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Contractor struck natural gas line near STCC campus

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Crews are on scene working to a natural gas line that was struck by a contractor near STCC.  

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Schedule of fireworks displays across the area

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With the Independence Day holiday right around the corner, several communities will be displaying fireworks in celebration of the holiday and the summer season.

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Hot, hazy, and humid with a chance of showers this afternoon

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It's looking like a very warm and humid afternoon to close out the week. Showers and downpours are possible tonight and into tonight. Drier air will work in by Saturday afternoon. 
 

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DA files appeal on ruling to vacate Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction

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The Bristol County District Attorney’s office has filed an appeal to overturn the decision which vacated the 2015 murder conviction of Aaron Hernandez.

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Granville school closes after 100 years

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Granville students have left their school for the last time today.

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Driver arrested after crashing into Ludlow bank

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The driver of a pickup truck was arrested on Friday after they crashed into the side of a bank in Ludlow.

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South Hadley PD warn residents of recent car break-ins

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South Hadley police are sending a friendly reminder to their residents to lock their car doors.  

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Berkshire Co. worker injured in the job wins $750,000 jury award

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A Massachusetts jury has awarded $750,000 to a man who suffered severe leg injuries while working for a landscaping business that did not carry worker's compensation insurance.

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No tapes after all: Trump says he didn't record Comey talks Video included

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President Donald Trump says he "did not make" and doesn't have any recordings of his private conversations with James Comey _ his fired FBI director. More>>

Stabbing suspect was caretaker, studied insurance sales

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Canadian man remains in custody in stabbing of Michigan airport police officer; suspect accused of shouting 'Allahu akbar' before the incident that is being investigating as act of terrorism. More>>

Obama on Senate bill: It's 'not a health care bill'

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"It's a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America," he wrote.

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Healthcare replacement bill protested at Northampton City Hall

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News of the Senate's version for the replacement bill to Obamacare had local lawmakers and group reacting.

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Prosecutors: 'Dirty old Santa' arranged sex tryst with child

(Delaware County District Attorney's Office via AP)  William T. McKinlay, arraigned Thursday, June 22, 2017, on felony charges including attempted statutory sexual assault and solicitation and attempted involuntary indecent sexual intercourse. (Delaware County District Attorney's Office via AP) William T. McKinlay, arraigned Thursday, June 22, 2017, on felony charges including attempted statutory sexual assault and solicitation and attempted involuntary indecent sexual intercourse.

Prosecutors say a 56-year-old man who referred to himself as "dirty old Santa" traveled to a Philadelphia suburb to have a sexual tryst with a 14-year-old girl he lured online and has been arrested.

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Student graduates in dying mom's hospital room

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Samantha Parrotte graduated twice this month – once with her class, and once in the hospital from Champlain Valley Technical Center.

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Springfield teacher takes his talents to the octagon

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If you're wondering what teachers do after school or in the summertime, look no further than one Springfield Central High School teacher.   Pat Casey's day job is calm, cool, and collected, but the moment he enters the octagon, this MMA champion is anything but.

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Good deed ends with crash that leaves woman paralyzed

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A good friend doing a good deed ended with a paralyzing accident on Interstate 91 last weekend .   Now, family, friends, and customers of a popular pizza shop in West Springfield are stepping forward to try and do a good deed themselves.

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State spreading the word on getting Narcan on highway billboards

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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is spreading the word about Narcan. On their Twitter account, and even on highway billboards, the state wants you to know that you can get a hold of the overdose reversal drug in a pinch, just by heading to your local pharmacy.

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Proposed Springfield school renovation project in the works

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Big changes are on tap for Springfield schools this Summer. 

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Man gets caught riding with plastic dummy in the HOV lane

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"Don't be a dummy" is what State police said about one driver who was caught with a plastic passenger while driving in the HOV lane.

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City of Holyoke removes fire engine from service

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A new plan by the Holyoke Fire Commission was voted in to remove Engine 2 from service. 

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Baker: Senate GOP health plan would cause 'significant' cuts

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Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is warning the plan unveiled by GOP senators to overhaul the nation's health care law would likely result in a significant loss of funding for Massachusetts.

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Certain hummus products with pine nuts under recall for possible listeria

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Potential listeria contamination is prompting The House of Thaller to voluntarily recall certain 10-ounce packages of Hummus with Pine Nut Topping, the Food and Drug Administration said in a press release.

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West Springfield residents voice concern after pedestrian hit on Rt. 20

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West Springfield residents are concerned for their safety after a pedestrian was hit by a car in a crosswalk Thursday morning. 

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Agawam police seek to identify card skimmer suspect

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Agawam police are asking for the public's help to identify a credit card skimming suspect.

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Boston renaming street after retired Red Sox player Ortiz

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Former Red Sox star David Ortiz is getting a street named in his honor in Boston, joining the bridge already named after him in the city.

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Overnight viaduct closures scheduled for I-291 to I-91 South

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The Mass. DOT announced that on Thursday that a section of I-291 to I-91 South in Springfield will be closed overnight for viaduct construction. 

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