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Northampton Voters Pass Override

Northampton voters approve a $2.5 million budget-balancing proposition 2 1/2 override.

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Northampton Override Up for Vote

Northampton voters will weigh in on a $2.5 million dollar override during Tuesday’s special election.

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Highway Auto Salvage in Limbo

Highway Auto Salvage on Route 5 in Northampton has suffered a half million dollars in damages from last week’s fire.

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Holyoke Takes Property from Eric Suher

The city of Holyoke has taken back a piece of property it sold to developer Eric Suher more than seven years ago.

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Gomez Visits Western Mass Restaurants

Patrons of Sal’s Bakery and the Latino Kitchen in Springfield got a surprise Sunday when Republican US Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez stopped by.

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Local Woman Busted for Sixth DUI

A South Deerfield woman has been arrested on her sixth drunk driving charge.

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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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Trump looks to unify Republicans; Kasich reported dropping out

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Billionaire Donald Trump assumed the mantle of presumptive Republican presidential nominee on Wednesday with a message on unity that also suggested he was not going to work too hard to placate some party establishment figures angered by his outsider candidacy.

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Takata recalls millions more air bag inflators

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Automakers will recall up to 40 million more air bag inflators installed by Takata Corp by 2019, expanding the largest automotive recall in American history.

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School safety: Drops in bullying, violent crime on campus

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The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools, with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation.

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U.S. gathers allies on next steps in Islamic State fight

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The United States gathered defense ministers from 11 other countries for talks on Wednesday about ways to strengthen the campaign against Islamic State, a day after a U.S. Navy SEAL was killed in Iraq during an attack by the militant group.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, May 4

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Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.