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Icy walkways and untreated roads are likely overnight and Thursday morning as temperatures fall to the low teens and single digits. After a seasonably cold Thursday, temps are on the rise...

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Snow swept across the Pioneer Valley on Wednesday, January 17. Check out some of the pictures our viewers submitted in this slideshow!

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The impending inclement weather has forced some local cities and towns to enact parking bans.

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Lawmaker seeks home school oversight after 13 found captive

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A California home where authorities say two parents tortured their 13 children had doubled as a private school. More>>

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East Longmeadow crews respond to water main break on North Circle Drive

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East Longmeadow crews have responded to North Circle Drive for a water main break. 

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A Springfield College wrestler suffers severe injuries following sledding accident

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A Springfield College wrestler is recovering from injuries suffered in a sledding accident on campus on January 4. 

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Escaped Enfield inmate captured in Georgia

Jerry Mercado was captured in Georgia (CT DOT/Cherokee Sheriff’s Office) Jerry Mercado was captured in Georgia (CT DOT/Cherokee Sheriff’s Office)
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Officials from the Department of Corrections confirmed the man who escaped from a CT prison has been located.

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Longtime Boston Bruins anthem singer Rancourt to retire

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Rene Rancourt, the tuxedoed troubadour who has sung the national anthem before Boston Bruins games for more than 40 years, announced on Wednesday that he will retire at the end of the season.

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Brady limited participant in practice with right hand injury

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Brady misses AFC championship news conference to meet with team medical staff. More>>

Mueller team would hardly be first lawyers to question Trump

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An AP review of statements made under oath by Trump gives clues about how he might handle questions from Mueller's team of investigators.

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How to prevent flooding ahead of melting snow

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The soggy, snowy winter has raised flooding concerns across the Pioneer Valley. Officials urge homeowners to take action before storm water takes hold. 

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Holyoke City Councilor efforts to lower voting age for municipal elections

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Right now in Massachusetts, you have to be at least 18 years old to vote, but if one local city councilor gets his way that could change.

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Athol residents return home following ice jams and floods

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Residents who live along the Miller's River in Athol were able to watch the snow fall from their apartments. 

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Local organization raises funds to repair Athol little league field

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As residents have been able to return to their homes in Athol, one local organization is scrambling to get their season started on time. 

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East Longmeadow addressing delayed trash pick-up

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Despite the snow, triple the number of trash trucks worked in East Longmeadow today, trying to catch up after a series of delays since the holidays.

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Drivers contend with another round of snow as they hit the road

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As the snow continues to fall, the impact continues, whether you're home shoveling or heading out on the roads.

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Crews in Montague spend long hours clearing roads

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Residents in Franklin County saw higher snow totals than the rest of the Pioneer Valley throughout Wednesday's storm.

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Chicopee cracking down on cars illegally parked during parking bans

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If New Englanders know one thing, it's how to deal with the snow.  However, what may not be so clear is how to not get your car towed during a parking ban.

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Take a vacation and enter the Midwest Living Dream Trip giveaway

Are you dreaming of a vacation, but wish someone would help you pay for it?  Midwest Living magazine might have just the thing for you.  For more information, CLICK HERE(Midwest Living is produced by Meredith Corporation, the parent company of Western Mass News)

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MGM discusses career opportunities in table games

A new casino in downtown Springfield is close to opening and if you're hoping to brush up on your technique before hitting the blackjack table or if you're looking to learn how to be a dealer, one guest on Better Western Mass might be able to help.  Robert Westerfield, vice president of table games at MGM Springfield, stopped by to show us a few tips and tricks for playing casino games.

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  • WH claiming sweeping 'executive privilege' in Russia probes

    WH claiming sweeping 'executive privilege' in Russia probes

    Thursday, January 18 2018 1:35 AM EST2018-01-18 06:35:38 GMT

    The development brought to the forefront questions about White House efforts to control what the former adviser tells Congress about his time in Trump's inner circle - and whether Republicans on Capitol Hill would force the issue.

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    The development brought to the forefront questions about White House efforts to control what the former adviser tells Congress about his time in Trump's inner circle - and whether Republicans on Capitol Hill would force the issue.

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  • Near-stranger saves St. Louis boy with kidney transplant

    Near-stranger saves St. Louis boy with kidney transplant

    Thursday, January 18 2018 12:31 AM EST2018-01-18 05:31:23 GMT
    (Source: Facebook)(Source: Facebook)

    A one-year-old St. Louis boy in dire need of a kidney transplant, received the gift of a lifetime from a near-stranger Wednesday. Robyn Rosenberger, a mother of three, said she wanted to make a big difference in the life of a boy she hardly knew.

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    A one-year-old St. Louis boy in dire need of a kidney transplant, received the gift of a lifetime from a near-stranger Wednesday. Robyn Rosenberger, a mother of three, said she wanted to make a big difference in the life of a boy she hardly knew.

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  • Haitians face hurdles after protected status renewal delays

    Haitians face hurdles after protected status renewal delays

    Thursday, January 18 2018 12:17 AM EST2018-01-18 05:17:35 GMT
    Frank Corbishley, of Coral Gables, Fla., marches in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) programs Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Frank Corbishley, of Coral Gables, Fla., marches in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) programs Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Haitian community leaders say thousands of Haitian immigrants living in the U.S. legally will face employment and travel hurdles because President Donald Trump's administration has delayed the process of re-registering those with temporary protected status. 

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    Haitian community leaders say thousands of Haitian immigrants living in the U.S. legally will face employment and travel hurdles because President Donald Trump's administration has delayed the process of re-registering those with temporary protected status. 

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