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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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Leverett Co-op Launches Capital Campaign

The Leverett Village Food Co-op is launching a capital campaign

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Easthampton Man Allegedly Drives Wrong-Way On Pike, Strikes Cruiser

An Easthampton man is under arrest, charged with driving the wrong way on the Mass Pike and crashing into a State Police cruiser.

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Belchertown EEE Threat Critical

The Eastern Equine Encephalitis threat level has been raised to critical in Belchertown.

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Construction Continues in Northampton Amidst Toxic Soil Probe

Construction of two car dealerships in Northampton continues while possible toxic soil contamination is investigated.

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1 year after bombs, Boston Marathon a celebration

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The 118th running of the storied race from Hopkinton to Boston on Monday was run under the long and still-sharp shadow of the 117th, which turned tragic when two bombs exploded near the finish line

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Berkshire Triple Murder Suspect On Trial

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One of three defendants in a grisly August 2011 Berkshire County triple-murder goes on trial today in Hampden County

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DA Plans Drug Take Back Day Saturday

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Nineteen communities in western Massachusetts will participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

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Biden offers Kiev U.S. help, condemns corruption

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Vice President Joe Biden says Washington is ready to help Ukraine's economy but warned they must fight the "cancer" of corruption.

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Court orders U.S. to release memo on drones

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The U.S. Department of Justice will turn over information about the government's targeted killing of people linked to terrorism.