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Hadley Man Denies Rape Charge

An 18 year old Hadley man has pleaded not guilty to raping a UMass student.

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Northampton Mayor Orders Benches Put Back

Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz announces on Facebook, he’s instructing DPW workers to reinstall 6 benches removed from downtown 2 weeks ago

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Dean Tech Principal Moving On

The principal at Dean Tech in Holyoke has resigned for a new job after just 16 months.

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City Council Revolts Against Removal of Benches

The Northampton City Council is revolting against a decision by Mayor David Narkewicz to remove six downtown benches.

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Old Easthampton High School Being Torn Down

The demolition of the old Easthampton High School is underway, but people are being told not to visit the site.

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Manhan River Bridge to Close Monday

The Manhan River Bridge in Easthampton will close for six months starting Monday.

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Audit Shows Mess at State Welfare Department

An audit of the Massachusetts welfare department shows widespread mismanagement.

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WHMP Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society Pet of the Week

Chi Chi is a Chihuahua/Daschund mix, 6 year old spayed female available for adoption at Dakin

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Hampshire Student Killed in Bike Crash

A Hampshire College student is dead after a weekend bicycle crash in Amherst

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Paradise City Arts Festival a Success

The Paradise City Arts Festival has celebrated its 19th year

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Making headlines this week

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A look back at some of the biggest newsmakers this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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Teen pregnancies hit historic low

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The annual survey shows the continuation of a downward trend that began in 2006 and continued through 2014, the latest year of complete data, when nearly 250,000 babies were born to girls and women aged 15 to 19.

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U.S. high court approves rule change to expand FBI hacking power

A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection, is seen on an Internet Explorer browser in a photo illustration in Paris in this April 15, 2014 file photo.

The Supreme Court on Thursday approved a rule change that would let U.S. judges issue search warrants for access to computers located in any jurisdiction despite opposition from civil liberties groups who say it will greatly expand the FBI's hacking authority.

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Biden visits Iraq in show of support amid multiple crises

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other top officials in unannounced visits to Baghdad and Erbil on Thursday to show support for a government battling Islamic State amid political and economic crises.

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No wall, but more high-tech gear, fencing sought by U.S. border agents

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The modest scope of the requirements, details of which were contained in internal emails seen by Reuters and described by Border Patrol officials in interviews, contrasts sharply with calls by Republican presidential candidates for more drastic measures to secure the border.