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Gaming commission to vote on MGM Springfield plans

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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will meet to go over preparations made ahead of MGM Springfield's opening a little over a month from now.

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No active shooter threat at Washington D.C. hospital

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Washington D.C. police responded to reports of an active shooter at MedStar Washington Hospital late Thursday morning, according to WUSA.

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Bill seeks new rental car fee to fund police training

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Massachusetts lawmakers have approved a $2 surcharge on car rentals to fund training for police officers in cities and towns across the state.

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Time magazine’s latest cover shows Trump and Putin morphed into one

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Time Magazine on Thursday unveiled its latest cover.

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SLIDESHOW: Statistics reveal how many Americans volunteer and where

Volunteers Aaron McKissic, left, and Dina Nellis, right, work on an assembly line filling bags with weekend meals for students in 29 Pittsburgh city schools in Pittsburgh, Feb. 28, 2018. (Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Volunteers Aaron McKissic, left, and Dina Nellis, right, work on an assembly line filling bags with weekend meals for students in 29 Pittsburgh city schools in Pittsburgh, Feb. 28, 2018. (Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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The data, from a survey released by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016, the most recent year available, shows that about one-quarter of Americans, or 25 percent, take the time to volunteer.

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Fantastic end to the workweek

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Today will be sunny, warm and dry with a lighter breeze due to high pressure moving overhead. Expect abundant sunshine with high temps in the lower to middle 80s. Dew points will stay in the 40s and 50s! It will be a nearly perfect July day! 

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Poison parsnip causes severe burns, blisters on woman's legs

This July 2018 photo shows Charlotte Murphy’s leg after she encountered poison parsnip in Vermont. Murphy says she developed painful blisters after brushing against poison parsnip. (Charlotte Murphy via AP) This July 2018 photo shows Charlotte Murphy’s leg after she encountered poison parsnip in Vermont. Murphy says she developed painful blisters after brushing against poison parsnip. (Charlotte Murphy via AP)
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A woman was left with severe burns and blisters on her legs after encountering an invasive species of plant in Vermont.

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Trump says Air Force One to get red, white and blue makeover

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Trump says new Air Force One will feature a red-white-and-blue color scheme.

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The Latest: Trump says he told Putin to end election hacking

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Trump is defending his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, promising "big results" and saying Russia has pledged to help with U.S. efforts to denuclearize North Korea. More>>

Water main break repaired on Doverbrook Dr. in Chicopee

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Some Chicopee homes are reportedly without water service following a water main break. 

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2 remain in stable condition after serious crash in Agawam

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Two people were taken to the hospital with serious injuries after their car crashed near North Street in Agawam Wednesday afternoon.

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Person shot inside Pittsfield officer's home in stable condition

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Authorities are investigating after one person was shot inside a Pittsfield police officer's home Wednesday afternoon. 

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State Police recover 78g of cocaine during traffic stop in Northampton

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A Springfield man is facing drug charges after he was stopped by State Police on Rt. 9 in Northampton over the weekend.

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City councilor pushes for marijuana business in Holyoke

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Holyoke is close to approving its first permits for marijuana businesses to open in the city.

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Orange Police continues work to combat opioid addiction

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Authorities in one Franklin County town are continuing their efforts to battle opioid addiction.

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American University ends campus lockdown after report of ‘armed intruder’

A student walks past the Bender Library on the American University Campus in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. (Photo by Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post via Getty Images) A student walks past the Bender Library on the American University Campus in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. (Photo by Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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Metropolitan Police and American University police conducted a building-by-building search, but no one was found with a weapon. 

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Mosquitoes carrying West Nile on the rise in western Mass.

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More mosquitoes are testing positive in Massachusetts for West Nile Virus. 

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Lia Auto Group helps family overcome challenges of living with MS

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Sylvain Lemieux is working double shifts to provide for his family. His wife is unable to work because of a disabling disease.  Looking for a way to help her husband, Lisa Lemieux reached out to our Western Mass News and Lia Auto Group Surprise Squad to give him a helping hand. 

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Springfield PD seek to identify larceny suspect

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The Springfield Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a man who reportedly stole three dozen cartons of cigarets from a gas station. 

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Springfield woman charged for breaking into home and stealing electronics

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A Springfield woman is facing felony charges after police said she broke into a home on the same street she lives on and stole several electronics. 

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Cheshire man arraigned on drug charges

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A Berkshire County man has appeared before a judge on several drug-related charges.

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Pittsfield man pleads guilty to assault, intimidation charges

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A Pittsfield man will spend nearly two years in jail after pleading guilty to several charges.

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Berkshire Co. man arraigned on indecent assault and battery charges

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A Berkshire County man has appeared in court on sexual assault charges.

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Tuesday's storms pose test for Westfield station

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Thunderstorms rolled through the region on Tuesday, leaving many streets flooded.

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Police: Man accidentally shot himself at Costco in West Springfield

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West Springfield police are investigating after they said a man accidentally shot himself inside Costco Wednesday afternoon.

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