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Barcelona: At least 13 dead, 50 injured in terror attack, suspect arrested

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A van rammed into a crowd of people in the heart of Barcelona, causing a "number of deaths" and "many injuries," a Catalan police spokesman said.

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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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Officials: approximately 92K people attended air show

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Final numbers are in and it appears that thousands turned out for the high-flying fun of the Westfield International Air Show.

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First pitch game goes awry, hits photographer

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When 17-year-old cancer survivor Jordan Leandre strolled to the mound for the first pitch during the Jimmy Fund Telethon, it was emotional. Special. Awesome. No one was thinking about strikes, or balls, until the pitch hit photographer Tony Capobianco below the belt. 

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First Warning Weather

After a cool start this morning a sunny, warm and dry afternoon on the way

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After a cool start this morning temperatures will warm toward seasonable levels this afternoon under mostly sunny skies. It's looking like a wet and cooler end to the week before temperatures warm during the weekend and into next week. The early morning is looking good with only patchy fog expected for the river valley and temps in the lower 50s.  

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Naked eclipse party...and other rituals across the world

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A nudist club in Lonedell, Missouri is having an eclipse viewing party.

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Walmart’s bizarre list of top-selling online items by state

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The convenience of shopping online has made it easier than ever to get what you want, when you want it.  It also offers retailers unique insights into which items are the most popular and where.

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Sassy toddler wants to go to ‘law school, not preschool’

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Oh, kids. The way they see the world is always refreshing, and if you need a pick-me-up, you’ll need to meet Mila Stauffer, a 2-year-old from Arizona.

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'Can't change history': Trump tweets about removal of Confederate statues

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President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to comment on the removal of Confederate monuments.

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Boston considers requiring pharmacies to accept used needles

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Boston lawmakers are considering a proposal that would require pharmacies and other distributors of syringes to accept and dispose of used needles. 

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Gov. Baker to present resolution on white nationalist rally

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Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is planning to join with Democratic leaders to present a resolution in response to the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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'Shots fired' call under investigation in Chicopee

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Chicopee Police Officer Michael Wilk said that around 3 a.m. Thursday, officers responded to the area of Center Street, near the Springfield line, for a report of shots fired.

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Powerball jackpot climbs to $510 million

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Here we go again.

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5 missing after Army helicopter goes down, items found

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The U.S. Coast Guard and military crews are responding to a report that an Army helicopter with five aboard went down in the ocean off Hawaii.

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Greenfield Town Council reject safe city ordinance

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It was standing room only tonight as the Greenfield town council discussed the city being designated as a safe city for immigrants.

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Three Vermont men arrested in Greenfield for cocaine trafficking

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Mass. State Police arrested three men from Vermont in Greenfield last night following a motor vehicle stop.

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Jewish concerns rise with neo-Nazi demonstrations

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There is growing concern in the Jewish community over recent incidents of anti-Jewish rhetoric and neo-Nazi demonstrations.

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Local leaders comment on President Trump's response on Charlottesville

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President Trump is coming under increasing criticism from lawmakers in both parties over the his latest comments on the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

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Mural honors Millers Falls resident and former Red Sox pitcher

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It's a trivia question that may even stump the most hardcore Red Sox fans. Have you ever heard of Douglass Smith? 

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Forest Park zookeepers to monitor unusual animal behavior during eclipse

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NASA expects Monday's total solar eclipse to be the most watched sky-event in human history.

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Baystate Franklin, Baystate Noble nurses reject latest contract offers

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Nurses at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield and Baystate Noble Hospital have voted to reject what they call management's "best and final" contract offer.

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Man arraigned in crash that killed popular Amherst blogger

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A Belchertown man charged in the death of popular Amherst blogger Larry Kelley has pleaded not guilty.

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Drone comes close to MA State Police helicopter

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Officials are investigating after a large drone was reportedly seen flying towards a Massachusetts State Police helicopter.

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Mass. State Police arrest Holyoke man and seize over 2,000 bags of heroin

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A Holyoke man was arrested yesterday following a drug investigation which resulted in the seizure of 2,000 bags of heroin and a handgun. 

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Massachusetts had 65,000 non-fatal opioid overdoses over 15 years

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Non-fatal overdoses in Massachusetts had soared by 200 percent from 2001 to 2015, with the total number of non-fatal overdoses during that period topping 65,000.

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Officials: EEE found in mosquito for 1st time this year

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Massachusetts health officials say Eastern equine encephalitis has been detected in a mosquito in the state for the first time this year. 

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Man injured after firework explodes in his hand

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One person was injured after a reported explosion in Pittsfield.

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Westfield Fire seeks waiver to cross aging bridge

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The Westfield Fire Department is no longer using a structurally deficient bridge after concerns over safety spiraled.

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Detectives search for answers following deadly truck accident in Ware

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The investigation continues into a deadly truck accident that left one man dead. 

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Cafe being probed by liquor board says it was closed on day of crash

In this May 24, 2010, photo provided by ESPN, sportscaster Chris Berman stands with his wife, Katherine, upon receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. (Scott Clarke/ESPN Images via AP) In this May 24, 2010, photo provided by ESPN, sportscaster Chris Berman stands with his wife, Katherine, upon receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. (Scott Clarke/ESPN Images via AP)
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The state’s Liquor Control Division has opened an investigation into a local restaurant following a crash that killed an ESPN personality’s wife.

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Peter Pan reaches agreement to improve bus accessibility

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Peter Pan Bus Lines has reached a settlement agreement with federal officials to help resolve allegations that the company violated Title III of the American with Disabilities Act.

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