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Warning of "imminent" attack, Britain raises threat level Video included

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An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert attended by thousands of young music fans in northern England, killing at least 22 people and injuring dozens more.

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ISIS claims responsibility for deadly bombing at Ariana Grande concert in UK

The Islamic State group says one of its members planted bombs in the middle of crowds in Manchester, England, where 22 people died in an explosion.

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Change in Amherst liquor laws to affect Sunday brunch

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Having a bloody mary or a mimosa during Sunday brunch before noontime in Amherst is now not an option.

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Diabetic test strips land on the black market

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The FDA is warning consumers about unregistered companies selling previously owned diabetic test strips.  

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Springfield residents to be re-located for Marble Street extension project

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The city of Springfield is moving forward with a major revitalization project in the South End. It involves a new South End Community Center, and improving access in and around the neighborhood.

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MassDOT Dive Team inspects Route 181 Bridge in Belchertown

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MassDOT's underwater dive team was out in full force in Belchertown today, inspecting a bridge to keep drivers safe. 

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More than 100 needles found on popular walking path near Holyoke school

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Victims of attack in United's 'hearts,' Jose Mourinho says

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Jose Mourinho says the victims of a deadly bomb attack were in the "minds and hearts" of the Manchester United squad that flew to Stockholm for the Europa League final. More>>

Chicopee Police seek to identify tailgate thief

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Chicopee Police are investigating a larceny that took black May 22 between the times of 12:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.

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Clouds hang tough, but temperatures stay seasonable Video included

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Clouds will continue to hang tough this evening and over the next 7 days actually. Our weather pattern remains seasonable and unsettled with multiple weather systems bringing occasional rain chances...

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Pittsfield teen missing, police ask for public's help

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The Pittsfield Police Department is asking for your help in finding this missing teenager. Her name is Natesa Beaulieu and she's 16-years-old.

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State Police release results of I-91 Viaduct enhanced patrol effort

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State Police conducted an enhanced traffic enforcement operation along the I-91 Viaduct in April...

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Baby Daddy Boot Camp: Using Technology for More Sleep and Better Security

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We've told you about a product that your little one can wear at bed time to help calm your own fears, but how about items that can help you get some sleep.  It's obvious that having a little one changes things. Man caves turn into toy rooms and homes get outfitted with much different technology.  For many parents, peace of mind comes in form of a baby monitor, like the iBaby, which rotates nearly 360º while tilting up and down. No view is out of reach.   Elnaz Sa...

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State Police respond to accident on I-91 in Springfield

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State Police were called to an accident near Exit 1 in Springfield on I-91 this morning. 

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Police identify victim in fatal Springfield stabbing

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A Springfield man has been charged with murder after a woman was stabbed to death over the weekend in Springfield. 

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Services offered to firefighters to cope with stress following traumatic events

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Departments across Western Mass are working to train their firefighters to deal with the stress that comes with every 911 call. 

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Grief counselors available, community mourns loss of student

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Grief counselors will be available Tuesday at Springfield Public Schools, as students and faculty remember 17-year old Luis Gomez. Gomez was last seen on Saturday with his friends at Watershops pond, where a body was recovered Monday.  It was at the pond Monday, where police found a body after hours and hours of searching. They were assisted by state and environmental police in their search.  The Commerce high school junior loved basketball. His sister... More>>

Speed humps and crosswalk to be added to Northampton intersection

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A Northampton street will be getting some much-needed help to keep cyclists, drivers, and walkers safe.

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Police substations to be brought to Springfield with MGM opening

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With the opening of MGM Springfield next year, Springfield Police are adding new safety measures to make sure everyone is safe as they expect thousands of people to be coming to the city. 

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Baby Daddy Boot Camp: Using Technology to Calm Parents' Fears

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Western Mass News is helping new dads learn the ropes of having a new baby around and maybe make things a little easier. 

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Northampton High School student pushes to make city the first Blue Community

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Northampton is on the verge of becoming the nation’s very first Blue Community. And one Northampton High School senior is trying to cut down on those plastic water bottles that we all use, which take forever to break down.

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Local contractor accused of skipping out of customers work appears in court again

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An update now on a story we've been following for several months. A local contractor was accused of taking more than 12-thousand dollars from a Springfield veteran and his wife for home improvement work. 

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Auburn Officer, Ronald Tarentino remembered 1 year later

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It's been one year since the death of Auburn Police Officer, Ronald Tarentino and he is being remembered today by his fellow men and women in blue. 

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Search continues for missing teen at Watershops Pond in Springfield

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We continue to following developing news out of Springfield after a teenager went missing Saturday night in the Watershops Pond. 

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Driver suffers serious injuries in Easthampton accident

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The driver involved in the crash has been transported to the hospital with "serious injuries."

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Contractor doing work at Elms College falls 4 stories into hole

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A worker on the Elms College campus fell 4 stories Monday from a shaft into a hole. 

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11-year-old boy on scooter identified as person hit in Westfield Saturday

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An 11-year-old boy who was riding a scooter has been identified as the person who was hit in Westfield Saturday evening...

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Ludlow police: 14-year-old threatened schools on social media

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Police say a 14-year-old boy is responsible for posting a disturbing picture along with a threatening message to Ludlow Public Schools.

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Longmeadow residents honor fallen veterans

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Longmeadow residents gathered at the Longmeadow Cemetery to take part in a Memorial Service on Sunday.

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Greenfield fire truck collides with car

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A Greenfield fire truck was involved in an accident on Colrain and Solon Street Sunday afternoon. Police told Western Mass News that around 5:41 p.m. is when the fire truck and a car collided. Luckily the driver of the car was transported to the hospital with minor injuries and no firefighters were injured in the crash. Further information on the accident have not been released at this time. Copyright 2017 Western Mass News (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.  More>>

Make-A-Wish reveals dinosaur-themed play shed for Westfield boy

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It was a special day for a young boy in Westfield as the Make-A-Wish Foundation revealed his brand-new dinosaur-themed play shed. Western Mass News brought you the story about Darren McQuade, a 5-year-old who battles Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy. Volunteers from Arbortech Tree Services, Woodward Electric, B-G Mechanical, the Westfield Fire Department and more all made Darren’s wish come true during a ribbon-cutting reveal on Sunday. “It’s something to do fo...

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UPDATE

Suspect who allegedly shot man with pellet gun in Ludlow arrested

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A Ludlow man was shot multiple times late last night and police say they're still looking for the suspect who is considered "armed and dangerous." 

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Search underway for missing teen at Watershops Pond in Springfield

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Police and firefighters are searching for a missing teenager who was last seen jumping into the Watershops Pond in Springfield last night. 

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  • Grief counselors available, community mourns loss of student

    Grief counselors available, community mourns loss of student

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 5:37 AM EDT2017-05-23 09:37:39 GMT
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    Grief counselors will be available Tuesday at Springfield Public Schools, as students and faculty remember 17-year old Luis Gomez. Gomez was last seen on Saturday with his friends at Watershops pond, where a body was recovered Monday.  It was at the pond Monday, where police found a body after hours and hours of searching. They were assisted by state and environmental police in their search.  The Commerce high school junior loved basketball. His sister...More >>
    Grief counselors will be available Tuesday at Springfield Public Schools, as students and faculty remember 17-year old Luis Gomez. Gomez was last seen on Saturday with his friends at Watershops pond, where a body was recovered Monday.  It was at the pond Monday, where police found a body after hours and hours of searching. They were assisted by state and environmental police in their search.  The Commerce high school junior loved basketball. His sister...More >>
  • Prosecutor: Man's suicide attempt killed his girlfriend instead

    Prosecutor: Man's suicide attempt killed his girlfriend instead

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 4:44 AM EDT2017-05-23 08:44:27 GMT
    A judge has entered a not guilty plea for Victor Sibson, an Alaska man accused of killing his girlfriend after he shot himself and the bullet traveled through his head and hit his girlfriend in the chest. (Anchorage Police Department via AP)A judge has entered a not guilty plea for Victor Sibson, an Alaska man accused of killing his girlfriend after he shot himself and the bullet traveled through his head and hit his girlfriend in the chest. (Anchorage Police Department via AP)

    An Alaska man is accused of killing his girlfriend after he shot himself and the bullet traveled through his head and hit his girlfriend in the chest. 

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    An Alaska man is accused of killing his girlfriend after he shot himself and the bullet traveled through his head and hit his girlfriend in the chest. 

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    Laura Reilly accused of misleading police in Jo Ringer disappearance

    Laura Reilly accused of misleading police in Jo Ringer disappearance

    Monday, May 22 2017 5:15 PM EDT2017-05-22 21:15:18 GMT

    At just 19-years-old, Savanah Ringer has dedicated her life to finding her mother. Her mother, Joanne ‘Jo’ Ringer of Clarksburg has been missing for months.

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    At just 19-years-old, Savanah Ringer has dedicated her life to finding her mother. Her mother, Joanne ‘Jo’ Ringer of Clarksburg has been missing for months.

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