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Smith Voc Principal Loses Job

The principal of Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in Northampton since 2009 has lost her job.

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Teen on Skateboard Hit by Car in Amherst

A teenager from Granby is seriously injured after being hit while on his skateboard by a car in South Amherst.

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New Senator Ed Markey Visits Northampton

Massachusetts’ Senator Ed Markey is on a statewide listening tour this month, visiting Northampton Tuesday to consult with Mayor David Narkewicz and field questions from local reporters.

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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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Six powers and Iran to continue nuclear talks past deadline

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It is the fourth time the parties have extended the terms of the interim deal, which was struck in November 2013 and provided Iran with limited sanctions relief in exchange for a halt to the production of uranium enriched to a purity level of 20 percent.

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Cosby’s drugs-sex admission could help women’s suit

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Lawyers for women suing Bill Cosby for defamation say his admission that he obtained quaaludes to give young women he pursued for sex could bolster their claims

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DA Says Rogue Chemist May Have Jeopardized “Thousands” Of Cases

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As many as 2,000 criminal cases may be impacted by a former state chemist’s decision to tamper with drug samples

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Alleged Springfield Drug Traffickers Busted In The Berkshires

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Three Springfield men have been arrested in connection with what police say is a major Berkshire County drug trafficking operation

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Southampton Public Safety Debt Exclusion Set For Thursday

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Southampton voters head the polls later this week to once again vote on a new public safety complex