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Massachusetts gas prices continue to fall after spike

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The price of gas in Massachusetts continues to fall after its post-hurricane spike last month.

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Hundreds gathered in Springfield on Sunday, October 22 for the 24th annual Rays of Hope Walk and Run.

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The trees across New England are changing from their green to shades of orange, red, and yellow.  Check out these foliage photos from across the area!

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Tillerson says room for Taliban in Afghan government

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan. More>>

Treatment options available for those seeking help with addiction

If you know someone who may be struggling with addiction, there are treatment center available to help.  Dr. Omar Faruk from Right Choice Health Group joined Better Western Mass to tells about treatment options.

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Monday marks National Boston Cream Pie Day!

It's National Boston Cream Pie Day, so it's only right that I went to Koffee Kup Bakery in Springfield - home of the official state cupcake.

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Low cost, last-minute Halloween costume ideas

Getting dressed up for Halloween can be expensive, but with some creativity, it doesn't have to be.  Valerie Smart, the mom behind the popular blog The 413 Mom, joined Better Western Mass to show some perfect ways to dress up without breaking the bank.

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Exit 13B on I-91 south remains closed following tractor-trailer crash

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A tractor trailer crash closed a stretch of I-91 South in West Springfield for a time today, according to state police.

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Multi-car crash on I-90 westbound causes massive backups

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State police were called to a multi-car crash on the westbound side of the Mass. Pike this morning that, at one point, had all lanes currently closed.

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Nice stretch comes to an end with heavy rain and wind

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This afternoon will be partly to mostly cloudy but still mild with temperatures reaching near 70.  There could be a stray shower or two but most of us will stay dry. However,  a few showers will develop overnight as a moist southerly flow increases. It will stay mild overnight too with temperatures staying in the 50's. 

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Justice denies request to restore Aaron Hernandez conviction

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A justice on Massachusetts' highest court has denied prosecutors' request to reinstate the murder conviction of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez.

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Super Mismatch: Patriots continue mastery of Falcons 23-7

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Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes and the New England Patriots toyed with the Atlanta Falcons - sound familiar? - 23-7 in a fog-filled Super Bowl rematch Sunday night that wasn't particularly super.

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Red Sox hire Alex Cora as new manager

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The Boston Red Sox have hired Houston Astros bench coach Alex Cora to be their new manager. More>>

Typhoon Lan reaches Japan, bringing ferocious winds

At least two people were killed and many injured as a mammoth typhoon struck Japan, hurling dangerous winds and threatening to cause major flooding and mudslides. More>>

Trump has no plans to block scheduled release of JFK records

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President Donald Trump says he doesn't plan to block the scheduled release of thousands of never publicly seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination. More>>

Justin Timberlake tapped for Super Bowl halftime show

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Announced in a Twitter video with Jimmy Fallon on Sunday, Justin Timberlake will perform the Super Bowl halftime show on February 4th, 2018.

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Shots fired call leads to armed robbery arrest in Springfield

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A reported shooting incident in Springfield turned out to be two separate robberies connected to the same suspects, according to police. 

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Trump plans to release classified JFK documents

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President Donald Trump said Saturday he intends to allow the release of classified government documents about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

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Easthampton police dog catches wanted suspect

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An Easthampton police dog was able to quickly track down a wanted felony suspect early Saturday morning. 

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Power restored National Grid customers in Wilbraham

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Over 300 National Grid customers were without power this afternoon in Wilbraham due to a tree that fell on some power lines.

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Multi-vehicle accident on I-91 South in Springfield backs up traffic

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A multi-vehicle accident on I-91 Southbound near the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield caused a significant backup of traffic Sunday. 

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7-year-old killed in pit bull attack in Lowell

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A child died Saturday night in a pit bull attack in Lowell after entering a fenced in area where the two dogs were at.

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7 people transported following crash on I-91 in Holyoke

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Multiple were transported to the hospital overnight following a 4 car crash on I-91 in Holyoke, State Police say.

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UMass Amherst student in critical condition after being hit by car on campus Friday

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A 20-year-old UMass Amherst student remains in critical condition after being hit by a car on campus Friday evening. 

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Many enjoy record-breaking temperatures Saturday

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The Autumn warm-up had many outside savoring the summery weather on Saturday.

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Volunteers continue to lend helping hand to Hurricane Maria victims

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Residents here in western Massachusetts continue to lend a helping hand to those affected by Hurricane Maria. 

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Local boutique sells handmade, knitted breast prosthesis for cancer survivors

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A Hampden boutique honored Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a unique event geared towards survivors and women who have had mastectomies.

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Alleged office gunman got jobs, guns despite criminal past Video included

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A witness to the deadly shooting rampage inside a Maryland granite company says the suspect had grown increasingly hostile recently and had tried to pick fights with co-workers.

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19-year-old stabbed while trying to thwart burglary in Westhampton

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A 19-year-old man is recovering today after he tried to stop a burglary at a home in Westhampton and was stabbed.

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  • Soldier's widow angry Trump didn't know her husband's name

    Soldier's widow angry Trump didn't know her husband's name

    Monday, October 23 2017 2:26 PM EDT2017-10-23 18:26:25 GMT
    President Donald Trump is defending his call to a fallen soldier's widow, saying he was "respectful" and used his name "without hesitation." Trump addressed the call on Twitter Monday after Myeshia Johnson appeared...More >>
    President Donald Trump is defending his call to a fallen soldier's widow, saying he was "respectful" and used his name "without hesitation." Trump addressed the call on Twitter Monday after Myeshia Johnson appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America.More >>
  • Megyn Kelly on O'Reilly: Abuse, shaming of women has to stop

    Megyn Kelly on O'Reilly: Abuse, shaming of women has to stop

    Monday, October 23 2017 2:19 PM EDT2017-10-23 18:19:28 GMT
    Megyn Kelly poses on the set of her new show, "Megyn Kelly Today" at NBC Studios. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)Megyn Kelly poses on the set of her new show, "Megyn Kelly Today" at NBC Studios. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

    Kelly, now on NBC, spoke Monday after it was revealed in The New York Times that O'Reilly reached a $32 million settlement a former Fox analyst shortly before O'Reilly's contract was renewed.

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    Kelly, now on NBC, spoke Monday after it was revealed in The New York Times that O'Reilly reached a $32 million settlement a former Fox analyst shortly before O'Reilly's contract was renewed.

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  • Soldier's widow angry Trump didn't know her husband's name

    Soldier's widow angry Trump didn't know her husband's name

    Monday, October 23 2017 2:02 PM EDT2017-10-23 18:02:59 GMT
    This image from video released by ABC shows Myeshia Johnson, La David Johnson's widow, during an interview on "Good Morning America," Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, in New York. (ABC News via AP)This image from video released by ABC shows Myeshia Johnson, La David Johnson's widow, during an interview on "Good Morning America," Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, in New York. (ABC News via AP)

    The widow of a fallen soldier criticized President Donald Trump Monday over his condolence call last week, saying she was angered by his tone and that he couldn't remember her husband's name.

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    The widow of a fallen soldier criticized President Donald Trump Monday over his condolence call last week, saying she was angered by his tone and that he couldn't remember her husband's name.

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