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Body Found in Northampton Identified as Homeless Man

State authorities are identifying the body found in Northampton earlier this month as a homeless man.

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WHMP Heavy Petting Dakin Pet of the Week

Perugina~Domestic Short Hair cat~Tortoiseshell~Spayed Female~8 weeks old available for adoption at the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society


Western Mass Electricity Supplies OK for Heat Wave

ISO New England says there should be enough electricity to meet the region’s demand as temperatures soar this week.

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Whately Under a Boil Water Order

The Whately Water District has issued a boil water order after E. Coli was detected in a water sample.

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Mount Holyoke Makes Most Beautiful College List

Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley has been named one of the 15 most beautiful campuses in the world.

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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.


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.


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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Police arrest gunman after fatal siege at Colorado abortion clinic


Police arrested a gunman who stormed a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs.

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Black Friday crowds thin in subdued start to holiday shopping


America's annual Black Friday shopping extravaganza was short on fireworks this year.

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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.