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Walmart Responds to Protesters

Walmart is responding to protesters who don’t want a super-center built in Holyoke.


Six Busted in Massive Bar Fight

Five men and one woman are under arrest after a late night bar fight in the Hampshire County town of Ware.


Easthampton Mayor’s Race Takes Shape

The Easthampton mayor’s race is shaping up as School Committee Chairwoman Nancy Sykes will face off against longtime mayoral aide Karen Cadieux.

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Transportation Bill Becomes Law

As expected, Massachusetts lawmakers have overriden Governor Patrick’s veto of a massive transportation funding bill.


Moose Tranquilized and Moved from Easthampton to Huntington

A young female moose caused quite a stir in Easthampton Wednesday.

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Former Wilbraham Cheerleader Murdered in Boston

A former high school cheerleader from Wilbraham has been stabbed to death in Boston.


Tully’s Liquor License Hearing Not Over Yet

The Northampton License Commission has failed to reach a conclusion about the future of two downtown nightclubs


Narkewicz Running Unopposed For Re-Election

Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz will run unopposed for his second term in November.

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Meadowbrook Fire Caused By Child

A major fire at Meadowbrook Apartments in Northampton was caused by a child playing with a lighter.


Yes Computers Hit By Burglary

Three thieves broke into the Apple Computer stores around 5 a.m. Tuesday and made off with a half dozen floor models.

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Police respond to report of active shooter in Colorado Springs


Police swarmed an "active shooter" situation unfolding near a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs.

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Making headlines this week

Santa Claus participates in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

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

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Smartphones may have role in rise of U.S. traffic deaths


The number of deaths from traffic accidents jumped 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015, suggesting smartphones and other driving distractions could be making America's roadways more dangerous.

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Consumers, retailers face off over deep holiday discounts


Polls show shoppers, who got even bigger discounts closer to Christmas last year, are cautious with their spending and willing to wait for deals.

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History of the holiday: Thanksgiving


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.