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Springfield man arrested on breaking and entering charges

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A Springfield man is under arrest, accused of several recent break-ins.

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Opening times for stores on Black Friday

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After the Thanksgiving feast is eaten, the pies put away, and the dishes are washed, many will hit malls and stores across the area and the country to capture some deals as they begin their holiday gift shopping.

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Poll: Many want to avoid political talk this Thanksgiving

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A poll shows more than a third of Americans dread the prospect of political talk over Thanksgiving. More>>

Michigan gymnastics doctor pleads guilty to sex charges

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Olympic gymnasts Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas are among the women who have publicly said they were among the doctor's victims.

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Trump speaks up for Moore, warns against his 'liberal' rival Video included

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Trump, who won election despite facing more than a dozen accusations of sexual misconduct himself, is discounting accusations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, telling voters not to support his "liberal" rival.

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CBS News and PBS cut ties to Rose following sex allegations

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"CBS This Morning" will be without one of its hosts Tuesday after the network suspended Charlie Rose over sexual misconduct allegations leveled against the veteran newsman. More>>

Police: Man arrested on third OUI after causing accident in Chicopee

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A West Springfield man was arrested on his third OUI after causing an accident in Chicopee Tuesday night, according to police.  

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Rain this morning, drier afternoon

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Light rain will be moving in during the commute so make sure you have the umbrella ready to go this morning. We will be on the western edge of the steady rain with the heaviest south and east. Rain totals will be about a 1/3" with lighter amounts across Franklin County and the Berkshires for ending by early afternoon.

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Trump pardons Thanksgiving turkeys Drumstick and Wishbone Video included

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President Donald Trump is using his pardon power to keep a pair of turkeys from the Thanksgiving roaster. More>>

All lanes reopened on I-91 in Springfield after accident caused major backups

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An accident involving a car and a tractor trailer is causing major backups along I-91 South in Springfield this morning.

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Navy plane carrying 11 crashes into Pacific Ocean; 8 rescued

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An aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed into the Pacific Ocean Wednesday while on the way to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, 

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10-year-old Springfield girl with rare syndrome goes home for the holidays

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A happy homecoming for a Springfield girl who spent nearly four months in the hospital. 

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Holyoke City Council addresses panhandling issue at meeting

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Holyoke City Council once again addressed panhandling tonight. The issue has been before the council a number of times with no solution reached. 

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How to have success shopping this Black Friday

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Before the turkey is cold, shoppers head out for steals and deals on Thanksgiving night. Black Friday and Cyber Monday have savvy customers ready to stock up on those under-the-tree essentials.

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US slaps new sanctions on North Korean, Chinese companies

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The Trump administration is due to announce new sanctions on North Korea on Tuesday after declaring it a state sponsor of terrorism. More>>

Uber covered up cyberattack that exposed data of 57 million users

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Hackers accessed millions of Uber users' personal information last year, and the company did not report it until Tuesday.

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Neighbors react to Springfield apartment fire that killed a woman

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A fire on Quincy Street in Springfield yesterday afternoon killed a woman inside and sent another to the hospital. 

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Two bus stops added near UP Academy after child is struck by car

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New bus stops were added in Springfield today to keep kids off the streets. The move comes a day after an 11-year-old girl was hit by a car while walking to school.

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How to make sure your Thanksgiving isn't a pain in the drain

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Thanksgiving means family gatherings, football and a whole lot of food. It also makes for a busy week for plumbers. 

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Thanksgiving holiday getaway now underway

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Today marks one of the busiest travel days before Thanksgiving. Millions are making their way through the highways nationwide.

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Guatemalan immigrant who has taken refuge in Amherst hopeful about his future

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For the past month, the Amherst church has been his home.

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East Longmeadow Planning Board expected to vote on proposed adult novelty store

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A proposed zoning bylaw could halt plans to bring an adult novelty store to East Longmeadow, and tonight the store owner spoke out. 

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Four arrest made in Springfield search warrant; semi-automatic weapon seized

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Springfield Police made four arrest following a search warrant inside an apartment on Wellington Street Tuesday morning. 

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Survey reveals some Black Friday secrets

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For the Black Friday faithful, this is the biggest shopping week of the year.   However, how do you know if you're getting the best deal?

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Customers file complaints after Allen Lawnmower closes

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A predominantly senior living facility in Springfield said that it's out two snowblowers after a local business abruptly shut its doors.

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MASSPIRG releases 'Trouble in Toyland' report

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Before you head out to buy presents this year, you might want to take a look at which toys one group claims are safety hazards.

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Chicopee Police seek to identify parties involved in disturbance at Wendy's

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Chicopee Police responded to the Wendy's on Memorial Drive on November 15 around 6:45p for a large disturbance reported in the parking lot. 

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  • US declares 'ethnic cleansing' against Rohingya in Myanmar

    US declares 'ethnic cleansing' against Rohingya in Myanmar

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:38 AM EST2017-11-22 16:38:02 GMT
    In this Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, file photo, Rohingya Muslim women carry blankets and other supplies they collected from aid distribution centers in Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)In this Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, file photo, Rohingya Muslim women carry blankets and other supplies they collected from aid distribution centers in Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

    "After a careful and thorough analysis of available facts, it is clear that the situation in northern Rakhine state constitutes ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya," Rex Tillerson said in a statement.

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    "After a careful and thorough analysis of available facts, it is clear that the situation in northern Rakhine state constitutes ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya," Rex Tillerson said in a statement.

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  • Michigan gymnastics doctor pleads guilty to sex charges

    Michigan gymnastics doctor pleads guilty to sex charges

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:32 AM EST2017-11-22 16:32:17 GMT
    (AP Photo via Lansing State Journal) Dr. Larry Nassar, 54, was charged with molesting seven girls, mostly under the guise of treatment at his Lansing-area home and a campus clinic.(AP Photo via Lansing State Journal) Dr. Larry Nassar, 54, was charged with molesting seven girls, mostly under the guise of treatment at his Lansing-area home and a campus clinic.

    Dr. Larry Nassar, 54, was charged with molesting seven girls, mostly under the guise of treatment at his Lansing-area home and a campus clinic.

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    Dr. Larry Nassar, 54, was charged with molesting seven girls, mostly under the guise of treatment at his Lansing-area home and a campus clinic.

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  • Nick Carter 'shocked,' 'saddened' by singer's assault claim

    Nick Carter 'shocked,' 'saddened' by singer's assault claim

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:27 AM EST2017-11-22 16:27:49 GMT
    Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys performs during the Festival d'ete de Quebec on Sunday, July 9, 2017, in Quebec City, Canada. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys performs during the Festival d'ete de Quebec on Sunday, July 9, 2017, in Quebec City, Canada. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

    Nick Carter says he's "shocked and saddened" by accusations made by a singer who said he raped her about 15 years ago.

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    Nick Carter says he's "shocked and saddened" by accusations made by a singer who said he raped her about 15 years ago.

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