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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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Manufacturing, construction data point to sturdy U.S. growth

An overall view of the assembly line where the BMW X4 is made at the BMW manufacturing plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina March 28, 2014.

U.S. manufacturing activity hit a nearly 3-1/2-year high last month, a sign the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.

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ISIS releases beheading video of American Steven Sotloff

A masked Islamic State militant speaks next to a man purported to be U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff at an unknown location in this still image from an undated video posted on a social media website.

The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff.

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Funeral Set For Victims of Ehamp Motorcycle Crash

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A funeral service has been set for Ed and Brittany McGrath, the father and daughter killed Thursday in an Easthampton motorcycle crash

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Holyoke Water Plant On Agenda

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Holyoke ratepayers could soon be footing the bill for a three-million-dollar water disinfection plant

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UMass Students Keep Police Busy

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Students from UMass are already keeping the Amherst police department busy