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'Gunfire' sparks panic in London, but police find nothing Video included

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British police say they are responding to reports of an incident at Oxford Circus subway station, one of London's busiest.

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On Friday, the Parade of Big Balloons marched through downtown Springfield.  Check out dozens of pictures from this year's event.

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The Latest: UN condemns deadly mosque attack in Egypt

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Egyptian state news agency reports 54 killed in bombing and shooting attack on mosque in volatile northern Sinai Peninsula. More>>

Crowds gather for Parade of Big Balloons in Springfield

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After months of preparation and planning, today is finally the day for the annual Parade of Big Balloons in downtown Springfield.

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Father and son arrested following car accident in Ludlow

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A father and son from Springfield were arrested following a two-car accident near the Putts Bridge in Ludlow Thanksgiving night. 

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West Springfield Police seek to identify armed robbery suspect

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West Springfield police are asking for the public's help to identify an armed robbery suspect. 

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Water main break closes part of Memorial Ave. in West Springfield

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An early morning water main break in West Springfield leaves some residents who live on Memorial Avenue without water on Friday.

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Shoppers head to Holyoke Mall this Black Friday

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Shoppers will be flooding malls and retail stores across the country today in search of some of the best deals money can buy. 

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A mostly sunny and seasonable end to the week

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It's a chilly start this morning but we will see plenty of sunshine this afternoon. A southerly wind will help to bring in some milder air today and especially for tomorrow.  High pressure continues to dominate today, keeping the sunshine trend going. Fortunately, with that southwesterly wind, more mild temperatures are expected as afternoon highs the upper 40s to around 50.  

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Springfield officer hosts annual Turkey Bowl fundraiser

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Thursday was the annual turkey bowl run by Springfield Police Officer Mark Kenney.

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Players take the field for Thanksgiving football match-ups

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As much as Thursday was about spending time with family and friends, for many families, it was about watching some high school football and today, traditions new and old were played all around western Massachusetts.

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High School of Commerce hosts annual Thanksgiving meal

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Plenty of empty stomachs were filled after a warm Thanksgiving dinner at the High School of Commerce.

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Chicopee volunteers distribute thousands of Thanksgiving meals

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The Chicopee Knights of Columbus held their Thanksgiving day dinner today.

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Traffic stop leads to pot farm discovery in Ludlow, 2 arrested

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On Wednesday, a traffic stop on East Street in Ludlow led to the arrest of two males who police said were operating a marijuana cultivation site. 

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MA pilot found dead after VT crash had flown planes his whole life

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A pilot found dead after a small-plane crash in Vermont has been identified as an 89-year-old Massachusetts man who had been flying planes his entire life.

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Burn off that turkey with free guided hikes at state parks

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Massachusetts officials are encouraging residents to take a hike the day after Thanksgiving to burn off some of that turkey dinner.

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New police head appoints No. 2 amid leadership shake-up

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The new head of the Massachusetts State Police has appointed a deputy, shoring up the agency's leadership after a shake-up triggered by revisions to a police report about a judge's daughter.

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Man injured in ATV accident in Chester

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Massachusetts State Police tell Western Mass News a 30-year old man has been "severely injured" following an ATV accident in Chester earlier Thursday evening.

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Law signed by Baker takes new bilingual education approach

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Gov. Charlie Baker has signed a bill aimed at giving school districts in Massachusetts more options for teaching non-English speaking students. 

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Healey: Massachusetts investigating Uber data breach

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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says she has launched an investigation into Uber after the company acknowledged a massive data breach a year ago.

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Here's where you can get a meal on Thanksgiving Day

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Preparations are underway for the Chicopee Knights of Columbus Thanksgiving day dinner. The dinner gives residents a chance to enjoy the holiday with all the delicious foods Thanksgiving tends to offer.

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Poll: Many want to avoid political talk this Thanksgiving

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A poll shows more than a third of Americans dread the prospect of political talk over Thanksgiving. More>>

Thanksgiving Eve to be one of the busiest nights for bars

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As the final preparations are underway for Thanksgiving, many people are out at the local bars and police are out patrolling. 

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Bright Nights 2017 kicks off in Forest Park

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The holiday spirit is in full swing in western Mass. An annual holiday tradition has just opened in Springfield's Forest Park. 

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EXCLUSIVE

Longmeadow woman organizes turkey drive for families in need

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A Longmeadow woman organized a turkey donation drive for Springfield families in need. Hundreds of people wouldn't have received one without it, after funding was cut from the open pantry services. 

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Special cheer squad at Chicopee Comp for Thanksgiving game

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Thanksgiving Day is a day to spend with loved ones. It’s also a day to watch football and cheer for the hometown team.

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