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Easthampton voters to decide on proposed $109M school

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 Easthampton voters will  to make their voices heard on Tuesday regarding the future of the community’s schools. 

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Teen arrested after slaying of Maryland police officer

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Authorities hunt past nightfall for suspects after witness says Maryland police officer was run over by Jeep and fatally injured. More>>

All tied up: LeBron's 44 helps Cavs even series with Celtics

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LeBron's 44 lifts Cavs to 111-102 win over Celtics in Game 4. More>>

Florida city warns residents of zombies during power outage

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Residents of a Florida city who received alerts about a power outage were also warned to look out for zombies. That's right — zombies. 

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Local mom discusses dangers of button batteries

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A local mom would have never imagined what her one-year-old could have swallowed. 

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Women cite 'grass ceiling' in male-dominated weed industry

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Women have made inroads in the male-dominated cannabis business, but they face a "grass ceiling" as the industry grows and becomes more mainstream. More>>

NRA links school violence to Ritalin but experts deny link

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The National Rifle Association's incoming president is linking school shootings to using medications such as Ritalin. More>>

School shooting victims killed attempting to ward off gunman

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An outgoing and 'really funny' student who blocked the door to try to prevent the gunman from entering the classroom and an exchange student who aspired to work in civil service were among the 10 people killed at a Texas high school. More>>

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Clouds with thicken up with a few raindrops this morning, but showers will become more widespread by the early afternoon. Showers will be off and on through the afternoon and evening, but the day won't be a washout at all. Temperatures only make it into the middle to upper 60s due to the clouds and wet weather. Rain totals will be less than 1/4 of inch. 

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Springfield police search for hit and run driver

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Springfield police are currently investigating a hit and run that took place on Monday afternoon on Clyde Street.

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Do kids need a different kind of sunscreen?

A busy sunscreen aisle can leave parents confused about which lotions, sticks or sprays to buy for their kids. More>>

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Protesters tell police ‘they wished to be arrested’ at State House demonstration, they were

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Over a dozen people were arrested in Boston Monday evening following a demonstration in support of drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants. 

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FBI, Justice to 'review' classified info sought by lawmakers

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Trump says he'll demand that the Justice Department review whether the department or the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign for political purposes. More>>

Miss Nebraska wins Miss USA competition

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Miss Nebraska has been named Miss USA. Sarah Rose Summers beat out 50 other women from all the states and the District of Columbia.

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People are abusing this anti-diarrhea medication to get an opiate-like high

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The opioid epidemic in the United States has wreaked havoc on families across the nation.

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Holyoke joins growing list of communities to sue opioid manufacturers

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The city of Holyoke is among the latest western Massachusetts community that plans to file suit against opioid manufacturers.  

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How vaping can lead to 'wet lung' in teens

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The rapid spread of vaping was highlighted by a 2016 report from the US surgeon general that cited a 900% increase in e-cigarette use by high school students from 2011 to 2015.

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US-North Korea summit may be in danger

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Administration aides have grown increasingly skeptical the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will come to fruition amid harsh rhetoric from Pyongyang and concerns over the meeting's agenda.

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Gas prices rise ahead of holiday weekend

The price of gasoline in Massachusetts is up another six cents per gallon ahead of the holiday weekend. More>>

What's to come after Southampton selectboard race ends in a tie

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Despite high voter turnout, Southampton’s recent election has ended in a tie for a major position in town.  

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Attorneys take your calls and answer your 'Legal Line' questions

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Being involved in a legal challenge can make anyone feel helpless. That's why Western Mass News went the extra mile to get you free information from experts.

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Southwick urging residents to not feed the bears

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Feeding the bears is strictly prohibited.  That is the message Southwick's animal control officer is trying to get out to residents after an increase in bear sightings over the weekend.

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STCC employees protest against college's president

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Employees gathered at Springfield Technical Community college to protest the president of the school, John B. Cook.

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Adams man pleads guilty to terrorist bomb plot

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A Boston police captain's son has pleaded guilty to plotting a terrorist attack on a college campus to support the Islamic State group.

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Hinsdale man arraigned after indictment on murder, other charges

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A Berkshire County man has been arraigned on charges including murder.

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West Springfield man appears on 'The Price is Right'

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If you turned on The Price is Right this morning, you may have seen a local man trying out his luck.

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Man accused of killing Ludlow bakery owner appears in court

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A Springfield man is being held without bail after police allege he murdered his boss in a Ludlow bakery. 

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Finalists for UMass Boston chancellor job withdraw names

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The three finalists vying for the job of chancellor of the struggling University of Massachusetts-Boston have withdrawn their names from consideration.

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Police: Ambulance stolen, taken on 40-mile joyride

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Police say a Boston man stole an ambulance from outside a Rhode Island hospital and took it on a 40-mile joyride before being stopped in Connecticut.

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Panel approves 'red flag' gun safety bill, House vote next

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Legislation that would allow firearms to be taken from people who show unstable or potentially dangerous behavior is moving forward at the Massachusetts Statehouse.

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'Jurassic Park' dinosaur expert's next big thing: holograms

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'Jurassic Park' dino expert Jack Horner sees hologram exhibit as the next big thing to display his colorful, bird-like dinosaurs. More>>

Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

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Two friends on a morning mountain bike ride 30 miles (48 kilometers) east of Seattle were attacked by a cougar, killing one of the men and leaving the second hospitalized in what authorities described as a rare occurrence. More>>

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