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WHMP Dakin Humane Society Pet of the Week

Meet Phoenix, our Pet of the Week available for adoption at the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society in Springfield. This little black cat with stunning eyes is looking for a loving new forever home.

Chris Collins

Chris Collins Wraps Up Fill-In Week

Wrapping up the fill-in week on the “WHMP Morning News” with orthampton City Councll President Bill Dwight comes in at 8:10 to talk politics.

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Chris Talks Override, Pipeline and Food This Morning

Another loaded day on the “WHMP Morning News” as we talk about the gas pipeline, the latest on the Northfield Town Meeting override tie vote, and WHMP’s Bill Newman reads from his new book


WHMP Dakin Humane Society Pet of the Week

Shadow is a 10 month-old terrier/Chihuahua mix with a black and white coat. He’s a neutered male who’s at Dakin’s Springfield location, and needs his forever home!

Chris Collins

Chris Collins-Day Three

Day three of my fill-in stint on the “WHMP Morning News,” where at 7:10 you will hear the story of Sue Channel and her husband’s efforts to be able to keep their nine rescue dogs in Greenfield

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Chris Collins In The House

Day two of my fill-in stint on the WHMP Morning News


Chris Collins Has Fill-In Co-Host This Week

Chris Collins, filling in this morning on the “WHMP Morning News” today for Bob Flaherty, with dog as his co-pilot–and this week, his co-host.

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WHMP Dakin Humane Society Pet of the Week

Meet beautiful little Princess Dolly our Pet of the Week, available for adoption at the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society in Springfield


Where to watch the fireworks this week!

Fireworks are planned across Western Mass this week. Fireworks are planned on Friday, July 4th in Springfield and Amherst.


WHMP-Dakin Heavy Petting Pet of the Week

Odis, a 5 year old Hound mix is the WHMP-Dakin Pet of the Week, available for adoption at the Springfield shelter

Recent Headlines

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Greenfield Police Sergeant Takes Flak For Displaying Confederate Flag

Confederate flag

Chief Robert Haigh says the situation was brought to his attention by the parents of a 10-year-old African American neighbor of Dan McCarthy

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Amherst Holiday Weekend House Breaks Under Investigation


Residents on Goldenrod Circle, Northampton Road, and at the Southpoint Apartment on East Hadley Road all reported their homes were broken into

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Final UMass Gang Rape Defendant Pleads Guilty

Caleb Womack

Caleb Womack of Enfield Connecticut entered a guilty plea just as jury selection was about to begin in his trial Monday

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West Side Woman Held In Fatal Stabbing


A West Springfield woman is being held without bail after pleading not guilty to stabbing her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend to death

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Adams man gets up to 12 years on child rape conviction


An Adams man convicted of raping a teenage girl has been sentenced to up to 12 years in prison