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Amtrak train derails in Washington, multiple fatalities reported

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An Amtrak train has derailed and fallen partially off an overpass onto an interstate in Pierce County, Washington.

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Trump to unveil 'America First' national security strategy Video included

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The Republican president will detail his plans Monday, which could sharply alter the United States' relationships with the rest of the world.

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Man detained after incident at UK base used by US Air Force

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British police say they are responding to 'significant' incident at a Royal Air Force based used by the U.S. Air Force. More>>

Airlines struggle to get back on schedule after Atlanta fire

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While power has been restored to the world's busiest airport in Atlanta, the travel woes will linger for days. More>>

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Gray chilly afternoon with a few flurries, milder tomorrow

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A few flurries will be around this afternoon but we're not expecting much. There could be some scattered coatings here and there. Temperatures in the 20's now will creep into the low 30's under a mainly cloudy sky. 

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Police discover suspicious device in Chicopee

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Police in Chicopee are investigating after they found a "suspicious device" at a city home. 

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Chicopee firefighter accused in armed robberies due in court Friday

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The Chicopee firefighter accused of committing seven robberies in the span of a few months, will be back in court today. Erik Henry, 36, faces several charges including armed robbery and possession of drugs.

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Price of gas falls in Massachusetts to $2.46 per gallon

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Gas prices have dipped a bit in Massachusetts, just ahead of Christmas.

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Springfield man accused of breaking into cell phone store

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A Springfield man is facing charges after allegedly breaking into a West Springfield store.

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ESPN president resigns amid substance addiction problem

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ESPN's president has stepped down after announcing he is struggling with substance abuse.

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More people expected to travel this holiday, fliers warned to prepare

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Connecticut airport officials on Monday warned travelers of increased passenger volume this year.

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UMass marks the winter solstice with special events

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The public is invited to mark the shortest day of the year during special winter solstice events at the UMass-Amherst Sunwheel.

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Navy sailor returns home, meets baby daughter for the first time

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A heartwarming photo shows a sailor meeting his child for the first time, just days before Christmas.

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Patriots rally behind Gronkowski, edge Steelers 27-24

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Brady and Gronk rally Patriots, and late interception seals win over Steelers and Roesthlisberger. More>>

Indian Orchard Pizza Shop robbed at gunpoint

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An armed robbery at an Indian Orchard pizza shop was caught on camera and we have the exclusive video. 

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Springfield man arrested in VT on heroin charges

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A Springfield man has been arrested in Vermont on charges related to heroin and police say the heroin bags they found are connected to "recent overdoses."

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Springfield Fire Department called to report of a "gas leak" on State St.

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Firefighters were called to a "gas leak" situation in Springfield in the vicinity of an automotive repair shop on State Street late Sunday morning.

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Thousands in damages reported following car fire in Springfield

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Thousands in damages reported following a car fire in Springfield early Sunday morning on Mansfield Street. 

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Gunshot victim transported to Baystate in Springfield

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Springfield police are investigating after a gunshot victim was found in the area of Fort Pleasant Avenue early Sunday morning. 

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Traffic Alert

Section of East Mountain Rd. closed in Westfield following crash

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There was a crash on East Mountain Road in Westfield overnight that knocked down wires onto the roadway, forcing police to shut down the street for hours. 

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Strong turnout for "Wreaths Across America" in Agawam

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Thousands of wreaths were placed Saturday morning in Agawam to honor our veterans as part of "Wreaths Across America" ...

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PD: Driver transported after crashing into Springfield home

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A driver was taken to the hospital after they crashed into a Springfield home Saturday night.

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3 pets killed, 4 displaced following kitchen fire in Monson

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Emergency crews have been called to a structure fire in Monson. 

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Traffic expected in the days leading up to Christmas

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With the holidays and New Years right around the corner, Americans can bank on some traffic. 

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2 Springfield men face gun, drug charges after traffic stop on I-391 in Chicopee

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Two men from Springfield are facing gun and drug charges after they were stopped by State Police on I-391 in Chicopee early Saturday morning. 

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Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth control

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A federal judge in Philadelphia has ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that would dramatically reduce women's access to free birth control. More>>

Man transported following logging accident in Florence

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A man working for a local logging company was rescued by firefighters Saturday after his leg became "stuck" between two large logs...

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Massachusetts to get new digital public safety radio system

Massachusetts is upgrading the radio system that allows state police and other public safety officials to communicate. More>>

Central Massachusetts police departments hold gun buyback

Police departments across central Massachusetts and in Boston are holding gun buyback programs this weekend. More>>

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' boasts $45 million opening night

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"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is off to a death star-sized start at the box office. More>>

Thank you for supporting our Toys for Tots drive!

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As our Toys for Tots drive winds down today, we at Western Mass News would like to take a moment to thank you for all of your donations over the last several weeks.

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Playwright alleges misconduct by Hoffman when she was 16

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Dustin Hoffman faces new allegations of sexual misconduct, including exposing himself to a 16-year-old girl decades ago in a New York hotel room. More>>

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