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by Jason Picard, Courtesy of Daily Hampshire Gazette

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UMass Senior Sues Police Over Blarney Blowout

A UMass senior has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Amherst police who arrested him at last year's Blarney Blowout.

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WATCH: Spirited seniors turn ‘Uptown Funk’ into ‘Oldtown’ jam

Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson better watch out ... Alex Boye and these retirees are giving them a run for their money.

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Ex-Louisville guard Jones pleads not guilty to rape

The Memphis native was dismissed from the team Sunday.

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MA Could Face $1.5 Billion Budget Shortfall

A taxpayer watchdog group says Massachusetts could be facing a budget shortfall of up to $1.5 billion, nearly double previous estimates.

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UMass President Search to Start

The search for a new UMass President officially begins this week with a search committee meeting in Boston.

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Woman Dead In Bernardston Crash

A 24-year-old woman is dead after a single-car crash in Bernardston.

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Nashawannuck Pond Boardwalk On Track

Outdoor construction of the Nashawannuck Pond boardwalk in Easthampton continues throughout the winter.

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Witness: Aaron Hernandez smoked pot hours before the killing

Hernandez is charged with the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd.

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Lady Gaga checking into ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’

The "Poker Face" hitmaker is set to star in the fifth season of the show.

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Jack Nicklaus gets his own ice cream

Jack Nicklaus is now devoting time to the one glaring weakness in his incomparable career.

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Who stole the church chocolate?

Sounds like someone had the munchies.

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Your phone could tell you what’s in your food

In the ever-complicated debate over labeling of genetically modified foods, your smartphone could play a role.

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Imagine Dragons roar to top of Billboard chart

The band's new release, "Smoke + Mirrors," has sold 195,000 copies.

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SPRING TRAINING: Hamilton meets with MLB

Josh Hamilton hasn't reported to spring training in Arizona after undergoing surgery on his right shoulder earlier this month.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, Feb. 26.

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Is roller derby the new little league?

Junior roller derby — with kids as young as 6 or 7 — is growing in popularity.

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Senate votes to clear path for funding Homeland Security

Hurdles remain, with conservative Republicans in the House of Representatives still opposed, and negotiations threatening to delay final votes beyond Friday's deadline.

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Taye Diggs on divorce from Idina Menzel: ‘Let It Go’

The "Private Practice" star is using his ex-wife's hit song as a mantra for his life after their split.

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Labs are America’s top dog

Labrador retrievers reigned as the nation's top dog for the 24th year.

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Fruits and vegetables get a star-studded marketing push

What if cauliflower got the same type of marketing firepower as candy bars and potato chips?

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Two Noho Massage Parlors Condemned

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Two Northampton massage businesses have been shut down by city code enforcement officials.

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Charlie Baker To Speak in Northampton

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Governor Charlie Baker will speak in Northampton later this month.

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Springfield Eyes Detox Center Resolution

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Springfield's City Council will consider a resolution to support efforts to keep the Western Mass Correctional Alcohol Center in the city.

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Protesters Target Whole Foods in Hadley

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A group of protesters targeted the meat counter and the dairy section of Whole Foods Saturday.

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Small Gritty And Green Talk Tonight in Holyoke

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Holyoke's competitive advantage in the post-carbon economy will be the topic of a talk tonight at the Green High Performance Computing Center.