30, 2013, with a picnic-style outing complete with fireworks that could be seen throughout the northeast Jackson, Miss. neighborhood. The long streamers were recorded in a 13-second time exposure. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Don't be one of the thousands of Americans injured by fireworks on July Fourth. Stay safe and have a happy holiday!

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WATCH: The origin of fireworks

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The history behind the July Fourth firecrackers that mark our Independence Day celebrations.

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Fireworks fill the skies with more than bursts of color

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A new study says the staple of America's Independence Day celebrations spew pollution.