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4 weeks ago in Local

Western Mass Folk Singer Killed In Head-on Crash

50-year old Jeff Martell of Northampton was killed in a Friday car accident in West Springfield

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4 weeks ago in Lifestyle

Home security life hacks

Check out these cheap and easy ways to deter burglars and bad guys.

UMass Amherst

4 weeks ago in Local

Hoverboards Banned At UMass, Amherst College

The schools are the latest among many nationwide to ban the self-balancing devices

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4 weeks ago in Local

Amherst Emergency Calls Rise, Staffing Levels Haven’t

Fire Chief Tim Nelson says his department has been receiving a record-breaking number of emergency calls, but staffing levels remain unchanged

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4 weeks ago in Local

Former Greenfield Nurse Admits Stealing Patient Painkillers

51 year-old Daniel Herlocker admitted in federal court to swiping his patient’s drugs and giving them saline solution instead

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4 weeks ago in Local

Closed Springfield School To Be Demolished For Casino

Demolition begins on the long-vacant Alfred Zanetti Elementary School

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4 weeks ago in Weird

Family fires veteran’s ashes out of guns at shooting range

The son of Walter "Jim" Hosey of LaVerkin, Utah, loaded a total of 50 shotgun shells with his father's ashes and fired them off at the Southern Utah Shooting Sports Park in Hurricane with the help of relatives and friends.

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4 weeks ago in Sports

Ovechkin reaches 500-goal milestone as Caps thrash Sens

Alex Ovechkin became the fifth-fastest player to record his 500th NHL goal and added another for good measure as the 30-year-old led the Washington Capitals to a 7-1 rout over the Ottawa Senators on Sunday.

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4 weeks ago in Sports

Breaking down Bama vs. Clemson

The Tide and the Tigers face off tonight for the College Football National Championship.

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4 weeks ago in National, World

U.S. meets tech leaders, forms task force to fight online militants

The Obama administration sent its top national security officials to meet tech industry leaders in Silicon Valley and announced a new task force to counter online propaganda as the United States tries to crack down on the unprecedented use of the Internet by jihadists.

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4 weeks ago in Sports

NFL owners to pick winners, losers in L.A. relocation bids

With the National Football League poised to award Los Angeles a team - and maybe two - owners also face the delicate task of picking at least one loser.

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4 weeks ago in Music

PHOTOS: David Bowie through the years

A look back at the life and career of an artist who defined a generation.

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4 weeks ago in Music

LISTEN: 30 of David Bowie’s greatest hits

From "Let's Dance" to "Wild is the Wind," this three-hour playlist will keep you rocking to the best of Bowie.

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4 weeks ago in Music

TWITTER REACTS: Death of David Bowie

The iconic performer has passed away after a battle with cancer at the age of 69.

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4 weeks ago in National

In final State of the Union, Obama to draw contrast with Republican ‘gloom’

President Barack Obama will paint an optimistic picture in his final State of the Union on Tuesday, drawing a contrast with Republicans running to replace him in the November 2016 presidential election.

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4 weeks ago in Sports

Monday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of today's big sports headlines.

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4 weeks ago in National, World

Obama to make good on Guantanamo pledge: White House chief of staff

bama will first present a long-awaited plan to Congress about how to close the facility, and seek its approval.

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4 weeks ago in Entertainment

The Playboy mansion is for sale

The world's most famous party house - the iconic L.A. mansion of Hugh Hefner - is being on the market for $200 million.

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4 weeks ago in Entertainment

‘The Revenant,’ ‘The Martian’ top Golden Globes

The Golden Globes, handed out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, are the first major film honors of the Hollywood awards season that culminates with the Oscars on Feb. 28.

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4 weeks ago in Viral Videos

Cats ruining your day

Cats are the worst.

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16 hours ago in National

White House seeks $1.8B in emergency funds for Zika virus

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The World Health Organization has declared an international health emergency over the rapidly spreading virus.

16 hours ago in Local

Massachusetts Braces for More Snow

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A Winter Weather Advisory for Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden counties is expected to last from now through Tuesday.

16 hours ago in Local

Hampden County Police Warn of Heroin Overdose Spike

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While police police have step up efforts to track and arrest dealers, Gullini says people should remember that the state has a “Good Samaritan” law, offering protection from prosecution for this who report an overdose while it is happening.

16 hours ago in Local

Springfield I-91 Demolition Begins This Week

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Although no additional lane closure is expected, people who work in downtown Springfield should prepare to hear quite a bit of construction-related noise, which contractors say they will do their best to minimize.

17 hours ago in Local

UMass Students Dies from Four Story Fall

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James Tilley was a senior physics major from Windham, New Hampshire. A cause of death is under investigation from he state medical examiner.