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Machete wielding suspect threatens employees at McDonald's in Springfield

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A suspect wielding a machete allegedly threatened employees at a McDonald's in Springfield late last night. 

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Partly sunny and seasonable with a few light sprinkles this afternoon

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Today is looking like another decent day overall with a blend of sunshine and clouds. While there is the chance for a few afternoon sprinkles or light showers temperatures should run a few degrees warmer than yesterday.  

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Memorial Day events around western Mass.

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On Monday, people across the area will pause to remember the men and women who have given their lives while in service to the country. 

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Report of a head-on collision on Rt. 202 in Shutesbury

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First responders have responded to a report of a head-on collision on Rt. 202 in Shutesbury. 

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Trump's trip: Conventional images and unconventional talk

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President Donald Trump will return to Washington having rattled some allies and reassured others, but his White House still sits under a cloud of scandal.

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Paradise City Arts Festival held in Northampton for the holiday weekend

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More than 200 artists have taken over Northampton this Memorial Day weekend for the Paradise City Arts Festival.

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Rollover crash in Springfield under investigation

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There was a rollover crash in Springfield early this morning. Springfield Police Captain Brian Keenan reports they were called to the scene at about 4:30 a.m.  

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2 pedestrians injured during hit-and-run accident in Westfield

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Police are investigating after two people were struck by a vehicle that fled northbound Elm Street.

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Suspect in Clarion Hotel stabbing arrested in CT

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A man was stabbed at the Clarion Hotel in West Springfield early Saturday morning.  

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Accident sends motorcyclist to the hospital in Ware

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Authorities in Ware are on scene investigating an accident that sent a motorcyclist to the hospital on West Street.

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Fire rips through restaurant roof on Cape Cod

Firefighters are battling a blaze on the roof of a restaurant near Provincetown's transportation hub. More>>

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Suspect arrested in Greenfield identified after fleeing from traffic stop on I-91

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A Greenfield man is under arrest after police say he took off from the scene of a traffic stop on I-91 and fled into town.

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Police: Body of swimmer found at bottom of reservoir

Authorities in Massachusetts say the body of a swimmer was recovered from a reservoir. More>>

Family of fallen police officer receives nation's first honor and sacrifice flag

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A Springfield native who was killed on the first day as a new police officer in Virginia was honored this Memorial Day weekend.

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Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69

A publicist for rock legend Gregg Allman says the organist and singer for The Allman Brothers Band has died. He was 69.

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Western Mass Brews: 'Pedal 2 Pints' preview look!

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Welcome back to this week's edition of Western Mass Brews. Today we are trading a barstool for a bike seat ...let's go meet the masterminds behind 'Pedal 2 Pints.' 

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Kevin Ambrose Memorial Baseball Tournament underway

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On June 4th it will be 5 years since Springfield Police Officer, Kevin Ambrose was killed responding to a domestic call at the Sixteen Acres apartment complex...

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Correction: Britain-Concert Blast story Video included

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Britons will find armed troops at vital locations after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed 22. More>>

Police warn Southwick residents of roaming black bears

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A warning has come from Southwick Police about bears seen roaming around town. 

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East Longmeadow 4th of July carnival back on

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Every community has it's traditions, and in East Longmeadow the fourth of July spectacular is what the community looks forward to.

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Investigation after swastikas found at Reading high school

Officials in Reading are investigating after swastikas were found on two separate occasions at Reading Memorial High School this month. More>>

From Springfield College to covering the Boston Red Sox

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The Red Sox are now about a quarter of the way through the 2017 season. And a man with ties to Springfield has been will be covering the team all season long. Western Mass News’ Dave Madsen caught up with Rob Bradford not too long ago at Fenway South in Ft. Myers.

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18-year-old arrested in Pittsfield following shots fired call

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Pittsfield Police responded to a shots fired call in the area of Francis and Danforth Avenue around 9:24 a.m. this morning.

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Parents wary of sending kids to summer camp with rise in ticks

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This spring and summer is expected to be the worst in recent memory when it comes to the number ticks in New England according to the CDC. 

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State senate moves forward with high speed rail study

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The effort to bring high speed rail service to Western Massachusetts moves forward in the state senate.

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Offer to extend rail trail in East Longmeadow has been denied

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After receiving a proposal to purchase additional rail line, East Longmeadow Town Council is considering how to extend the rail trail to Jawbuck Lake. 

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