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in National

GM offers compensation for 19 deaths related to ignition switch

General Motors will pay compensation for 19 deaths, more than the 13 the automaker previously admitted were caused by the recalled part.

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in Music, Entertainment

Gene Simmons launching music reality show

The new show will pit bands against each other with Simmons deciding their fates.

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in National

Apple receives record orders for new iPhone

Apple says it had more than 4 million pre-orders of its new iPhone in 24 hours, exceeding its initial pre-order supply.

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in Entertainment

Michael Ealy to play civil rights activist

The "Think Like a Man" star has been cast as civil rights activist Dr. Gilbert Mason in an upcoming biopic.

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in Local

Respiratory Illness Seen in the Northeast

Officials at Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford say they're treating children with symptoms similar to those of a serious respiratory illness suspected of sickening dozens of kids in at least 12 other states

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in Local

Hatfield Fire Displaces Three

Three people are homeless after a weekend fire in Hatfield.

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in Weird

Gun-toting woman threatens boy over clarinet practice

Sheriff's deputies in Colorado arrested a woman who pointed a rifle at her neighbor's 11-year-old son during music practice.

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in Local

New South Hadley Library Opens

South Hadley's brand-new library is open to the public.

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in Local

Cleanup Underway At House Of Horrors

A company has been hired to clean the house in Blackstone where three dead babies were found

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in Local

Cop Ordered to Stay Away From Girl

A Chicopee cop has been hit with a year-long restraining order in connection with an alleged sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl

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in Entertainment

LAPD detains ‘Django Unchained’ actress

Actress Daniele Watts has accused officers of brutality and racism after being detained while with her boyfriend.

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in National

U.S. to help train people to spot potential violent extremists

The U.S. government launched a program to stop radicalized young people joining extremist groups fighting in Syria and Iraq.

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in Entertainment

‘Frozen’ attraction set for Disney World

The new attraction will offer fans the chance to meet Princess Anna and Queen Elsa.

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in National

Minimum-wage hike finds hope in the heartland

The push to raise the minimum wage has largely found success in liberal-leaning states, but could make headway in the conservative heartland.

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in Sports

SEC dominates top 15

The SEC has an unprecedented seven teams in the top 15, although none are ranked in the top two.

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in Sports

Monday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the big sports news making headlines today, Monday, Sept. 15.

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in National

Obama to detail plans on Ebola offensive tomorrow

The President is expected to detail a plan to boost America's involvement in mitigating the Ebola outbreak.

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in Lifestyle

Pope marries couples who have cohabited, had children

Pope Francis married 20 couples on Sunday in the latest sign that the Argentine pontiff wants the church to be more open.

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in Sports

Depth and unselfish nature carry Team USA

The sharp-shooting NBA regulars produced a 129-92 victory over Serbia to underline the depth the U.S. have at their disposal.

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in Sports

Ray Rice expected to appeal suspension

Ray Rice is expected to appeal his indefinite NFL suspension that followed the release of a video showing him punching his fiancée during an argument.

Recent Headlines

in Local

AG Coakley Sues Ryder Funeral Home

photo by Bob Dunn - courtesy of the Gazette

Two more lawsuits have been filed against the Ryder Funeral Home in South Hadley

in Local

Northampton Eyes Plastic Bag, Styrofoam Ban

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The City of Northampton is considering a ban on plastic bags and styrofoam

in Local

Broadside Celebrates 40th Anniversary

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The Broadside Bookshop on Main Street in Northampton celebrates 40 years in business this weekend

in Local

Wonder Not! Bread Fest On Tap

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The Hungry Ghost Bakery in Northampton hosts its 11th-annual Wonder Not! bread festival on Sunday

in National

California wildfires threaten thousands of homes

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Fire crews in the rugged Sierra Nevada region battled against a blaze that has displaced hundreds of residents.