Three women caught shoplifting at the Holyoke Mall allegedly used bags lined with aluminum foil to get past security systems. Police say three Springfield women took clothing from American Eagle, Charlotte Russe and Finish Line. An employee called police after seeing them unload loot into their car. Professional shoplifters often used foil-lined bags to prevent security tags from setting off alarms.
A look at some of the big stories that made headlines this week and the headlines you may have missed.
This All-American holiday took a long and winding road to become an annual tradition.
With lower gas prices and an improved job market, AAA expects more than 37 million Americans to travel this weekend, the most since 2005.
The city of Northampton now has an ordinance banning the use of single-layer plastic bags