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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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Northampton Political Deadline is Monday

Today is the deadline for political candidates in Northampton to turn in their nomination papers.

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School for Troubled Teens Closing

The Academy at Swift River is closing down

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Trooper in Trouble for Leaked Tsarnaev Photos

The state trooper who released behind-the-scenes photos of the capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is in trouble with his superiors.

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Cushman Housing Opponents Suffer Setback

Opponents of the 170 units of student housing in the North Amherst village of Cushman have been dealt another blow.

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I-91 Ramp in Holyoke Re-opens

The I-91 Southbound on-ramp near the Holyoke Mall has re-opened.

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Giant Milk Bottle Gets Facelift

An iconic Pioneer Valley landmark has been given a makeover.

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Friendly’s Hosts Massive Ice Cream Party

Friendly’s Ice Cream celebrated its 78th birthday by hosting the largest ice cream party in the world.

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Holyoke Mall Shoplifters Foiled

Three women caught shoplifting at the Holyoke Mall allegedly used bags lined with aluminum foil to get past security systems.

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Federal Trial of Hatfield Man Continues

The trial of acting Chief Probation Officer Christopher Hoffman continues today in US District Court.

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Making headlines this week

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

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How low will gas go?

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AAA predicts gas prices could drop below $2 a gallon by the end of the year.

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Robbery Suspect of Deerfield Farm Stand Identified

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An arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect who possibly robbed the Kolakoski Farm Stand on Routes 5 and 10 Wednesday.

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MGM Looking For Minority and Women Owned Casino Contractors

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Today, MGM officials will hold the second of a two-day open house at the company's State Street offices for prospective contractors. Union construction companies which are female or minority-owned are being encouraged to attend.

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Holyoke State Representative Sponsors Bill To Ban Necrophilia

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Holyoke State Representative Aaron Vega has filed a bill to outlaw the practice of necrophilia in the Bay State. There is currently no law banning sex with the dead.