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The first weekend of summer is looking unsettled

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Not the greatest weekend on tap for the first weekend of summer. 

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Schedule of fireworks displays across the area

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Summertime means fun in the sun during the day and fireworks displays at night.

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Twenty teams compete in sixth annual Dragon Boat Festival

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Twenty teams joined in Saturday afternoon for the sixth annual Dragon Boat Festival.

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3 suspects use firearm to rob 7-Eleven in Springfield

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Springfield police are looking for 3 suspects who allegedly used a firearm to rob a 7-Eleven overnight on Cooley Street.

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Greenfield police find injured raccoon while conducting routine check

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A little help for Mother Nature this morning! Police in Greenfield spotted this injured baby raccoon while ...

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Drug spoon sculpture placed outside drugmaker headquarters

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An 800-pound, nearly 11-foot-long steel sculpture of a bent and burned drug spoon has been placed in front of the Connecticut headquarters of drugmaker Purdue Pharma as part of an art protest against the opioid crisis. More>>

Driver transported following crash with tractor trailer at I-91 Exit

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A driver was transported to the hospital following an accident with a tractor trailer in Springfield on I-91 North overnight.

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Springfield police union votes to ratify new four-year contract

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The Springfield police union voted to ratify a new four-year labor contract with the city on Friday. 

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Belchertown PD seek to identity man accused of shoplifting at CVS

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Belchertown police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man accused of shoplifting at CVS on June 17. 

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Aide: Governor's son cooperating on airliner incident

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A son of Massachusetts' governor has been accused of improper conduct aboard a jetliner, and an aide says he will cooperate.

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Stormy Daniels appearing at Springfield club

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Stormy Daniels took the city of Springfield by storm at the Mardi Gras club Friday night. 

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A top Netflix executive is out after using the N-word

Netflix Executive Communications Director Jonathan Friedland poses for photo during a red carpet event in Mexico City, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte) Netflix Executive Communications Director Jonathan Friedland poses for photo during a red carpet event in Mexico City, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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A memo states that Friedland used the N-word during a meeting with Netflix public relations staff during a discussion about "sensitive words."

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President meets families whose loved ones were killed by illegal immigrants

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President Donald Trump met with families on Friday whose loved ones were killed by people who entered the country illegally. 

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Phone apps used as tools by stalkers

We are always on our phones, but what apps are we safe using?  Stan Prager from GoGeeks in East Longmeadow joined Better Western Mass to explain.

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New exhibit at Springfield Museums celebrates Clifford the Big Red Dog

Chris takes us to the Springfield Museums to check out a new exhibit that celebrates Clifford the Big Red Dog

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Downtown Farmers Market continues in Springfield

We're taking a trip down to a local farmers market to end our work week.  Don Maher took us to the Downtown Springfield Farmers Market to tell us more.

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Honor and Remembers Gold Star Run and BBQ set for Saturday

A special event is being held this weekend to honor fallen soldiers.  It's the Honor and Remember 5th Annual Gold Star Run and Barbecue.  Brian Miller joined Better Western Mass to tell us more.

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Holyoke schools to introduce 'weather work' program

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School is out for the summer, but the academic year ended late for many districts. That's why Holyoke Public Schools are rolling out a new 'weather work' program to keep students engaged through the winter and out on time for summer break. 

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Mass. to consider adding additional gender option to licenses

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Changes could be coming to Massachusetts driver's licenses and identification cards.

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Pool and tennis courts in Holyoke set to be renovated

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The city of Holyoke has several renovation projects in the works to upgrade their facilities to offer a new pool and state-of-the-art courts. However, some said that the city should have planned ahead so that residents would have access to these during the summer.

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Woman speaks out after car is shot several times in Springfield

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There's new information about a Springfield woman who survived a shooting Sunday night.

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Lobster supply abundant, at least for now

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This summer, the demand for lobster is expected to be higher then ever before.   The Maine Lobstermen's Association said that global warming has actually created a lobster boom.   However, they warn the good times, including the good supply and good prices, won't last.

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MGM's extended alcohol hours prompting public safety concerns

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With its grand opening a little over two months away, MGM has officially received a liquor license to serve alcohol to gamblers until 4 a.m. However, for some, it's raising some concerns about public safety.

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City officials look to shutdown Carregan's Lounge

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City officials are moving to shutdown a bar on Maple Street in Springfield.

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  • Stars flock to the Dior debut of Kim Jones at Paris menswear

    Stars flock to the Dior debut of Kim Jones at Paris menswear

    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:17 PM EDT2018-06-23 23:17:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Thibault Camus). A model wears a creation as part of McQueen Men's Spring-Summer 2019 fashion collection presented in Paris, Friday June 22, 2018.(AP Photo/Thibault Camus). A model wears a creation as part of McQueen Men's Spring-Summer 2019 fashion collection presented in Paris, Friday June 22, 2018.
    Paris' frenetic menswear shows are highlighting bright colors and attracting huge crowds and VIPs.More >>
    Paris' frenetic menswear shows are highlighting bright colors and attracting huge crowds and VIPs.More >>
  • Saudi women are now driving as longstanding ban ends

    Saudi women are now driving as longstanding ban ends

    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:17 PM EDT2018-06-23 23:17:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty). In this June 23, 2018 photo, 34-year old Asmaa al-Assdmi poses for a photograph holding her new car license at the Saudi Driving School inside Princess Nora University in Saudi Arabia.(AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty). In this June 23, 2018 photo, 34-year old Asmaa al-Assdmi poses for a photograph holding her new car license at the Saudi Driving School inside Princess Nora University in Saudi Arabia.
    Saudi women are in the driver's seat for the first time in their country and steering their way through busy city streets just minutes after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted.More >>
    Saudi women are in the driver's seat for the first time in their country and steering their way through busy city streets just minutes after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted.More >>
  • ABC orders 'Roseanne' spinoff for fall minus Roseanne Barr

    ABC orders 'Roseanne' spinoff for fall minus Roseanne Barr

    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:16 PM EDT2018-06-23 23:16:34 GMT
    (Adam Rose/ABC via AP). In this image released by ABC, Roseanne Barr, left, and Laurie Metcalf appear in a scene from the reboot of the popular comedy series "Roseanne." ABC, which canceled its "Roseanne" revival over its star's racist tweet, said Thur...(Adam Rose/ABC via AP). In this image released by ABC, Roseanne Barr, left, and Laurie Metcalf appear in a scene from the reboot of the popular comedy series "Roseanne." ABC, which canceled its "Roseanne" revival over its star's racist tweet, said Thur...
    ABC, which canceled its "Roseanne" revival over its star's racist tweet, says it will air a Conner family sitcom minus Roseanne Barr this fall.More >>
    ABC, which canceled its "Roseanne" revival over its star's racist tweet, says it will air a Conner family sitcom minus Roseanne Barr this fall.More >>

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