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Northampton Firefighter Injured in Route Five Business Fire

A Northampton firefighter was hurt trying to put out a fire at an auto salvage business Friday morning.

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Markey Opens Big Lead in US Senate Race, Low Turnout Expected

The latest poll shows Democrat Ed Markey leading Republican Gabriel Gomez by 20 points in the US Senate race.

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Patriots’ Hernandez Subject of Arrest Warrant

Reports out of Boston say an arrest warrant on an obstruction of justice charge has been issued for Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in connection with the murder of a 27 year old semi-pro football player.

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No Jail Time for Buckland Teen in Texting-While-Driving Fatality

A Buckland teenager will not do jail time in connection with a fatal distracted driving accident last July.

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Granby Fire Starter Sentenced to Prison

A Granby man will spend four years in prison after admitting he set a house on fire.

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Greenfield’s Lunt Deal is Off

The town of Greenfield’s efforts to purchase the former Lunt property on Federal Street appear to be dead.

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Donations Sought for Holyoke Teen’s Funeral

Donations are being collected to help pay for a funeral for 18-year old Jonathan Ramos who died after falling from a cliff into the Connecticut River.

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Stop & Shop Wins Easthampton Lawsuit

Stop & Shop has been cleared to build a new store in Easthampton.

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Ward Three Holding Northampton Override Forum

Northampton residents on the fence about the upcoming Prop 2 and-a-half override vote can hear from both sides at a forum Wednesday night.

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Amherst’s Michelle Chamuel is Runner-Up on The Voice

Team Usher’s Michelle Chamuel of Amherst landed in second place in the finale of NBC’s “The Voice”.

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Calls for peace at Kansas shooting memorial

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The scene of a hate crime just days ago became the setting for tears, prayers and calls for peace.

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Obama budget plan would boost U.S. tax revenue, cut deficits

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The Congressional Budget Office says the 2015 budget could boost tax revenues while slashing deficits by $1.05 trillion.

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Jobless rates hover at near pre-recession levels

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New applications for unemployment benefits held near their pre-recession levels last week.

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Task Force Arrest Nets 100 Grams of Heroin

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Another 100 grams of heroin is off local streets following a drug trafficking arrest Wednesday in Athol

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Westboro Baptist Church Fizzles At UMass

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The Westboro Baptist Church didn't convert many people at UMass Wednesday