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Holyoke Soldiers Home Official Ousted

The Deputy Superintendent of the Holyoke Soldiers Home has been forced to step down.


Computer Virus Leaves UMass Students Vulnerable

A computer virus is being blamed for exposing the health records and personal information of 1,670 students at UMass Amherst.

Tea Ching

WHMP Heavy Petting Dakin Pet of the Week

WHMP Heavy Petting Pet of the Week from the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society is Tea Ching , Domestic Short Hair Neutered Male Cat, 8 years old, FIV positive

My name is Tea Ching.


Whooping Cough Cases Reported at Northampton High

Whooping cough has come to Northampton High School.

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Hollywood Comes to Shelburne Falls

You may just catch a glimpse of Hollywood stars Robert Downey Junior and Robert Duval in Shelburne Falls.


Two Busted for Dickinson House Break-In

Two people have been busted for breaking into the Emily Dickinson homestead in Amherst.


Two Holyoke Mayoral Candidates Face Legal Action

Two mayoral candidates in Holyoke are due to appear in court.

Amherst Survival Center Executive Director Mindy Domb

Amherst Survival Center Hires New Director

The Amherst Survival Center has hired Mindy Domb as Executive Director.

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Maddow Cum Laude Event Raises Funds for Literacy Project

The Literacy Project is richer this morning thanks to a fundraiser at the Academy of Music in Northampton featuring Rachel Maddow.


Exit 19 Plans Unveiled for I-91

MassHighway has unveiled its chosen design for Exit 19 off I-91 in Northampton

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Trump drops 12 points in poll: Reuters/Ipsos


Donald Trump's support among Republicans has dropped 12 points in less than a week according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

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Police name suspect in Colorado Springs shooting


Police on Saturday identified the suspect in a deadly shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic.

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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.