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Lewis Lent Admits Killing Westfield Teen

Convicted killer Lewis Lent has confessed to the 1992 murder of a Westfield teenager.

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Peaceful Vigil for Trayvon Martin in Springfield

Last night 200 people lit candles to honor slain black teenager Trayvon Martin as night fell on Court Square in Springfield.

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Western Mass Responds to Zimmerman Verdict

Western Mass is responding to the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the death of black Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.

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Greenfield Zoning Vote on Holy Trinity School Likely

A zoning change related to the sale of Greenfield’s Holy Trinity School will likely be approved this week.

Hadley Man Arrested in Severe Beating of Woman

A Hadley man is being held without bail after he allegedly beat his girlfriend.

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Northampton Council Puts Brakes on Zoning Plan

The Northampton City Council has put the brakes on an ambitious rezoning proposal that would have allowed greater density and more infill in the city’s downtown neighborhoods.

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Four Busted in Holyoke for Drugs and Guns

Holyoke Police continue their crackdown on drugs and illegal weapons

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Governor Patrick Agrees to EBT Card ID Pictures

Governor Patrick has agreed to put photo IDs on EBT cards as part of a supplemental budget bill.

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Northampton Firefighters Settlement Rejected by Council

The Northampton city council has rejected the ruling of a state arbitration panel that granted the firefighters union three years of back pay raises.

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West Springfield Signs Deal with Hard Rock

West Springfield Mayor Greg Neffinger has signed a host community agreement with Hard Rock for a casino at the Big E.

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U.S. officials: Military mulling more troops to Iraq

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Military planners are weighing the possibility of sending more troops to Iraq to provide additional security around Baghdad.

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Obama: Beheading ‘shocked the conscience’ of the world

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The beheading of James Foley was said to be in revenge for U.S. air strikes against the Iraqi insurgents.

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Attorney General visits racially-charged Ferguson, protests continue

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The prosecutor's office will begin presenting evidence to a grand jury investigating the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown.

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Racial Tensions Addressed in Amherst

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School officials in Amherst are hopeful this school year will see a reduced level of racial tensions.

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Friendly’s In Noho Closed

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Friendly's Restaurant on King Street in Northampton has closed its doors for good.