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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.


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


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


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


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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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.