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Holyoke Council President Jourdain Eyes Reelection

Holyoke City Council President Kevin Jourdain says he has enough votes lined up to be re-elected

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Mill Building Slated For Affordable Housing

The old Easthampton Dye Works building in Easthampton will soon be turned in 50 units of affordable housing

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Whately Man Launches Lt. Gov. Bid

Whately selectman Jonathan Edwards has launched his campaign for lieutenant governor.

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Holyoke YMCA Can Now Demolish Mansion

The Holyoke YMCA is now free to demolish the Farr Mansion.

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Two Northampton Cumbies Robbed

Northampton police are on high alert after two Cumberland Farms were robbed over the course of two days

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Belchertown Man Faces Heroin Charges

A Belchertown man faces charges after being stopped with more than a thousand bags of heroin

Three Arrested In Kiln Vandalism

Three arrests have been made in the vandalism of a historic stone kiln in the woods of Plainfield

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Two More Drug Cases Dropped In Amherst Lab Scandal

More than 200 Hampden County drug cases have been dropped so far on account of indicted state chemist Sonja Farak

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PVPA Dance Teacher Gets Probation

A man who used to teach dance at the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts High School has pleaded guilty in a sexting case

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Former Northampton Car Dealer Must Pay Restitution

A former Northampton car dealer has been ordered to pay 95-thousand in fines and restitution

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Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, Amanda Knox prepares to leave the set following a television interview in New York. Knox is engaged to Colin Sutherland, a musician who recently moved to Seattle from New York, a person close to the Knox family confirmed for The Associated Press. Knox’s murder conviction in the 2007 stabbing of her roommate has been reinstated by an Italian court, but the former college exchange student maintains her innocence and vows she won’t willingly go back to Italy. Both Knox and Sutherland are 27. No wedding date had been set.

Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case.

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Time for Iran to make tough decisions in nuclear talks

In this March 26, 2015, photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, leaves a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other U.S. officials at a hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland. U.S. and Iranian diplomats gather at a Baroque palace in Europe, a historic nuclear agreement within reach. Over Iraq’s deserts, their militaries fight a common foe. Leaders in Washington and Tehran, capitals once a million miles from each other in ideological terms, wrestle for the first time in decades with the notion of a rapprochement.

Six world powers and Iran move closer to a deal, but there are still major disagreements.

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Making headlines this week

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A look at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.

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Celebrities protest new Indiana law

George Takei poses for a portrait at Quaker Good Energy Lodge with GenArt and the Collective , during the Sundance Film Festival, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 in Park City, Utah.

Celebrities call for an Indiana boycott after the passing of a controversial law that could lead to discrimination against gay couples.

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Senate’s Harry Reid will not seek re-election

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. adjusts his glasses as he speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, following a policy luncheon. Reid is wearing special glasses as part of his recovery from injuries suffered in an exercise accident in January.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says that it would be "inappropriate" for him to seek re-election.