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Students, Parkland survivor set to take part in 50 mile march

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A group of young people are continuing the fight against gun violence. 

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Upcoming fairs across Western Mass.

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It may still be summer out there, but soon, the seasons will begin to change and fall will descend upon New England.

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Cohen pleads guilty, implicates Trump in hush-money scheme Video included

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Two people familiar with the financial fraud investigation of Michael Cohen say his lawyers are in negotiations with prosecutors that could result in a plea deal, possibly within hours.

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Father of slain Colorado woman sobs, seethes in courtroom Video included

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The father of two told police in court papers released Monday that he killed his pregnant wife after witnessing her strangling one of the girls on a baby monitor.

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Authorities: Iowa student killed by Mexican in US illegally

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A charge of 1st-degree murder has been filed against 24-year-old Cristhian Bahena Rivera. If convicted, the charge carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison.

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Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort guilty of 8 charges

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The jury in Alexandria, Virginia is weighing 18 counts against Manafort, who is accused of hiding millions of dollars in foreign income from Ukraine and of lying on loan applications to maintain a lavish lifestyle.

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Woman killed in crash on I-391 in Chicopee identified

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State Police have released the identity of the Maine woman who was killed in a crash on I-391 in Chicopee Monday afternoon. 

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First Warning Weather Day

Heavy rain, thunderstorms Wednesday morning and early afternoon Video included

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Wednesday will be a First Warning Weather Day as two rounds of showers and thunderstorms move through our area. The first looks to arrive in the pre-dawn hours...

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Need a job? This medical marijuana dispensary in Easthampton is hiring

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If you're looking for a job, a local medical marijuana dispensary says come on in. 

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Strong quake rocks Venezuela; buildings evacuated in capital

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A powerful earthquake shook Venezuela's northeastern coast on Tuesday, spooking residents in the capital who evacuated buildings and briefly interrupting a pro-government rally in favor of a series of controversial economic reforms. 

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Barnes Airport on standby as plane prepared for emergency landing

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The private plane carrying rap artist Post Malone was briefly diverted to the Barnes Airport in Westfield early Tuesday afternoon after the plane’s tires blew out at take off in New Jersey. 

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Healthy, fast breakfast sandwich on the go

What is the healthiest option when you're on the go and especially since breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Ashley Brodeur from Active Lifestyle Fitness joined Better Western Mass to help us choose wisely.

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Making shrimp and sea scallop spiedino on the grill

With the beautiful weather Tuesday, we headed outside to grill some seafood.  Chef Alex Johnson from Carrabba's to tell us more.

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Businesses preparing for MGM opening weekend traffic

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We are only three days away from MGM Springfield's opening day and thousands of people are expected to descend upon the city this weekend.  Roads surrounding the casino will be closed on Friday and some local businesses are diverting their traffic elsewhere.

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South Hadley's 'Social Strollers' walk for a good reason

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One-in-four people 65 years or older suffers a severe fall every year.  It's the leading cause of injury or death among the elderly. However, one local group of seniors is fighting that statistic with walks twice a week.

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Greenfield PD: 2 arrested for shoplifting, breaking into car

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Two people were arrested in Greenfield early Tuesday morning for shoplifting and breaking into someone's car, according to police. 

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Old Farmer's Almanac makes prediction for upcoming winter

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The Old Farmer's Almanac is out with its winter weather predictions.

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Agawam PD seek to identify person of interest in recent car break-ins

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Agawam Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a person of interest linked to several car break-ins.

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Emergency responders planning ahead for MGM opening day traffic

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We are only three days away from the opening of MGM Springfield and with that will come thousands of people converging on downtown Springfield to check out the state's first resort-casino.    The increase in traffic through the city has prompted emergency responders to plan ahead.

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Rapper Post Malone's jet lands safely after 2 tires blow

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A private jet carrying rapper Post Malone blew two tires during takeoff at a small New Jersey airport on Tuesday but made a safe emergency landing hours later in upstate New York, prompting the rapper to thank fans who prayed for him and diss those who "wished death" on him while he was in the air.

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1 arrested after guns, drugs seized from Chicopee home

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A narcotics investigation resulted in the arrest of a Chicopee man after local and federal authorities raided his home Monday morning. 

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Pittsfield man charged in connection to shooting at Berkshire Co. state park

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State police are investigating a shooting in a state park in a western Massachusetts.

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Single vehicle crash closes part of East Main St. in Chicopee

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A crash has closed a portion of a busy Chicopee roadway. 

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Officials: Over $80,000 cash, 13K bags of suspected heroin seized in two arrests

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Two Franklin County residents will face a judge following their arrests Tuesday morning.

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AAA says gas prices are down a penny in Massachusetts

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Gasoline prices are down in Massachusetts.

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Churches say contractor took deposits for incomplete work

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Multiple churches in Connecticut and Massachusetts say they paid a contractor thousands of dollars for work that he never completed.

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Ex-Senate president's spouse admits making crank phone calls

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CONCORD, Mass. (AP) - The estranged husband of former Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg has pleaded guilty to placing harassing phone calls to a treatment facility where he was a patient. The Middlesex district attorney's office says Bryon Hefner was sentenced Monday to one year of probation. Hefner pleaded guilty in Concord District Court to making annoying phone calls and criminal harassment. He faces sexual assault and other charges in a separate case. Prosecutors say... More>>

Principal installs free laundromat at school after students bullied for wearing dirty clothes

When students were bullied because of dirty clothes, a principal installed a free laundromat at school. (WPIX via CNN) When students were bullied because of dirty clothes, a principal installed a free laundromat at school. (WPIX via CNN)
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When school starts next month, there will be a new facility in the building: a free laundromat.

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Maine woman killed in crash on I-391 north in Chicopee

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We've learned that a Maine woman was killed in the rollover crash that shut down I-391 north in Chicopee for hours Monday afternoon. 

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Officials believe body of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts found

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Mollie Tibbetts vanished from a small town in Iowa on July 18.

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Toddlers survive alone for days near highway after mother killed in wreck

The Ouachita County Sheriff's Office posted this photo of Kylen Holliman, 3, on Facebook after they found him wandering alone on Highway 24 near Camden, Ark. Deputies later discovered his mother had been killed in a single-car crash. (OSCO) The Ouachita County Sheriff's Office posted this photo of Kylen Holliman, 3, on Facebook after they found him wandering alone on Highway 24 near Camden, Ark. Deputies later discovered his mother had been killed in a single-car crash. (OSCO)
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Authorities say two toddlers survived alone for about two days after a deadly crash.

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Man arrested after break-in

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Springfield Police Department officers arrested a male after a break-in at the Racing Mart on Armory Street. Officers spotted the suspect near the Liberty Gas Station. The suspect was arrested and identified as Abdul Basden . The 39 year old stole several items from the Racing Mart and is charged with Breaking & Entering into a building at night  and Larceny from a building. 

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Starbucks announces official return of its Pumpkin Spice Latte

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Starbucks announced that the official return of its popular pumpkin spice latte.

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Granby voters approve to allow marijuana facilities in town

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Granby residents made their voices heard in a Monday night vote on whether or not to allow marijuana facilities in town. 

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Family pushes for justice in Page Blvd. investigation

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A relative of one of the victim's in the Page Boulevard investigation in Springfield is speaking out.

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Authorities searching for man who threatened to shoot President Trump

Shawn Richard Christy, 27, is on the run after making threats against President Trump last month according to the U.S. Marshals. (U.S. Marshals/CNN) Shawn Richard Christy, 27, is on the run after making threats against President Trump last month according to the U.S. Marshals. (U.S. Marshals/CNN)
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Law enforcement authorities are searching for a man who's suspected of threatening to shoot President Donald Trump.

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Restaurants, attractions you can look forward to at MGM Springfield

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We're are only four days away from MGM Springfield opening it's doors, and the excitement around downtown continues to grow. 

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First look inside MGM Springfield ahead of opening day

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With MGM Springfield opening up in just 4 days, we're getting our first look at what the casino itself looks like from the inside. Enter through the doors and...

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New program helps connect seniors and law enforcement

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Police officers and firefighters in Easthampton want local senior citizens to know they have their back. 

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Bruins fans head to Springfield for Fan Fest

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Boston Bruins fans from across western Massachusetts were able to get the full fan experience on Monday. 

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Food choice program helps hundreds of local seniors

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Seniors from Springfield and surrounding towns are getting help from the Open Pantry’s Food Choice program. 

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Homeless campers on Greenfield Town Common ordered to leave

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Homeless people camping out on the Town Common in Greenfield have until Monday to leave, but many aren't obeying the order. 

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9-year-old starts recycling business for a good cause

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A 9-year-old in Holyoke is on a mission right now to save the environment. 

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Gay pride flags stolen from Feeding Hills church

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Two gay pride flags were taken from a local church within two weeks. 

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Fresh produce season is here!

'Tis the season for fresh produce!  Today we're talking about the big 3.  Find out which ones we're talking about from Karen Randall herself! ...with Randall's Farm & Greenhouse in Ludlow. 

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Hadley police arrest Florence teen after pursuit

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A Florence teenager is facing a slew of charges after he reportedly led police on a brief pursuit Sunday afternoon.

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4th annual 'Frozen Yogurt 5k' this weekend in Northampton

To 'Better Community' now! This weekend in Northampton, you can run or walk to help raise money for the community! Plus, there's a sweet treat involved. Check out preview with Lisa Brecher from the Gandara Center. 

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Greenfield Police: Man arrested following stabbing on town common

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Greenfield man has been arrested for attempted murder, home invasion and more following a stabbing incident on the town common Saturday. 

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MGM Springfield will roll out the red carpet for the media

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Four days from now MGM Springfield will officially open. Before the casino opens it doors to the public, Western Mass News has been invited to tour the entire facility. MGM will be showcasing all of their amenities such as  the casino, restaurants, hotel rooms, entertainment areas and much more. Starting at noon today, Western Mass News will provide viewers an inside look at the brand new casino everyone has been waiting to see!  Copyright 2018 Western Mass New...

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Springfield church helps mother and baby rescued from flooding

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Yesterday afternoon, commuters in western Massachusetts were caught in heavy downpours, which created some dangerous situations.

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