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Child's body recovered from river in Russell after apparent drowning

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Police said a child's body was recovered from the Westfield River underneath the Main Street Bridge in Russell Wednesday afternoon. 

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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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Nice start to summer, but unsettled 1st weekend Video included

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So long Spring; Hello Summer! We've got some clouds and a few showers near and south of the CT border tonight, then the sun returns for Thursday. It's a nice end to the week, but we are tracking rain for the weekend...

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Driver killed in gas tanker rollover on I-91 in Whately

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State Police said the driver of the gas tanker that rolled over on I-91 north in Whately on Wednesday was killed in the accident. 

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Officials warn of mulch placement following Chicopee house fire

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Investigators believe mulch that caught fire last week was the reason a home in Chicopee is now unlivable.

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Southwick PD re-evaluating procedures when responding to drug overdoses

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The opioid epidemic continues to hit western Massachusetts hard, and it's becoming a bigger danger to police and emergency crews responding to overdoses. 

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FDA reconsiders added sugar label for maple syrup, honey

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Maple syrup producers had rallied against the plan, saying the nutrition labels updates were misleading, illogical and confusing and could hurt their industries.

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Three Holyoke men indicted for heroin, crack cocaine distribution charges

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A months-long investigation resulted in the arrests of three Holyoke men who were indicted on heroin and crack cocaine distribution charges in Springfield federal court on Wednesday. 

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Crews extinguish attic fire at Holy Cross Church in Springfield

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Dennis Leger, aide to Springfield's fire commissioner, told Western Mass News that firefighters were called to Holy Cross Church on Plumtree Road just before 5 p.m. for a report of an attic fire.

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Local professor discusses president's 'zero tolerance' border policy

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President Donald Trump took action today, signing an executive order that will allow migrant families to be detained together. The president reversed a policy that had separated migrant children from their parents after they illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Canada to legalize marijuana on Oct. 17

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday marijuana will be legal nationwide on October 17.

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Lia Surprise Squad gives back to local artist

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A talented Springfield artist is thriving.  Her art even getting picked up by celebrities like rapper T.L. However, it's her commitment to family values that's drawing in our Surprise Squad. 

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Court hearings continue for PVTA bus stabbing suspect

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A woman charged in a knife attack aboard a PVTA bus appeared before a judge at Eastern Hampshire District Court on Wednesday. 

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Dozens of W.Mass immigrants, residents rally for immigration rights in Boston

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Over two dozen immigrants and residents from western Massachusetts went to the State House Wednesday morning to rally for immigrants rights. 

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Man accused of killing wife, daughter in 1995 now facing charges in CT

Robert Honsch is guilty of killing his wife, and now faces a murder charge in his daughter's death (WSHM file/New Britain PD) Robert Honsch is guilty of killing his wife, and now faces a murder charge in his daughter's death (WSHM file/New Britain PD)
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A man accused of killing his daughter and wife in 1995 is now being charged with murder by New Britain police.

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State Police cite driver on I-91 for unsecured load

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Authorities are reminding motorists to make sure their cargo is properly secure following an incident Wednesday.

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Local residents react to President Trump's 'zero tolerance' border policy

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President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will allow families to be detained together, instead of pulling children away from their parents at the border. This comes just days after Trump said only Congress could end family separations.

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Preps underway to move portion of former Yankee Pedlar Inn

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A giant piece of Holyoke history will roll down city streets this weekend.

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Airlines ask US not to put migrant children on flights

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American Airlines, United Airlines, and Frontier Airlines have asked the US government to not use their planes to transport undocumented migrant children who have been separated from their families.

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Trump reverses course, signs order to keep families together

Watched by Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen (L) and Vice President Mike Pence, US President Donald Trump holds an executive order on immigration which he just signed in the Oval Office of the White House on June 20, 2018 (MANDEL NGAN/Getty) Watched by Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen (L) and Vice President Mike Pence, US President Donald Trump holds an executive order on immigration which he just signed in the Oval Office of the White House on June 20, 2018 (MANDEL NGAN/Getty)
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President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed his debunked argument that he had no authority to stop separations of undocumented immigrant families at the border, signing an executive order to keep parents and kids together.

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