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Amherst Fire Caused By Cooking

A massive fire at Southpoint Apartments in Amherst was caused by unattended cooking.

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Amtrak Ready By New Years

Amtrak passenger service will be ready to roll by New Year's. That's according to track owners Pan Am.

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Holyoke Teen Birth Rate Drops

Holyoke continues to be number one in the state for its teen pregnancy rate.

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Weldon Residents Seek Answers About Elevator Repair

Over 40 residents of Greenfield's Weldon Building crowded into a town hall meeting room last night to express their concerns to the Human Rights Commission about a repair project which will disable the building's elevator for several weeks.

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Massive Fire In Amherst Displaces Many

More than fifty people are homeless after a massive fire in Amherst.

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Northampton Police: Bank Robber Seeks Prison

A man charged with a Northampton bank robbery tells police he wanted to get arrested so he could go back to prison

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Greenfield Police Search for Bank Robber

Greenfield Police are still searching for the man who held up the People's Bank branch office on Federal Street Friday morning

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Bread And Puppet To Perform

Vermont's legendary Bread and Puppet Theater will perform in Easthampton Thursday night

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Dueling Immigration Protests In Chicopee

Chicopee has become the site of dueling immigration protests

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Narcan Training In Greenfield Monday

Friends and relatives of heroin addicts are encouraged to attend a free Narcan training in Greenfield.

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Tsarnaev Wants To Avoid Springfield Trial

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev say they don't want the trial moved to Springfield.

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Israeli Flag Burned at Northampton Synagogue

Northampton police are investigating the burning of an Israeli flag at a city synagogue.

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Northampton Bank Robber Fled On Bicycle-Suspect Arrested

Police in Northampton made a quick arrest in a bank robbery.

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Stanley Cup Comes to Western Mass

The most famous trophy in sports comes to Greenfield this weekend. The Stanley Cup will be at the Collins-Moylan arena Sunday courtesy of Los Angeles Kings Head Trainer and Greenfield native Chris Kingsley.

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More Worcester Heroin Deaths

There have been eight fatal drug overdoses in Worcester in recent weeks.

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Former Mayor Convicted Of Assault

Former Holyoke Mayor Dan Szostkiewicz has been convicted of assault and battery in a case involving his ex-wife.

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Suher Gets Liquor License For Green Room

Entertainment mogul Eric Suher will have a liquor license for his proposed bar on Center Street in Northampton after all.

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Parsons Street School To Be Sold

The Easthampton City Council has authorized Mayor Karen Cadieux to sell the former Parsons Street School to a private developer.

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Man Charged In Elm St. Crash

A Vermont man faces charges after a crash on Elm Street in Northampton.

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Westover Won’t House Migrant Kids

Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee will not serve as a temporary home for undocumented immigrant children.

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Manufacturing, construction data point to sturdy U.S. growth

An overall view of the assembly line where the BMW X4 is made at the BMW manufacturing plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina March 28, 2014.

U.S. manufacturing activity hit a nearly 3-1/2-year high last month, a sign the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.

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ISIS releases beheading video of American Steven Sotloff

A masked Islamic State militant speaks next to a man purported to be U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff at an unknown location in this still image from an undated video posted on a social media website.

The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff.

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Funeral Set For Victims of Ehamp Motorcycle Crash

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A funeral service has been set for Ed and Brittany McGrath, the father and daughter killed Thursday in an Easthampton motorcycle crash

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Holyoke Water Plant On Agenda

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Holyoke ratepayers could soon be footing the bill for a three-million-dollar water disinfection plant

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UMass Students Keep Police Busy

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Students from UMass are already keeping the Amherst police department busy