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State Police arrest man in Holyoke following brief chase in stolen vehicle

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A Southampton man was arrested in Holyoke after a brief car and foot chase this afternoon. 

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Woman sustains serious injuries following crash in Springfield

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Springfield Fire crews responded to the area of 771 Page Blvd in front of the McDonald's tonight around 5:39pm for a motorvehicle accident involving a Ford Escape and a Ford F-350 truck.

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Trump's chief strategist Stephen Bannon out at White House

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) In this Jan. 31, 2017 file photo, White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon arrives for a meeting with President Donald Trump on cyber security in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) In this Jan. 31, 2017 file photo, White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon arrives for a meeting with President Donald Trump on cyber security in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington.
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President Donald Trump has decided to remove embattled Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon, the White House has confirmed.

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Woman dead after being struck by car in Belchertown

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A person has died after being struck by a car in Belchertown late Thursday night.

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Several locations across western Massachusetts will be hosting viewing events for this month's solar eclipse.  Check out the list!

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Family: California man celebrating marriage killed in Spain Video included

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The State Department says at least one American was killed and one injured in the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, Spain. More>>

Thousands prepare for Free Speech Rally in Boston

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A free speech rally will take place in Boston tomorrow. The rally has brought concern to Boston and folks here in western Massachusetts following terror in Charlottesville. 

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First Warning Weather

Sunshine and warmer temps on the way

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Staying very humid through Saturday morning, but our weather will be gradually improving throughout the day. Temps are on the rise and we may see some 90s by next week...

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Holyoke man arrested on firearm charges

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A Holyoke man was arrested yesterday afternoon after members of the police department spoke to a group of individuals in an alley on Maple Street. 

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Widespread West Nile Virus activity detected in East Longmeadow

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A growing number of positive samples of the West Nile Virus in mosquitoes have been tested in East Longmeadow.

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Eclipse concerns cause school district to cancel classes

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A school district in Ohio has canceled classes on Monday over concerns about students damaging their eyes while looking at the solar eclipse. More>>

Hampden County Sheriff office launches free backpack program for Holyoke students

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The Hampden County Sheriff's office is helping kids get back to school this year. 

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Wilbraham summer camp takes precautions with kids during solar eclipse

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With the eclipse next week comes the danger of outdoor exposure and one kids camp in Wilbraham is taking precautions.

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Two kids from Pittsfield reported missing

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Pittsfield Police have reported the following kids missing today.

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Travel to Barcelona halted following recent terror attack

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In the wake of the most recent attack overseas, some travel agents in western Mass. 

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Mayor Sarno implements a social media policy for all city employees

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Springfield implementing a social media policy for all city employees Mayor Domenic Sarno issued an executive order today on social media etiquette. 

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Where the best viewing spots for the eclipse will be

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Only three days left until what is being called the most watched sky-event in human history.

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MA school districts face shortage of school nurses

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Districts are dealing with a national shorage of school nurses. Before the first bell of the year chimes, schools are scrambling to fill nursing positions. 

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Travel abroad concerns following Barcelona attack

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The state department said that at least one American was killed and one was injured in the terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils. 

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Finland attack: 2 killed in Turku stabbing spree

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At least two people have been killed and six others hospitalized in a stabbing attack in the Finnish city of Turku on Friday, state broadcaster YLE reported.

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