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Big Zoning Changes Proposed in Northampton

The Northampton City Council will discuss some big proposed zoning changes Thursday night.

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Catholic Bishop Urges Caution in Casino Vote

Catholic Bishop Timothy O’Donnell of Springfield is urging caution in the city’s upcoming casino referendum.

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Storm Water Fund Would Cost Northampton Property Owners

A new storm water enterprise fund in Northampton could cost homeowners more than a hundred dollars a year.

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WHMP Heavy Petting Dakin Pet of the Week

Kringo~Domestic Short Hair~Neutered Male~2 years, available for adoption at Dakin

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Easthampton to Sell Old School

Easthampton wants to sell the former Parson Street School.

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Baystate Franklin Nurses File Unfair Labor Complaints

Nurses at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield have filed two unfair labor complaints.

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Springfield Casino Yes and No Factions Active

A large diverse crowd from the Springfield area gathered in Court Square Tuesday to hear nearly a dozen religious leaders speak their minds about a proposed downtown casino.

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5 Year Old Girl Missing, Presumed Drowned in CT River

A 5 year old California girl is missing and presumed drowned after falling into the Connecticut River in South Hadley Saturday night.

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Man Wanted for Murder Hops Train to Deerfield

A New York man wanted for murder is headed for arraignment Monday after being arrested by Deerfield Police over the weekend.

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No Funnel Cloud Confirmed After Tornado Warning

Franklin and Hampshire County first responders were kept busy by a series of heavy Sunday afternoon storms which triggered a Tornado Warning by the National Weather Service.

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Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, Amanda Knox prepares to leave the set following a television interview in New York. Knox is engaged to Colin Sutherland, a musician who recently moved to Seattle from New York, a person close to the Knox family confirmed for The Associated Press. Knox’s murder conviction in the 2007 stabbing of her roommate has been reinstated by an Italian court, but the former college exchange student maintains her innocence and vows she won’t willingly go back to Italy. Both Knox and Sutherland are 27. No wedding date had been set.

Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case.

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Time for Iran to make tough decisions in nuclear talks

In this March 26, 2015, photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, leaves a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other U.S. officials at a hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland. U.S. and Iranian diplomats gather at a Baroque palace in Europe, a historic nuclear agreement within reach. Over Iraq’s deserts, their militaries fight a common foe. Leaders in Washington and Tehran, capitals once a million miles from each other in ideological terms, wrestle for the first time in decades with the notion of a rapprochement.

Six world powers and Iran move closer to a deal, but there are still major disagreements.

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Making headlines this week

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

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Celebrities protest new Indiana law

George Takei poses for a portrait at Quaker Good Energy Lodge with GenArt and the Collective , during the Sundance Film Festival, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 in Park City, Utah.

Celebrities call for an Indiana boycott after the passing of a controversial law that could lead to discrimination against gay couples.

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Senate’s Harry Reid will not seek re-election

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. adjusts his glasses as he speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, following a policy luncheon. Reid is wearing special glasses as part of his recovery from injuries suffered in an exercise accident in January.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says that it would be "inappropriate" for him to seek re-election.