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DA: 20-year-old man fell, hit his head, and died following Amherst party

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Investigators have released new details into a death that occurred over the weekend in Amherst.

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Upcoming fairs across Western Mass.

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It may still be summer out there, but soon, the seasons will begin to change and fall will descend upon New England.

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PD: Man shot in the leg in Springfield uncooperative with police

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Springfield police are investigating a late Wednesday morning shooting that took place near Grant Street. 

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Puerto Rico '100 percent without power' as Maria pounds the island

Hurricane Maria, one of strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico, made landfall in the U.S. territory as a Category 4 storm. (CNN) Hurricane Maria, one of strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico, made landfall in the U.S. territory as a Category 4 storm. (CNN)
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Hurricane Maria made landfall Wednesday in southeast Puerto Rico, ripping trees out of the ground and entangling two-thirds of the island in hurricane-force winds.

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Jose brings clouds, a gusty breeze; Maria slamming through Puerto Rico Video included

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Tropical Storm Jose with top winds of 70 mph continues to spin off shore south of Nantucket Island by about 150 miles. Jose will continue to bring a gusty breeze up to 30 mph out of north-northeast. Skies will remain mainly cloudy with a few sprinkles or a spot shower.. Most of the day will be dry with a cool, muggy feel. 

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Boxer LaMotta, immortalized in 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95

Former middleweight boxing champion Jake LaMotta watches batting practice before a baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) Former middleweight boxing champion Jake LaMotta watches batting practice before a baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life in and out of the ring was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," for which Robert De Niro won an Academy Award, has died, his fiancee said Wednesday. He was 95.

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Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings as quake kills 225

A bulldozer removes debris from a partially collapsed building after an earthquake in Mexico City, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) A bulldozer removes debris from a partially collapsed building after an earthquake in Mexico City, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
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A magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 149 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust and thousands fled into the streets in panic.

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Westfield State investigating after offensive remarks found inside dorm

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Officials at one local university are investigating after racist comments were left inside a campus residence hall. 

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Slideshow: Major earthquake destroys buildings in Mexico, kills hundreds

Volunteers and first responders look for survivors in a collapsed building after an earthquake struck Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. The 7.1 earthquake stunned central Mexico, killing more than 100 people. (AP Photo/Pablo Ramos) Volunteers and first responders look for survivors in a collapsed building after an earthquake struck Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. The 7.1 earthquake stunned central Mexico, killing more than 100 people. (AP Photo/Pablo Ramos)
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Police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans dug frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings early Wednesday, looking for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake in decades as the number of confirmed fatalities stood at 217. 

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Trump's North Korea threat leaves Asia struggling to explain

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South Korea seems to downplay Trump's latest hot rhetoric aimed at North Korea, calling his words a signal of Washington's strong resolve to deal with Pyongyang but essentially a repetition of U.S. policy. More>>

Voter turnout low in preliminary elections

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On Tuesday, two western Mass cities voted in preliminary elections and for each of them, voter turnout was low.

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Three arrested following East Windsor home invasion

Luis Velasquez, Jose Torres and Wilson Zayas were arrested for a home invasion in East Windsor, according to police. (East Windsor police) Luis Velasquez, Jose Torres and Wilson Zayas were arrested for a home invasion in East Windsor, according to police. (East Windsor police)
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Three men from Springfield, MA were arrested in East Windsor following a home invasion Tuesday afternoon. 

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It's Connecticut Day at the Big E

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It's day six of the Big E which can only mean one thing: Connecticut Day. A rather busy day each year for New England’s largest fair, as tens of thousands of Connecticut residents head up I-91 and into West Springfield, making for quite a traffic jam in the city.

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Holyoke native living in Puerto Rico speaks on preparation for Hurricane Maria

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As Hurricane Maria quickly approaches Puerto Rico, people living there are bracing for its wrath. Western Mass News spoke exclusively with a Holyoke native who is currently living in the city of Salinas.

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Incumbent Chicopee school committee member defeated in preliminary election

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Two political newcomers oust the current Chicopee school committee member in Tuesday’s Ward 1 preliminary. James Tanhauser Jr and Trina House-Labonte advance to the November 7th general election. Tanhauser had 101 votes, House-Labonte 50 and incumbent Dana Cutter finished with 42 votes. Only 195 registered voters took part in Tuesday’s preliminary. More>>

Police pursuit, crash in Hartford caught on camera Video included

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Three suspects are in custody after a police pursuit ended in a crash on Interstate 91 in Hartford on Tuesday morning and the whole incident was caught on camera.

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Recent storms have some thinking about trip insurance

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As Hurricane Maria bears down on the Caribbean islands, some travelers are now scrambling to figure out how to get their money back.

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Easthampton man sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to distributing child porn

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A man from Easthampton was sentenced to 138 months in prison and 10 years of supervised release following nine counts of child pornography offenses. 

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D.A., Ziegert's mother discuss whether Lisa knew her accused killer

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For the first time since their daughter was murdered 25 years ago, the family of Lisa Ziegert came eye-to-eye in the courtroom with her accused killer. Gary Schara, 48, of West Springfield denies murdering Ziegert. 

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Bish family reacts to arrest in Ziegert murder case

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New DNA technology used to charge Gary Schara with the murder of Lisa Ziegert brings new hope to others.  The family of Molly Bish told Western Mass News that the arrest inspires them.

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Orange Police seeks to locate 25-year-old male

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Orange Police Dept. are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a young male. 

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Home break-in suspect sought by Westhampton police

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Do you know who this suspect is?  Take a close look at the surveillance video....

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Neighbors react to arrest of suspect in Lisa Ziegert's murder

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Most recently, Gary Schara was living on Lathrop Street in West Springfield. It's a quiet neighborhood with an elementary school at the end.  It's also home to young families.

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Police: Shoplifting suspects wanted out of South Hadley identified

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The South Hadley Police Department reports they've been able to identify these 2 shoplifting suspects after asking for the public's help...

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Arraignment held for suspect in Lisa Ziegert murder case

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A 48-year-old West Springfield man has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Lisa Ziegert of Agawam 25 years ago.

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'Bullet Train' ride at Big E closed after stopping mid-ride

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Crews from the West Springfield Fire Department responded to the Big E on Monday following an incident on a roller coaster.

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Preliminary election voting underway in Chicopee, Springfield

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Preliminary elections are underway today in Springfield and Chicopee.  In both cities, turnout so far is much less then expected.

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Several house, car break-ins reported in Longmeadow

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Longmeadow Police responded to a number of break-ins in just one morning. Now, investigators are reminding residents to do one thing before calling it a day.

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State lawmakers hear calls for higher minimum wage

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A legislative committee is hearing testimony from supporters and opponents of a bill that would gradually raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour.

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  • Puerto Rico '100 percent without power' as Maria pounds the island

    Puerto Rico '100 percent without power' as Maria pounds the island

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 1:46 PM EDT2017-09-20 17:46:29 GMT
    Hurricane Maria, one of strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico, made landfall in the U.S. territory as a Category 4 storm. (CNN)Hurricane Maria, one of strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico, made landfall in the U.S. territory as a Category 4 storm. (CNN)

    Hurricane Maria made landfall Wednesday in southeast Puerto Rico, ripping trees out of the ground and entangling two-thirds of the island in hurricane-force winds.

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    Hurricane Maria made landfall Wednesday in southeast Puerto Rico, ripping trees out of the ground and entangling two-thirds of the island in hurricane-force winds.

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  • Government seeks prison time for Anthony Weiner in sexting case

    Government seeks prison time for Anthony Weiner in sexting case

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 1:45 PM EDT2017-09-20 17:45:34 GMT
    Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner deserves about two years in prison for engaging in sexting with a 15-year-old girl despite his claims that he has been reformed, prosecutors said Wednesday. (Jefferson Siegel/The Daily News via AP, Pool)Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner deserves about two years in prison for engaging in sexting with a 15-year-old girl despite his claims that he has been reformed, prosecutors said Wednesday. (Jefferson Siegel/The Daily News via AP, Pool)

    Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner deserves about two years in prison for engaging in sexting with a 15-year-old girl despite his claims that he has been reformed, prosecutors said Wednesday.

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    Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner deserves about two years in prison for engaging in sexting with a 15-year-old girl despite his claims that he has been reformed, prosecutors said Wednesday.

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  • German WWI U-boat found off Belgium with 23 bodies inside

    German WWI U-boat found off Belgium with 23 bodies inside

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 1:40 PM EDT2017-09-20 17:40:33 GMT

    Belgian regional authorities say an intact German World War I submarine has been found off the coast of Belgium and contains the bodies of 23 people.

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    Belgian regional authorities say an intact German World War I submarine has been found off the coast of Belgium and contains the bodies of 23 people.

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