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WHMP Dakin Heavy Petting Pet of the Week

Midnight Blue is one of the barn cats available for adoption at the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society.

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Another Drowning in the CT River

The body of a man who fell into the Connecticut River in Hadley Monday night has been recovered.

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Easthampton Residents OK After Haz Mat Incident

Residents of an Easthampton apartment are back in their homes after a haz-mat situation.

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Flour Truck Flips on Exit 24 Off-Ramp

The driver of a tractor-trailer that crashed on the I-91 exit 24 off-ramp in Whately is recovering from his injuries at the hospital.

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Tautznik To Run for Knapik’s State Senate Seat

Two people have already said they’ll run for the state Senate seat being vacated by Mike Knapik of Westfield.

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Active Shooter Training Underway At UMass

Police at UMass Amherst are undergoing active shooter training.

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Big Y Issues Ground Sirloin Recall

Check your fridge if you recently bought ground sirloin at Big Y. The supermarket chain has issued a voluntary recall for two types of ground sirloin

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Smith Must Wait to Demolish Buildings

Smith College will have to wait before demolishing two buildings on Paradise Road.

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Holyoke Takes Land for Intersection Plan

The Holyoke City Council has approved 12 eminent-domain land takings to improve a busy intersection.

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Molly Bish Family Issues Appeal

The mother of murdered teenager Molly Bish has released a letter to her daughter’s killer.

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PHOTOS: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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The 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade stepped off in NYC, officially ushering in the holiday season.

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Thanksgiving grease cooks up plumbing disasters

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Thanksgiving is a royal pain in the U.S. drain.

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Ebola survivors thankful for ‘second chance’

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Six of the nine Ebola patients treated in the U.S. met for the first time.

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Thanksgiving travel at a 7-year high

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More than 46 million Americans are expected to travel over the holiday weekend.

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History of the holiday: Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving celebrations date back to the first European settlements in America, but it wasn't until the 1860s that it was declared a national holiday.