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RMV Wants to Close Three Western Mass Branches

The state Registry of Motor Vehicles would like to close three branches in Western Mass.

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WHMP Dakin Heavy Petting Pet of the Week

Toto – Cairn Terrier mix – Neutered Male – 3 years old – My weight: about 7 lbs. is available for adoption at the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society in Springfield


Northampton Raids Turn up Drugs and Guns

Four alleged drug dealers have arrested at two subsidized housing complexes in Northampton.

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Meadowbrook Fire Displaces 15 Families

A fire at Meadowbrook Apartments in Northampton has displaced 39 people.


Holyoke Mayor Against Walmart

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse now says he’s against a Walmart proposed for Whiting Farms Road.

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Man Charged in Hadley Jet Ski Accident

A Springfield man will be charged with negligent operation of a boat after injuring himself on the Connecticut River in Hadley.

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Easthampton Mulls Plans for Old School

The fate of a 100 year old school building in Easthampton is the subject of much discussion in the city.

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Layoffs Looming at Vermont Yankee

The company that owns the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant plans to cut its work force.


Probation Scandal Plays Out in Western Mass

The spotlight is on Western Mass in the state Probation Department scandal. Friday, the acting head of probation at Hampshire Superior Court was found guilty of federal witness tampering.


Western Mass Protests Zimmerman Acquittal

Protesters in Western Mass continue to condemn the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the death of black teenager Trayvon Martin.

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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.