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“The Voice” to film Finalist in Northampton Thursday

An Amherst woman is in the top five on NBC’s singing show “The Voice” and she’s bringing the show here to the Valley Thursday.


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.

Robert Downey Jr.

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.

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Volkswagen CEO faces tough questions in congressional hearing


Volkswagen's cheating on emissions with the use of software in diesel cars was not a corporate decision, but something that "individuals did," its U.S. chief executive says.

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McCarthy drops out of race for House speaker, election postponed


McCarthy had been the favorite to be selected as the official party choice to replace John Boehner.

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Senate approves defense bill despite veto threat


The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation on Wednesday that would allow the military to avoid mandatory spending cuts, setting up a likely veto from President Barack Obama, who is pushing for a broader budget deal.

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Media savvy Islamic State grave concern for U.S. at home


A recruiting push by Islamic State militants via thousands of social media postings remains one of the biggest threats facing the United States, military official say.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Oct. 8


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