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One dead, one arrested following stabbing on Beaudry St. in Springfield

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One person is dead following a stabbing Friday morning in Springfield.

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Niche has released their list of the safest school districts for 2018.  Check out the top 25 districts!

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Trump says arm US teachers; they love kids as others don't Video included

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President Donald Trump says the armed officer who didn't stop the gunman who carried out last week's Florida massacre was either a "coward" or "didn't react properly under pressure.". More>>

After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws Video included

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'Abject breakdown on all levels': Florida high school where ex-student accused of fatally shooting 17 people reopening to teachers Friday amid revelations an armed officer on campus did nothing to stop suspect, other issues.

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Big Y announces distribution center expansion

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One of the area's largest grocery store chains is expanding its distribution center.

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Most buildings damaged from 2017 Conway tornado are rebuilt

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Today town officials say all structures are at or near 100 percent finished, except for one notable building. Just down the street from the Thomas house, the United Congregational Church is still shuttered after being declared unsafe.

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Springfield raises smoking age to 21 this summer

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Starting this summer, anyone under the age of 21 will be banned from buying tobacco products in Springfield.

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Conway residents reflect one year after EF-1 tornado

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February 25th marks one year since an EF-1 tornado tore through the small towns of Goshen and Conway, leaving a path of destruction in its wake.  Residents of Conway are still in disbelief that a tornado could ever hit their town, let alone in a Winter month. 

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First responders react to active shooter situation

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As bullets flew through the hallways at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last week, officials said an armed school resource officer waited outside.

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White House on lockdown after vehicle strikes barrier, driver in custody

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The White House is on lockdown after a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier.

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Police: female suspect wore mask, robbed store at gunpoint

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Police in Agawam are looking for the public's help in locating an armed robbery suspect.

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A gloomy afternoon with rain and freezing rain Video included

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Rain will come down at varying rates of intensity this afternoon in the valley with freezing rain across the hills.  This is where a Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 9 pm.  Wet weather tapers off this evening with overnight temperatures staying slightly above freezing. Most spots will pick up less than 1/4" of rain. There may be some patchy fog in spots and watch out for continued icy spots in the hills. 

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Study ranks safest school districts in Massachusetts

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A website has revealed what they believe are the safest school districts in each state.

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South Deerfield's new UTV helps redefine mountain rescues

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A local fire department unveiled its brand new wheels this week. The South Deerfield Fire Department debuted a utility terrain vehicle to be used during mountain rescues.

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Trump bucks NRA, backs raising age for buying assault rifles Video included

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President Donald Trump has endorsed barring those under 21 from buying semi-automatic weapons _ a move that puts him in direct opposition with the National Rifle Association. More>>

Massachusetts residents killed in crash on way to funeral

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Relatives say three Massachusetts residents who were killed in a rollover crash in New York were on their way to a funeral.

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Schools physically restrained students 9,000 times last year

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Public school officials in Massachusetts say they had to physically restrain students more than 9,000 times during the 2016-17 academic year.

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North Adams couple facing animal cruelty charges after dog dies

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Two Massachusetts residents are facing animal cruelty charges after their malnourished dog was found dead in their home.

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Gov. Baker says arming teachers not the answer to shootings

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says more guns in the classroom isn't the answer to school shootings.

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Gardner man arrested over parking space dispute

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A Gardner man is under arrest after allegedly assaulting an elderly man over a parking space.

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Watch: Trump calls out Parkland deputy, says he 'didn't have the courage'

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President Donald Trump took aim Friday at the armed school resource officer who stayed outside as the Parkland shooting unfolded, saying he lacked courage and did a "poor job."

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Shooting reported on Louisiana college campus; 2 injured

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Southeastern Louisiana University says two people were injured after gunshots were fired on campus in an incident involving "several individuals."

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Two people injured in shooting on Southeastern Louisiana University campus

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HAMMOND, La. (AP) -- Southeastern Louisiana University says two people have suffered non-life threatening injuries after gunshots were fired on campus. 

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Hernandez's fiancee sues to protect assets of home sale

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Aaron Hernandez's fiancee has sued the estates of three men the former New England Patriots player was charged with killing in an effort to ensure their daughter benefits from the sale of Hernandez's home.

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US women beat Canada for gold in a 3-2 shootout thriller

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Twenty long years after taking gold when the sport debuted in 1998, the United States snapped Canada's streak of four straight Olympic golds with a 3-2 shootout victory.

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Marijuana testing required for dispensaries in Massachusetts

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Massachusetts was the first state to require cannabis testing and the Department of Public Health has many rules in place.

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Officials identify man who drove into Middlesex Hospital, lit self on fire Video included

Sources say Steven Ellam drove a car into Middlesex Hospital and lit himself on fire (WFSB/Facebook) Sources say Steven Ellam drove a car into Middlesex Hospital and lit himself on fire (WFSB/Facebook)
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Officials have identified the name of a man who reportedly drove a car into Middlesex Hospital and lit himself on fire Thursday morning.

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Trump considers new minimum age to purchase guns

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President Trump said he's considering imposing an age requirement of 21 for people to buy guns like the AR-15 used in the killing of 17 people last week at a Florida school. 

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Sheriff: Deputy at Parkland never engaged shooter, has now resigned

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The deputy who was on duty at a high school where 17 people were massacred waited outside the building for about four minutes without ever going in, the Broward County Sheriff said

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State Rep. Peter Kocot of 1st Hampshire District has died

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There's sad news from Beacon Hill as officials have announced the passing of State Representative Peter Kocot.

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Man sentenced for overdose death of Westfield teen

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It was sentencing day for the man who admitted he provided heroin to a 16-year-old Westfield girl who later died of an overdose.

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Pellet gun found in backpack of Greenfield Middle school student

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Greenfield Police are investigating after a pellet gun was found in a student's backpack at Greenfield Middle School last week.

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Thousands of dogs compete for best in show at local competition

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Over a thousand dogs have come out to the Pioneer Valley to compete in the Shawangunk, Wallkill and Rockland County Kennel Club Dog Show. 

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PHOTOS: Restaurants announced for MGM's Springfield project

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Those visiting MGM's new Springfield casino will find culinary options that might satisfy almost any pallet.

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Former Jerry Springer body guard charged with drunk driving in CT

Steven Wilkos was arrested for DUI after a one-vehicle crash in Darien back in January. (Darien police) Steven Wilkos was arrested for DUI after a one-vehicle crash in Darien back in January. (Darien police)
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A man once known for protecting TV host Jerry Springer from harm was charged with driving under the influence following a one-car crash.

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Consumer Alert: Instant Pot company reports melting cookers

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The Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicooker has overheated for some customers, which resulted in melting damage to the product. 

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Residents react to president's proposal for teachers to carry guns

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President Trump is calling for some teachers to carry concealed guns to help keep students safe in schools.

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Naval base closed in Washington state due to possible threat

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A suspect in a vehicle attempted to enter the base, which put it on lockdown, the base reported.

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Trump wants to ban bump stocks; ATF doesn't know if it can

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President Donald Trump has ordered his Justice Department to ban rapid-fire bump stocks like the ones used in last year's Las Vegas massacre— but officials aren't sure they can.

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Kale recalled in 34 states after being mislabeled

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The kale is being recalled after being mislabeled with "Artichoke & Garlic" labels. The labels do not declare tree nuts.

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Massachusetts officials skeptical of safe injection sites

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh say they remain skeptical of so-called safe injection sites where people can take illegal drugs under medical supervision.

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FCC announces net neutrality will end in April

Demonstrators rally in support of net neutrality outside a Verizon store, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in New York. The FCC is set to vote Dec. 14 whether to scrap Obama-era rules around open internet access. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) Demonstrators rally in support of net neutrality outside a Verizon store, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in New York. The FCC is set to vote Dec. 14 whether to scrap Obama-era rules around open internet access. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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The FCC announced on Thursday that net neutrality will end on April 23.

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Meet Felipe, a great dog looking for a good home

Meet Felipe, this week's featured friend from the Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center.

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  • Brown University to pay tuition for future actors, directors

    Brown University to pay tuition for future actors, directors

    Friday, February 23 2018 5:24 PM EST2018-02-23 22:24:54 GMT
    Brown University is providing scholarships to cover the tuition for master's degree students studying acting and directing.More >>
    Brown University is providing scholarships to cover the tuition for master's degree students studying acting and directing.More >>
  • French customs officials find stolen Degas in luggage on bus

    French customs officials find stolen Degas in luggage on bus

    Friday, February 23 2018 5:18 PM EST2018-02-23 22:18:11 GMT
    French customs officers have found an impressionist painting by Edgar Degas stowed on a bus, more than eight years after it was reported stolen.More >>
    French customs officers have found an impressionist painting by Edgar Degas stowed on a bus, more than eight years after it was reported stolen.More >>
  • 5 things you probably didn't know about the Oscars

    5 things you probably didn't know about the Oscars

    Friday, February 23 2018 5:17 PM EST2018-02-23 22:17:39 GMT
    (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2015 file photo, actress Rosamund Pike arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles. There are two paths on the Oscars red carpet: one for famous people, and one for everyone else. Stanchions an...(Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2015 file photo, actress Rosamund Pike arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles. There are two paths on the Oscars red carpet: one for famous people, and one for everyone else. Stanchions an...
    You have a firm grip on this year's Oscar nominees, last year's winners and what host Jimmy Kimmel will undoubtedly joke about (and the best picture award goes to ... oops). But there are aspects of Hollywood's...More >>
    You have a firm grip on this year's Oscar nominees, last year's winners and what host Jimmy Kimmel will undoubtedly joke about (and the best picture award goes to ... oops). But there are aspects of Hollywood's stellar ceremony that may be a surprise.More >>

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